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    Spam spam and more spam.

    Spam spam and more spam.
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    I saw that you already bought a Kennedy and think...

    I saw that you already bought a Kennedy and think that is a good choice but my wife and I have an agreement that we don't buy each other gifts often anymore. For the most part if we want something we...
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    That's the chart that I've been using for years....

    That's the chart that I've been using for years. It just works.
  4. So much winning.

    So much winning.
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    Yesterday I saw a series I Bridgeport that had...

    Yesterday I saw a series I Bridgeport that had been converted to cnc on facebook marketplace for $16,000. Not a new looking machine or anything like that. Only a two axis machine as far as cnc part...
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    Looks to me like if the forklift on the right had...

    Looks to me like if the forklift on the right had just inched forward a little bit it would have been fine. Now how do they get the busted up one back on the truck to send it back for repairs?
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    I mounted a 50 gallon water heater tank in the...

    I mounted a 50 gallon water heater tank in the rafters of my pole barn many years ago when I had a smaller compressor and wanted to have reserve of compressed air. It never was a problem and was...
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    Good prices. They should go fast.

    Good prices. They should go fast.
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    You may need a sledge hammer to get it loose from...

    You may need a sledge hammer to get it loose from what I've seen of dried lps-3. I hope I'm wrong though.
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    It can and will bend the table. Fortunately it is...

    It can and will bend the table. Fortunately it is mounted to a machine that can true it up nicely. Then after 25 years of that you pull the chuck for some reason and clean it all up and true it all...
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    I think that a lot of people get way too...

    I think that a lot of people get way too concerned about a little bit of rust on machine tools. It's just part of what happens in a machine shop. Back when I worked for the man I ran surface grinders...
  12. Thread: Broaching puzzle

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    I've broached a lot of keyways during my working...

    I've broached a lot of keyways during my working years and still broach an occasional one in my own shop. That looks like your part tipped a little bit and that's why one side is deeper. Sometimes...
  13. I recall a thread on the Home Shop Machinist...

    I recall a thread on the Home Shop Machinist forum where a guy that went by airsmith382 or something similar "developed" an engine that he claimed was super efficient. It was a small generator of...
  14. I retired from a Big Three automotive plant that...

    I retired from a Big Three automotive plant that made valve train products by the billion. We had departments of product engineers and process engineers. I recall talk back in the 80's of solenoid...
  15. Just a guess with the help of ScottL's post.

    Just a guess with the help of ScottL's post.
  16. I'm trying to follow this thread. First you want...

    I'm trying to follow this thread. First you want to build an engine from scratch because the Ford, Chevy and Chrysler engines are crap. Then you want to build a transmission too because they are all...
  17. I think ScottL hit it right. We have a 12 year...

    I think ScottL hit it right. We have a 12 year old asking how to build an engine from scratch.
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    You could use some ISO9001119XX on your post.

    You could use some ISO9001119XX on your post.
  19. Are you planning on building an engine with...

    Are you planning on building an engine with square pistons? Something so dramatically different from the engines being built today that you need to start from scratch and build your own engine. If I...
  20. I know several people who have those trucks with...

    I know several people who have those trucks with diesel engines in them that have well over 300,000 miles on them and still going strong so I don't see a problem with them. Looks like a solution in...
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    That depends on the work you do. If production...

    That depends on the work you do. If production you definitely want cnc's. If it's job shop and repair work cnc's aren't so important. I use almost all manual machines and make good money with manual...
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    Nice work Mark. Thanks for posting it and I'm...

    Nice work Mark. Thanks for posting it and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the build and your shop. Nicely done.
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    You might be giving yourself too much credit...

    You might be giving yourself too much credit about being stalked. Sometimes when I have a notification I will click on the wrong part of the notification and somebody's page shows up. Not that I was...
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    Sometimes airport personnel will try to steal...

    Sometimes airport personnel will try to steal your stuff while you watch. My wife and I took a trip to Europe five years ago. When the trip was over and we were in the airport in Frankfurt Germany I...
  25. That price is probably in Canadian dollars so...

    That price is probably in Canadian dollars so more like $1,800 in US dollars.
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