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    Happy Holidays. Heavy on the happy.

    Happy Holidays. Heavy on the happy.
  2. Better to find one of those business storage...

    Better to find one of those business storage units and forget the partner thing. I was in on a warehouse with 6 others. Worked ok for a while, till this one got his feelings hurt, this one dies, one...
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    What ive found with the police is you will have...

    What ive found with the police is you will have to do all the police work, then hand them the case, all ready to close, and they will let the guy go without charging him.
    I fly alot, with tools and...
  4. Its the same folks who wont post the price when...

    Its the same folks who wont post the price when they advertize something to sell. Pass!
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    Looking good!

    Looking good!
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    My first lathe was a leblond, belt drive,...

    My first lathe was a leblond, belt drive, threaded spindle, built in the 30's. Made lots of stuff on it. Cylinders, driveshafts, pins, bushings, shafts by the dozens. Mostly repair type work. Used a...
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    Do you want to drill 20 inches with a 3/16 drill?...

    Do you want to drill 20 inches with a 3/16 drill? Its half inch cuz thats much easier, not cuz it needs to be that big. I would drill it from each end. Pilot drill then core drill 3 or 4 inches at a...
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    I thought the op made a very creative title. We...

    I thought the op made a very creative title. We all love to write, and read, a good rant now and then. It is the stuff that makes afternoon talk shows so popular.
  9. Might be easier to ream the guides to fit the...

    Might be easier to ream the guides to fit the valves? Common job in any automotive machine shop. Trues the guide as well. Win, win!
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    Looks like the best of both worlds. What are they...

    Looks like the best of both worlds. What are they asking for it? How much do you think to convert it? I like redundancy in my shop, several ways to get things done, in case one is busy, or goes down.
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    Grease sticks, and stays. Oil will run off, and...

    Grease sticks, and stays. Oil will run off, and need to be reoiled. If you can reach it to oil it when you use the machine, oil will work. Otherwise, grease will be there for years, as you see, there...
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    I like the idea. How many umbrellas get thrown...

    I like the idea. How many umbrellas get thrown away every year for broken spokes? Many thousands i am sure. Each one of those customers, who bought conventional umbrellas only to have them be...
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    I would drill half way through from each side,...

    I would drill half way through from each side, then ream straight through. Make a matching test block to qc them. How many you making?
  14. They advertized it at 100%, and running it has...

    They advertized it at 100%, and running it has wrecked it several times. 100% is 100%. I would get a lawyer.
  15. Walmart.com has one for $14, use it to control a...

    Walmart.com has one for $14, use it to control a magnetic starter ($50 used on ebay) with 120 volt coil as Tony said. Lights on, compressor on, lights off, compressor off. Easy, and it will last....
  16. 30 seconds on a bench grinder, it doesnt need to...

    30 seconds on a bench grinder, it doesnt need to be smooth or concentric, only smaller.
  17. I would just grind a little off the shank.

    I would just grind a little off the shank.
  18. Bill Portillo started with a hotdog cart in 1963,...

    Bill Portillo started with a hotdog cart in 1963, and retired after selling his 23 stores mostly in Chicago for $$$$$$$$. Why? His gift was people, and satisfying millions of them made him a...
  19. Show up on time, do something while you are...

    Show up on time, do something while you are there, and study hard to pass your drug test. This will get you past 90 percent of your competition. As far as specialization, find your gift, and do what...
  20. Dont have a tv in the shop, not even a radio...

    Dont have a tv in the shop, not even a radio mostly just the ballasts. Resisting the conversion to LED, i will have no entertainment at all.
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    A small air cylinder may work. The rod end...

    A small air cylinder may work. The rod end expells air when extending, draws in when colapsing. Sorry cant spell either.
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    Just re read your post, a syringe is opposite of...

    Just re read your post, a syringe is opposite of what you need. Sorry, im easily confused.
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    A syringe is just a piston in a tube. Pull to...

    A syringe is just a piston in a tube. Pull to draw air, or another fluid, like blood, or medicine in, then push to expell the contents. They are available in many sizes.
  24. I have a new music group i listen to. Called The...

    I have a new music group i listen to. Called The Ballasts. Its all one long song called "60 cycle hum".
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    Sounds like a place i worked. A guy comes up and...

    Sounds like a place i worked. A guy comes up and asks for some banding. I give him a piece i have handy. He says no, i need some of that thicker banding. Glad i dont work there anymore. And yes, they...
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