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tool wanted

January 29, 2015, 2:04 pm

Anybody have any made in USA 4 adjustable wrenches for sale? They just don't seem to make them here anymore, even the 4 one from Klein is imported nonsense. I just want one or two because they'r... Read more »

OT Off Topic Roth IRA's for Grandchildren.

January 29, 2015, 1:27 pm

I have a grandson and a grandniece that have earned some money doing lawn w ork and babysitting. And I told them that I would fund a Roth IRA for them contributing as much as they made. One brok... Read more »

Hey Iggy - stepper motors ?

January 28, 2015, 11:58 pm

Got any stepper motors for cheep? I think nema 34's will work , I want to power the X axis and maybe the Y on my benchtop mill . I have (or have components to build) controllers and power supp... Read more »

Re: Top Communist Admits: Communist Party 'Utilizes' the Democratic Party ...

January 28, 2015, 2:16 pm

Stop posting crap in HTML! 486 lines of BS, for under 100 lines of text? The fonts are too small to read in some programs, as well. Read more »

Re: Mississippi Legislation Declares All Federal Gun Control Unconstitution...

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January 27, 2015, 7:03 pm

On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:18:45 -0700, raykeller I wonder which lesson Mississippi learned from the Nullification Acts and the Civil War? That attempting to nullify federal laws will get your state... Read more »

Moving Bridgeport

January 27, 2015, 11:54 am

I only want to move it 100', is there any reason not to lift and carry it by the ram with a forklift? It' a 2-hp 42 table variable speed, I forget the model. I want to move it closer to the res... Read more »

And today's project ...

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January 27, 2015, 11:39 am

Today I'm cutting up the rest of that roll of rewire I bought last week and making tomato cages . I'm cutting them so I can overlap the wires leaving about 2 between verts . The overlap gets MIGg... Read more »

height of V2XT

January 26, 2015, 11:39 pm

Sorry for the ON topic post, but does anybody know the height of a Bridgeport V2XT? There's one on eBay, and I just happen to have the part that is broken on it. But, my ceilings in the basement... Read more »

Re: Top Communist Admits: Communist Party 'Utilizes' the Democratic Party -...

January 26, 2015, 11:25 pm

On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:04:55 -0700, raykeller Don't forget to check under your bed tonight nutjob. Read more »

WTB: "A Treatise on Milling and Milling Machines" Cincinnati Mac...

January 26, 2015, 7:04 pm

I am looking to purchase a copy of,A Treatise on Milling and Milling Machines by Cincinnati Machine. I'm looking for the 3rd Edition, 1951, 210 pages. If you have one available, please email me. M... Read more »

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value of my miller spot welder?

I have a Miller spot welder, model WT1515 and need some idea of it's value to sell. It's 110 volts, has a separate spot time control box, 12 inch arms w/tips. The welder is in good-vg condition. Than... Read more »


Homemade brake

I wanted to make a homemade brake for bending small sheet metal things. (I have a press). I think that the concept is straightforward, however, I would like to know if there is any sort of a table th... Read more »


Variable Capacitors used in a phase converter

On eBay I noticed a Vacuum Variable Capacitor rated at 20-1000pf 10kV 50A http://cgi.ebay.com/VACUUM-Variable-CAPACITOR-20-1000-pF-10kV-50A-Ideal_W0QQitemZ9726554594QQcategoryZ1502QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewIte... Read more »


Machining HDPE question

I need to machine some HDPE to hold a bunch of specialized tooling for automation cell at work. I need a 1.5D x 1.1 DP hole about 36 times. I bought a 1 1/2 and 1 3/8 spade drill like the one you w... Read more »


Anybody need a Clausing drill head lift mechanism?

I have the mechanism from a table model that we converted to a floor model. Anybody need it? Read more »


Two videos of one of my IC-engines I built

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Hi! About 4 years ago, I have built this stationary 4 stroke with 87 ccm. It was my second IC-engine I've built. With todays modern technology like video and YouTube (Nick, wake up!) I was able .... Read more »


klixon thermal protectors "scarcer than hens teeth", even HARDER ...

need one, can't find, no hits, dead ends, 'contact the distributor', inquiries sent, distributors don't reply, must want to sell 'only in multiples of hundreds or better', can find no 'these guys a... Read more »


Homemade Resistance Soldering Unit

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I tried posting this earlier, but I got an error message when I went to post it. So, I am not sure the first message went anywhere. If this is a double post, I apologize. I am attempting to build a r... Read more »


Ammco Brake Shoe Abrasive Belts - Need a supplier

I have a model #880 Ammco brake shoe grinder and need to find a supplier of the abrasive belts. I have contacted Ammco and the parts person did not have any information on the product at all. I hav... Read more »


Friday yard sale score

Wasn't really even out doing yard sales today as I figured there wouldn't be many on a holiday weekend. But stopped at one on the way in to see a customer, and scored a Cardinal Model 140 Speed Vis... Read more »