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    I bought my Komatsu cheap because it ran real...

    I bought my Komatsu cheap because it ran real rough. Seller had forklift mech check it out said it needed head rebuilt. Took a little screwing around, but figured out one cylinder wasn't getting...
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    I got to help fit main shaft to a propeller for a...

    I got to help fit main shaft to a propeller for a Navy refueling ship that ran aground. I don't remember the exact size, but it was between 25 and 35 feet diameter one piece fixed pitch in bronze....
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    Some Clarks are pretty good, many not so much. I...

    Some Clarks are pretty good, many not so much. I wouldn't buy a Clark project machine or pay top dollar for one.

    Hyster is pretty good. They are heavy and clunky. I do not like the ergonomics of...
  4. I have one exactly like those. It was never used...

    I have one exactly like those. It was never used as a parallel. Mine came from Devlieg.

    Heavy indeed.

    Most of the HBM sized parallels I have and have looked at are milled or planed from solid...
  5. That's an unusual way to sell all that. I have...

    That's an unusual way to sell all that.

    I have bought indexers with spare controllers, but have never bought multiple indexers with one controller.

    Your potential buyer(s) would likely prefer...
  6. I try to avoid auctions because they distract me...

    I try to avoid auctions because they distract me from my core business, but I don't have very good willpower for it.
  7. oddly enough I bought a big wood cabinet at a...

    oddly enough I bought a big wood cabinet at a machine shop auction for nothing. It was just the right size and look to build into a wall in my shop (save on sheetrock and paint) Looked like it was...
  8. I probably have 30 or so 1-2-3 blocks and another...

    I probably have 30 or so 1-2-3 blocks and another 30+ 2-4-6 blocks around the shop. They're dirt cheap, reasonably precise and very easy to get. I use them all the time. I build fixtures with them,...
  9. Very good points, thanks.

    Very good points, thanks.
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    There's a shop in Portland that specializes in...

    There's a shop in Portland that specializes in cast iron welding. They vee out the cracks, heat the cast parts up to near molten and TIG them up with iron filler rod. The cost isn't bad and they seem...
  11. Um, No. These are close 20+ year friends...

    Um, No. These are close 20+ year friends actually. We're all about 9 months of 6 days a week into this project. I'm pretty amazed at all the ground we've been able to cover.
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    Seems to me like the system that goes up the...

    Seems to me like the system that goes up the quickest is the winner today because labor is the biggest cost.

    I would prefer copper. That is what I planned to use in my shop. But because I'm a...
  13. Haven't looked at the revenue potential yet....

    Haven't looked at the revenue potential yet. There's always a good chance something new will flop. It could be pretty big, but we're not betting the farm on it.

    As far as patentability I didn't...
  14. I wish there was competition for entry level jobs...

    I wish there was competition for entry level jobs paying $15/hr.

    Lowest I've ever paid is $20/hr and that was essentially parts loader, bandsaw feeder and gofer.

    I pay my 10 and 14 year old...
  15. I oversimplified it. I am a 50% owner. I am not...

    I oversimplified it. I am a 50% owner. I am not the deep-pocketed partner though so I don't like the idea of spending on a patent lawyer if all it does is boost my ego.

    Thanks for those suggesting...
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    Northern tool had a black friday sale on the 3/4"...

    Northern tool had a black friday sale on the 3/4" rapidair kits. They were $169 and free shipping plus a $100 gift card if you spent $500. So I spent like $502 and 3 100' kits plus used the gift card...
  17. I'm the nuts and bolts mechanical/board design...

    I'm the nuts and bolts mechanical/board design guy for a new product and just happened make a suggestion to the software people that it seems hasn't been done before and it sounds like a good idea. ...
  18. Patent attorney recommendations- Northwest?

    I need help with a software/user interface concept. Can anyone recommend a patent attorney?

    Thanks!
  19. 42 Cutmaster

    42 Cutmaster
  20. The one I can buy is $2000. It weighs 19,500. So...

    The one I can buy is $2000. It weighs 19,500. So right at or a tick above scrap price.

    Times are crazy. CNC's are similar though. I'm struggling with not buying one of the finest, if not THE...
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    I use CO2 with Ceramark. Bought a cheap chinese...

    I use CO2 with Ceramark. Bought a cheap chinese 100 watt unit and upgraded the control and software. Next I will step up to fiber when demand justifies it.
  22. That hits home right there because the Bullard I...

    That hits home right there because the Bullard I can get a deal on is a newer 42" with digitals and overall a creampuff. The only pending job I could use a bullard for at the moment is 51" diameter. ...
  23. The last crane I brought in here was $1500 for a...

    The last crane I brought in here was $1500 for a 60 ton (I think, it was a monster, maybe a 160 ton?) and that was a special deal with Ness Campbell because they left me hanging on another job. I...
  24. It has the original 1960's manuals with it and...

    It has the original 1960's manuals with it and states weight as a tick under 25,000 lbs for a 19" column with 6 ft arm.

    She's a big girl.
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    Slodat, I take it you're not interested? For...

    Slodat, I take it you're not interested?

    For the others that have contacted me wanting to buy the chuck I will consider it if Slodat passes.
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