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  1. Ryerson metals......hurting for business or just new policy to be annoying?

    What's up with Ryerson these days?
    Haven't heard from them in decades, now since about October a different sales dude calls every week. I let the machine answer but now it's getting annoying as I've...
  2. Somebody find his crank and twist it off for 'em.

    Somebody find his crank and twist it off for 'em.
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    It's a piston engine compared to a gas turbine. ...

    It's a piston engine compared to a gas turbine.
    I suppose to make up for inefficiency, you could fix a basket to the arm, plop in a gallon paint can, and multitask it by shaking paint and cutting...
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    Brakes, Balls, & Brain covers 98% of it

    Brakes, Balls, & Brain covers 98% of it
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    One of the most obvious problems is, half the...

    One of the most obvious problems is, half the time the hack saw is running, the blade is cutting. The other half of the time, the blade is going in the wrong direction...
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    This.......

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    In my usually occupied 2000 sqft shop area, there...

    In my usually occupied 2000 sqft shop area, there is high output (hydronic) baseboard. Surrounds most of the 4 sides of the room except where the overhead doors and entrance doors are. Supplied with...
  8. Wait..........how about "That slightly scored...

    Wait..........how about "That slightly scored crank and cylinders will be just FINE" (Looked at them and wouldn't run shit like that in MY Lawnmower).





    Many doo.....
  9. You're not wrong to be a bit miffed. But,...

    You're not wrong to be a bit miffed. But, personally that attitude doesn't bother me anymore. I'm just used to it by now I guess, and chuckle a bit when it happens these days. Depending on my mood, I...
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    Said the guy that still buy's his PC's from...

    Said the guy that still buy's his PC's from IBM....
  11. Thread: Showcase Lathe

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    Just for fun, after it's in the den for awhile,...

    Just for fun, after it's in the den for awhile, start asking if you can move it into the bedroom.....
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    The 'sold' numbers for these Ding-Dow DRO's on...

    The 'sold' numbers for these Ding-Dow DRO's on Ebay are interesting. I've seen many sellers in the 600-700's with mostly great feedback. In more and more pictures posted on the various machine shop...
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    I hope you're wearing a mask, and soaked the...

    I hope you're wearing a mask, and soaked the entire box in ethanol for 15 minutes before opening it?
    Looks nice. Is that the $500 setup? Is the display brightness adjustable? I have a feeling there...
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    I did notice the notch. Seemed like it had to be...

    I did notice the notch. Seemed like it had to be a puzzle but as long as it works, good job.
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    Not quite enough room for a spare engine.

    Not quite enough room for a spare engine.
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    I'd be very surprised if you see any shipments in...

    I'd be very surprised if you see any shipments in the foreseeable future coming out of China given the Virus situation.


    Can you explain how the reader head screws are accessed? Not clear on...
  17. Thread: Apogee

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    I can tell you from a job years back involving 7"...

    I can tell you from a job years back involving 7" square steel stock, needing to turn it to 4" round for a length of 8" on a manual lathe.....
    Faster speed with moderate cut depth (.200 not 1.0) and...
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    In an earlier post, I mentioned that I've bought...

    In an earlier post, I mentioned that I've bought 2 of these, a 2 axis lathe package and a 3 axis mill package. The lathe package bought in 2018 was around $340, but for a 16 x 45 lathe.Prices may...
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    I think it's generally very nice, although the...

    I think it's generally very nice, although the digits are smaller than the other ones I pointed out, but still, look at the great contrast compared to the other LED displays. I really like the...
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    When I worked at the big HB we would get orders...

    When I worked at the big HB we would get orders for small hole drill bushings or collets, up to 5C size with Order Holes as small as .005 dia.
    Webs are left at the bottom of the slots in such...
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    I sent one as well about 2 weeks ago, and did get...

    I sent one as well about 2 weeks ago, and did get a reply that they 'don't know' when more are coming, but will email me when they have them.
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    Just an FYI here........ The Ding-Dow DRO's on...

    Just an FYI here........

    The Ding-Dow DRO's on Ebay are now showing a choice of an LCD readout unit. Every ad I have looked at however shows them in the list of choices of components as "out of...
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    Probably be more interest if it was a finger...

    Probably be more interest if it was a finger brake......
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    I thought fire sprinkler systems were 'charged'...

    I thought fire sprinkler systems were 'charged' with compressed air and the pipes were dry?
  25. What brand are the McCar blades? Carbon or...

    What brand are the McCar blades? Carbon or Bi-metal?
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