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    I think these were all made by Sanrex in Japan. ...

    I think these were all made by Sanrex in Japan. I know that Sanrex makes welders under its own brand, and that they are available in the US.
    Haven’t personally used one, but have heard good...
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    Have 3 Thermal Arc inverter welders, and love...

    Have 3 Thermal Arc inverter welders, and love them. Two are TA 200’s which require either 240 or three phase, but run like scalded cats. I have one on a cart with a little bottle, and a 50’...
  3. Go buy some gardening gauntlets (goatskin gloves...

    Go buy some gardening gauntlets (goatskin gloves that are elbow length and are cheap and readily available at your local fru-fru garden store to keep the country club set safe from stickers and...
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    Umm, Fronius (if you can afford it) or Japanese...

    Umm, Fronius (if you can afford it) or Japanese Thermalarc are the best inverter machines I’ve used.
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    Among others, I have 3 thermal arc inverters...

    Among others, I have 3 thermal arc inverters which I love. I bought all of them used (a 350 and 2 200s) paid $700 for the big one, and 1k for the little ones) They run on single or 3 phase, and do...
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    Or take your inverter with a foot pedal and HF...

    Or take your inverter with a foot pedal and HF start and do some truly precision stick welding with the aforementioned 3/32 6013. It works great.
  7. Set up with your cutting tool and loosen your...

    Set up with your cutting tool and loosen your compound. Index off your tool/taper until it’s close, tighten down a bit, and put an indicator on your toolpost at 90 degrees to the longitudinal axis....
  8. I have all sorts of one-off centers and tools...

    I have all sorts of one-off centers and tools that I have made without a taper attachment on my 10L with Morse #2 tapers to fit the tailstock. It’s simple to set up especially if one has an exemplar...
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    Blast as appropriate for the material. Wash with...

    Blast as appropriate for the material. Wash with clean mineral spirits and subsequently in acetone. Fixture parts, if heat tolerant, warm with propane torch until “wetness” (when you do it, you’ll...
  10. Flax seed oil is bulletproof. I wouldn't cook...

    Flax seed oil is bulletproof.
    I wouldn't cook with it, but it provides a very stable base on a cast iron pan that has had its seasoning removed (generally by burning it off in the cleaning cycle of...
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    If somebody on this thread actually wants a 30+...

    If somebody on this thread actually wants a 30+ kVA dry 240-480 (taps up to 600) buck/boost transformer, I have a brand new one on a pallet, (never used) that I’d love to provide to a good home.
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    I am well equipped with safety wire pliers, but...

    I am well equipped with safety wire pliers, but the tie/wrap that the other tool produced is really cool. Unfortunately, the link showing its function doesn’t work.
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    I am fairly sure I could copy one of those simple...

    I am fairly sure I could copy one of those simple safety wire tools if I could see how it worked. There's really nothing I like less than glycol dripping down my arm and letting me know it's...
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    For God’s sake buy something like Delfleet (a...

    For God’s sake buy something like Delfleet (a three part epoxy) it takes about ten minutes to mix, sprays on with a cheap HVLP gun, and is fully cured in minutes rather than months after application.
  15. Thread: Cerakoting

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    It’https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/images/ic...

    It’https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/images/icons/icon1.pngs an MES 40
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    Why can’t you use an XLPE container?

    Why can’t you use an XLPE container?
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    I have a repurposed Masterbuilt smoker on the...

    I have a repurposed Masterbuilt smoker on the wall of my shop as an oven. It is electric, holds temperature perfectly, has a timer so I don’t need to watch it, and it’s big enough to hold most...
  18. I live right down the road from Clausing in...

    I live right down the road from Clausing in Kalamazoo.

    I was very pleasantly surprised a few years ago when I bought a big drill press at an auction and needed to replace bearings,belt and the...
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    Old barrels are also fun to work on. I have many...

    Old barrels are also fun to work on. I have many Mauser,Moisin,Arisaka,Enfield etc takeoff bubba'd barrels collecting dust in the corner of my shop. Part off the existing threads and start over, or...
  20. Boy, you guys need to get out more. Around these...

    Boy, you guys need to get out more. Around these parts Purity has the best prices, and, not only will sell tanks, but they will upsize them for what must be at or less than their cost. As the tank...
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    I wonder what sort of fixturing he used for...

    I wonder what sort of fixturing he used for political opponents?
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    Having replaced way too many carbs in the past...

    Having replaced way too many carbs in the past few years on small engines, I have sworn off anything but 100LL as non-road fuel. Extremely stable, very nice to the rubber in the system. Makes great...
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    I have a 10/22 that I think, achieved “critical...

    I have a 10/22 that I think, achieved “critical mass” in this respect after I made enough ludicrous upgrades over the years.
    It weighs so much, sits so still, and has such good optics that it...
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    Isn't this what Gordon Clarke does for a living?...

    Isn't this what Gordon Clarke does for a living?

    For God's sake, at least throw the man a bone, even if his politics are difficult...
  25. I keep mine pretty clean, and for all intents and...

    I keep mine pretty clean, and for all intents and purposes, Acetone alone time does the job well, and evaporates completely in seconds.

    Is there any reason one couldn’t use something like...
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