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    A couple thoughts, which y'all can take or leave...

    A couple thoughts, which y'all can take or leave as needed.

    1. Posts should be restricted to announcements, so any 'late breaking news' will pop up when you click New Posts.

    Comments, tributes,...
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    In the past eight years since the last post in...

    In the past eight years since the last post in this thread, the cranes discussed have not gotten any 'huge-r'. However, we appreciate your warning us of them. If only you had warned us of you.
  3. Good golly. Were those welded on, or soldered?! ...

    Good golly. Were those welded on, or soldered?!

    I usually recommend an RS232 optoisolator for machine tool interconnects. Here's one that that appears to isolate all lines:
    ...
  4. Glad you found one. Don't have that machine, so...

    Glad you found one. Don't have that machine, so I can't weigh in on your question. Have a decent manual? There was some mention in the PM link above, too.
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    Swinging bi-fold doors with powered steering...

    Swinging bi-fold doors with powered steering wheels at the end and intermediate hinge. Parking brakes will prevent wind-blown closure. Steering path is left as an exercise for the reader.

    Or,...
  6. If you have to dig into the card yourself, look...

    If you have to dig into the card yourself, look for MAX232 chips, or MC1488, MC1489 chips. They might be physically near the port, and are pretty much the first thing in the door, electronically. ...
  7. Heh. Wait until the owner of the aircraft tugs...

    Heh. Wait until the owner of the aircraft tugs sees these shots...
  8. If you're really into belt-and-suspenders, you...

    If you're really into belt-and-suspenders, you can also chain the forklifts together at the bottom (on the ground, under the trailer) to keep them from 'flipping out', away from each other. Only...
  9. Perhaps thread it on, with a stout lock washer at...

    Perhaps thread it on, with a stout lock washer at the very bottom of the hole. Small nib to prevent it from totally collapsing, so it grabs well.

    Or a close-fitting pin that (hopefully) vanishes...
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    At one time, there was a for-pay service that one...

    At one time, there was a for-pay service that one would subscribe to. You effectively forward your number to a private 800 number that uses ANI for the true caller information, rather than...
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    Tie wrap and an alcohol swab patch, for real men.

    Tie wrap and an alcohol swab patch, for real men.
  12. If folks have a need for PCMCIA to wifi, I've got...

    If folks have a need for PCMCIA to wifi, I've got half a dozen old school wifi adapters for peanuts... or perhaps macadamia nuts. Won't have up-to-date wifi security, of course...
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    Personally, I think you should be happy with the...

    Personally, I think you should be happy with the accuracy improvement between your headline and your pictured measurement. Vast improvement.

    You need to measure your cutter. For advice on the mill...
  14. Might try these folks: Tubular Techniques ,Tube...

    Might try these folks:
    Tubular Techniques ,Tube and Pipe Sales and Fabrication
  15. Thanks, already have one. They're not the...

    Thanks, already have one.

    They're not the ticket for lifting something from the ground up inside a trailer, with a reach of 3', though.
  16. Well, I should have bought that one, because now...

    Well, I should have bought that one, because now I'm in need of a lightweight, (aluminum) crane good for 1K at about 3'. And cheap -- cheaper than new build/cheaper than buying a new one. Anyone...
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    There are mis-matched pairs/trios of these in...

    There are mis-matched pairs/trios of these in almost every antique shop in town. A little sleuthing could turn up the very unit, or two. Are they a special size, or you're trying to match one...
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    I have one 'co-located' elsewhere, but I moved it...

    I have one 'co-located' elsewhere, but I moved it a few times.

    There is a sling-based method you can do with a forklift (from above) that gets around the 'sliding off forks' risk. ...
  19. Another approach, as time is money... 2200mi...

    Another approach, as time is money...


    2200mi - round trip 122 gal fuel @ $3/gal = $367ish
    32 hrs of drive time
    U-haul truck rental one-way -- $600?
    Oil Change -- nope
    Towmotor to load -...
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    I bought an electronic "zapping" rat trap to deal...

    I bought an electronic "zapping" rat trap to deal with rats feasting on neighbor's over-abundant bird feed. Got a squirrel instead the first night. So, that could work quickly and "humanely" -- at...
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    And if the fiberglass is too hard on edges or...

    And if the fiberglass is too hard on edges or hands, use some spray adhesive to fasten neoprene or other foam to it.
  22. So, by the length of this thread, it's evident...

    So, by the length of this thread, it's evident that everyone is in agreement about health insurance.

    And full disclosure, I didn't take the time this morning to read every post.

    But are there...
  23. Please note your expenses and time, too...

    Please note your expenses and time, too...
  24. I have had no issues with PayPal. I also never...

    I have had no issues with PayPal. I also never use it... unless you count paying as 'guest' via credit card using it. Do this about once a year, but don't have (or need) an account. My business...
  25. If you value your time, you might consider...

    If you value your time, you might consider selling your generator, saving the time and costs of the hut, and getting a 7000 EU is, which is really quiet. Really quiet -- like you can have a...
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