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  1. right, never been inside one so am clueless on...

    right, never been inside one so am clueless on its particular challenges. However as a general statement, you would not hook up the VFD as the input to the lathe, you wire it as the input to the...
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    Online auction last week, pile of Miller Migs,...

    Online auction last week, pile of Miller Migs, 300-400 amps with feeders, all went around 1200.....and that's CDN dollarettes! Nuts to make your own, you couldn't do it for that. Solid machines,...
  3. lol, yeah not using is one way. For the...

    lol, yeah not using is one way. For the pedantic, a more accurate description is "preserving the functionality" of the original controls....most important one being the on/off switch :)
  4. my guess is its because you walk up to the...

    my guess is its because you walk up to the machine, turn it on and go....vs going and turning the rpc first and putting up with the drone. I've an RPC its good if you have a lot machines with larger...
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    We're looking at the same with quickbooks and the...

    We're looking at the same with quickbooks and the timeclock....but quickbooks scares me a bit. They seem heavily invested in future offerings being subscription and on the cloud with no way of...
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    Are you polishing the case or dial or you made or...

    Are you polishing the case or dial or you made or both? depends on how smooth they are when you start, they look like they have a good finish already. Brasso does a good job if you're not trying...
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    sure...and there are endless multi million dollar...

    sure...and there are endless multi million dollar SAP implementations that go horribly wrong. The complexity between designing a really good system for one type of business and really good system...
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    I',m working on a similar project, really it will...

    I',m working on a similar project, really it will be an ERP system when done. I had to define the workflow to direct the software design, which sort of surprised me just how big a job it as as one...
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    How do you currently do it.......or are you...

    How do you currently do it.......or are you selling software?
  10. I went 220 1P -> 10hp home built RPC then branch...

    I went 220 1P -> 10hp home built RPC then branch either to machines or a 220/600V 3P transformer. I've 110, 220 1P and 220 and 600 3P through out the shop. I installed it all in emt.

    That...
  11. Thread: Google Ads?

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    the dynamic duo, with nothing to do all day, make...

    the dynamic duo, with nothing to do all day, make that a frequent occurrence., I agree with your point.
  12. Sticky: Like Gordo. I think he must have an extremely...

    Like Gordo. I think he must have an extremely itchy opinion
  13. Thread: Recession?

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    it didn't? Housing hardly caused the crash,...

    it didn't? Housing hardly caused the crash, oversupply of cheap and easy financing did, brought on by the whole money supply chain (underwriters, rating agencies, banks) shirking their fudicairy...
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    Forest, good to see you back...been worried about...

    Forest, good to see you back...been worried about you, where have you been?
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    whats a 800 number? In the era of unlimited...

    whats a 800 number?

    In the era of unlimited national phone plans, email and voip, unless its so ingrained all your customers have it on speed dial, I'm not sure what the value of it is. Gave up...
  16. Thread: Google Ads?

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    No one does, that's why those that do can be so...

    No one does, that's why those that do can be so successful. Success in, well, in anything often depends on going out of the comfort zone. Most try hard to stay in the comfort zone.

    Advertising...
  17. Thread: Recession?

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    there's some pretty severe sample bias with that...

    there's some pretty severe sample bias with that bit of info. They're intelligent and see and hear a lot, but they're not analysts or economist who'd approach the question rationally and...
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    I was going to post the same thing. Getting all...

    I was going to post the same thing. Getting all deep and reflective about it, its hard imagine great creations, art, music etc, by the species as not having been done by one who loves it. By that...
  19. great seeing all the different projects! We...

    great seeing all the different projects!

    We just finished truck #2, #3 chassis is expected next week......

    https://i.imgur.com/NDAurmh.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/SdqUwuA.jpg
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    how to you have a "turbo" electric car? I've...

    how to you have a "turbo" electric car? I've always been a Porsche fan, but that just seems stupid.
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    we can agree to disagree, but I get your point. ...

    we can agree to disagree, but I get your point. I always like the expression that a gentleman doesn't engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man. but Dang! it can be so much fun :D
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    So insults are ok, so long as Gordon B Clarke...

    So insults are ok, so long as Gordon B Clarke thinks they're deserved? Can anyone spell narcissistic personality disorder?
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    There are lots of factoring companies, you're not...

    There are lots of factoring companies, you're not going to be capitalized well enough or have the back end system for it, at least initially....so maybe sell them, factor them yourselves? By...
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    This is intended as an observation of the world...

    This is intended as an observation of the world as it is, not an insult,.......you may be a bit bipolar. No has come close to issuing the number of insults that you have here.
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    speed is nice for small drills, but not at all...

    speed is nice for small drills, but not at all essential....whats essential is concentricity (collet or very good chuck) and super sensitive feed.

    standard size at any watchmaker's supply...
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