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    yes, if that is correct and the motor is really...

    yes, if that is correct and the motor is really 20 HP, it is probably a replacement. my SAG 17 has a 7 HP motor I believe, and I haven't read anything about a 20 horse motor on any SAG 14-17

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    well, sounds like good work! not sure everyone...

    well, sounds like good work! not sure everyone has your touch for it. no harm trying on a basket case I guess. thanks for your efforts and info. lets see if others can replicate. very interesting......
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    Well, first reaction, ILL BE! so it can be done.....

    Well, first reaction, ILL BE! so it can be done..

    BUT, hmm, don't believe everything you read on the internet.. SOUNDS plausible, cast iron parts do start out red hot..
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    AHH! lucky you, those are the "front way covers"...

    AHH! lucky you, those are the "front way covers" that billE was talking about. they cover the ways near the headstock, where the tailstock ways and the heavier "plate" way covers end.
  5. mass, airspace, mass. fuzzy stuff just...

    mass, airspace, mass.

    fuzzy stuff just reduces reflected sound (you do need to do some of that also, but to reduce transmission it's mass you need). no mystery here.

    for outdoors, avoid...
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    nice work! It's very satisfying to find a simple...

    nice work! It's very satisfying to find a simple fix like that, you got lucky there, congrats.
  7. 55.5 inch, thats quite the spindle bore!...

    55.5 inch, thats quite the spindle bore! millimeters perhaps? 6" D-1 camlock, or D1-6 camlock?

    personally, I'd first find out if the seller is flexible on the price before expending precious...
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    Are you asking about Oxy-fuel? Do you have any...

    Are you asking about Oxy-fuel? Do you have any reference books for your course? It’s not like this hasn’t been part of standard instruction on welding for the last 60 + years..
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    I think "loud" is EXTREMELY subjective in a...

    I think "loud" is EXTREMELY subjective in a welding shop. yes, some units can be quite noisy, especially if they are the only source of noise, but with all that is going on in a larger fab shop, the...
  10. ok, I'm going to rain on this McMaster love fest....

    ok, I'm going to rain on this McMaster love fest.

    they really piss me off, for two reasons, one, its 2019, and they insist on using line drawings looking like its 1880. two, I want to know who...
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    Sorry, ballen, have to disagree with that! ...

    Sorry, ballen, have to disagree with that!

    Don’t do it with the wrong helper, that CAN be really bad. Someone who is impatient, anxious, or dumb, (or worse all three) can be a disaster.
    someone...
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    5/16 is 75% thread on a 3/8-16. true dat on...

    5/16 is 75% thread on a 3/8-16. true dat on variables.
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    you left out a decimal point there, obviously!...

    you left out a decimal point there, obviously! (.10-18) :)

    It does depend on the laser, the faster fiber lasers run so quickly that there is enough of a a "quench" to harden many steels in the...
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    What is a “conventional” lathe? Based on units...

    What is a “conventional” lathe? Based on units sold, units used in industry, etc..CNC lathe is the most “conventional”. :D
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    (everyone knows vises are rated by jaw width,...

    (everyone knows vises are rated by jaw width, don't they?)... I doubt that's the width of the jaws. I doubt they even open up that much, are you measuring the overall depth or something?
    if they...
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    beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but very...

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but very few beholders here would describe it as that. original paint on a vise? who cares.

    If you are getting into blacksmithing, why the hell are you...
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    the weight alone will NOT establish the quality...

    the weight alone will NOT establish the quality of the item.

    also, Bison was FPU before it was Bison, but I don't think it was ever "no name"
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    Are you saying we are slowly inching toward the...

    Are you saying we are slowly inching toward the metric system? :)
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    What field Are you in? How we did it in the...

    What field Are you in? How we did it in the thirties? If you think
    that's a tantrum, You have no freakin idea.
    Cheers you are welcome.
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    Good god, Just get it laser cut. If you have...

    Good god, Just get it laser cut.

    If you have to do it on the mill, put a 10 or 12” rotary table with the 4 jaw independent chuck on it and after centering the table, ( for .008, a Jacobs chuck...
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    No, sorry. The HEAVIEST schedule is commonly...

    No, sorry. The HEAVIEST schedule is commonly going to be 160, or XXS, and that formula isn’t even close to correct for those. Look ‘em up.

    What is so hard about looking up a schedule dimension...
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    “Muriatic” is bull, and should be tossed out with...

    “Muriatic” is bull, and should be tossed out with the lead paint and the uranium glazes and the X-ray foot measuring rigs, yes, it is hydrochloric acid, and that and the wolmanized lumber and the...
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    Oh shit, naturally, it’s lumiweld from...

    Oh shit, naturally, it’s lumiweld from alumismiths, of corse!! ( just kidding, but not a lotta help there..!! Haha!) thanks..
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    Hey mud, I’m game to stock some of those “magic”...

    Hey mud, I’m game to stock some of those “magic” aluminum repair rods, what brands/ sources can you recommend?
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    Something to consider is after brazing, (unlike...

    Something to consider is after brazing, (unlike after welding), you are dissolving flux as a big part of the clean up, so the proprietary “weld cleaners”, the passivating solutions, and other...
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