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  1. Pfaff? Wait until she gets the full CNC Gammill!...

    Pfaff? Wait until she gets the full CNC Gammill! Will make pasture pets look positively thrifty.

    I used a lathe fixture and a fine stone, but decided they were throw aways and not worth the...
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    It sounds like it is in a well house. If so,...

    It sounds like it is in a well house. If so, bury the well with a pitless adapter. You may need to run a vent pipe, or not. Put the controls and pressure tank elsewhere.
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    "Never complain, never explain". A quote from...

    "Never complain, never explain".

    A quote from one of history's great leaders. It has served me well.
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    Are you doing the work on a hobby basis, or...

    Are you doing the work on a hobby basis, or paying to have it done? How long did the silicone from the last repairman last? You are talking about a machine with a value slightly above scrap when in...
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    There are formable grades of ar400, often just...

    There are formable grades of ar400, often just referred to as ar400f. Expect to pay a premium.
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    They make preheat treated steels which would be...

    They make preheat treated steels which would be ideal for your situation. It can still be machined with normal tooling, but will provide a much longer life for your tool.

    Then you can read up on...
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    From the pictures that is a very nice looking...

    From the pictures that is a very nice looking knurl, especially on pre heat treated stock.
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    If it's already heat treated, use as is. If it...

    If it's already heat treated, use as is. If it ever wears out, ask us then about better materials (in 40 years).

    If you are changing the jaws often, get an old school mechanics speed handle.
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    A problem with welding is where do you attach the...

    A problem with welding is where do you attach the ground without a chance of an arc ruining the ram? Also, as I understand it, the hole faces down. Is the press still operational? A Milwaukee Hole...
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    Once you become a business owner, the success of...

    Once you become a business owner, the success of your business depends on your ability as a business owner much more than your abilities as a machinist. Knowing where the money goes, and why, is...
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    A single phase motor will probably be reversible,...

    A single phase motor will probably be reversible, but it won't be the instant reversible you need for tapping. For that you need a three phase motor. Or do as L Vanice suggested and use a tapping...
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    It's made to spend its life working in dirt. Go...

    It's made to spend its life working in dirt. Go ahead, tighten it up to a snug fit. Then see how long it lives and how much work it is to disassemble.
  13. '04 2500HD with 6.0 gas has no fuel filter from...

    '04 2500HD with 6.0 gas has no fuel filter from factory.
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    I bought a 20-ton track hoe from them. They also...

    I bought a 20-ton track hoe from them. They also handled the delivery. It was a United Rentals fleet machine. They represented the machine well. I had a dealer mechanic inspect the machine within...
  15. It sounds like an interesting problem. Please...

    It sounds like an interesting problem. Please keep us updated.

    160 tons sounds like a lot, but that's only 16 tons per inch of diameter. That's a tough fit, but not out of the ordinary.

    Your...
  16. Ever forklift I've driven would pick more with...

    Ever forklift I've driven would pick more with the tilt cylinders than it would with the mast lift. So when picking a heavy load from a trailer, you would lift all the mast would do, and then pick...
  17. No help, but I didn't know anyone could put...

    No help, but I didn't know anyone could put enough transmissions in the awd version to wear out the front differential.
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    You have described a carbon black plant. A place...

    You have described a carbon black plant. A place where, after you visit, they will suggest you throw your clothes away. You will get nasty dirty, even through a tyvek suit.
  19. Thread: Toll Cutting???

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    Toll in this case probably means "fee", like a...

    Toll in this case probably means "fee", like a toll road. So much per piece for supplied material.
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    Another supplier is Woolf Aircraft in Romulus, MI.

    Another supplier is Woolf Aircraft in Romulus, MI.
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    I don't do aluminum, so I can't comment on edge...

    I don't do aluminum, so I can't comment on edge quality. If I was serious about cut quality, I'd go with high def plasma.
  22. All this good advice, and nobody asks what kind...

    All this good advice, and nobody asks what kind of work you do?

    IMHO, a hone goes with lathe work. If your best lathe bores a .002 taper, a hone on will make your bores much better.

    A tool and...
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    I have a much more modern shear, set up and...

    I have a much more modern shear, set up and operating. If something happened, I would not spend any money to fix it, but replace it with a CNC plasma table.
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    An apron brake won't give a smooth radius like a...

    An apron brake won't give a smooth radius like a press brake. If that's important, you have the wrong tool.

    Standard is to set the top leaf back two times your material thickness.
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    Strip the insulation off 2 feet of welding lead....

    Strip the insulation off 2 feet of welding lead. Wrap the welding lead around the shaft two or three times and put your ground clamp on the bottom where the leads overlap. The old-time woven battery...
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