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    I was a mechanic in TX before I moved to CA and...

    I was a mechanic in TX before I moved to CA and my observation is that in the south self responsibility is more common than in the far west. When I got hurt on the job, my reaction was more of,...
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    I just got my first milling machine running after...

    I just got my first milling machine running after repainting it and reassembling it, phew! It's a South Bend vertical mill. After doing some of my first milling on the machine (bearing puller),...
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    Awesome turotial! This is some good stuff...

    Awesome turotial! This is some good stuff considering I've been looking at compressors. Can anybody comment on compressor brand names? I've been looking at compressors from Harbor Freight...
  4. If you want to use the drive in your new computer...

    If you want to use the drive in your new computer in addition to the CD and/or DVD drive, you can buy a ATI card for pretty cheap! I have one that I paid $10 for on Ebay that allows me to add 4...
  5. Paper weights are cheap and VERY easy!

    Paper weights are cheap and VERY easy!
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    All, Thanks for all the great advice! I'm in...

    All,
    Thanks for all the great advice! I'm in the process of painting/restoring the machine right now and hopefully with some of these suggestions I woln't have to worry about another serious rust...
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    I just bought an older South Bend Verticle...

    I just bought an older South Bend Verticle Precision Mill and it's littered with surface rust! Most of the rust I can remove with phosphoric acid but I have a feeling it will rust again unless I...
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