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    05-26-2017, 11:52 AM
    Shortly after I got my drivers license at age 16, a deer darted out into the road in from of me. I swerved to miss it and hit a guardrail but missed...
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    05-17-2017, 11:34 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Worst jobs you've ever had in General
    There was a kid pulling them out of the cages and handing them to the carriers. We swapped jobs off and on. Brian
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    05-17-2017, 10:50 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Worst jobs you've ever had in General
    I thought I could top all of the stories so far until I read Ian's account of working on a hog farm. My worst job was on a farm too. Or should I say...
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    05-16-2017, 02:03 PM
    I had the bulbs in a shipping container. You could see the difference in intensity. The led's were probably more directional but I didn't need the...
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    05-16-2017, 12:05 PM
    I bought some led bulbs that said 60 watt equivalent. Used a light meter on my smartphone to compare it with a 100 watt eq. cfl bulb. The led put out...
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    05-16-2017, 11:50 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Oh Man that's not good! in General
    Probably the same reason that they don't put prices on machine tools that are for sale. They like mystery. Brian
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    05-15-2017, 11:04 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Oh Man that's not good! in General
    Probably about a 20 or 30 ton crane. It could probably handle a couple of those radial drills. If I were moving the same drill, I would lift the...
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    05-15-2017, 10:59 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Oh Man that's not good! in General
    We had that same Carlton radial drill at GM. I drilled a few 3" holes with it. That's where my "throw a rag in it" story came from. Mostly though we...
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    05-15-2017, 10:55 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Oh Man that's not good! in General
    When I worked at GM we had some new machinery come in on semis. The millwrights had a nice 30 ton overhead crane, but one hero told the other...
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    05-15-2017, 10:48 PM
    I figured you were going to make a mercury finish rifle or some kind of gun. I used to rub pennies with mercury and it made them look like really...
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    05-13-2017, 04:36 PM
    I do recall many years ago reading that scientists were looking for very old air samples but they were talking more about old jars that had been...
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    05-13-2017, 03:22 PM
    A friend of mine who is a big time car guy needed to paint some small part but his rattle can was too cold from sitting in a cold garage. He brought...
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    05-13-2017, 01:00 PM
    All you need to do to get the gas out of it is bring it in the kitchen and put it in the oven with the oven as high as it will go. Make sure your...
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    05-12-2017, 05:00 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread 3D printer Demo in General
    Thanks RB and Sparky, I'll let him know. Maybe they can work something out to make it fit a 10". Brian
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    05-11-2017, 11:12 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread 3D printer Demo in General
    Where would a person look for a file to print a thread dial for a 10K Southbend lathe. A friend of mine has a 10K and needs a thread dial. He has...
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    05-10-2017, 11:58 AM
    Is that a cold saw in there?
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    05-01-2017, 04:49 PM
    *Allen sensitive drill presses. They are great machines if you have tapping to do. Brian
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    05-01-2017, 03:37 AM
    That is a sweet looking machine Tundra. I ran a few horizontals when I started my apprenticeship in the late 70's. The company got rid of them in the...
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    05-01-2017, 03:34 AM
    You're right about smaller machines often being more valuable than larger ones. Like a guy that I used to work with told me about tractors. A John...
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    04-30-2017, 12:45 AM
    I took this picture a several years ago when lots of shops were going bankrupt. There is a horizontal mill, a couple of radial drills, a forklift and...
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    04-25-2017, 11:24 AM
    I use non toxic anti freeze to winterize my rv and cottage. If you don't get it all out you will definitely taste the anti freeze without the aid of...
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    04-25-2017, 11:21 AM
    You will still need a water heater. My setup has a 80 gallon stone lined storage tank and two panels that are approx. 3' X 8'. It has non toxic anti...
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    04-25-2017, 11:15 AM
    I don't run the batteries below about 70% charge. When it gets that low I turn the water heater off. Brian
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    04-24-2017, 05:35 PM
    I now have all four panels hooked up to the charge controller. They are putting out 4KwH per day. The wind generator adds some more to it. The timing...
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    04-21-2017, 10:37 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    No. I don't recall another bborr from Greece. I'm from Michigan most of the time. I'm the same bborr01 that started this thread though. Brian
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    04-20-2017, 10:27 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    I haven't posted any shop made tools in a while but I thought this qualified as a useful shop tool of sorts. Who has more room in their shop than...
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    04-20-2017, 10:08 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread NAMES in General
    I'm glad I went last year because we are still in Arizona right now. Maybe next year. Brian
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    04-16-2017, 12:06 PM
    That is the plan. I have the cables and connectors coming this week to hook up the other two panels. Brian
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    04-16-2017, 01:11 AM
    I've been thinking about hot water heat by building a insulated box to store hot water in. The only problem I can see is that it freezes at night...
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    04-14-2017, 10:42 PM
    I finally got my panels wired up to a Midnite Solar MPPT charge controller. When I had the panels wired directly to the batteries I was getting about...
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BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

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