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Offline showme

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Better late than never!
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:44:56 AM »
Just found this place while looking for a seal kit for my Snap On porta power cylinder, and wish I'd found this forum ages ago. My name is Lee Butcher, I live in southeast Missouri, about an hour south of St. Louis, and I'm a retired union Ironworker. I still fabricate and weld when there's a need, and I work on my own vehicles as much as possible. Married for 38 years, have most of a business degree and was also a welding instructor for apprentice Ironworkers in local 396. I have always been a guy who would rather fix or repair something myself as opposed to paying someone hard earned money. I love welding, and although I had to get out on disability retirement at age 50 (35# block fell on my head and drove my head into my neck and back), I still do a "PT" workout of weights and run 6 miles every other day to keep me from being unbearable to others. I hope I can learn a lot and reference this site for all the stuff I don't know, which, as I learned a long time ago, will always be a whole lot. I like old trucks, old bikes, and respect for elders, women and children. (Just 'cause you work around mean, nasty guys all day, Butch, doesn't mean you can act that way around 'regular' people.) Amen to that. Thanks for putting up with me, already!

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Re: Better late than never!
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 11:50:07 AM »
Hey Lee! Welcome and I am glad you found us. Please post often and get involved. Not every discussion involves shop stuff either so just nose around and make comments where you have something to say on a subject.

I look forward to hearing what you can add to the site!  thumbsup2
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Offline DeadNutz

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Re: Better late than never!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 01:35:01 PM »
Welcome from Nevada Lee. Sounds like this is a good place for you to fit in. Did you see this thread by goodfellow about rebuilding a porta-power ram?

http://www.thegaragegazette.com/index.php?topic=30667.msg437700#msg437700

Les

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Re: Better late than never!
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 05:04:31 PM »
Welcome from Ohio
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Re: Better late than never!
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 05:25:08 PM »
30 miles north of the arch here......damn near neighbors!

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Re: Better late than never!
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 09:09:57 PM »
Welcome from Canada.  Glad to have you here.
I'm just a guy in a garage with some tools...

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Re: Better late than never!
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 09:30:57 AM »
Welcome,,,,and look forward :conf: to your posts!
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Re: Better late than never!
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 08:00:24 PM »
Welcome from South Dakota! thumbsup2

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Re: Better late than never!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 08:16:39 AM »
 lolx lolx lolx  funny as hell intro...... Welcome you'll fit right in.

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Re: Better late than never!
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