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    11-28-2018, 11:39 AM
    I've seen that numerous times. Instead of taking down the ad when they are out of stock, they just put a ridiculous price on it. When they get more...
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    11-28-2018, 11:28 AM
    You apparently came into this job late in the game. Who did the preliminary machining and heat treating? Is there an actual blueprint? How much stock...
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    11-26-2018, 09:20 PM
    Straightening in a press simply introduces stresses that counteract the stresses that caused the curvature in the first place. It may or may not stay...
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    11-24-2018, 02:09 PM
    I had the exact same 36mm socket and experience back in the mid 70's. It was for the rear hub nuts on my '58 VW camper. Broke the first flex handle...
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    11-21-2018, 11:26 AM
    MrWhoopee replied to a thread Repairing broked plastic in General
    Another option
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    11-20-2018, 10:25 PM
    Kent 9x42 Vertical Mill & South Bend Heavy 10L Lathe - $500 (Truck rental & fuel) Kalamazoo 8CW Horizontal Bandsaw - $150 (Truck rental & fuel) ...
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    11-08-2018, 01:20 AM
    I was where you are a year ago. I was ready to pull the trigger on the Vulcan ProTIG 200 when I discovered the AHP AlphaTIG 200x. I'm still...
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About MrWhoopee
I am a recovering machine shop owner. I studied machine shop, welding and drafting at our local Junior College in '78-'80. Apprenticed at a small job shop, rising to shop foreman within 3 years. Opened my own shop in '89, growing to 15 employees. Sold the business to my partner in 2001. I've been in recovery since then. Decided it's time to start making chips again.
Shingletown, CA
semi-retired, computer repair


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