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  1. Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. ...

    Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. I am super excited, regardless of any negatives I hear! I know 500 hours of training is way better than none :-)
  2. I'll let you know how it goes.

    I'll let you know how it goes.
  3. Free Machinist Program paid for by $6500 federal grant

    Moderators - please let me know if I broke any rules making this post, and if so my apologies in advance.

    I am 8 weeks away from graduating with a Machinist Technology Certificate from MiraCosta...
  4. Thank you for the reply Cameraman! On the job...

    Thank you for the reply Cameraman! On the job training/mentoring is by far the most important thing I will look for in a new employer. I want to learn to be the best - top money is at the bottom of...
  5. Thank you Brotherfrank! I will check out all...

    Thank you Brotherfrank! I will check out all those places. I think my previous background could hurt me, but I am hoping a bright business owner would understand they are getting a someone that is...
  6. Hello Eric. Great input and thank you! I will...

    Hello Eric. Great input and thank you! I will check out Curtis Wright. I would not move to the West Coast if I was you. I moved here 30 years ago when it was cheap. My originally house...
  7. Thank you for the input Mike1974!

    Thank you for the input Mike1974!
  8. Easy enough to change. Thank you.

    Easy enough to change. Thank you.
  9. Graduating from machinist school soon - looking for work

    Hello all,

    I've been attending the Machinist Program at MiraCosta College in Carlsbad (San Diego) California and will be looking for my first job in December. The program consists of 500 hour of...
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    Here is what I think is the factory vertical head for an Armor JM milling mCHINE

    I know this is an old thread, but thought I would reply to share my pictures of a factory vertical head for the Armor MJ milling machine. My machine is 100% original and has not been repainted....
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    Hi Milland. What is "RT"? As for the weight, it...

    Hi Milland. What is "RT"? As for the weight, it has to be at least 1000 lbs. I took the table off to move it (big mistake!) and it took two floor jacks and 2 come-alongs to get it back on - and...
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    Great info. I know the brand. Thank you.

    Great info. I know the brand. Thank you.
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    Thank you. I always wondered what the brand was....

    Thank you. I always wondered what the brand was. Quick question: I'm asking $350 for my table. It is in perfect condition with not a single mark on the table. I live in San Diego. Do you think my...
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    Big Allen Drill Press. Table is 33" x 28"

    Large Allen drill press. Table is 33" x 28" Has dove tales on both table and chuck/head. Soda can in picture for size reference. Heavy. Coated in grease. May look rusty from dust be it is not. I...
  15. I have a 1 ton Silverado pick up truck with a ...

    I have a 1 ton Silverado pick up truck with a cap on the back. no way to stand it up. The seller has no way to load. Hence my reasons for needing to disassemble the machine to move.
  16. Disassembling a Clausing 8520 for ease of transportation - what tools needed?

    Hello all,

    I'm heading out in a couple days to pick up a Clausing 8520 milling machine. I have not yet seen it in person. My question is what tools do I need to bring with me to break it down to...
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    I picked up a 50 lbs Star power hammer in San...

    I picked up a 50 lbs Star power hammer in San Diego about 5 years ago for $400. It took years to find. They just never seem to come up for sale in this area. We have an Antique Gas and Steam Engine...
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    CNC Programmer/Operator San Diego, CA

    ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America, USA
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  19. JimB -no worries. I somehow missed reading your...

    JimB -no worries. I somehow missed reading your post above. I wonder what he means about "tapped on the small end with a wooden hammer."? Is he possible referring to using a long rod to reach through...
  20. ahall - you were exactly right on! There is a...

    ahall - you were exactly right on! There is a spanner nut on the other side of the spindle (pulley side - it was covered in grim and impossible to originally see). I was able to loose the nut and now...
  21. Not sure what you are talking about RedlineMan? I...

    Not sure what you are talking about RedlineMan? I still have not been able to remove the taper, if that is in fact what it is. I'll post pictures if I ever figure out how to get it apart. So far - no...
  22. Thank you everyone for the advise. I will try it...

    Thank you everyone for the advise. I will try it all. Love this group!
  23. Need Help With Old Whitney No. 6 Horizontal Milling Machine

    Hi all,

    I have a Whitney no. 6 horizontal milling machine I need help with. I can not remove the shaft that holds the cutters. I thought it was just a taper type fit that was wedged into the...
  24. NEW LOWER PRICE! WAS $400 - NOW $250! Please...

    NEW LOWER PRICE! WAS $400 - NOW $250! Please respond to [email protected]
  25. 16" Rotary Table -Milling - Looks to be new and unused $395 Southern California

    16" rotary table. Very heavy. Looks to be unused and new, although it has light discoloring from sitting so long. Can be used in vertical or horizontal mode. Has provision for power feed but no power...
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