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    I believe that it is actually an air compressor...

    I believe that it is actually an air compressor driven by a synchronous motor, not a steam powered generator. We had one at a plant where I used to work. The motor was relatively slow speed, direct...
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    Just do it hot! YouTube...

    Just do it hot!

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    @Rklopp, selling on PM is why I sent my initial...

    @Rklopp, selling on PM is why I sent my initial note, but I had no idea of the value. I'll construct a more complete note in the "for sale" forum.
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    Used Hardinge Cross Slide

    I volunteer at a used tool store. They donate their revenue to a charity that assists seniors to allow them to stay in their homes. We get a variety of odds and ends in our donations. Pricing is...
  5. Reading the document is interesting. There are a...

    Reading the document is interesting. There are a number of exemptions.

    EEE intended to protect national security and/or for military purposes
    Products where electricity is not the main power...
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    The sad thing is that the games with soda bottles...

    The sad thing is that the games with soda bottles and dry ice can get you arrested in many states today. From Wikipedia:

    A law in California that defines "destructive device" includes a list...
  7. I'm not sure that the answers are getting at what...

    I'm not sure that the answers are getting at what the OP wants to do. I think he's trying to use a center tapped 240/24 volt transformer as an auto-transformer to provide a small 120V source. I...
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    Lots more technical details. Sleipnir...

    Lots more technical details.

    Sleipnir Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel - Ship Technology

    Installing the cranes:

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    I've seen old pipe railings put together with...

    I've seen old pipe railings put together with right and left hand threads on the horizontal rails of a two level rail. The crosses and tees were right hand on one side and left on the other. ...
  10. Dunn and Bradstreet listed their gross at $8.9...

    Dunn and Bradstreet listed their gross at $8.9 million in some unspecified year. They were an LLC owned by a company in Buffalo.

    Wayback machine has their equipment list from a few years ago.
    ...
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    Not any more.
  12. False Certs Lead to Criminal Charges, Business Closure

    A local company, PMI Industries, is now closed. It was an "...aerospace precision machining service, specializing in high-tolerance machining for flight critical aerospace parts used to build space...
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    A thought. How would you explain the way you...

    A thought. How would you explain the way you just said something to/about someone to your (hypothetical) 12 year old daughter?
  14. No direct experience myself, but there are...

    No direct experience myself, but there are suspenders that clip on the sides of the pants rather than front and back. That is supposed to put the pull of the suspenders along an axis that doesn't...
  15. I've attached pictures of the micrometer stops...

    I've attached pictures of the micrometer stops for my 1978 10K. You got a really nice score.

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    I worked at a facility that had the potential for...

    I worked at a facility that had the potential for exposure to toxic solvents. We used supplied air respirators to ensure that the air the operators were breathing was safe. Due to the inconvenience...
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    The effect of the presence of a weight on a...

    The effect of the presence of a weight on a granite plate can be approximated by simple beam calculations. If you need more information on the use of Airy or Bessel points the Wikipedia article is a...
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    I toured a factory once that had a vertical belt...

    I toured a factory once that had a vertical belt manlift. The brand name was Humphrey. It was novel to ride, and seemed very practical. I doubt that they are allowed today.

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    I was using muriatic acid for removing mill...

    I was using muriatic acid for removing mill scale. It worked quickly. Then I neutralized in a solution containing baking soda. I didn't like the corrosion and safety risks associated with keeping the...
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    Here's a sad end for a cool shop crane. I...

    Here's a sad end for a cool shop crane. I thought I had a nameplate picture, but can't find it. The next time I go to the mall, I'll get better pictures. I believe it is of French or German...
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    The best safe but crazy thing I ever saw was a...

    The best safe but crazy thing I ever saw was a box with a 220 receptacle on it and two long 120v cordsets coming out of it. There was a test switch and light and a power switch on the box. You'd...
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    Criminal fraud. Norsk Hydro: $45 million. ...

    Criminal fraud. Norsk Hydro: $45 million. Taxpayers: $655 million.
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    I'm sure he has a power wire brush, files, and...

    I'm sure he has a power wire brush, files, and leftover house paint.
  24. The zinc alloy issue is very interesting. The...

    The zinc alloy issue is very interesting. The common early alloys were known as Zamak, and there were a number of formulations.

    Zamak - Wikipedia

    They were much lower in aluminum than the...
  25. My Grob has a similar part, made of two spaced...

    My Grob has a similar part, made of two spaced pieces of sheet metal. There's a powered (by weights) slide in the table with holes for pins to push the "alligator", as my granddaughter calls it......
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