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    I get all my paying jobs in stainless (which has...

    I get all my paying jobs in stainless (which has been something like 30 tons worth over the last 25 years) commercially electropolished. The guys I use have a 4' x 4' x 8' tank of heated acid, and a...
  2. Hey- we still use british pipe threads, just like...

    Hey- we still use british pipe threads, just like they do everywhere. Be glad the empire still exists a bit in some realms.
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    If its legal where you live, its almost always...

    If its legal where you live, its almost always cheaper to just pay to have a pole building put up.
    Much like insulating, you can usually get them to do the whole job for less than you would pay for...
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    First- mild steel is not a big issue. Its more...

    First- mild steel is not a big issue. Its more work, and gas, to steal a thousand pounds of steel than its worth, for most people.
    The issue is non-ferrous- copper cables, cat convertors, bronze...
  5. Last time I had a crate like that shipped, it was...

    Last time I had a crate like that shipped, it was around $1500 all up, but that was years ago. I would not be surprised, post covid, if it was 2 to 3 grand these days. And a bunch more to have it...
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    Yeah, its pretty quick- You hit each weld, all...

    Yeah, its pretty quick- You hit each weld, all the way around, and its a minute or so, then you rinse. Finished. If you have hundreds, portable electropolishing is totally the way to go. We do it on...
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    True, and the enforcement would need to be...

    True, and the enforcement would need to be against the scrap yards- who have business licenses, fixed addresses, and something to lose. Much easier than frisking every homeless guy. And, it doesnt...
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    scrap yard laws vary by state. In my state,...

    scrap yard laws vary by state.
    In my state, Washington, they require picture ID and for anything over 25 bucks they write you a check, not pay in cash. It works pretty well to cut down on a lot of...
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    There are several people selling them. The best...

    There are several people selling them. The best ones are expensive- high quality german made, with cleverly thought out consumables. Walter Surfox machines- Walter 54D045 Surfox Turbo –...
  10. They dont have trays in the USA. There is one...

    They dont have trays in the USA. There is one company that makes them, they cost $10,000 each. I have never seen a used one- they might exist, but they sure wont be $200. A tray is a very australian...
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    two ways work- mechanically, I use scotchbrite...

    two ways work- mechanically, I use scotchbrite pads or belts on various sanders. A variable speed 4 1/2" grinder with a scotchbrite pad is nice, as you can slow it down enough that you dont get it...
  12. Since MSRP on a 21 is over 35k base price, thats...

    Since MSRP on a 21 is over 35k base price, thats gonna be a deal that is pretty unique. 50% off list is not something that dealers commonly offer...But he said 12 foot flatbed with duallys.
  13. Sounds about right. ("right" as in thats what...

    Sounds about right. ("right" as in thats what they cost, not "right" as in thats what they should cost)
    12' flatbeds are at least 4 or 5 grand, more if you get additional tool boxes and headache...
  14. My guess is well over 40k. A Ford F350 cab and...

    My guess is well over 40k. A Ford F350 cab and chassis is $35k list, and flatbeds are always aftermarket. So you either buy the two yourself, and pay somebody to mount it, or you are at the mercy of...
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    I am dubious that its really a cable saw, meaning...

    I am dubious that its really a cable saw, meaning what is more commonly called a wire saw- a long piece of wire embedded with diamonds, that is used to cut concrete, stone, and russian nuclear subs....
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    Both my grandmothers, who lived thru the...

    Both my grandmothers, who lived thru the depression, were terrible cooks. The both loved TV dinners, non-stick cookware, and instant anything. That said, my maternal grandmother was still sneaking...
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    I am sure induction furnaces are cheaper than,...

    I am sure induction furnaces are cheaper than, say, coal.
    But to make a frying pan that retails for 20 bucks, I cant see the difference in price that induction offers as being much.
    I used to have...
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    Another old friend of mine just made a frying...

    Another old friend of mine just made a frying pan. But his is made from Concrete.
    World’s largest breakfast skatepark becomes reality in Pierce County town - YouTube
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    As somebody who actually cooks, I see quite a...

    As somebody who actually cooks, I see quite a difference between a Lodge and a Le Creuset- and I own some of both.
    Everybody tells me that the quality of Lodge has been dropping in the last decade...
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    yup. and Lubow also made different types of 4...

    yup. and Lubow also made different types of 4 slides and similar machines to make both rings and other parts that had curved sections but were not just a circle.
    But 4 slides usually have smaller...
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    watch the video of a lubow running- Lubow...

    watch the video of a lubow running- Lubow Automatic Ring Roller - YouTube
    It would be perfect for 500 a week- heck, it can probably do 500 an hour.
    I would still call the first guys I linked to,...
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    I have used machines like this- and its purpose...

    I have used machines like this- and its purpose is to size wire, not to make circles. Its only got two rolls. I have a friend who has a couple like this, I go down and make square wire on it. It...
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    In actual tools, as opposed to Harbor Freight,...

    In actual tools, as opposed to Harbor Freight, Lubow was the american machine to use for this kind of thing. Most common used are the 250 model, which will do 1" to 36" diameter rings in round bar...
  24. Durma is Turkish, and its the largest maker of...

    Durma is Turkish, and its the largest maker of shears, brakes, rolls, and fab equipment in the world. The Turks have their problems, but they pay their employees better than the Chinese, and still...
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    We own over ten different sewing machines. But my...

    We own over ten different sewing machines. But my projects are weird. So its a strange assortment. We do have walking foot juki, and used to have power machine that was good for relatively thin large...
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