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    When I was learning about engraving I was under...

    When I was learning about engraving I was under the impression you needed high rpms's to do it. It was explained to me like this...

    Lets use this as a baseline.

    6k rpm engraving and it takes 60...
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    I already have black pipe run throughout the...

    I already have black pipe run throughout the shop. Been that way for 30 years.

    I dont like it due to it being full of rust. I think the original lines are too small anyway.

    I wanted to know...
  3. I have been using Gantt Project. Its free and...

    I have been using Gantt Project. Its free and with a little customization can be very helpful. Anything with a Gantt chart works great. Excel has them for free as well.
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    I saw these guys when searching for aluminum air...

    I saw these guys when searching for aluminum air lines Prevost Piping System, the aluminium compressed air network - Prevost

    I see they have very nice couplings. I wonder if something like this...
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    This got me laughing because it is the truth as...

    This got me laughing because it is the truth as much as it is a joke.

    I could litterally paint copper black and tell anyone who asks that it is black pipe. "New air line technology I guess". "It's...
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    This is exactly what I am thinking. If you say...

    This is exactly what I am thinking. If you say its really a grand overall than I accept that. Maybe I should get 1 kit and branch off as needed in the future.
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    I am a snowboarder and naturally I looked into...

    I am a snowboarder and naturally I looked into snowmaking. One of the big issues with the compressed air lines is condensation. They use much bigger lines to prevent them from freezing.

    I was...
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    The thing about Copper is it still gets stolen...

    The thing about Copper is it still gets stolen quite often. As a low wage manufacturer in a small town we happen to have quite a few junkies around. Also the most bars/liquor stores per capita in the...
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    Great idea! I will look into this.

    Great idea! I will look into this.
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    Most of my bad experiences are from the...

    Most of my bad experiences are from the construction trades. Flimsy hoses, always breaking. I know its not the same situation I am in at the moment but some things just leave a bad taste in your...
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    I guess I never looked at the air driers by...

    I guess I never looked at the air driers by themselves. I think I have always seen them with the full compressor setup and were expensive. The ones I just looked at on ebay are like 500-800 bucks....
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    Error | DNS Resolution | Northern Tool +...

    Error | DNS Resolution | Northern Tool + Equipment

    This is the line that I am thinking of.

    I dont want copper or black pipe.

    I have had too many bad experiences with pex. Its the main...
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    7.5hp around 20cfmm

    7.5hp around 20cfmm
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    The air is very wet in the summer and tends to be...

    The air is very wet in the summer and tends to be dry in the winter. I do not have a drier but I would like to at the very least make something that helps the moisture condensate and fall back down....
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    I have had the black pipe going on 30 years now....

    I have had the black pipe going on 30 years now. I feel it is too small for the future needs. Mine is rusty as hell too.

    I want something aluminum lined. Not the expensive tubes but the flex line....
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    Shop air lines... Suggestions

    I am doing some much needed maintenance on the shop and one of the things I want to do is get the shop air lines replaced. The cold has been making the spooled up lines brittle and just twisting them...
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    I did not know about the slot at first. This...

    I did not know about the slot at first. This probably is already work hardened on the head. Tool wear will be significant. All it takes is 1 cut with a dull drill to ruin things.

    Sharpe new drills...
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    A lot of good responses here. I like the idea of...

    A lot of good responses here. I like the idea of putting a nut over the threads to prevent them from bulging out.

    The problem with previously worked stainless parts is you wont know where it was...
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    I never liked using cards for anything. Always...

    I never liked using cards for anything. Always cash. Its easier to remember what I bought and how much I have, when I can just reach in my pocket and count my money.

    I have been slowly getting...
  20. Poll: I got into roll threading last year on a 316 job....

    I got into roll threading last year on a 316 job. 5-40 TiCN form taps from OSG or Ghuring. Go for the expensive ones, they are worth it.

    I am getting 3000-5000 holes at .300" deep. #32 Drill.
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    Niagara Lassalle (NL). I made a mistake on...

    Niagara Lassalle (NL).

    I made a mistake on the location. it is Hammond, Indiana. I know its in the rust belt / I80 corridor. Ive driven through before and stopped at Krazy Kaplan's Fireworks in...
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    I had a talk with Niagara Lassalle last year...

    I had a talk with Niagara Lassalle last year about ordering minimums on Stressproof and some 1215. I was givin a run around a few times but was quoted 3000Lb minimums. They made a mistake and it was...
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    Here is an update on scrap prices in Springfield...

    Here is an update on scrap prices in Springfield MA as of JAN 1, 2021.

    cast and breakable that’s worth about $250/PerGT. #1 Prepared is worth $295/PerGT

    (this is for a few scrap machines I...
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    I just quoted lots of different screw stock CRS...

    I just quoted lots of different screw stock CRS and didnt see anything different in pricing. Same as last 2-3 years.

    I havent seen any increases or have been told of any.

    Got an odd size from...
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    Just seeing his face makes me not trust him. How...

    Just seeing his face makes me not trust him. How the hell could you look that in the eye and say "here kid, take my money".

    This is so entertaining. I didnt see AS9001 taking the turn that he did...
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