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A huge crane fail! 60 ton boom snapped like a drinking straw!

November 20, 2014, 6:28 pm

Scary situation. http://www.machinerymoverschicago.com/blog/Crane-Fail/ Read more »

Firearm question for all the enth

November 20, 2014, 3:54 pm

Hi, Guys: Question on antique firearm a friend has ended up with.. Firearm is a Harrington and Richardson 0.38 calibre 5-shot revolver believe it was made between 1886 and 1897 (?) An American... Read more »

wagner electric slo-syn ss422g3 wiring diagram

November 20, 2014, 3:02 pm

how to wire the 8 terminal junction block on back of motor Read more »

Im utterly in shock... Russian legislators approved the carry of guns for s...

November 20, 2014, 2:53 pm

As a child of the 50s. 60 and 70s..and being politically observant for most of 50 yrs...this utterly blew me away. Ive seen Russian go from the most terrible totalitarian regime...to this. I had ... Read more »

OCS's and chisel plows

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November 16, 2014, 6:57 pm

I need to build some kind of plow to pull behind my new' tractor , and I'm thinking chisel plow . 3 or 4 blades is probably going to be the most I can pull with 17 hp , and I'm trying to for... Read more »

OT: GREAT Cartoon

November 16, 2014, 12:58 am

I've always adored Non Sequitur comic, but this one really feels like reality at this point in America's life: http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2014/11/06 -- A mind, like a home, is furnished ... Read more »

sorta-OT Small Engine stalling

November 15, 2014, 11:45 pm

Hi, guys:- I have a relativley new Husqvarna 130BT 29.5 cc 2-stroke backpack leaf blower and it has a stalling problem- runs for some time (maybe 30 seconds or maybe 5 minutes) then slows down and... Read more »

Anybody here install LOTS of Heli-Coils?

November 15, 2014, 11:22 pm

One of my customers has me drill. tap, and install STIs (AKA Heli-Coils) in aluminum castings. Depending on the castings they require either 6 or 3 Screw Thread Inserts. While the job is running i... Read more »

FS: HEY #3 Manuals

November 15, 2014, 5:46 pm

for sale: 1)Hey #3 Automatic Facing & Centering Machine, Serial #2824, Operating & Maintenance Instructions; I have two of these in very clean condition, about 40 pages each 2)Hey #3 Automatic Fac... Read more »

Vibratory tumbling media

November 15, 2014, 4:14 pm

I rebuild MGB steering columns as a sideline. These columns use alloy space rs where the column bolts to the dash. These spacers are usually a pain to clean up to reuse. I've tried tumbling them w... 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 »