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  1. I've welded fork pockets to several big...

    I've welded fork pockets to several big compressors I have owned. Weld to the feet, not to the tank.
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    18k is not a very heavy machine. My shop is...

    18k is not a very heavy machine.

    My shop is built on some kind of silt/clay/fill junk next to a river. Most of the year the water table is high enough that if you pull a fence post out of the...
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    One of my 3T lathes had the strangest thing...

    One of my 3T lathes had the strangest thing happen- two of the brass screws that attach the wires to the back of the handwheel cracked. The wires were on there, but not making contact. The broken...
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    I know a skilled concrete guy. He's 27 and has is...

    I know a skilled concrete guy. He's 27 and has is own pump truck. He bought the pump truck as a wreck for cash and rebuilt it.

    That's a rough business to try to run. No way to do it without...
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    I'd sure like to see more of the gun guys posting...

    I'd sure like to see more of the gun guys posting up their tricks. Pretty cool stuff.

    Not much of a gun guy, but I do own one handgun and it's a series 70 1911.

    I shot a 1911 built in 1918 that...
  6. That saves me the trouble of figuring the old...

    That saves me the trouble of figuring the old stuff out then! Thanks.
  7. That is a very complex setup. That level of...

    That is a very complex setup. That level of complexity I would just buy a used Fanuc.
  8. I think where I'm at is not a proof of concept...

    I think where I'm at is not a proof of concept stage, but rather what super simple time sucking task can we automate with $300 in hardware and a really convenient interface. This is not a G-code CNC...
  9. So it was explained to me that Raspberry pi is...

    So it was explained to me that Raspberry pi is perfect for running the UI, but it isn't reliable for controlling the process- Like 1 in 1000 times it has some behind the scenes process going on that...
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    There's a developing problem right now with...

    There's a developing problem right now with agencies that have to transport people for non-medical stuff. A lot of people work with people and part of their job is driving somewhere with them. Taking...
  11. Is there a place for cheap automation (Arduino) in industrial environments?

    A close friend has a background developing UI's and controls for presses, welders and other misc. He's running out of stuff to do at home while collecting a paycheck not to work. He's asked if...
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    Every vertical I have ever bought has had a...

    Every vertical I have ever bought has had a fucked up toolchanger arm. Bent or locks not working or mis-adjusted, etc.

    Nobody uses that stupid tool. What are you going to do? remove the entire...
  13. Need Help with a robot arm and Berkely Control Systems BAM-432 Turbo controller

    I picked up an old Intel wafer robot arm. Looks in good shape, but operating condition unknown. Before I remove the original control and put time into a retrofit I hope to see if it would work the...
  14. Maybe it will help, but your best bet is just to...

    Maybe it will help, but your best bet is just to pull the covers whenever you think it might need it and check on stuff.

    My big 60" VMC was packed solid with steel chips inside the way covers. I...
  15. I used to make a ton of automotive steering shaft...

    I used to make a ton of automotive steering shaft spacers. They stacked in with the rag joint for doing a body lift in the rust belt where the steering shaft slip won't slide anymore.

    The laser...
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    Do you realize how many millions of pages that...

    Do you realize how many millions of pages that would be?
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    I do automotive and besides a rough week it's...

    I do automotive and besides a rough week it's been consistent orders.
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    If you can back a semi to the door you don't need...

    If you can back a semi to the door you don't need a crane or a forklift. Just a Landoll. I would estimate 45k lbs, but could easily be heavier.

    A bigger concern for me would be if it needs a pilot...
  19. Thread: Recession?

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    OK Boomer. Millenials are 40 bud.

    OK Boomer.

    Millenials are 40 bud.
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    Look for an old scissor lift. They have swing out...

    Look for an old scissor lift. They have swing out battery trays that are built plenty stout enough for your needs.
  21. A friend gave me some that were rejects from his...

    A friend gave me some that were rejects from his work. I had one little guy in my pants pocket, size of a quarter, I walked by one of my big shop tables and the it pulled right over and stuck my leg...
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    Well that's a lot more than I expected it to...

    Well that's a lot more than I expected it to fetch. In reality, a couple long days with scotchbrite, stones and flushing with some diesel fuel would probably have that thing ready to make money.

    I...
  23. Thread: T5 Lighting

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    Yeah... That's what I'm saying. I cannot get a T5...

    Yeah... That's what I'm saying. I cannot get a T5 bulb in the 35,000 person town I live in. I have to order them through the wholesale electrical supplier. Walmart doesn't even have them nor does...
  24. Thread: T5 Lighting

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    T5's are obsolete. And they suck. I bought 50+...

    T5's are obsolete. And they suck.

    I bought 50+ of those really nice extruded/anodized aluminum and stainless USA made 4 bulb T5 fixtures from a tech company that changed to LED's about 4 years...
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    I think he's making a generalization that isn't...

    I think he's making a generalization that isn't necessarily true. Some removable facing slides aren't adjustable in motion or able to be power fed.

    My Kuraki uses a style that bolts to the main...
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