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    01-14-2019, 11:40 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread OT Powder Coating Question in General
    Yes, they are foam filled. That’s what makes them more energy efficient. if I recall correctly, powder coating requires bare metal. So, both primed...
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    01-14-2019, 03:02 PM
    That is a constant problem for me. Thanks! I will try the wax.
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    01-12-2019, 09:25 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    I had my shop in a spare bedroom of one of my previous houses. It had wood floors. All welding was done outside. I had a steel grid laying just...
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    01-10-2019, 11:07 AM
    MikeH replied to a thread Plastic Air Lines in General
    I have a couple hundred feet of 3/4 PEX (and fittings) and about 50 feet of 3/4 copper (but no fittings) on hand. I will run a mixture. However, I...
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    01-09-2019, 09:51 AM
    How did you get a picture of my shop?! Well at least you it was taken after I cleaned up and organized! :p My wife will bring in some friends to...
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    01-09-2019, 09:36 AM
    MikeH started a thread Plastic Air Lines in General
    I have seen (first hand) what can happen if one uses PVC for compressed air lines in a shop (not my shop, it was at a former employer's). The...
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    01-07-2019, 11:38 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Thanks, ezduzit.
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    01-07-2019, 03:20 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread OT: password protection in General
    The totally secure system that use for sites that require authenticated access is: {REDACTED} And it works great! ;) I have found that a...
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    01-07-2019, 02:53 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread What paint? Lathe and Mill in General
    I have found, that if the part will fit into the oven, one can significantly speed the full curing time. What I do is, after the paint has dried...
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    01-05-2019, 09:05 PM
    LOL A PSA for the uninformed about Vertical Video Syndrome: https://youtu.be/Bt9zSfinwFA
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    01-04-2019, 06:31 PM
    Blocklayer, thank you for those excellent utilities. I, for one, will be regularly using them.
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    01-04-2019, 05:08 PM
    MikeH added 2 photo(s) to album My Projects
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    01-04-2019, 04:28 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Backlash Eliminator Question in General
    The ingenuity used on some machines before computers never ceases to to amaze me. I used to run a sliter/line shear. It had no computer, but would...
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    01-04-2019, 04:06 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    I made a toe jack and skate set: The skates are made from 3" square tubing from the roll bar of a bulldozer, with 5/8" dill rod and 8 99502H...
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    01-03-2019, 11:42 PM
    MikeH created an album My Projects
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    01-03-2019, 08:23 AM
    MikeH replied to a thread Backlash Eliminator Question in General
    The machine shop I worked in, during the early ‘80s bought a used large CNC lathe the worked that way. Sorry, I don’t remember the brand. Sadly, the...
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    01-02-2019, 10:49 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Backlash Eliminator Question in General
    I saw the gearing system you described, once. I always wondered why they did that. Thanks. I can see that it would allow endless rotation. The...
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    01-02-2019, 10:38 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Backlash Eliminator Question in General
    That thing is huge!! It is this one, https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F362302220500 I thought this...
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    01-02-2019, 05:27 PM
    I saw an advertisement for a WMW Heckert FU450X1800 mill that is for sale. It is way too big for my home shop. But what got my curiosity peaked is...
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    12-19-2018, 04:56 AM
    Tcweb, You can do that, but... you need to either tie the switch handles of the breakers together with a clip, or change to a 220 v breaker (a 220v...
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    12-04-2018, 12:54 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Mini-split heater for shop in General
    13C - 19C, LOL. As Sparky_NY said. We do occasionally get real winter temperatures. Rarely, but it happens. We had a couple nights, after I...
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    12-03-2018, 11:53 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Mini-split heater for shop in General
    I installed a 4 unit system in my house last year, with the help of a friend in the HVAC trade. 36000 btu total. 4 interior units, 1 exterior unit....
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    11-28-2018, 05:17 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Press Forming Tips & Tricks in General
    Very good design. Very close to what is used professionally. With bends that close together, we used two methods in the shop i worked in. We would...
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    10-23-2018, 02:18 PM
    MikeH replied to a thread Machine Moving Question I in General
    Sunbelt Rental does not allow their tailers to go out of state. I am in SC, the machine is in GA. If I were to use a car carrier trailer like...
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    10-22-2018, 11:55 AM
    MikeH replied to a thread Machine Moving Question I in General
    Dan_The_Chemist, that is quite a move. I agree, it seems that the older I get, the heavier everything gets. I am leery of using an engine hoist...
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    10-22-2018, 01:27 AM
    MikeH replied to a thread Machine Moving Question I in General
    Thank you all! Fortunately, the seller has a fork lift, so loading is no problem. There is a Sunbelt Rental near my house, i will see if they...
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    10-21-2018, 01:54 PM
    I have the opportunity to purchase a Ohio 20 shaper that is about 130 miles from me. From the limited info I can find online, I am guessing it...
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Greenville, SC
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Automation of data Extraction, Transfer, and Loading

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Finding creative ways to turn material into scrap for decades.

Current Machines:
South Bend 13 Lathe (being rebuilt)
Bridgeport Mill (step pully J)
Garvin 2A horizontal mill
Ohio 20 shaper
Harbor Freight 4x6 band saw

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