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  1. I can't help, but that's a really big spring....

    I can't help, but that's a really big spring. What's it for?
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    I have a '70 F-250 4x4 that looks pretty normal...

    I have a '70 F-250 4x4 that looks pretty normal until the ground gets uneven. Was built by Willock Manufacturing in BC for Pacific Power in 1969. The frame has a joint that articulates between the...
  3. This has been SOLD!

    This has been SOLD!
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    I paid exactly $145 at government surplus auction...

    I paid exactly $145 at government surplus auction for my big Kalamazoo with 20 new Lennox blades. I actually haven't worn a blade out. I broke one when I went from cutting 20" wide material to a 4"...
  5. I hired an experienced part time programmer to...

    I hired an experienced part time programmer to get me up to speed making my products in 2 months.
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    I have one of those for my Pacemaker. Works good....

    I have one of those for my Pacemaker. Works good. Nicely made.
  7. Does anyone have a Tongil OD grinder??? Lube question

    I have a Tongil TGUA-27 OD/ID grinder. I need to change some hoses and top up the hydraulic fluid. I have no idea what this machine has in it (has a Mobil tag on reservoir, but handwriting is wiped...
  8. I'm coming up pretty blank trying to find any...

    I'm coming up pretty blank trying to find any info. I reached out to the big aero co I bought this guy from, but they have not responded.
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    I bought a mill from Kyocera that spent it's...

    I bought a mill from Kyocera that spent it's entire life milling industrial ceramics. It was destroyed by 4 years old. I've also machined a lot of plastic composite material in a VMC and the glass...
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    I would just make the lugs from something soft,...

    I would just make the lugs from something soft, but tough. If you actually wear a lug out on it then maybe make a set and harden them. Or make them from a material you send out for HT and when you...
  11. You do however, have enough time to surf this...

    You do however, have enough time to surf this site and comment about it.
  12. Tongil TGUA-27 OD grinder- What oil for hydraulic reservoir?

    I'm preparing to start up this grinder after storing for 6 months. Lost some hydraulic fluid. The tag on the larger hydraulic reservoir is unreadable. There are two reservoirs, the smaller one I...
  13. Or buy them at auction for $50 a pop. Even...

    Or buy them at auction for $50 a pop.

    Even really rusty tombstones look great after you skim them. And big ones are not too tricky to cut down into littler ones.
  14. Thanks Kevin! Looks like speed control is manual...

    Thanks Kevin! Looks like speed control is manual with two potentiometers inside the cabinet. The MIKI drive seems like it's just on/off control and reverses through a pair of motor contactors.

    I...
  15. Thread: My shop

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    The way I read it and what the pictures show is...

    The way I read it and what the pictures show is there were footings poured for the building then there was a monolithic slab poured. Looks like a 20" or so edge on the slab.
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    I remember if you actually kicked that thing up...

    I remember if you actually kicked that thing up into high gear, high range on the motor and let it rip things would be whizzing at scatter speed and the whole thing would walk across the floor. I...
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    No joke on the automotive stuff. I've been the...

    No joke on the automotive stuff. I've been the bail-out shop for a couple uber custom vehicle builds gone to shit by big name builders. Even with those big names and massive budgets they are often...
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    I had one of those Marvels. It was pretty big,...

    I had one of those Marvels. It was pretty big, think it did atleast 8".

    When I bought mine I went off advice like this that I read online. Thought it would do fine for starting out my shop. Paid...
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    I have a little 3' arm one and I forgot I have it...

    I have a little 3' arm one and I forgot I have it on more than one occasion. Quick change tooling and all the bells and whistles ready to go, but I rarely turn it on. I think I've spent more time...
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    It's not everyday that I buy a machine too big to...

    It's not everyday that I buy a machine too big to fit inside my building, but when I do, I pour a pad for it to sit on and build another building over it.

    That drill makes his garage look pretty...
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    I'd imagine you will lose rental tools regularly...

    I'd imagine you will lose rental tools regularly if they need return shipping. Anything I have sold that required a core sent back or had some kind of a loaner tool that went along didn't have a good...
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    If I had a week to move all that I'd be thrilled...

    If I had a week to move all that I'd be thrilled to get scrap prices.

    I'm mystified why there was no auction.
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    Mori Seiki CNC NT3200 Mill / Lathe and NHX 4000 -...

    Mori Seiki CNC NT3200 Mill / Lathe and NHX 4000 - heavy equipment -...
  24. MIKI Pulley controller DC drive/motor swap to 3 phase AC?

    I have an 80's Kitamura that uses one of these little MIKI drive/motor setups in the toolchanger. The motor seems to be on the dead side.

    What does this MIKI drive thing do that a 3 phase motor...
  25. Usually machines have piles of oily chips under...

    Usually machines have piles of oily chips under them, they're nowhere near flat underneath and several of the jacking screws are stuck.

    I think there's a reason why skates are so common.
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