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  1. Rumin

    What is the most important when you purchase products?

    I buy cost-effective products no matter where it is made, and most of time, I can't afford American-made products and other imported ones. I buy things mainly on Alibaba, Taobao, Tmall or Jingdong. I know you American guys make quality products, but it doesn't mean there is no high-quality...
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    Hello my old friends

    Yes, we all got older, as I came here the first time in 2005, 10 years past. When I retired, I started to find I had 1 more hobby, that is machining. I'm so proud of myself when I wrote the first turning program, because I never did any machining myself when being a technical translator in a...
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    Hello my old friends

    Hi! It's Rumin in China; I haven't been here for a long time, miss you my old frieds. I remember much that you had helped me when I had Chinese-English translation problems. Now, I'm retired and got my own hobby shop with CNC lathe and turret lathe, and also, I'm proud of my new product...
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    A strange thing happened to me yesterday

    The drilling machine costs Yuan5180; weight about 20kg for drilling 300mm diameter.
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    A strange thing happened to me yesterday

    I thought it strange, but some friends didn't. What do you think? I bought a hand drilling machine from Shanghai for getting stone core. From its website, I guess it is a good company with good reputation, better quality and after-sales service. But the machine arrived yestersay with broken...
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    Start to be fond of the hand tools already in my home

    I like this post very much especially the paragraph "Henry Ford (the car guy) realized long ago that if he didn't pay his employees enough to buy his cars how could he expect others to buy one from him. So Henry overnight doubled wages. All of a sudden costs went up in the area, sure there was...
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    Happy New Year

    After Beijing’s policy Free Medicalcare for above 95 years old, Shandong Province announced a new one Free Taishan Climbing for 100 years old; Henan Province said One Child Policy is not applied to 110 years old any more; Shenzhen promised to Give Free House to 120 years old. Hi Guys, though...
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    A good article on manufacturing in China and America

    Dualkit, If your friend gave the money to the officials with proof back, I guess the money would had included penalty; if without proof, they would had run into crooks.
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    Asians bid for German machinery group MAG -sources

    Tektra, your avatar looks cool, really cool.
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    A machining problem I encountered

    Thank you for your response. As this site only allow an image less than 19.8KB so I took a small part of the drawing. I had just put the whole drawing on http://www.realmean-translation.com/chinese/101%20Model%20%281%29.pdf. Please check it, the 104 dimension is clear there. Yes...
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    A machining problem I encountered

    Yes, I'm sure about the tolerances. It's a part of a machine tool. The material to be worked is cast iron (HT20). I think the biggest problem is how to place the cast part into a boring machine to ensure the accuracy.
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    A machining problem I encountered

    I'm going to machine one part that has 4 inclined holes (please see the drawing below). I don't know how to machine them for ensuring the accuracy of dia. 32H7, dia.16H7 and 104+-0.01. Which machine or which kind of tooling I have to use for machining them and how to do? I must say, I need to...
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    Start to be fond of the hand tools already in my home

    I have been rebuilding my newly-bought shop for 1 month and am experiencing the inflation every day. I bought my first 20 cubic meter sand for Yuan1,000 and the second 20 CM for Yuan1,200 only 10 days later. Same for cement (concrete), brick... Labour cost increases intensely that is why I...
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    Overseas opportunity, need advice

    I think this is a consultant job but not a sales job, because you have to evaluate a lot of suppliers then pick one for him. The risk you would take is your time. I have done jobs from Linkedin with several persons we never met before without any problem. You can review his profile, google...
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    Garage shop heat

    hi Stephen, Yes, I'm building a new shop; I mainly use my shop to machine granite. Now, I'm refurnishing my turret lathe (old 1980) - changed with PLC control. Here is still winter and soon it goes warmer. I'll spend my next month to arrange the shop, that is 600 meter square. I'll paste pic...
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    Garage shop heat

    I found a good shop heating DIY (almost free garage heat – just drink a lot of soda | Hemmings Blog: Classic and collectible cars and parts) and I'd like to try it next winter for my new shop. It said: almost free garage heat – just drink a lot of soda
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    message issue in this forum

    This forum is the best one I've ever seen, but I find I can read member's message when I click member's name. Is this proper or not, does anyone else notice it?
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    Future Plane Design

    Incredible Planes From The Future (PHOTOS)
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    Say Goodbye

    I just bought a dedicated IP for my site and eliminate the shared IP. It works well for me. Now, I needn't any other software to manage my own site. I got mistake. Google is working well here now; last time, my PC got Virus. smt, I left a message for you about my son's application.
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    Say Goodbye

    Thanks. Everything is OK now, I use google as usual and I use a special software to manage my website. Life is interesting; keep in touch. Rumin
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