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    Don't use anything besides tube for the legs....

    Don't use anything besides tube for the legs. Open sections (angle, channel)are weak in torsion, and even though they will keep the table top from collapsing to the floor, they will make the table...
  2. If you presume it is hardened, why not take a...

    If you presume it is hardened, why not take a file to it and see? There is an extremely low probability of any type of repair lasting more than a few cycles, but given your lack of experience and...
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    Call Burr King and have a rep bring a 760 to your...

    Call Burr King and have a rep bring a 760 to your shop. They will set it up with a couple of different contact wheels and you can decide for yourself. As they say "One test is worth a thousand...
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    I gave away my Gr*zzly disc/belt sander to make...

    I gave away my Gr*zzly disc/belt sander to make room for a Burr King 760. Unless you have a certain compelling need for what a disc grinder has to offer, get the 760.
    Get it now.
    Right now.
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    So you are interested in providing a quote?...

    So you are interested in providing a quote? Because I find it irritating when folks join in a thread just to complain but add nothing of value.
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    RFQ for milled aluminum parts

    I am in need of 8 aluminum milled logos for a local business. I had some made a couple years ago by another PM member, but I have been unable to get in touch with him.
    I have the stl file ready,...
  7. A588. It was a special order as they don't deal...

    A588. It was a special order as they don't deal with A588, but the guy running the shear just pulled some flat bar off the rack, and no one noticed for another 3 weeks, and by that time my work was...
  8. The backstory is my main supplier for the past 10...

    The backstory is my main supplier for the past 10 years went out of business back in February. There are only two alternatives in my area, and after this episode I gave them one more chance figuring...
  9. Oh my God just stop typing already.

    Oh my God just stop typing already.
  10. vendor supplied wrong material and won't compensate for lost time, now what?

    I had a steel supplier sell me what I thought was 600 lbs of A588 steel plate, sheared to size. I welded up my parts and shipped them to my customer, and that very same day the vendor called and said...
  11. Isn't that Rumi?

    Isn't that Rumi?
  12. Read this book Aircraft Welding...

    Read this book Aircraft Welding and listen to anything Kent White says. Other than that, guys named Ron are usually credible, and everyone else is suspect.
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    I built a dewpoint monitor for my paint booth....

    I built a dewpoint monitor for my paint booth. Way cheaper than an off the shelf product.
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    My brother is a tattoo artist, and one of the...

    My brother is a tattoo artist, and one of the best tattoos of the trades he did was for a roofer. If you have ever been on a flat roof, then you know what Karnak is. He inked a bucket of Karnak on...
  15. Thanks for the informative reply. I was recently...

    Thanks for the informative reply. I was recently reading an interview with the owner of Rose Iron Works, and he was discussing the uncertain future of the company (shrinking market, kids don't want...
  16. I think you meant "bite the dust". I don't think...

    I think you meant "bite the dust". I don't think you looked at the website closely enough. There are several items for sale with prices listed. Not all of the items shown have prices because the...
  17. I fixed the link. No spam, but that page had...

    I fixed the link. No spam, but that page had pictures of the various shops (blacksmithing, machine, finishing). Don't know why it didn't work
  18. OT: Murray's Iron Works closing after 50 years

    Saw this auction come up today. It looks like this shop produced some incredible work and had plenty of customers, what happened? Overseas competition? Contraction in the market? It breaks my heart...
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    I use Sherwin Williams Rohs-Compliant wash primer...

    I use Sherwin Williams Rohs-Compliant wash primer (P60 G10). It's about $45/gal and I've been using it for about 3 years for exterior parts. So far so good.
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    Last week I had my 6 year old daughter pushing...

    Last week I had my 6 year old daughter pushing the foot pedals on my sheet metal punch while I loaded and unloaded the parts. She loved it.
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    Formax belt grease will triple your removal rates...

    Formax belt grease will triple your removal rates when cutting aluminum, and keep the flutes from gumming up with chips.
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    You could make a cone transition piece to mate...

    You could make a cone transition piece to mate the small diameter to the large. Do you require smooth curves? Is it steel, aluminum, or what?
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    There is a place for small shops, but it takes...

    There is a place for small shops, but it takes some effort. You mentioned your passion for machining and welding, but are you good at these things? I have a one man shop in Southern WV. It is a...
  25. Techshop 2.0 is rising from the ashes.......

    Techshop 2.0 is rising from the ashes....
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