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    I worked as a truck mechanic early on. Shop...

    I worked as a truck mechanic early on. Shop owner always bitched that you couldn't get a good battery charger anymore, "They're all fucking junk"! One day he's working on a truck and had a nut that...
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    Because I used to work FOR the city and they had...

    Because I used to work FOR the city and they had a residency requirement. I left that job and the housing market crashed, then I was at point in my life where I had two kids ready for college. ...
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    I remember that one, that was sad indeed. ...

    I remember that one, that was sad indeed. Remember the two kids who threw the younger out the window of the projects because he wouldn't steal for them? Look you can't make this shit up. There...
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    Sad thing is I used to be proud to say i was from...

    Sad thing is I used to be proud to say i was from Chicago. Some say we need more laws. Remember the big crack down on driving while on a phone? Another great law. Our mayor wanted to purge Cook...
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    O.T. Hypocrisy at it's finest

    This will probably get locked but I need to vent. I live in Chicago and was born in a part that has been renamed "The Wild 100's" because of all the shootings there now. We moved moved out before...
  6. I did see you had a boring bar in the mix. A...

    I did see you had a boring bar in the mix. A business that caught my eye in the past was on location axle repair. By that I mean removing and replacing axle tubes and stub shafts on differentials. ...
  7. What you have are engine rebuilding tools. A...

    What you have are engine rebuilding tools. A valve grinder, valve spring height gauge, boring bar, valve seat stone dresser, valve guide reamers etc. Not much cross over use for a machine shop. My...
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    Weldman I meant no disrespect. I'm very near...

    Weldman I meant no disrespect. I'm very near your age and have been elevated to the rank of "Old Timer". My partner and I were the go to guys. Our skills and talents were pretty much respected by...
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    Check your attitude. We went through this from...

    Check your attitude. We went through this from the other side of the coin. They hired a guy with an equal amount of time in the trade as you, wouldn't listen to anything anyone tried to tell him. ...
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    Why not corrugated?

    Why not corrugated?
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    Garwood you're my kinda guy. See a problem,...

    Garwood you're my kinda guy. See a problem, diagnose a problem, fix the problem.
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    FWIW I've already repaired three foundation...

    FWIW I've already repaired three foundation cracks from the outside using two layers of rubber made for below grade use. The procedure I used was from the local waterproofing specialist. At...
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    O.T. Drainage system

    We got hit with another 100 year rain last week in Chicago. Seems like 100 year rains come every year now. I'm looking to put a perimeter drainage system in my basement feeding into a sump pump. ...
  14. Rode hard and put away wet. I noticed what looks...

    Rode hard and put away wet. I noticed what looks like chisel marks in the first picture. Then the broken piece in the second picture. Wow. The previous owner either had anger issues or no clue.
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    You're going to have to be a bit more specific...

    You're going to have to be a bit more specific with the machine description. Geared head, belt drive, etc. Right front corner of the machine below the front vee way is a stamped number. Get it...
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    Saw this done at a shop. Old Poreba lathe, wire...

    Saw this done at a shop. Old Poreba lathe, wire feed mounted to the compound, submerged arc, VFD for surface speed control, QCGB to make it more versatile. Then there was the whole induction setup...
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    I'm a golfer. I thought fishermen were suckers...

    I'm a golfer. I thought fishermen were suckers for gimmicks till I found golf. Saw a putter with an advertised "Milled Face". If I left a finish like it go out the door I'd be right behind it!
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    I used to work on the movable bridges in Chicago....

    I used to work on the movable bridges in Chicago. Back in the old days they told me they used to sand blast the bridges and let the spent sand fall in the river. Now they gift wrap it and use a...
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    Yep expanding mandrels. If you have a lathe...

    Yep expanding mandrels. If you have a lathe these can be very handy to have around. Look them up on MSC's web site. You'll need the arbor itself though.
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    FWIW, know what to use your square for. That's...

    FWIW, know what to use your square for. That's not meant to be an insult or dig on anyone. That being said, know what to use it for. I keep a couple squares in my box. An old beater combo square...
  21. Funny how politically correct we've become and...

    Funny how politically correct we've become and how you can be WHATEVER you IDENTIFY yourself as today. But in this day of intelligence you have to tell people WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER YOU CRAP!
  22. Thanks for all your kind words and concern about...

    Thanks for all your kind words and concern about my Mom. It is a terrible situation, all we can do is prepare for the worst and pray for the best. Please everyone take care of yourselves and your...
  23. My mother is in a nursing home in Illinois. My...

    My mother is in a nursing home in Illinois. My sister and I bring bottled water, pop, energy bars, or anything individually wrapped that won't spoil if left out during a 12 hour shift. You can do...
  24. Take it easy folks, has the Covid Cabin Fever got...

    Take it easy folks, has the Covid Cabin Fever got everyone's underwear in a bunch?
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    FWIW Next time you have to deal with a stuck...

    FWIW Next time you have to deal with a stuck bolt don't try to unscrew it. GET IT TO MOVE FIRST!!! 1) Soak it whatever makes you happy. 2) Smack the side of the fastener with a hammer and drift,...
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