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Not as young as I used to be


February 27, 2015, 11:24 pm

My nephew (younger syster's youngest son) drives 1 '93 Chevy Lumina, and the brakes on it were getting beyond dangerous, He's been out of work for quite some time, just started a new job a couple w... Read more »

Scotty musta beamed him up


February 27, 2015, 6:43 pm

Leonard Nimoy R.I.P. Read more »

OT HP printer help ? OT


February 27, 2015, 12:01 pm

I just got a new black (61XL) cartridge for my HP 3510 all-in-one , after an hour on the line with HP support it still pops an incompatible cartridge message and locks up ... anybody know a workaro... Read more »

Re: THE ALARM Number 2

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February 27, 2015, 9:01 am

On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:50:00 -0700, raykeller Rusticus should be executed for treason. -- Ed Huntress Read more »

FS: Hubbell Electrical / Killark VRG-100 Cylindrical Round Bottom Globe; Ru...


February 26, 2015, 4:56 pm

for sale: Hubbell Electrical / Killark VRG-100 Cylindrical Round Bottom Globe; Glass, Ruby for installation in hazardous areas; vapor tight, for use with 150-Watts A-21 lamp. this lens is used w/ ... Read more »

How does this drill press vise mount to the table?


February 24, 2015, 11:26 pm

I came across this vise (a palmgren), and I'm trying to figure out how it attaches to the drill press table. Most press vises I have seen have lugs of some sort to bolt to the table, but I can't s... Read more »

Nobody Would Ever Figure This One (amp)


February 24, 2015, 11:26 am

I didn't know that public companies didn't have an offshoring option. (if that's what you mean) Read more »

Today's project with pics


February 23, 2015, 8:12 pm

I finally was finishing the L00 to Hardinge thread spindle adapter yesterday (had a delay while I replaced the rear spindle bearing after the spindle locked up due to the back end nut unscrewing). ... Read more »

Tomato growers

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February 23, 2015, 3:50 pm

Since we have a few serious tomato growers here, you may want to know that it's seed-buying time at Rutgers for classic New Jersey tomatoes: http://njfarmfresh.rutgers.edu/JerseyTomato.html These ... Read more »

suggested clausing drill press parts suppliers?


February 23, 2015, 1:56 pm

Anybody have any favorite places to get Clausing parts, at non-clausing prices? I came across an othewise good condition 15 Clausing drill press that has a bent spindle. Runout at the end (it ha... Read more »

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Blacken Stainless Steel Patina Darken Metal Finishes

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I've tried some retail store cold bluing products on cold & hot rolled steel parts, and have seen the sketchy results which weren't impressive. I was looking for a cold method to darken a small st... Read more »

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Need advise about buying Millrite mill


There is local guy selling his Millrite mill for $1300. I haven't seen it but he is saying it's tight. Any word of advise? What should I check when I'll get a chance to see the machine? I posted li... Read more »

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Carriage play on Atlas Lathe


Hi all, I just ordered in a new Phase II quick change toolholder. Man I had no idea what I was missing. I was working last night and just loved it. However after setting it up I was checking my 10 At... Read more »

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Mitutoyo Quick Vision 200pt CMM measuring machine for sale


New in 1999 and can be tested.. For full spec go to www.mitutoyo.co.uk Machine located in Larkhall which is 20miles south of Glasgow Read more »

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WaterJet machining rates


Ready to cut some 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick alluminum plates. Any ballpark numbers for pricing - in terms of $$$ per inch cut ? There will be many openings cut, so the waterjet will have to stop/go about... Read more »

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Ebay Scam - Safeharbor Request


I just got the Safeharbor security verification notice. Just for fun, I did a trace to the ip of megabank.com and found it went to Bank Internasional Indonesia in Jakarta. One way to solicit fund... Read more »

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R134a Thread size?


I want to recharge the refrigerant in my auto air conditioner. I've assembled all the necessary tools except for one item. My vacuum pump is outfitted with a 3/4 female NPT fitting and the discharge ... Read more »

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Mounting Conundrum, Revisited

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OK, here it is again with more pictures and explanations. Sorry for starting a new thread, but it seemed reasonable given that I did such a poor job of getting the design problem stated in the l... Read more »

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more on welding - pic of weld

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Ok, after reading the nice posts by you guys, I measured the OC voltage on the high setting on my Century 230 AC welder and found it to be only 40V. I then switched the positive lead to the low ... Read more »

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Confused about new mini-lathes

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I want to get a new mini lathe (7-12).I'm totally confused about the specs on all these machines.I know they are all made in Asia,they all look the same except color.I can't figure out why the Gri... Read more »