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    "And take a tiny fraction of a second to skip...

    "And take a tiny fraction of a second to skip over those that intervene in any thread."

    Scrolled by for years, so I know the drill.
    Blocked for years. Life was good.
    Then one day block no...
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    So it needs to be that way because it needs to be...

    So it needs to be that way because it needs to be that way. It's a design requirement.

    The goal is to make the handle part as light as possible, but so that it still feels appropriate to the...
  3. Step one is going to be determining the weight at...

    Step one is going to be determining the weight at each support leg. Step two is choosing a product that meets your isolation goal (frequency and amplitude mostly) at the given weight. Secondarily,...
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    Is the gearbox still around?

    Is the gearbox still around?
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    Ignore list management

    This seems like the place to address board functional issues. If it's not, please move as required.

    For quite awhile, the ignore list has been a helpful feature of this site, allowing me to enjoy...
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    Wow, I left a lot of typos in my post,...

    Wow, I left a lot of typos in my post, subsequently quoted for posterity by Therm. I went back and fixed them as a courtesy to future readers. :ack2:
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    I needed to move a bigger-than-forklift-capacity...

    I needed to move a bigger-than-forklift-capacity mill a while back. I made HDPE feet to skid it on (over smooth shop floor). I could lift corners, so I used short bolts to keep machine from sliding...
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    Yikes. Eyes wide open, but forge ahead if you're...

    Yikes. Eyes wide open, but forge ahead if you're interested.

    The fact that they owe you money is key. Perhaps make extending that deal (along with ousting slacker) part of the deal for...
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    I've got a couple to season after smoothing, and...

    I've got a couple to season after smoothing, and I'm planning on avacado oil for the seasoning. Reportedly a high temp alternative.
  10. PODS are wood-framed, plastic-topped affairs with...

    PODS are wood-framed, plastic-topped affairs with less structural rigidity than your average backyard deck. There is basically nothing to tie anything down to except for some 3/8" hardware-store...
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    A few thoughts... What company is the former...

    A few thoughts...

    What company is the former employer's closest competitor -- either geographically or business-wise? Contact them to see if they'd like a consultant on retainer.

    Or, start a...
  12. Rift-sawn white oak is the best in my book.

    Rift-sawn white oak is the best in my book.
  13. Note that there are walk-behind random orbital...

    Note that there are walk-behind random orbital sanders with 12"x12" or so footprint. Less easy to make big fast mistakes with than drums. Dust collection options, plus often 120V instead of 220. I...
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    "....buy all the garage sale hot glue guns you...

    "....buy all the garage sale hot glue guns you can get..."

    This is the time of the year when I roll out my annual condensation post:

    "Go to Tractor Supply and buy a couple of magnetic engine...
  15. So here's a quick update. Driveway was...

    So here's a quick update.

    Driveway was finished off last Monday afternoon, and we stayed off of it until Thursday night. Temps down to 40's or so.


    RV is parked (back axle) on 1/2" steel...
  16. Since I suck at welding, I would have pulled it...

    Since I suck at welding, I would have pulled it back together with strategically-placed turnbuckles. And that's it. May not have fared as well as OP, of course.

    Since the machines are still in...
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    School me please, Teach...

    School me please, Teach...
  18. Good discussion and points all. Some comments: ...

    Good discussion and points all. Some comments:

    Aim is only an issue when it comes to backing into a legs-up C-channel 1" wider than the tire. x4 tires. Getting out and re-adjusting is certainly...
  19. It's my RV for years, but the driveway/house will...

    It's my RV for years, but the driveway/house will not be. Just don't want to mess it up (over the next couple years) for the next owner...

    I have some 8" wide C-channel in aluminum. Sides are 2"...
  20. OT - Protecting new blacktop drive from parked RV

    So I'm having blacktop driveway installed Friday, in a conversion from gravel. One parking area will hold a mid-size 24' Class C RV -- ~12K lbs (max) on a dually E350 Super Duty chassis.

    Rear...
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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.
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    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:
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    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,...
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