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    Today, 02:42 AM
    Not riding a motorcycle in the winter can be nice, and not having a heater, aint the best.. If I drive a car or truck with working heater, that's...
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    Today, 12:43 AM
    Casting was around a long time before cars. Slumped glass was another good one.. could you imagine a car now, with flat glass . Lol..
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Of course assembly lines for production. Some credit Henry Ford, but bicycle makers were ahead of Ford. TURRET top roof construction in the 30s, ...
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    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Fuel injection, started to get developed reliably around the 50,s. Tubeless tires, and radials.. gamechangers..
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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Ketterings electric starter.. Indian tried it in 1914, then went away from it, batteries were not that great yet.. Electric lighting was big m...
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    754 replied to a thread The "craigslist find" thread. in General
    I am not seeing 7500 bud there, even at new it may not reach that. I think you could easily get way more tools for 7500. Probably a used BP type...
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    04-18-2019, 10:11 PM
    You know when You hear about a guy that welds on the lathe and grinds stuff in the lathe. . This is the right machine. If you think its too much...
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    04-18-2019, 08:39 PM
    It would be handy for driveshafts, crank polishing, miter cutting tubing, welding etc..
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    04-16-2019, 06:51 PM
    754 replied to a thread Smooth soled shoes for shop in General
    The chip resistant soles I put on my boots were black with white specks IIRC..
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    04-16-2019, 04:58 PM
    When I was in high school in shop , I spent so much time on the lathe I missed welding..
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    04-16-2019, 11:39 AM
    754 replied to a thread Smooth soled shoes for shop in General
    You can always wear a flat track hot shoe , nothing will stick except weld spatter. The bad part, they only make them for the left foot.
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    04-15-2019, 01:55 PM
    754 replied to a thread Old Vertical Miller in General
    In a way its the Euro popular choice, much like Bridgeport over here.
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    04-15-2019, 01:26 PM
    754 replied to a thread The home shop from Hell in General
    I was impressed. I bet there are thousands of parents out there, that would have made a wiser investment doing this for their kid (provided they are...
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    04-15-2019, 03:17 AM
    754 replied to a thread Smooth soled shoes for shop in General
    I thought we were talking in this thread about swarf sticking to your soles. What I was saying was, if the soles are resistant to the heavier...
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    04-15-2019, 12:33 AM
    754 replied to a thread Smooth soled shoes for shop in General
    I found the big blue chips that are 3/8 or 1/2 across when they are C shaped or 9 s... those are the problem. With a good depth of cut like 3/16. ...
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    04-14-2019, 11:33 PM
    754 replied to a thread Old Vertical Miller in General
    Looks like a well built production mill. Does it have no Y travel..looks like.
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    04-14-2019, 10:18 PM
    754 replied to a thread Smooth soled shoes for shop in General
    I think if you have around 2 hp or less in a lathe or mill , it is less of a problem. When hogging material on my 7.5 hp lathe, set to break chips...
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    04-14-2019, 10:11 PM
    754 replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Sadly I know the feeling. .
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    04-14-2019, 10:09 PM
    754 replied to a thread I bought it in General
    They were at one time in the KBC catalog.. pricey things..
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    04-14-2019, 04:55 PM
    754 replied to a thread Smooth soled shoes for shop in General
    Ask at a shoe repair, I was getting soles that were quite smooth but chip resistant most of the time.
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    04-14-2019, 04:52 PM
    754 replied to a thread I bought it in General
    Well now you have change your lathe spindle to L0. Just kidding, show us the back, even it it has a 5 inch thick adaptor, done right it could be...
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    04-14-2019, 02:44 PM
    754 replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Some people choose to spend more time organising their shop and their auction buys, than using their machines.. But its ok , it is their choice. ...
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    04-14-2019, 12:21 PM
    754 replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    It true many profiles will face, But keep in mind, a v shaped tool with nose radius, will often face either direction, AND often cut a champfer...
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    04-14-2019, 12:08 PM
    This is a job you do, not to save money, but to learn a procedure. I know a few guys that don't know a lot of the procedures, and their mills...
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    04-14-2019, 11:28 AM
    754 replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Look at the cutter from the work . So looking from the center of the lathe at the cutter, it's cutting edge is on the left.
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    04-13-2019, 07:36 PM
    754 replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    One of the two Hewlett or Packard lived on a ranch in I think Oregon. And was well off. I think most days he flew into California to go to work.,...
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    04-13-2019, 07:20 PM
    754 replied to a thread CNC Machined Boat Propeller in General
    I used to do machining for powerboats. One time the guy wanted bells to add on to stainless props, backside, about 4 inch is or so dia. Pieces...
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    04-13-2019, 07:09 PM
    754 replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Ummm we don't have a TV, I mean cable.. It's probably on Netflix, but I am not going to watch it. My Kids are 21 and never had TV that they can...
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    04-12-2019, 09:02 PM
    754 replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Well after 45 plus years I finally got a decent no bounce fab table. 30 inch by 48 inch with radius corners on front edge...I like that part Legs...
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    04-12-2019, 08:43 AM
    754 replied to a thread Centerless Grinding - WHY? in General
    It can easily grind complex shapes or diameters. The example that drove its capabilities home, to me.. The lowly golf tee... using that process,...
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About 754
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Lifelong resident of Kelowna. Logging , sawmill worker, self employed machinist.
Married , with 2 kids
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Kelowna BC
Interests:
motorcycles, bicycles , machining
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retiredo

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