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Mechanics Hand and Power Tools / Diagnostic & Specialty / Re: 5 bucks
« Last post by fatfillup on Today at 04:40:23 PM »
That is the reason I love auctions and box lots.  You often get a few gems for cheap, and some usable things on top of that.

The corner braces, I love stuff like that.  I also put it in inventory and will get a project done without running to the store.  I have several organizers filled with stuff from auctions and it gets used often.  Couple of fender washers helped me finish a bike set up for granddaughter over the weekend. 

The key to stuff like that is sorting and storing.  Takes time but like Bruce, I enjoy sorting, very peaceful.
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General Discussion Board / Re: If I was still a single man.......
« Last post by fatfillup on Today at 04:33:09 PM »
If I was still single, I doubt I would be chasing after a lathe. bluesbro bluesbro

I am with you on that but thank God I am married to a great woman,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I would have never lived this long being single panicx
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General Discussion Board / Re: UNUSUAL WRENCHKING COMBO
« Last post by fatfillup on Today at 04:31:49 PM »
Is Joe still with us ?

As far as I know Joe is alive.  Someone pissed him off here and he hasn't been back.  And that goes back a couple of years.  I hope to run into him somewhere,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,or I could send him a text lolx
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General Discussion Board / Re: Overpriced CL D PRESS
« Last post by fatfillup on Today at 04:27:57 PM »
UB, if you think it is worth $50 to $60 and the guy is asking $80 on CL, it will likely sell for what you think it is worth.  Always have to have a little wiggle room.
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General Discussion Board / Re: MEXICO just had a severe earthquake
« Last post by DeadNutz on Today at 03:49:38 PM »
This one was closer, just one state east. Hope we hear good things soon.
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General Discussion Board / MEXICO just had a severe earthquake
« Last post by mrchuck on Today at 03:16:51 PM »
Hope Strik9 is a-ok. Looking forward to his posting now!
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I never get tired of that snow blowing story, that was one for the ages I tell ya!  :D
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i have been working on machinery the last couple days. went through all of the wheel bearings on the chisel plows last week. this week is the corn head so far. i just bought this one and it is in pretty good shape but it had been sitting outside for a couple years. lots of moving parts that needed oiling and freeing up nothing really wrong just lots of fiddling and adjusting. i just don't get to town long enough to spend an hour or so at the p.o. figuring out how to ship these damn things.

maybe tomorrow if it rains and i can't work outside! :))

Maybe it will snow up there in the great white north and you could blow a little snow................. fishslap
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i have been working on machinery the last couple days. went through all of the wheel bearings on the chisel plows last week. this week is the corn head so far. i just bought this one and it is in pretty good shape but it had been sitting outside for a couple years. lots of moving parts that needed oiling and freeing up nothing really wrong just lots of fiddling and adjusting. i just don't get to town long enough to spend an hour or so at the p.o. figuring out how to ship these damn things.

maybe tomorrow if it rains and i can't work outside! :))
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General Discussion Board / Re: Big 'n' Cheap Lathe Back East
« Last post by Uncle Buck on Today at 01:11:46 PM »
Manufacturing companies still need lathes that big but generally have more modern machines and maybe CNC. Repair shops will still use machines like that. The company the wife works for does repair work and they have no CNC in their shops, all manual machines. The real shortage is manual machinists.

Manual lathes look like this where I work:

 droolx droolx droolx droolx droolx

Holy schit that is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Is that a factory rebuild?

Greyson

Yes, that is exactly what that is. The company has about a half dozen Monarch lathes, each of them very long, and each was at one time a factory rebuild. Those pics were taken before the machine was put in use. I figured that is not something you see every day. You would flip if you actually saw one in person. The paint looks like the finish on a new car. No idea the cost, but it had to be tens of thousands for sure.
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