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    09-18-2017, 10:49 AM
    mikem replied to a thread I am effed up in General
    Sorry to hear your news.....Best wishes and prayers from my household to yours! I always enjoy your machining stories!
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    09-05-2017, 03:16 PM
    mikem replied to a thread What are these things ? in General
    What are they used for? How do they work?
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    09-02-2017, 11:16 AM
    mikem replied to a thread The Death March of Retail? in General
    I work in a retail store and our sales are up 10% over last year! We try to be competitive with the internet and give personal attention and...
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    08-15-2017, 02:34 PM
    What would be more dangerous about looking at the sun on the day of the eclipse, than any other day? It happens all the time on sunny days! Is it...
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    08-10-2017, 02:30 PM
    Sorry to hear of your beloved brother's passing!
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    08-03-2017, 12:06 PM
    Very nice! Thanks for all the pictures. What size holes does it punch?
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    07-29-2017, 03:34 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    That one is cute but it doesn't have the big bearing that the other one you drew up has! Thanks for posting this! I have a Harbor Freight bender...
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    07-29-2017, 11:52 AM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    Thanks for the info! I was thinking about adding a ring with stops for controlled bends but I will have to be check it out for clearance with the...
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    07-28-2017, 02:35 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    What is the purpose of the pivot point being cantilevered so far off the base plate? That weld would have a lot of stress on a small cross section...
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    07-22-2017, 11:44 PM
    My Bridgeport was moved by a towing company on a flat bed truck. He put a strap low on the machine and we put 1/2 inch black pipes under the base to...
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    07-22-2017, 11:33 PM
    mikem replied to a thread ** Tools Behind the Lathe ** in General
    I reached across my tool cart to try to catch a falling fluorescent tube this morning and got too close to a 3/4 2F milling cutter standing on end...
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    07-22-2017, 05:36 PM
    mikem replied to a thread Home made rod bender in General
    Very nice. Did you use 3" angle iron for the base? Looks wider?
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    07-22-2017, 07:53 AM
    mikem replied to a thread Lead water pipe replacement in General
    The lead pipe at my neighboring business (from what I recall) was about an inch and a quarter in diameter and had a center hole through the middle...
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