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"Poverty cycle" for businesses

October 30, 2014, 6:30 pm

We all have heard of poverty cycle, where people are trapped in low paying jobs, have to work a lot just to make ends meet, have no time for education, start drinking on top of that etc. This pove... Read more »

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October 30, 2014, 2:32 pm

Hi, Maybe somebody can use of these... === There are no tricks, just treats! Use promo code: TREAT to take an additional 15% off all orders. No minimum order requirement! No product exclusions! ... Read more »

Electric help please

October 30, 2014, 1:10 pm

A friend of mine here on Whidbey Island has a welding business. It's pretty new, only a few years now. Anyway, he called me yesterday with an electrical problem. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has had co... Read more »

Hole saw slug ejector - slick as boiled owl snot

October 30, 2014, 12:45 am

Hi all - not really metalworking but sometimes there's an overlap... I was looking at some youtube videos and came across this hole-saw with a slug ejector that's one of those forehead slapping '... Read more »

ping: Iggy

October 29, 2014, 11:56 pm

A couple weeks ago, you asked how much it cost for me to have a lathe picked up from the UPS freight center near me & delivered to my residence. The lathe and stand were all bundled on one palle... Read more »

Govt. Researchers: Flu Shots Not Effective in Elderly, After All

October 27, 2014, 2:43 pm

http://sharylattkisson.com/govt-researchers-flu-shots-not-effective-in-elderly-after-all Govt. Researchers: Flu Shots Not Effective in Elderly, After All Sharyl Attkisson | October 26, 2014 An imp... Read more »

Stainless rust removal redux

October 27, 2014, 1:26 pm

Hi, I took note of the recent discussion concerning stainless steel and removing rust. Kept several good posts (thank you Ed, Carl...) for future reference. A friend of mine kind of neglected his... Read more »

The Tractor: proceding with the repairs

October 26, 2014, 10:58 pm

Well , I've done about as much as I can without parts . The metal fatigue damage has been repaired . The starter has been cleaned and lubed . The sheet metal shrouding around the motor has been... Read more »

Study: Voting by Criminal Aliens Tips Balance for Democrats

October 26, 2014, 3:38 pm

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/10/26/Study-Voting-by-Non-Citizens-Tips-Balance-for-Democrats Study: Voting by Criminal Aliens Tips Balance for Democrats by Joel B. Pollak 26 Oct... Read more »

Suspect in killing of deputies [in Placer County, Ca.] was twice deported

October 26, 2014, 3:31 pm

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OFFICERS_SHOT_SACRAMENTO?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-26-03-31-11 Suspect in killing of deputies [in Placer County, Ca.] was twice de... Read more »

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Blast furnace parts, Natural gas, Kiln igniter

I am attempting to repair a gas-fired kiln that is used to fire the shell moulds at a bronze foundry. The fire clay nozzles cracked and caused heat to destroy the ignition transformers. The problem i... Read more »


Looking for miniature hex head bolts/cap screws

I'm looking for a source for stainless steel hex head bolts or cap screws in sizes down around 00-90 or M1 (1 mm). Small Parts stops at 0-80. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for your help! ... Read more »


Warping when Hardening and Tempering

Follow up to some previous inquiries I made recently and more questions. The tool is a 3/4 x 1/8 x 2 long piece of W-1 water hardening tool steel. It's bevelled along one of the long sides like a sh... Read more »


The secret of a neat fillet weld?

Hi all, I've been using a stick welder for occasional hobby projects for about 9 years now (the welder is a Cytringan Bantam 180 amp oil-cooled unit). I've mastered butt welds and can achieve an ev... Read more »


Angle Iron/Aluminum

I am working on a project that will require me to create a ledge the turns down at a 90 degree angle. It has to be as resistant as possible to oxidation(ie:sweaty hands), and also as dark as possible... Read more »


Chinese mini-lathe factory pictures etc.

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If you are curious how chinese manufactures build the mini-lathes and mini-mills that are sold by grizzly and harbor frieght etc, here is a nice picture tour of a modern chinese manufacturing plant t... Read more »


Oak Signature Coolant

We have always run Valenites VNT 800 in our turning and machining centers and have real good results. ( tool life, sump life, etc. ) As far as price and being able to get it shipped to the shop for ... Read more »


Lincoln invertor Welder for sale CC/CV 350AMP

I wish I could use this, but I don't have 3 phase. I bought it thinking it was a plasma cutter and was buying it for a friend(it was listed that way on ebay,the guy was not a welder and he got it wit... Read more »


jigs and fixtures

I've finished reading Joe Martin's book, Tabletop Machining, and also The Mini Power Tool Handbook, by Taylor and Bullock. Now I'd like to read a book about how one designs jigs and fixtures in metal... Read more »


Easily cutting .75mm camera lens threads on an inch lathe

Sorry for the long subject line folks, Anyway, it seems that camera lens threads are all, or mostly all, .75mm pitch. Cutting metric threads on an inch lathe is of course a hassle. 34 TPI would... Read more »