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  1. There are still good lathes being made in the...

    There are still good lathes being made in the world, but most are not sold in the USA, as we are too cheap to pay what they cost.
    A decent 16x60 Taiwan lathe is going to be in the $20k to $25k...
  2. Most of the major sheet metal tool companies made...

    Most of the major sheet metal tool companies made power rotary machines capable of this- like for example this Pexto on ebay- Pexto 3617 CRIMP & BEADING MACHINE | eBay

    This beast would...
  3. If its really sloped, intentionally, its possible...

    If its really sloped, intentionally, its possible that is a cold saw stand, and the coolant tank went there, sloped so it would be deepest over the pickup tube?
  4. cant you get it direct from Tec? TEC Welding...

    cant you get it direct from Tec? TEC Welding Products Inc.

    I have always been lucky to have a good welding supply company, and I can always get consumables, rod, and supplies locally, in stock,...
  5. Thread: New Factories

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    And yet Ford just announced they are building 4...

    And yet Ford just announced they are building 4 new factories, in Kentucky and Tennesee. And they are getting the Koreans to pay for about a quarter of the cost. Ford, SK to invest $11.4 bln to add...
  6. I think this could work pretty well. A horse and...

    I think this could work pretty well. A horse and a half is a much better machine for 14 gage to 3/16" stainless. And you could probably hang the beveller from the ceiling, or build it into a table,...
  7. I'm not sure how the greed part balances against...

    I'm not sure how the greed part balances against the bankrupt if you only sell in the USA part- maybe Rambler and Kaiser can speak to that- But GM is making cars, and selling cars, in China. Like, 3...
  8. Back to the original question- Why? For the...

    Back to the original question- Why?
    For the money.

    take, for example, General Motors.
    Currently they make more money in China, and sell more cars there, than they do here, in the USA.
    So they...
  9. I have a Nitto CB-02, which is a rotary air tool...

    I have a Nitto CB-02, which is a rotary air tool type, similar to the BDS mentioned above.
    Nitto Kohki CB-02 Circuit Beveler

    I bought it thinking I could bevel the edges of irregular shapes...
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    I am pretty sure its a sheet metal wrap. Pretty...

    I am pretty sure its a sheet metal wrap. Pretty common technique for lab tables, industrial restaurants, and many shop benches. I have done it quite a few times myself for work tables, and, using...
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    I would agree dimmer switches would be a likely...

    I would agree dimmer switches would be a likely culprit.
    Me, I would unplug everything, and turn off every light, and see if it still does it.
    I would check every outlet with my nifty little 3...
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    In the old days, you found galvanized sheet with...

    In the old days, you found galvanized sheet with more dramatic "spangles".
    I dont think its electro vs hot dipped- I used to buy an electro galvanized sheet from a sign supply place, and it was an...
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    I dont see any way around traditional...

    I dont see any way around traditional troubleshooting. Meaning, take one breaker at a time, and test everything to see what its connected to. Open each accessible box one at a time, check all...
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    I would probably be trying to source one from...

    I would probably be trying to source one from Taiwan, myself. My current lathe is Taiwanese, and I like it a lot. But I did not buy it direct.

    But I am not quite so dubious as many here that...
  15. I have been hiring Palfinger crane trucks for 25...

    I have been hiring Palfinger crane trucks for 25 years now. I would not use a rollback unless the load had wheels, myself.
  16. Thread: New Machine day

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    Its interesting to me that the company that makes...

    Its interesting to me that the company that makes these, Bobst, is Swiss- land of high taxes, high wages, and NOT China. I have found similar situations with high tech tools and equipment from...
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    here are 3 approaches. 3 different guys I have...

    here are 3 approaches. 3 different guys I have met who do this professionally.

    1 spins
    Home - Hand Forged | Carbon Steel | Northwest Skillet Company

    1 presses, then forges
    Blu Skillet...
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    I got my first job in about 72. And in all that...

    I got my first job in about 72. And in all that time, I have not seen wages go DOWN, not even once, no matter how high I thought they were. If you really believe wages are going to magically go down,...
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    Personally, I dont think ABE has been anywere...

    Personally, I dont think ABE has been anywere near as good since Amazon bought it in 2008. But I would suppose a lot of that is actually just the general loss of brick and mortar bookstores,...
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    I live in a rural agricultural County of about...

    I live in a rural agricultural County of about 120,000 people. We are about 25% Hispanic, mostly farmworkers and low income jobs. We are far from wealthy.
    But I cant drive the 20 miles into "town"...
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    The problem with this is the hedge funds bought...

    The problem with this is the hedge funds bought the railroads in the last 20 years. And they have been dumping truck trailer hauling, as its low profit. CSX, for example, discontinued 327 intermodal...
  22. These guys are pretty much state of the art for...

    These guys are pretty much state of the art for cones. Call em and ask. If they cant do it, its probably not do-able for less than too much money.

    Exhaust Conical Steel Products, Conicals, Tips,...
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    Toyota has sunk literally billions into hydrogen...

    Toyota has sunk literally billions into hydrogen cell technology, instead of jumping full into electric, starting close to 20 years ago. Thus, they are lobbying for their cars to be included in...
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    A friend of mine just bought one. He says it...

    A friend of mine just bought one. He says it drives better than either his corvette or his two firebirds. Thats some mini-van. I got passed by one the other day, and it didnt look or act like any...
  25. I recently read that there are about 90,000 dams...

    I recently read that there are about 90,000 dams in the USA that do not produce electricity. About 10% of them are candidates for the addition of hydro generators. They are mostly smaller, lower...
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