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  1. The 350 chevy I built at 17 had a forged truck...

    The 350 chevy I built at 17 had a forged truck crank in it that I pulled out of a farmer's field. The engine builder told me I had to have that crank sand blasted before he'd even look at it and so I...
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    The first shop I rented had an area with a...

    The first shop I rented had an area with a plywood floor. Just marine plywood on gravel.

    Wherever I put a machine I just skilsawed a hole, dug down about 4" and poured a couple dozen bags of...
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    That looks exactly like mine. Mine doesn't have...

    That looks exactly like mine. Mine doesn't have an ID plate either, but the business I bought it from told me it was an FG25HT-14 mid to late 1980's.
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    Applying pesticide/herbicide near a well or any...

    Applying pesticide/herbicide near a well or any body of water is a violation of federal law.

    If you apply pesticide in a manner that is not in exacting compliance with what is on the label you are...
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    C's get degrees.

    C's get degrees.
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    Wagner skidders and Hyster winches are built...

    Wagner skidders and Hyster winches are built nearby at Allied Systems. They regularly replace cabs on brand new machines when they topple down hills.

    The Hyster winches are pretty amazing. They've...
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    You'll have to home at least the Z axis to change...

    You'll have to home at least the Z axis to change a tool.

    Sometimes the tool call and M6 have to be on separate lines.

    If z is homed and you MDI T2-EOB-M6-EOB-INSERT and hit cycle start you...
  8. 17.5's are the go to trailer tire these days....

    17.5's are the go to trailer tire these days. 19.5's don't seem very popular anymore.

    I really like all the cool tricks you can do with traveling axle trailers. I have been real close to buying a...
  9. Thread: Dated hardware

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    If it has a screen it isn't ancient. But that...

    If it has a screen it isn't ancient. But that doesn't mean it's worth a shit. Some are, some are not. That's what experience helps with.

    If you want a CNC buy one. If you want a manual buy one.
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    If I was in the position of selling all that...

    If I was in the position of selling all that stuff a well advertised auction would be my first choice. Why try to sell all of this off through a dealer?

    I can't see how the dealer could bring...
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    I think there's a scale factor that applies to...

    I think there's a scale factor that applies to everything you wrote above.

    If you're making a product that a bunch of other people already do you'd damn well better have some kind of crazy unique...
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    I've been doing products since 2006 and pricing...

    I've been doing products since 2006 and pricing is a gray area, but one thing is 100% certain- The higher your margins are the better off you are plain and simple.

    I have made and sold stuff that...
  13. Thread: B&A Precision

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    I use two verticals with 4th's and one has it on...

    I use two verticals with 4th's and one has it on the right and the other on the left. The one on the left has a steel subplate that overhangs a foot just for the indexer and I like it. Can't really...
  14. It's a Leadwell LTC-30 something or other. Motor...

    It's a Leadwell LTC-30 something or other. Motor says 65KW on it and it's the size of a small refrigerator laid on it's side. Standard was 40HP, but this one was ordered with extra oomph I guess. I...
  15. Thread: B&A Precision

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    That Midaco deal looks like a disaster waiting to...

    That Midaco deal looks like a disaster waiting to happen. A regular Midaco has enough trouble with chips and alignment. Lets put a bunch more shit out in the open and add that whole extra indexer...
  16. Roughing 1018 with cnmg 632's I can run 80% load...

    Roughing 1018 with cnmg 632's I can run 80% load for about 20 minutes at a time. Spindle startup with a 300 lb 16" Chuck and 200 lb part is pretty aggressive.

    No gearbox, belt drive spindle,...
  17. Will a 115 kva generator power an 80HP (65kva) CNC lathe?

    Thinking about picking up a newer diesel generator to back up my shop. If it will run my biggest machine I will buy it.
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    I wish my shop had a wall of old factory windows....

    I wish my shop had a wall of old factory windows. It just looks right.
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    I have no experience with that machine, but I...

    I have no experience with that machine, but I would certainly agree on get the most bang for your buck if you want a biggin like that.

    I have a 4" HBM with all the whistles and bells- Power...
  20. I'd love to learn more about the entire operation...

    I'd love to learn more about the entire operation if you care to share. Properties of clay and water filtration kind of fascinate me.

    Lowering the operating pressure will definitely help long...
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    I have always been really happy with all the...

    I have always been really happy with all the toolholders, pullstuds and endmills I have bought from Maritool. Never a problem, Everything is perfect. Tooled up several 40 taper machines using...
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    Seams like you could use just about any way you...

    Seams like you could use just about any way you desired to move the table back except for the crank. I would probably look around for a long piece of wood. Maybe a 4x4 or 2x4 and use as prybar...
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    Looks like Japanese Shibaura/Toshiba/Kuraki.

    Looks like Japanese Shibaura/Toshiba/Kuraki.
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    no pitting/fretting I would run them.

    no pitting/fretting I would run them.
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    For me, the roof over the machines has been the...

    For me, the roof over the machines has been the most expensive part.

    Thanks to the pot industry for driving the cost of prime rural manufacturing real estate and rental rates through the fucking...
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