aametalmaster, Your request for friendship took me "back" a little. Been on this forum for a few yrs, and your my first "friend" Hell I thought we were all friends here, I think anyone not shooting at me's my friend.
Although we haven't had much contact, I've enjoyed reading your posts, You seem to have a firm grasp on common sense.
Since retirement, I've been doing less and less, getting rid of accumulated crappola. Farmer neighbors keep me hopping in the spring and summer, fixing manure spreaders,bailers,tractors and other such ilk.
Seems they like my prices for machining.I got two qts. of honey for the last job, rebuilding the power steering cylinder on a John Deere.
Let me know if I can be of any help to you, I usually can't remember where I left my wallet or truck keys, But i'm pretty sharp on remembering where the last time. I seen a piece of tooling or usable metal laying around. dave [acme thread]