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    BOB from kansas city makes those replacement...

    BOB from kansas city makes those replacement straps... Come to think of it I haven't seen much of Bob lately.... Wonder if he is ok...
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    My High School machine shop had 4 of those 14's. ...

    My High School machine shop had 4 of those 14's. I used them for years after I graduated as the shop teacher was my best friend. :) I would love to have one in my shop today!
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    I think they were talking about 800 degrees C in...

    I think they were talking about 800 degrees C in that article... Not 800 degrees Fahrenheit :)
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    That would be a selling point. Glow in the dark...

    That would be a selling point. Glow in the dark cement mixers are rare!
  5. For me to do it right It would take me a whole...

    For me to do it right It would take me a whole day... Price per hour depends on how bad it is, who you are, if you come to help and how much Diet Mountain Dew you bring :)


    I've spent whole...
  6. Give a man a fish and he has a meal... Teach...

    Give a man a fish and he has a meal...

    Teach the man how to fish and he is set for life.....
  7. There is where I disagree. There are levels of...

    There is where I disagree. There are levels of economic justifications.

    For the US government hell no! It's cheaper to set the machines outside until enough rust gathers to justify selling it at...
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    I was screwed by AD back when they bought Generic...

    I was screwed by AD back when they bought Generic Cad, said we could keep it going and then killed it a year later.......

    Been very hesitant to climb on their Fusion wagon and after reading about...
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    Look up "This Old Tony" on YouTube.. He has a...

    Look up "This Old Tony" on YouTube.. He has a very good video on making your own tap... Pretty simple process if you have the tools..

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

    Here you go :)

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    Well that makes it impossible to read you then.. ...

    Well that makes it impossible to read you then.. I will not use facebook... any other places?

    I went ahead an bought V31.. Mainly because of Robin :)

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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    HI Al.. Glad to see you're still around :) I...

    HI Al.. Glad to see you're still around :)

    I never though I would ever be saying this but I'm considering moving from V27 to V31.... Mainly because I will be needing a 4 axis now....

    I know...
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    So where has Al DePoalo gone?

    It's been 6 months since he visited here.... Is he still with Bobcad?
  13. That's one of the good things about the long life...

    That's one of the good things about the long life screws, the washer is captured by the head and doesn't easily move when tightened too tight. The cupped washer also shields the washer from sunlight...
  14. You may, others may not... Just clarifying it for...

    You may, others may not... Just clarifying it for the others.. :)
  15. The stitchers are only designed for panel to...

    The stitchers are only designed for panel to panel or trim to panel... They don't drive worth a damn when you try to use them to fasten the panels down into thicker metal.

    I just called my...
  16. What type of screw did they use on your roof? ...

    What type of screw did they use on your roof?

    254805

    254804


    The top screw is best as the rubber is encased by the metal cap when driven.. The bottom screw's washer is unprotected from...
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    I looked at that earlier and about the only way...

    I looked at that earlier and about the only way to improve the drawers functions, to the level I like, with a lot of weight in each door is to replace all the slides with roller bearing slides. A...
  18. I unpacked the box this morning...There are so...

    I unpacked the box this morning...There are so many pieces that I could probably hold down a space shuttle, IF I could get it through the shop door :D

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    I unpacked the box this morning...There are so...

    I unpacked the box this morning...There are so many pieces that I could probably hold down a space shuttle, IF I could get it through the shop door :D

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    Thanks for the great idea on the stacking...

    Thanks for the great idea on the stacking blocks... I have a set of Starrett machinist jacks that have an assortment of stacking bases like that. I have a bunch of 2" mystery metal that would do...
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    Unboxed a very nice set of hold downs for the...

    Unboxed a very nice set of hold downs for the planer today.... I don't believe there is much I can't put on that table now :)

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  22. The box arrived last week and I've been busy so...

    The box arrived last week and I've been busy so it has had to wait.. Came packed in a good stout crate and survived the trip very well... Thanks Jrock!

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    Another thing to understand, the tools are manual...

    Another thing to understand, the tools are manual tools and the market is limited. Today not many people can run them without hurting themselves. Most of today's "machinists" will freak out when they...
  24. Zahnradkopf's new gear has arrived! 254300 ...

    Zahnradkopf's new gear has arrived!

    254300

    Very nice work and packaged so well that it was indestructible in the mail!

    Even came in a nice pouch, the gear is laying on it. This thing is so...
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    No wonder they didn't like using the handle Ken,...

    No wonder they didn't like using the handle Ken, that's not the original handle!

    And here I was all excited :(

    The original looks to be cast and has many angles and offsets to miss the chip pan...
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