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    Quote Originally Posted by reedeprintice View Post
    I cannot vouch for the newer cnc machines , as some parts are Jobbed out . I can say with allot of respect the reed printice and #5 swazey and hendey And Lapointe broach and tooling are made here also.
    Lagun have always been a Spanish company, and they have never produced a machine in the U.S of A.

    That’s a myth perpetuated since 1978.

    Using Spanish castings and adding more than 60% American components such as CNC controllers, ball screws, electronic components, special electrics and engineering, we were able to comply with “Built in America” standards.
    3rd paragraph down. Republic Lagun | About-us

    I'd seriously doubt that 60% figure, they would have been counting GE-Fanuc in that. I'm not ever sure they existed then. 78 would have been that Fanuc // Siemens joint venture

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    So were going to doubt where they say the parts were made now ? Reminds me of China a bit there .I suppose the fryer is all over sea's to even know there site states USA - Jess

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    Yeah.... I doubt it all.

    If "It matters to you" like you say - then you will care more about reality than you will about the smoke and mirrors that they sell you.


    As was mentioned - the content issue that they put forth on their site is in regards to:

    A) 1978 - when the US was still in the MT business.
    B) At least they made it high enough content for the units sold to the Gov agencies.
    Those sold to private outfits may or may not have been as high.

    And like he said - at best - that would have been if you claimed the value of the control and drives and all that. Those numbers have Shirley decreased considerably since then.

    Not saying that those are bad machines in any way. I have never ran one, but they sure look like they didn't skimp on iron!

    The Fryer - That is a MUCH harder sell than the Lagun yet....
    I remember liking the concept of their hybrid bed/knee type machines the first time I seen one advertised.
    I am pretty sure that Dynopath has sold the same iron with their control on it in recent years as well.
    They looked to be a super layout for the toolroom to me, but have been surprised to have only heard bad reports about them on here. But I don't know. ???

    You have one - so you could maybe tell us how well it works.


    Does this one look like yours?

    http://www.dynapath.com/products-cnc-mills-bed.php


    Again - just noting that you are trying to sell something that is false, but I understand that you were lead to believe otherwise. And only pointing it out since you brought it up as such an important issue. (which I agree with)


    I fly my Made in USA flag with high regards here too. Not all is, but I try my best. And as much as I hate it - my mid 80's Cincinnatti VMC's were made in England. They had facilities here that built lathes and they built mills over there. The swapped our lathes for their mills. So for every mill that they imported, they exported a lathe. I'm OK with that, but I can't say that it was actually built here, cause it wasn't.


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    Shoot Bayside is prolly lying about this too huh , My dynapath unit is older than what you posted .
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    I'm sorry, I cannot comment on that. I don't follow the clothing industry nearly as much as I doo the machine tool industry. I would have to rely on the tag on that.

    With that said tho - I would like to know where Baffin boots are made these days, as Sorels are not Canuck anymore, and I will need to buy some new boots eventually.


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    Maybe give it a go and make them your self huh !

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    Hope this thread's not wobblin on the rails ,twould be a shame as it started so well.

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    There's always something interesting on the internet . Does not matter how it starts or ends - I am good with things , no rocking here .

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    Thanks for showing off your shop. Maybe I'm a dullard, but could you explain the purpose of these flanges and things your make? I looked at your website, but that didn't tell me anything.

    6000ft seems like a whole lot for those few machines. Is part of it reserved for working on vehicles?

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    That 4 speed transfer case is pretty darn impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradinNC View Post
    That 4 speed transfer case is pretty darn impressive!
    I see an alum one, but where's a 4 speed?


    Wes - You drive a grocery getter?

    Maybe we can take up a collection and git'chew a sub to 4wheeler?

    I would love to be able to take a collection to get'chew a collection of all the "From the BackCountry" writs from Granville King and Superdawg, but a copy of the Jeep Bible from Granville and Willie Worthy will be about as good as we can doo for now...

    I miss Granville!

    Don Wood and Granville King. Some of the best magazine reading ever!
    Complete opposites, and I miss'm both!


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    I would love to have a copy of all the "From the Back Country" writs too!
    (The Night Shift too if I could get Chris Koepfer or Lloyd Graff to take the project on.)



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    Last edited by Ox; 12-21-2013 at 07:26 PM. Reason: addd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Wes - You drive a grocery getter?
    I have a pickup. Is this just a stronger driveline? Is it offroad only?

    I'm not up on this kind of stuff.

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    We need to work on that...


    I am sure that higher HP is one aspect of the stuff he does, but a bigger issue is higher drive-line angles from lifted trucks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    We need to work on that...


    I am sure that higher HP is one aspect of the stuff he does, but a bigger issue is higher drive-line angles from lifted trucks.


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    Nailed it.

    When one modifies his vehicle to the point that the factory drivelines are no longer adequate, for whatever reason: Horseypowah, angle, slip-yoke travel, one calls Jess @ High-Angle.

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    So how much of this are you "making". Are you machining the forged yokes and welding up the drive shafts? Or is it a matter of putting together the right components to get what you want?

    It's an interesting niche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    I miss Granville!

    Don Wood and Granville King. Some of the best magazine reading ever!
    Complete opposites, and I miss'm both!


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    I would love to have a copy of all the "From the Back Country" writs too!
    (The Night Shift too if I could get Chris Koepfer or Lloyd Graff to take the project on.)



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    Yes. AM was a cool mag.....never heard of the others tho....

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    We are making around 120 flange versions in house out of a solid piece , and around 45 forged yoke versions in house . There are places in the shop not filled yet - The broach alone is 20 feet long and 8,000 lbs . I am in the middle of lining up the 220 saw , and the #5 and both cnc mills so the flow is correct . Here's a quick pic of the grocery getter .
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    Those trucks have some really nice lines!

    Today I can't tell a KIA from a Caddy commin' down the road.
    (or even after it has passed for that matter...)

    I used to like wheelin' in the snow down the old R/R bed. It used to drift full of snow since it would be the only treeline around. My K5 did fine, but those poor jokers in CJ's would float on top and just sit there and spin. LOL!

    Was also a good place to go drinkin' too. Open the door and stuff your bottle in the snowbank. Not even hafta git out'cher seat.
    But then ... soon enough - we all git to legal age and there's no point after that....

    That was a beautifull day to be in the bush eh?


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    This is a typical flange and shaft we do
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    When I was 8 I had a go cart - 10 a Yamaha 80 2 stroke rode the tar out of it , 15 a 56 chevy project , 20 a 1964 chevy I converted to 4wd . I have built motors , transmissions ( auto's mainly) transfercases and differentials . I am a gear head at heart , I started machining at around 10 in my dad's garage on a small bench lathe ( had a killer brass cannon I made ) .


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