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    Please, do not do any welding on the spindle. I'm...

    Please, do not do any welding on the spindle. I'm saying that as a pro fabricator. Reason why I say that is, it will never be straight and true enough again unless it is machined all over, every...
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    Well, that's a bummer. I'd had my heart set on...

    Well, that's a bummer. I'd had my heart set on getting this set of mics someday: https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/06226104

    But I'll tell you what, I'm not gonna pay Swiss price for...
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    I'm a fan of B&S too, all my mics were made in...

    I'm a fan of B&S too, all my mics were made in Providence, Rhode Island. My best caliper was made in Switzerland by Etalon (they got bought by TESA) and they are so smooth I don't know how to say it....
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    I *might* be interested, but its a long drive...

    I *might* be interested, but its a long drive from Buffalo.... how does it to at thread cutting?
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    Its weird. I got stuff from Shars last year, had...

    Its weird. I got stuff from Shars last year, had enough oil on them to make salad dressing. Didn't hear a peep from the PO. I mean, the flat rate box was stained with the stuff. Maybe order some...
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    I would think that any swarf that is still in...

    I would think that any swarf that is still in suspension after a week of settling is inconsequential. The reason I think this is because things like diamond grit and paint pigments are already into...
  7. I work in a pretty dirty place, they make...

    I work in a pretty dirty place, they make powdered metal. Everything turns black. The furnace controls are computerized, in the big cabinets the size of a fridge. Once a month one of the maintenance...
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    If you've got the time, I would make gravity do...

    If you've got the time, I would make gravity do the work (plus, I'm cheap...)

    Just leave it sit in the bucket for about a week and pour off all but the bottom inch or so. The crud settles to the...
  9. Thread: Work Benches.

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    Wow thats a perfect idea... how is the top...

    Wow thats a perfect idea... how is the top fastened onto the roller cabinet? How is it made? Probably 3/4 of what I do is maintenance welding and machining, and I could really use a box top like that...
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    I've been looking at the Republic Lagun...

    I've been looking at the Republic Lagun FUTV-152EF. Can't afford anything, I have to win the lotto or something, but that doesn't stop me from looking at it and drooling and dreaming.
  11. In hindsight you are probably correct regarding...

    In hindsight you are probably correct regarding the adjustable wrench -- the outer corners of the old plug were quite well rounded and it seemed the socket was hammered on randomly.
  12. 3D printer setup with a hopper full of bronze...

    3D printer setup with a hopper full of bronze dust and a laser to sinter it every time it deposits a tiny amount via gravity. Betcha some companies such as Moog and Boeing are already doing something...
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    I mean, with a good light and a decent 4R rule, I...

    I mean, with a good light and a decent 4R rule, I can get my cut no farther away than .020 or .030 from the desired line. It helps that I've been using this saw for the last 5 years, I'm quite...
  14. McMaster is a good one, we use them at work. Our...

    McMaster is a good one, we use them at work.
    Our main supplier is Hanes, they are local to us: HSI: Hanes Supply Contractor and Industrial Supplier - Home

    Also, MSC (MSC Industrial Supply |...
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    We have a Hyd-Mech S-20 at work, and its probably...

    We have a Hyd-Mech S-20 at work, and its probably the single biggest time saver in the place. I can easily hit within 20 or 30 thou of my target with a fresh blade. That saw is rock solid and...
  16. I can give you one good example why they went to...

    I can give you one good example why they went to 15MM. My chevy colorado had a 13MM plug when I bought it used from a major dealer. The previous owner (hereinafter referred to as "numbnutz") hadn't...
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    Medicare is pretty good - my Dad has that in...

    Medicare is pretty good - my Dad has that in addition to his private insurance (Aetna life). They took care of everything with both his bypass and his hip replacement, between the two of them. His...
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    If you prefer manual shift, Jeep kinda assumes...

    If you prefer manual shift, Jeep kinda assumes that by default. There are conversion kits to turn a late model wrangler into a mini-pickup but its a tad pricey.... and you will need to be able to...
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    I can't believe the short lifespans that people...

    I can't believe the short lifespans that people quote. Has battery manufacturing really gone that far down hill? ISTR the old Interstate that my Dad put in the family wagon in 1976... that battery...
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    Regarding credibility, (pot, kettle, black) the...

    Regarding credibility, (pot, kettle, black) the trickle-down should begin at any time now. The markets are at an all-time high and there is work enough for everyone. Everyone will be paid fairly...
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    Take a look at this steel mesh pencil holder at...

    Take a look at this steel mesh pencil holder at Office Max/Office Depot... clean the paint off em and use em cheap!
    Lorell Steel Pencil Cup MeshBlack by Office Depot
  22. Trick I always used is to pack the flutes with...

    Trick I always used is to pack the flutes with heavy grease, the kind you have to cut with a knife. Train wheel grease. The grease catches and holds the chips till you have a chance to wipe them out...
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    Andy -- try this: Car-Part.com--Used Auto...

    Andy -- try this:

    Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market search for late model ford rears with limited slip. Its a website that junyard owners sign up and list their stock. Some of them even ship....
  24. Well, you do realize that Monsanto is pushing...

    Well, you do realize that Monsanto is pushing their GMO crop seeds pretty hard, and all those drugs/chemicals injected into the nation's beef since the 1970's... the Illuminaty wanted us to be...
  25. Dude, I was joking...;)

    Dude, I was joking...;)
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