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  1. Thread: Punch Presses

    by dkmc
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    I have a 1925 Bliss 25 ton in my one man shop. It...

    I have a 1925 Bliss 25 ton in my one man shop. It has an air trip not an air clutch. No other guarding or safety interlocks, guards, etc.
    Been using it for 25 years, all fingers and both eyes...
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    I'd call as far as possible up the ladder at...

    I'd call as far as possible up the ladder at Mobil labs, and ask, they should be able to recommend something.........
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    This.................................................

    This................................................................
    Mobil Mobil SHC 630, Circulating, ISO 220, 1qt 123000 | Zoro.com
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    Yes, I'll comment. How about 'anyone with skin...

    Yes, I'll comment.
    How about 'anyone with skin as thin as a newly hatched chick need not participate in ANY way on this forum'?
    ;)
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    So, lets 'see how this goes'.......if you're a...

    So, lets 'see how this goes'.......if you're a typical Machine Tool dealer, you'll entertain any offer on this thing as long as it's more than
    $8000. Am I close? Any hidden extra charges for the...
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    Yes. It's like they keep cutting value and...

    Yes. It's like they keep cutting value and coverage, and watching to see when they'll finally get a complaint from the customer.
    Charging more and more, while providing less and less. It's another...
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    Good to know, I'll pass your info along. THEY can...

    Good to know, I'll pass your info along. THEY can do that and send me the 1-2 page "changes" email.
    Since that's what I pay them to do.
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    Insurance policy renewal rant

    My business insurance company is pretty good, they stay pretty quiet and don't make many demands.
    Of course, I've never filed any claims with them, so........I guess I'm on their buddy list unless...
  9. First part I got paid to make (I think) would...

    First part I got paid to make (I think) would have been a brass needle valve for an old outboard motor for a buddy.
    Made on my 'bought new' 12" Atlas Craftsman lathe, around 1979 or 1980.
    $20...
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    Corky was a character for sure. Still at it up...

    Corky was a character for sure. Still at it up until about 2015, when "someone stole the show away from him" according to his now defunct website.

    Glad to hear the background on QC components and...
  11. I've never powered up, or investigated my...

    I've never powered up, or investigated my machine. But thank you for the offer of measurements, etc.
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    As a teenager in the '70's I hung around a couple...

    As a teenager in the '70's I hung around a couple Speed Shops. There was this paper called National Parts Peddler, and it was filled
    with ads from racing parts and racing tool suppliers. Also had...
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    Interesting story about Frankland. It was my...

    Interesting story about Frankland.
    It was my experience many years ago that the racing parts industry is rabidly competitive.
    Any new idea, part, or tool sold this season, WILL be copied and sold...
  14. Wow, .014 seems like an amazing amount of wear. ...

    Wow, .014 seems like an amazing amount of wear.
    Is it actual wear? Or could the machine have been dropped and 'bent' or otherwise damaged?
    I have one of these grinders myself that needs some TLC,...
  15. Sorry to hear you've contracted the disease. ...

    Sorry to hear you've contracted the disease.
    Congratulations, and welcome to the club.

    Look, there seems to be a rule in this game, that says you gotta pay too much for iron that seems like...
  16. Not my ball game, but me thinks you gotta get in...

    Not my ball game, but me thinks you gotta get in the SUB $4k range before you might see some interest.
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    That thread gauge musta cost a few bux?

    That thread gauge musta cost a few bux?
  18. I agree completely.... ;) ...

    I agree completely.... ;)

    https://i.postimg.cc/jnNHTpxQ/BILD3042.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/WdsGRYQg/IMG-20181206-150445.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/94nZ7mzY/IMG-20181206-150526.jpg
    ...
  19. You can use a Horizontal Mill as a 'small' boring...

    You can use a Horizontal Mill as a 'small' boring mill.
    And the foot print is as small as said mill.
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    One of those machines sold locally last summer...

    One of those machines sold locally last summer for $550, with tooling and accessories.
    It was in true excellent condition and looked very nice in the pics.
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    Do you ever check EBAY?? Personally, I wouldn't...

    Do you ever check EBAY??
    Personally, I wouldn't buy a No 2 pencil from the seller whom I consider to be a first class shyster.
    But........you asked for it.......you got it.

    Van Norman mill...
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    Seems like a good deal for someone

    Seems like a good deal for someone
  23. Are you attending Doug?

    Are you attending Doug?
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    No more for me, thanks. I'm at the legal limit.

    No more for me, thanks.
    I'm at the legal limit.
  25. Thread: Amada buys Marvel

    by dkmc
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    It would be really interesting if they bought...

    It would be really interesting if they bought Carolina Tool next. That would give them a nice line of low cost entry level
    saws (not to mention Shop Presses, etc). Maybe they could even spruce-up...
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