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    According to the Jack Nicholson youtube video,...

    According to the Jack Nicholson youtube video, the solar hydrogen development company owned a silicon mine (in 1978), and planned to cover 16 acres with solar panels on the Nevada California border,...
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    On youtube, type in 'Jack Nicholson hydrogen car'...

    On youtube, type in 'Jack Nicholson hydrogen car' (the actor), it's a clip from 1978, only a few minutes long and very interesting. I would be interested to hear if Thermite or 9100 remembers this...
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    I sent you a pm about a shop in your area.....and...

    I sent you a pm about a shop in your area.....and if you ever think of moving to southeastern Minnesota, there are several shops within 20 miles of me that are hiring.
  4. 9finger, this is a great idea you have and I...

    9finger, this is a great idea you have and I think it would go well. I'm impressed to see someone concerned about the high costs of education and in a position to do something about it. Good on you!
  5. Trying to get in the 'big shop' would be good,...

    Trying to get in the 'big shop' would be good, especially since they have a training program, and from what you've described it sounds like a good one.
    In this area of the country, most employers...
  6. This is the best statement.

    This is the best statement.
  7. Similar here...late 1970's into the early 1980's...

    Similar here...late 1970's into the early 1980's at the west central Wisconsin high school I attended. Many of us were hunters and we could bring the gun to school, stored in our locker (unloaded of...
  8. Are you still in MN but moving to SD? If so, what...

    Are you still in MN but moving to SD? If so, what part of MN are you? If in southeastern MN, there are lots of shops right now that are hiring, or I should say, trying to hire, as the employee...
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    A website would be great. I've never thought of...

    A website would be great. I've never thought of using a billboard, and that would be great if it's on an interstate or heavily traveled highway. Once you get some customers and if you do quality...
  10. Much respect to the CAD guys....I do not hate...

    Much respect to the CAD guys....I do not hate them. There's no doubt cad systems have saved a lot in the manufacturing process over the years, it's good progress. Once in a while I like to hear about...
  11. Great success story.....I enjoy reading things...

    Great success story.....I enjoy reading things like this. I especially like the part about the scratch pad and the drafting tables.
  12. Perhaps Devo was simply ahead of their...

    Perhaps Devo was simply ahead of their time...[/QUOTE]

    In 1980 I labeled them 'freaks wearing flower pots' but they had a couple good tunes.
  13. Old thread, I know....but I just read an article...

    Old thread, I know....but I just read an article about the Rouge and automation. They automated the loading and unloading and transfer to the next press of the following: outer door panel, wheel...
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    I hope the best for you guys on your...

    I hope the best for you guys on your journey.....please continue to update, it's very interesting. I like the old iron you have. The Johnson saw is great, I worked with one for a few years, at the...
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    Keep up the hard work, looks like you guys are...

    Keep up the hard work, looks like you guys are doing well. In job shop work, how many different customers do you guys serve?
    Please continue to update us on what you're doing!
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    Are there any attachments for the machine? Rotary...

    Are there any attachments for the machine? Rotary table, or anything else?
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    Any attachments laying around?

    Any attachments laying around?
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    I checked out CAP and watched the 20min PBS video...

    I checked out CAP and watched the 20min PBS video and also 2 other videos, one of them explaining the mechatronics program, and I have to say 'wow'! What a great program.....the students get a 4 year...
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    Yes, the company I mentioned, over the years...

    Yes, the company I mentioned, over the years people of all age groups have gone through the apprentice program, it's not just for the 'young folk'.
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    [QUOTE=DMF_TomB;3378565]in my experience its...

    [QUOTE=DMF_TomB;3378565]in my experience its people hiring are too picky looking for the perfect person who needs no training and
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    many places give yearly pay raises. that is if you want to keep...
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    Awesome post and very true......I've talked with...

    Awesome post and very true......I've talked with a lot of people over the years and one of the main problems is the pay. Around this area anyway, you just can't make a good living as a machinist or...
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    Excellent post Richard......in this part of the...

    Excellent post Richard......in this part of the state, southeastern, there is so much work and the shortage of skilled labor is so bad, employers are resorting to old style advertising. Forget...
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    What a great post....absolutely spot on. When I...

    What a great post....absolutely spot on. When I was in tech school in the 1980's, in rochester mn, we had top of the line equipment, donated by local businesses, the biggest donor was IBM. Then...
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    The adjusting screw is what holds it in place,...

    The adjusting screw is what holds it in place, the one you said is not there. I had mine apart about a year ago and when I took out the adjusting screw it was bent really bad, so I replaced it with a...
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    Have you looked into Ozark Woodworker? He does...

    Have you looked into Ozark Woodworker? He does very nice reprints of manuals, and I purchased a sheldon manual from him years ago. Jeff
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