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    Quote Originally Posted by ichudov View Post
    The most expensive thing I lifted was worth 7 million
    78 million. 1994 USD$. Overdue payment for hardware scattered all over the planet, previous seven months. With NO receiving documents. Nor were we going to be able to GET them. In the conventional sense.

    But it was an EFT "lifted" with a telephone hookswitch to tell the CFO to do it, and within the hour. On my reputation. And not a lot else.

    First 3 hours of the first day in the new job.

    "Cheating?" Rod must have known I was going to make that decision.

    It had already hit the recipient's bank by the time I rang-off in London and called Kanata.

    Storal of the morey?

    Any situation, so long as you know your limitations and keep within a "comfort" zone of proven expertise?

    Your efforts generally WILL prevail with minimal fuss and risk.

    WHATEVER they are.

    It's the guy who does NOT understand his own limitations well enough to seek compensating assistance and/or do the research and prep to EXPAND them ahead of time.. when he even SUSPECTS he might need that...that fails.

    There are old riggers. There are bold riggers.

    There are VERY damned FEW "old, bold" riggers.

    2CW Well.. more than just "two" cents?

    But the principle is "portable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichudov View Post
    The most expensive thing I lifted was worth 7 million
    Mine's worth way more, and I lift it a couple times a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud View Post
    Mine's worth way more, and I lift it a couple times a day.
    ROFL!

    Well. if you don't value yourself, why would any other human being think it was worth ..

    N'er mind!

    COVID as it is, she cannot make the trek in-person, my wife of 30+ years has begun recording love songs and you-tube vids .. and emailing them, Hong Kong to Virginia.

    At least I didn't have to break both arms at the elbows simultaneously to find out if she really loved me or not!

    Eating wit' yer teef like dog is one thing.. its the aftermath that..

    N'er mind.



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    We finally dropped it! Here's the video of the collapse! 214 ton press is now ready for final torching

    Chicago Machinery Movers Dropping CCI Press Weight 214 tons Collapse Crash Fail - YouTube

    Try watching it in "slow motion"

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    Excellent! I would imagine keeping it safely in place until you want it to drop is a big issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud View Post
    Excellent! I would imagine keeping it safely in place until you want it to drop is a big issue.
    Thank you! Yes, that was a concern. That's why we cut down a "vee" opening in one leg only (on the forklift side) and not in the other. It had to be yanked very strongly with a Versalift 60-80 forklift to fall down. But yes it was something I had to worry about when planning it.

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    That gear would make a great restaurant table. Just put a piece of glass over it , weld some curvey period cast iron legs on, or bolted on...

    nice take down. the dance.... eh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodchuckNJ View Post
    That gear would make a great restaurant table. Just put a piece of glass over it , weld some curvey period cast iron legs on, or bolted on...
    The rear gear actually BROKE upon impact! Watch the video in SLO-MO and pay attention to the rear side of the press!

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    You might torch that gear off and sell it on craigslist. I have a 5' steel spur gear about 2 tons I bought from a scrapper at an auction for $200. I've been offered a grand for it and asked many times how much I would sell it for. People love their yard art (myself included).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwood View Post
    You might torch that gear off and sell it on craigslist. I have a 5' steel spur gear about 2 tons I bought from a scrapper at an auction for $200. I've been offered a grand for it and asked many times how much I would sell it for. People love their yard art (myself included).
    I found that this kind of activity does not pay. This gear is worth $700 in scrap and I have to do nothing to get that money.

    Trying to find collectors of "yard art" who actually have money is next to impossible. I bet that those who offered you $1000 did not make an honest offer. It is always dreamers, talkers, time wasters, and scrappers in disguise.

    It is good that you like yard art, but you also did not pay much for it. I like it also and have a huge ship anchor chain that I saved for a mailbox post.

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    Cool, thanks for sharing.

    Sent via CNC 88HS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichudov View Post
    The rear gear actually BROKE upon impact! Watch the video in SLO-MO and pay attention to the rear side of the press!
    yea, I don't see where it broke. I'll take your word for it.
    I get it, I just hate seeing stuff like that get melted.

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    Change your tune when youre getting near $400 a ton over the weighbridge......last week I did a cleanup of rusty cupboards ,roofing iron,truck trays and assorted crumpled junk ....expecting maybe $200......they gave me $350/ton ,same as the bin of machines I sent in ,oil and all.......used to dock me for oil cleanup,dont seem to bother anymore......Truck driver reckons the Chinese are stockpiling steel for the "Great Patriotic War" to reclaim Taiwan........I reckon its for the "Great Pacific War",anyhoo ,we both reckon prices are still going up.

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    I'd have thought a guy would have torched off that piece of plumbing that was attached to the top of the press. Looks like it was painted yellow, so shouldn't have been invisible.

    10 or 15 foot of what, 1" pipe, flung through the air like that??? It would have got the camera man if he'd have been much closer.

    Anyhow, good job on tricky maneuver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE. View Post
    capture.jpg

    I'd have thought a guy would have torched off that piece of plumbing that was attached to the top of the press. Looks like it was painted yellow, so shouldn't have been invisible.

    10 or 15 foot of what, 1" pipe, flung through the air like that??? It would have got the camera man if he'd have been much closer.

    Anyhow, good job on tricky maneuver!
    Yeah, that was the safety railing falling down


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