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  1. PODS are wood-framed, plastic-topped affairs with...

    PODS are wood-framed, plastic-topped affairs with less structural rigidity than your average backyard deck. There is basically nothing to tie anything down to except for some 3/8" hardware-store...
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    A few thoughts... What company is the former...

    A few thoughts...

    What company is the former employer's closest competitor -- either geographically or business-wise? Contact them to see if they'd like a consultant on retainer.

    Or, start a...
  3. Rift-sawn white oak is the best in my book.

    Rift-sawn white oak is the best in my book.
  4. Note that there are walk-behind random orbital...

    Note that there are walk-behind random orbital sanders with 12"x12" or so footprint. Less easy to make big fast mistakes with than drums. Dust collection options, plus often 120V instead of 220. I...
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    "....buy all the garage sale hot glue guns you...

    "....buy all the garage sale hot glue guns you can get..."

    This is the time of the year when I roll out my annual condensation post:

    "Go to Tractor Supply and buy a couple of magnetic engine...
  6. So here's a quick update. Driveway was...

    So here's a quick update.

    Driveway was finished off last Monday afternoon, and we stayed off of it until Thursday night. Temps down to 40's or so.


    RV is parked (back axle) on 1/2" steel...
  7. Since I suck at welding, I would have pulled it...

    Since I suck at welding, I would have pulled it back together with strategically-placed turnbuckles. And that's it. May not have fared as well as OP, of course.

    Since the machines are still in...
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    School me please, Teach...

    School me please, Teach...
  9. Good discussion and points all. Some comments: ...

    Good discussion and points all. Some comments:

    Aim is only an issue when it comes to backing into a legs-up C-channel 1" wider than the tire. x4 tires. Getting out and re-adjusting is certainly...
  10. It's my RV for years, but the driveway/house will...

    It's my RV for years, but the driveway/house will not be. Just don't want to mess it up (over the next couple years) for the next owner...

    I have some 8" wide C-channel in aluminum. Sides are 2"...
  11. OT - Protecting new blacktop drive from parked RV

    So I'm having blacktop driveway installed Friday, in a conversion from gravel. One parking area will hold a mid-size 24' Class C RV -- ~12K lbs (max) on a dually E350 Super Duty chassis.

    Rear...
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    A couple thoughts, which y'all can take or leave...

    A couple thoughts, which y'all can take or leave as needed.

    1. Posts should be restricted to announcements, so any 'late breaking news' will pop up when you click New Posts.

    Comments, tributes,...
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    In the past eight years since the last post in...

    In the past eight years since the last post in this thread, the cranes discussed have not gotten any 'huge-r'. However, we appreciate your warning us of them. If only you had warned us of you.
  14. Good golly. Were those welded on, or soldered?! ...

    Good golly. Were those welded on, or soldered?!

    I usually recommend an RS232 optoisolator for machine tool interconnects. Here's one that that appears to isolate all lines:
    ...
  15. Glad you found one. Don't have that machine, so...

    Glad you found one. Don't have that machine, so I can't weigh in on your question. Have a decent manual? There was some mention in the PM link above, too.
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    Swinging bi-fold doors with powered steering...

    Swinging bi-fold doors with powered steering wheels at the end and intermediate hinge. Parking brakes will prevent wind-blown closure. Steering path is left as an exercise for the reader.

    Or,...
  17. If you have to dig into the card yourself, look...

    If you have to dig into the card yourself, look for MAX232 chips, or MC1488, MC1489 chips. They might be physically near the port, and are pretty much the first thing in the door, electronically. ...
  18. Heh. Wait until the owner of the aircraft tugs...

    Heh. Wait until the owner of the aircraft tugs sees these shots...
  19. If you're really into belt-and-suspenders, you...

    If you're really into belt-and-suspenders, you can also chain the forklifts together at the bottom (on the ground, under the trailer) to keep them from 'flipping out', away from each other. Only...
  20. Perhaps thread it on, with a stout lock washer at...

    Perhaps thread it on, with a stout lock washer at the very bottom of the hole. Small nib to prevent it from totally collapsing, so it grabs well.

    Or a close-fitting pin that (hopefully) vanishes...
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    At one time, there was a for-pay service that one...

    At one time, there was a for-pay service that one would subscribe to. You effectively forward your number to a private 800 number that uses ANI for the true caller information, rather than...
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    Tie wrap and an alcohol swab patch, for real men.

    Tie wrap and an alcohol swab patch, for real men.
  23. If folks have a need for PCMCIA to wifi, I've got...

    If folks have a need for PCMCIA to wifi, I've got half a dozen old school wifi adapters for peanuts... or perhaps macadamia nuts. Won't have up-to-date wifi security, of course...
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    Personally, I think you should be happy with the...

    Personally, I think you should be happy with the accuracy improvement between your headline and your pictured measurement. Vast improvement.

    You need to measure your cutter. For advice on the mill...
  25. Might try these folks: Tubular Techniques ,Tube...

    Might try these folks:
    Tubular Techniques ,Tube and Pipe Sales and Fabrication
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