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  1. Thank you :)

    Thank you :)
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    Sorry guys. I tried to quote the racecar analogy....

    Sorry guys. I tried to quote the racecar analogy.
    Was trying to say that the machines are fast and should not be treated the same as an older slower machine.
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    I saw an interesting "documentary" made from the...

    I saw an interesting "documentary" made from the german perspective of WW2
    A lot of things in it that we on the "winning" side were never told about...
    I remember it being long(6hrs?) but in short...
  4. I am interested, can you tell me what size each...

    I am interested, can you tell me what size each chuck holds? I thought one was fo 1/16 to 1/2 and another from 1/2 to 3/4. Is there a duplicate or maybe a 3/4 to 1 1/8?
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    This is a good analogy, 25 yrs ago I used to...

    This is a good analogy, 25 yrs ago I used to drive an '82 subaru wagon (great car, btw) BUT it was not good to take girls out in so I found a t-bird super coupe and tool it for a test drive. Stuck...
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    So is post considered spam??

    So is post considered spam??
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    Some videos using HBM This first on seems like...

    Some videos using HBM
    This first on seems like work you be able to get: Reasonable sized machine also, second link is larger.
    YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_dq2ci5kZ4



    I like...
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    The old one I have is just a bunch of small...

    The old one I have is just a bunch of small key-rings put together to make a small chain mail pad. Rings are maybe 1/2"ø
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    Those are sweet, We had a steel one when I was...

    Those are sweet, We had a steel one when I was growing up, I still have it.
    I like that one being stainless.
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    Smooth is SOOO much easier to clean on the rare...

    Smooth is SOOO much easier to clean on the rare occasion if food sticks.
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    Here is a sweet looking little lucas HBM in your...

    Here is a sweet looking little lucas HBM in your budget:
    Located in Ohio also :cheers:
    LUCAS MODEL 41 Horizontal Boring Mill 3" Spindle #5 Morse Taper | eBay
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    I have a decent selection of nice old smooth...

    I have a decent selection of nice old smooth surface cast iron pans. One year for christmas my brother gave everyone shrimp gumbo makings in a smallish (7") lodge fry pans. To my dismay, as you all...
  13. I like the big ames #6, pm incoming

    I like the big ames #6, pm incoming
  14. My understanding is that if the owner is there...

    My understanding is that if the owner is there the entire time it is being worked on there is no trouble. (like Butch said above)
  15. No direct experience with concrete bridges but I...

    No direct experience with concrete bridges but I have done plenty in multi-floor buildings with concrete floors. Upper concrete floors of buildings are poured on top of shoring designed for doing...
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    You should look at this parting out thread, he...

    You should look at this parting out thread, he might have some needed parts. I bought a few things and they were in great shape.

    Parting out Monarch 1610 Series 612
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    Got my parts the other day and they look great....

    Got my parts the other day and they look great. Box was beat up and re taped due to being broken open, to be expected from having heavy steel parts in it.
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    I see what looks like welding fume extractors...

    I see what looks like welding fume extractors near this and some of the other machines in the background. Would this be just for smoke from cutting oil or would they be cutting more toxic materials...
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    You posted this on the morning of the 7th (#68)...

    You posted this on the morning of the 7th (#68) and I don't think I am the only one curious to see your youtube testing.
  20. Like john.k said above, I also think you should...

    Like john.k said above, I also think you should put the new cyl "upside down" so the ram comes out the bottom. Might be a little more tricky allowing the hoses to flex every cycle. I have one hyd cyl...
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    Called : I got fired, the slacker got me...

    Called : I got fired, the slacker got me
    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/i-got-fired-slacker-got-me-370149/#top
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    Maine or Oregon?

    Maine or Oregon?
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    Well. it sounds like you are WAY better off being...

    Well. it sounds like you are WAY better off being out of there. Maybe after everything goes to shit there and they see the guy for the problem he is they will be calling you begging to come back....
  24. What is the chance of them giving you more square...

    What is the chance of them giving you more square holes to do in the future? That might help me decide what to do to make the first 6. Drill a hole, mill hole square with round corners, broach or...
  25. I would for 6 of them. For much more than that...

    I would for 6 of them. For much more than that better tools would be needed.
    For one I would get out the hammer and chisel, then file. (after using the small end mill to get a rounded corner square)...
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