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    Today, 08:59 AM
    The chuck in my Makita BHP 458 is worn out as well, it's a real PITA. And I asked Makita about Röhm chucks and they said they did not fit mine. I...
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    Yesterday, 08:41 AM
    Our family only has one car, a Toyota Yaris hatchback. It's from 2007 and was bought used. I added a trailer hitch to it and I live in rural Finland....
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    01-16-2019, 09:38 AM
    And I have seen people on tori.fi trying to sell their machines and keeping on lowering their prices for ages when I was looking for machinery.
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    01-16-2019, 07:46 AM
    If you are like me and operating on a shoe string budget then I say that cheap asian (chinese really) machinery is more expensive than it appears on...
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    01-12-2019, 11:36 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Moved the mill around a bit so I could get the vertical table off. Some help from the crane is handy Years of grease and filth...
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    01-11-2019, 03:37 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Yesterday I used the crane i have modified and got the mill off the pallet. I first lifted it both at the front and back so I could drag out the...
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    01-11-2019, 03:31 AM
    The lot we bought for our house was 20k/€ per acre, roughly speaking. The municipality wanted to attract people with cheap land prices for their...
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    01-09-2019, 01:59 AM
    I'm only 37, I could die tomorrow though. I should probably write down the values of the major machines so they can get their fair shares worth out...
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    01-07-2019, 11:21 AM
    I live in a small town, maybe a 1000 in the "center" I don't really know. 6000 in the whole municipality, we got a new grocery store a few years ago,...
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    01-07-2019, 02:01 AM
    Actually it seems we're revising our china takes over prophecies ever further into the future all the time to me. It's just like Japan, or the...
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    01-02-2019, 06:24 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Not today, but keeping on welding and modifying a shop crane, not done in the picture yet. But pretty close.
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    12-28-2018, 07:26 AM
    I do this to get away from sitting in front of a computer.
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    12-25-2018, 04:01 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Big christmas day here was on the 24th so today I had some free time and I did some stick welding, rebuilding a shop crane so it can fit between a...
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    12-25-2018, 04:57 AM
    I would be wary. The chinese mentality is always they will do what they think they can get away with. I have seen it time and time again, a western...
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    12-14-2018, 09:13 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Assembled a 2T shop crane. Funny I bought this and I am going to modify it right off he bat. The extending legs did not fit under the pallet as I...
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    12-13-2018, 08:44 AM
    Anyone made one of these? Since I will hopefully have a functional milling machine in the future I was thinking of making a tool in this vein ...
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    12-13-2018, 05:40 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread A sign of the times: in General
    There are several local manufacturing companies here I can go to for cut-offs including one scrap yard.
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    12-10-2018, 09:48 AM
    Facebook groups are such a crap way of organizing discussion around a topic. Forums are superior. I hate the FB interface.
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    12-03-2018, 04:27 AM
    I'm pretty new and I have no problem with long threads. I use the search function often. My problem with the forum is the image limit and it has...
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    11-23-2018, 05:04 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Shopping for lathes in General
    I'm more on your brothers side but instead of american I would just say western since the swiss man, the swiss. And the germans, the british and the...
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    11-22-2018, 04:13 AM
    I do woodworking and I sure would like to build something like that.
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    11-22-2018, 12:38 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I am going to borrow a friends straight edge and scraping tools this weekend, then I will fill in the low spots in the galled area with epoxy so it...
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    11-21-2018, 06:40 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    This gib is steel however but yes I might consider making my own gib. The selection steel as material for the gib appears to be to preserve the...
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    11-21-2018, 04:00 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Today? No more like the last week, been struggling with the tapered gib on my Deckel, it was stuck so incredibly hard in place I wasn't sure I was...
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    11-16-2018, 12:24 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Black oxide experiment in General
    Here is the recipe I have used for phosphating, scaled to a small batch: 500ml distilled water 42.5ml 30% phosphoric acid (in finland Motonet has...
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    11-15-2018, 04:03 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Black oxide experiment in General
    I have done this a few times, but I have access to a blasting cabinet so thew surface can be properly prepped. I made my own but I can't remember the...
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    11-15-2018, 05:24 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Black oxide experiment in General
    I edited my post to clarify. I get KNO3 from my parents who are farmers. Fume bluing is the same process as rust bluing, different application, it...
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    11-15-2018, 05:11 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Black oxide experiment in General
    When we're talking the usual hot bluing usually applied to guns I've replaced ammonium nitrated with KNO3, potassium nitrate. I have not tried it in...
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    11-13-2018, 07:42 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Made a puller to get a part of the milling machine. I am considering popping some of these parts in the lathe to clean up the surfaces from the...
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    11-12-2018, 07:07 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Been working on the milling machine. It's not in operational condition. The tapered gib has broken the piece at the end that retains it to the...
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