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    New member from S. Oregon. I've been visiting here on occasion, for a few years. I've been in steel/metal fabrication for 44 yrs. but never a chip maker unless you count 6 months running a radial arm drill (20 dia column X 6 ft arm) First 24 yrs I worked in the shop starting as a helper. Became a certified welder, 2 & 3G on plate, 3G on pipe, unlimited dia. & thickness. Along the way, besides running the usual shop machinery such as shears and ironworkers, I spent 3 yrs running a Marvel 81APC programmable saw, I was the first person in our company to be trained to run CNC press brakes from 220 tons up to 750 ton X 16 ft Pacific w/3 axis control. I also spent 4 yrs running a CNC Whitney 647D Panelmaster, a combination punch and plasma machine. The last 20 yrs I've been in Supervision, Production coordination determining and entering BOM's and routings and finally, Sales/Estimating. My garage is pretty full with 2 welders, a plasma, Oxy/acy torch, 20 ton press with a brake attachment, 5/8" drill press, a small lathe (9 X 19) small metal saw, small table saw, 2 gas powered generators, pedestal grinder, compressor, my Harley and my Barracuda but I think I've made room to fit a small mini mill to play with during my up coming retirement. I'll probably be asking some pretty basic questions over the next several months so please bear with me.

    Joe

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    Welcome aboard, I too was the FNG a couple months back..
    Last edited by 754; 06-15-2017, 01:17 AM.

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    • #3
      Welcome. this is a great place to learn. Lots of knowledge here.

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      • #4
        Welcome from the Salem area. I've been the FNG for years.

        lg
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        • #5
          X2 on what chip's said,lot's of knowledge here

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chip's View Post
            Welcome. this is a great place to learn. Lots of knowledge here.
            I agree, although you do get the occasional weirdo who makes a 29:38 video on how to make your own drill bits from cold rolled steel...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dan_the_Chemist View Post
              I agree, although you do get the occasional weirdo who makes a 29:38 video on how to make your own drill bits from cold rolled steel...
              I really enjoy that weirdo for some reason. I just wish I could figure out where he gets his import Italian WD40 from... Its olive based right? I went to Canal street as well as little Italy in the Bronx. Neither had import WD40.
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              • #8
                Welcome from Canada! The wife and just returned from a lengthy road trip which included a run down the Oregon coast which fulfilled a bucket list must do. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
                Anyway, lots of great people and info here - just ask!

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                • #9
                  Welcome to the best forum on the web. Sounds like you have a wide variety of skills in your background and I look forward to your posts.
                  Paul A.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by engineerd3d View Post
                    I really enjoy that weirdo for some reason. I just wish I could figure out where he gets his import Italian WD40 from... Its olive based right? I went to Canal street as well as little Italy in the Bronx. Neither had import WD40.
                    I gotta admit that weirdo's ability to shape steel by hitting it is impressive... However, I'm wondering why he needs a TIG machine to weld. I won't be impressed until he runs a bead along a seam using his finger. Do you hear that WOW (Which Old Weirdo) ??? That's a CHALLENGE...

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