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    07-13-2017, 10:49 AM
    It looks like both top and bottom are there to me. The screws and guide pins are showing up in the picture anyway. Brian
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    07-13-2017, 09:26 AM
    Somewhere out there is a person with the punches that go with your die and is asking "I wonder what these are for". Brian
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    07-10-2017, 10:04 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Epoxy floor? in General
    I'm not sure what kind of epoxy flooring they installed in the die room at the shop that i worked at but the floor looked largely the same when I...
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    07-10-2017, 07:51 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread carbide turning finish? in General
    There are also different grades of carbide. Some for roughing and some for finishing and grades for in between like general turning. I read a long...
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    07-10-2017, 12:08 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    If you are having problems viewing photos you can right click on the speedometer and select "open image in new tab" and it will display the photo in...
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    07-07-2017, 11:39 PM
    I've been busy with other things lately but took a look at the shop made tools thread today. The thread is about useless without the pictures. I plan...
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    07-07-2017, 03:28 PM
    Looks like it works Mel. I just looked at the shop made tools thread and it looks like photobucket has totally screwed that up. Guess I'll have to...
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    07-07-2017, 03:19 PM
    I'm looking for a threading dial for a SB 9 or light 10. If there is one of them I would be very interested. Brian
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    06-30-2017, 11:58 PM
    I like grapefruit. Brian
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    06-27-2017, 09:06 PM
    Back in the day I bought vacuum tubes to repair tv sets from Radio Shack. That all stopped a long, long time ago. Brian
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    06-27-2017, 09:01 PM
    And who could forget the battery of the month club. Free batteries to bring traffic into the store. I still have a VOM that I bought at Radio Shack...
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    06-19-2017, 10:34 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread OT: New farm in General
    BF, I wonder if your neighbor has considered a hog farm on the property that you passed on. I hear that hog farms are great neighbors. LOL Brian
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    06-06-2017, 10:36 AM
    It is also possible that the scoreboard will tie in the two sections of I beam and give it extra strength. Brian
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    06-06-2017, 12:35 AM
    Not sure if there is any engineering data to back this up but I was told that a proper way to splice an I beam was to cut the center web diagonally...
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    06-05-2017, 12:50 PM
    Bill, I still have the prosine inverter. It has been a few years since I searched for a repair shop that would work on it. Maybe things have...
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    06-05-2017, 12:01 PM
    If you are considering buying an inverter, stay away from the Xantrex ones. I bought a Xantrex prosine 2.0 2,000 watt inverter that was factory...
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    06-02-2017, 03:35 PM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Large power hacksaw in General
    We had a Peerless power hacksaw about that size when I worked at GM. It cut literally hundreds of tons of metals in the 30 years that I worked there...
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    06-01-2017, 10:27 AM
    bborr01 replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    I'm not sure how easy it would be to harden it at home but M4 tool steel is about as hard of tool steel as I am aware of. It is also known by the...
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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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