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    Techguy- It would be helpful to know more...

    Techguy-

    It would be helpful to know more about what you want to do with the truck that just "haul metal". Are you moving big loads everyday? Do you drive a lot of highway miles? etc. etc.

    That...
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    It's only going to get worse, so the question may...

    It's only going to get worse, so the question may be: does it work now? How do you plan to use the machine? Production or a hobby mill? The answers to these questions may help you make a decision as...
  3. Don't know your area (or your interest), but you...

    Don't know your area (or your interest), but you could build a pretty sweet 5,000 sq/ft building for $350K

    Maybe it's an option, maybe it's not.

    ECJ
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    We have at least one vise of that size mounted on...

    We have at least one vise of that size mounted on a post (which is bolted to a concrete floor), and that post is 4" in diameter with a 1/4" wall and it still moves. That 2 1/2" tube is woefully...
  5. We upgraded to a 25HP screw compressor last year,...

    We upgraded to a 25HP screw compressor last year, and it is a fantastic feeling to not hear the noise of the old recip, and to always have whatever air you need on hand. Everything can run at once,...
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    I've probably got 2 or 3 recent ones I'd be happy...

    I've probably got 2 or 3 recent ones I'd be happy to donate to the cause.

    If anybody needs one, PM me your address(es), and I'll send them along via UPS......

    ECJ
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    I have a 25hp Kaeser rotary screw I installed in...

    I have a 25hp Kaeser rotary screw I installed in the shop last year and absolutely love it. Fantastic piece of machinery. I've got 10 guys in about 10K sq' of fab and machine shop, and also had some...
  8. Thread: Chip vacuums?

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    sfriedberg- Thanks for the response. We do...

    sfriedberg-

    Thanks for the response. We do have a 25HP screw compressor supplying air to the facility, so at least that shouldn't be an issue. I do my best to run a clean shop, and am finding that...
  9. Thread: Chip vacuums?

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    Chip vacuums?

    Anybody using chip vacuums? If so, do they work well? We are a manual machine/fab shop with 5 mills, a couple of lathes and a few drill presses. Sometimes we cut dry, and sometimes we machine with...
  10. NYC area custom architectural fab shop seeking manual machinist

    MANUAL MACHINIST
    Metal fabrication shop specializing in custom residential and commercial architectural metal work, hardware, lighting and furniture seeks skilled machinist for full-time work in a...
  11. Eastwood makes a chrome paint: Almost Chrome...

    Eastwood makes a chrome paint:

    Almost Chrome Aerosol Paint

    Can't vouch for the quality, as we don't run it. They might also make a stainless one.

    ECJ
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    Brent- I think it's more about insulating the...

    Brent-

    I think it's more about insulating the box than the bulb.
    My grandfather was a well known hunting dog trainer in Omaha, Nebraska, and at any given time, he would have many dogs, none of...
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    + 1 on the Kroil. I've had assemblies on...

    + 1 on the Kroil.

    I've had assemblies on machine rebuilds that I diligently soaked daily with the stuff for as long as a couple of weeks before getting any movement......patience can be key.

    ECJ
  14. Sounds like you're going to need to hire another...

    Sounds like you're going to need to hire another guy in the near future with your father no longer working in the shop. Even though you are planning on subbing work out to him, now would be a good...
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    Agreed. We have 5 manual mills, and none of them...

    Agreed. We have 5 manual mills, and none of them have even been leveled.

    ECJ
  16. Greg- Like this:McMaster-Carr...

    Greg-

    Like this:McMaster-Carr
    http://www.mcmaster.com/mva/library/20120625/91099a450l.gif

    The underside of the head is undercut to allow for more threading. You see these kinds of screws in...
  17. 1/4-20 SS undercut flat head socket cap screws...

    I'm looking for a source of 1/4-20 (length is not super important) stainless steel (alloy not critical) undercut flat head socket cap screws, but have pretty much decided they don't exist. Anybody...
  18. As you say, the more sensible option (if you...

    As you say, the more sensible option (if you really must do something to it) is to have it Blanchard ground.
    These guys are near my shop in Brooklyn and not too far from you and can probably handle...
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    Why are there three exclamation points behind...

    Why are there three exclamation points behind this thread title?

    Just askin'

    ECJ
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    I am liking these types of Sumner "Contractor...

    I am liking these types of Sumner "Contractor Lifts" and Genie "Super Lifts". Some have over 1,000b capacity, over 12' of lift height, and they lift from the underside of the load. The Vestal "Hand...
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    The scissor lift is a good idea except for a few...

    The scissor lift is a good idea except for a few possible problems. First, they are typically only rated to about 600lbs (I realize the rough terrain ones as suggested can carry maybe up to 2,000lbs....
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    To clarify (and I should have given more info...

    To clarify (and I should have given more info from the start): this will be on the second floor of new, ground up commercial construction, so a forklift is not an option due to access. Everything ust...
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    Heavy Gantry Crane assembly question...

    Hi All-

    I've got to assemble on a job site a 7.5 ton capacity gantry crane whose top beam is 20' long and which weighs just over 1,000lbs. I've got less than 10' 6" of ceiling clearance, so my...
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    mach2 has got it right: clearly outline and...

    mach2 has got it right: clearly outline and explain all that is included/expected, right down to the number of drawing revisions and/or consultation sessions. This needs to be in writing, and signed...
  25. Comatose- Seems to me that expecting the...

    Comatose-

    Seems to me that expecting the 'manager machinist' to also program and machine, is asking too much, especially if the owner (in this case you) is not always present. A manager or shop...
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