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OT- A Rabbi, America, and prophecy.

December 19, 2014, 10:14 pm

I heard this Rabbi talking about what happened to Israel ~2500 years ago and how it parallels to what has been happening in the USA, down to the very words spoken by our government officials. ht... Read more »

Repair of a leaky bathroom sink faucet; definition of "lifetime"

December 19, 2014, 7:59 pm

After 14 years, the hot side of the bathroom sink faucet was leaking badly around the stem, although it still worked fine otherwise (and did not drip). Finally got round to repairing it. It is ... Read more »

Re: Why Build Excellent CAD Into Your Awesome CAM Product?

December 19, 2014, 12:07 am

jon , you're a prick and every thing you post is bullshit . Your Linkedin group is bullshit too . Why don't you just die and save us all a lot of trouble? -- Snag Read more »

Wide Open RFQ For The Group

December 18, 2014, 11:28 am

Hello folks, Wide open RFQ for you... I have a medical industry customer with a special need. They currently have an ER8 style spindle and need to hold a steel device without marking it in any wa... Read more »

Do any of these machines have a chance of being sold

December 17, 2014, 9:51 pm

Bought some machinery for scrap in auction. http://auctionhq.net/view-auctions/catalog/id/96/lot/44261/ http://auctionhq.net/view-auctions/catalog/id/96/lot/44262/ http://auct... Read more »

Running a welding BUSINESS from a garage???

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December 17, 2014, 9:20 pm

NOTE: This is **NOT** about me! I have a friend, who is 50 years old, all around very handy guy, knows how to MIG weld, generally decent at fabrication, small engine repair etc. His English, I wou... Read more »

Babin Machine Tool

December 17, 2014, 5:20 pm

I tripped across a website while trying to find dimensions for a Hardinge threaded spindle. http://www.babinmachine.com Probably not Al, it's MA not CT, and the pictures look too good. Still... ... Read more »

Where to get cork for clutches

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December 16, 2014, 8:25 pm

I don't mean purses. When looking for cork for clutches online I found pictures of purses made from cork sheet. Uhhhhhhhgly. But that's besides the point. I have been looking online for suppliers o... Read more »

Cutting aluminum caused miter saw to jam

December 15, 2014, 7:44 pm

Using an Irwin Marples 80 tooth blade, cutting 1/8 L-shaped aluminum angle bar. After completing one of the cuts, the small piece got caught on the blade. The blade force bent the 1/8 inch thick al... Read more »

Re: My current project.

December 15, 2014, 6:02 am

I can't imagine the energy and rigidity needed...and the cost. I hope Gunner posts pix! Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »