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  1. It was $75 the last time I exchanged an ace tank,...

    It was $75 the last time I exchanged an ace tank, but that was maybe 8-12 months ago, so we're not burning through it like crazy. Even still, We have several propane-only torch rigs that I've been...
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    Still available.

    Still available.
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    If I was a betting man I'd say they were full of...

    If I was a betting man I'd say they were full of grease. Tearing it down and cleaning it properly is the best way forward, however, in a pinch I've also threaded a 1/8" NPT air hose connection into...
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    :)Now I'm imagining Milicron behind his computer...

    :)Now I'm imagining Milicron behind his computer laughing like Jaba, "Ho ho hooooo, ah ha haaaaa."
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    :D You're a swell guy, you know that?

    :D You're a swell guy, you know that?
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    Thanks for the input so far. My concern with...

    Thanks for the input so far.

    My concern with sanding is that it will melt the pad. We've used the same plastic for machining other parts and used a belt sander to deburr the ends, and it always...
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    Broach is sold.

    Broach is sold.
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    Too many people forget that while we do have...

    Too many people forget that while we do have freedom of speech, we are using a privately run forum in a public light. IMO the site owner can do whatever they want, it's their site. If someone feels...
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    I've only ever seen the two oil holes on the...

    I've only ever seen the two oil holes on the right side of the saddle to lube the 'X' axis. Front one for the front way and back one for the back way, both directly under the table ways. They sit...
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    Everything I've read is that because it's a low...

    Everything I've read is that because it's a low compression, low HP engine, with hardened valve seats, they run fine on unleaded gas (don't know where you'd even find leaded gas these days), so...
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    email sent

    email sent
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    Not a lot to update other than I finally pulled...

    Not a lot to update other than I finally pulled the plug on the local foundry I was trying to work with. After 15 months they just didn't seem to care about the job, yet wouldn't actually cancel it...
  13. OH MY GOSH, PLEASE LET IT GO! :bawling::crazy:

    OH MY GOSH, PLEASE LET IT GO!

    :bawling::crazy:
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    Cool! An old Whiton gear cutter is on my list...

    Cool!

    An old Whiton gear cutter is on my list of machines to find someday. I've reason to believe we had one in the shop a long time ago but it was likely run into the ground and scrapped.
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    My dad welded some 5" neoprene wheels under our...

    My dad welded some 5" neoprene wheels under our old engine hoist and it indeed moved around much better. We have since sold it in favor of a newer one we have that folds up and I've considered doing...
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  17. IF (big if) we ever move again, I think we'll...

    IF (big if) we ever move again, I think we'll employ cargo containers. When we did our last move, we had four containers but they were in a downtown location that wasn't easy to use a crane, and it...
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    Given it's size, I think it's worth a shot at...

    Given it's size, I think it's worth a shot at saving.

    I think the above chemical rust removal methods are on the right track. Glass bead media blasting followed by polishing with a wire wheel...
  19. The first one looks like a quick-change system....

    The first one looks like a quick-change system. Any numbers written on it?

    The one with the 3 holes is a taper tool holder adapter. The holes were probably added later for a custom tool/job. Clean...
  20. There are a number of other applications for...

    There are a number of other applications for straight edges that aren't as demanding as the high accuracy printing done in machine tool rebuilding, mainly inspection process's and machinery set-up...
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    Forgot to update: The tractor is running! ...

    Forgot to update: The tractor is running!

    https://youtu.be/Kk2WNkL5yOo

    After the video was taken, I got the front tires back together, switched to a horizontal propane tank mount, and raised...
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    In the video are they running a cable directly...

    In the video are they running a cable directly from the winch to the stump, or is there a block and tackle out of sight (kinda see a few cables early in the video)?

    I'm doing a project like this...
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    Given the customer doesn't understand why the...

    Given the customer doesn't understand why the part dimensions and material don't jive, they either don't need it to be aluminum, or it doesn't really need to be that exact. Do you know how it will be...
  24. The way I see it, machined parts will always have...

    The way I see it, machined parts will always have a tolerance that is based off of the parts function. If it's a little too big or a little too small, it'll "work" as long as it's in tolerance and...
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    My 1909 Hendey 16x8 also has a Maxwell Manning...

    My 1909 Hendey 16x8 also has a Maxwell Manning and Moore tag in the same location. AFAIK they were a dealer.
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