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    pinched hose on the hose reels?

    pinched hose on the hose reels?
  2. get a good router table, which will run circles...

    get a good router table, which will run circles around a mill doing the profiling and dimples; have cobot unload parts- orientation is known already; then have cobot load parts into automated drill,...
  3. or call a company that builds automated...

    or call a company that builds automated multispindle drills? Controlled Automation, Pendinghause, Ficep, MegaFab, Mazak….
    With some ebay creativity, and scrap yard engineering you can build for...
  4. Not sure why; never seen lock nuts flanged or...

    Not sure why; never seen lock nuts flanged or with washers. I see them a lot on threaded plates, sometimes Loctite on main threaded area (bolt or load nut)but never on lock nut. I do not know why...
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    It gets harder every day to stay google free. It...

    It gets harder every day to stay google free. It is almost amazing how many domains they run to avoid alphabet inc blockers. I have my laptop with google repellant as much as I can; finally broke...
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    I am not going to bash machine; plenty of people...

    I am not going to bash machine; plenty of people make ok parts on the exact same machine everyday. Yes, many people helped me- lot's of baby steps to get what I have in my mental tool box. Baby...
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    Or "Lug" (like on a bike).

    Or "Lug" (like on a bike).
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    I sing Eye of the Tiger. Honestly what is...

    I sing Eye of the Tiger.

    Honestly what is the uproar about? That looks really good for hobby plasma cutter.
  9. a package of peanut butter crackers, I'll pay...

    a package of peanut butter crackers, I'll pay shipping.
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    Allied - Gen2 T-A Overview...

    Allied - Gen2 T-A Overview The holders are not cheap, not kenmetal price either. They can take more rpm and take less umph to push without pilot on larger holes. Not new carbide speeds, but enough...
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    Other than Al wire and conduit (conduit is cheap...

    Other than Al wire and conduit (conduit is cheap squirrel/coon trip-pulled wires insurance) E1 seems to grasp needs and situation better.
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    maybe 4 point 3/8 x 5/8 about 1.5 inches off the...

    maybe 4 point 3/8 x 5/8 about 1.5 inches off the wall. I can add 3/8 x 3/8 on the underside of lexan, not inline with the top points.
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    lexan/plexi adhesion to steel

    I would like to attach, cantilevered a lexan shelf to a shelf bracket. I would prefer to not have much steel surface area on the lexan (like it is floating or teetering on steel). I have done...
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    of all the faux artistic reasons stated above,...

    of all the faux artistic reasons stated above, all and any are better than 'it is easier'. Craftsmanship and details matter. Etsy vs Galleries vs Museums.
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    material settling/shifting in clamp with force...

    material settling/shifting in clamp with force from drilling? my guess, sticking to it for right now.
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    Sherlines might be the cutest little things, but...

    Sherlines might be the cutest little things, but quality build wise and what they are good at is hard to beat. I am not a machinist; the best finish from machine I have gotten are on one, granted...
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    an alternator for power, starter for feed... I...

    an alternator for power, starter for feed...
    I say making a welder would be fun for someone obsessed about the theoretical process, not someone who wants 'heavy duty' 200 amp welder cheap.
  18. I understand not wanting to do the homework. I...

    I understand not wanting to do the homework. I am puzzled, and stumped how thickness changes how to measure 'this shape'. I have a b+s dial caliber, pec ruler, and Lufkin tape measure. If I use...
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    vfd ouput 3 phase, Maybe some do single- but that...

    vfd ouput 3 phase, Maybe some do single- but that would be rare. Some of the lowest (hp not quality) end can take 110 in, some low ends take 220 1ph some take both 1ph and 3ph (the highest rating I...
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    on the other hand. it took a year to empty oiler,...

    on the other hand. it took a year to empty oiler, weekly or monthly hitting rails with wd, but not used enough to remember how turn on machine. This machine has zero miles, no rust on rails, and one...
  21. hy def doesn't improve quality on stuff less than...

    hy def doesn't improve quality on stuff less than 3/16, on 16 gauge it is less than air plasma. The cost of hy def plasma units and consumables is not trivial either. Add in controller and laser...
  22. I am trying to see how thickness maters. Assuming...

    I am trying to see how thickness maters. Assuming that all cuts are perpendicular to shape, and part is flat... but that is something that should be checked before going thru effort of shape...
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    That imaginary oil cost more.

    That imaginary oil cost more.
  24. Gordon, I agree missing dimensions, like height...

    Gordon, I agree missing dimensions, like height and width. Forget tolerances or units, that is irrelevant on how to measure "this shape".
  25. If it was a structural part, I would use d1 to...

    If it was a structural part, I would use d1 to check square, d2 to check radius, S1, S2, S2, S4 I hope are self explanatory. you could add a vertical (perpendicular to s3) layout to assist d2...
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