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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Today, 04:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,815
Posted By USMCPOP
As for paint color, I'd go with a color used on...

As for paint color, I'd go with a color used on old Fords.

Rock moss green, stone brown, whatever.

I saw an old Hendey lathe restored with a sorta rock moss green color that was stunning.
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Forum: Welding 02-11-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By USMCPOP
I think some areas in Japan are 100v. Thailand...

I think some areas in Japan are 100v. Thailand is 220, 50 HZ. When I was there 40 years ago, I was lucky to get maybe 170v in the evening. Had to use a multi-tap step-up transformer to get...
Forum: Welding 02-11-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By USMCPOP
As Gwiz posted, it bears a resemblance to a...

As Gwiz posted, it bears a resemblance to a Castolin Eutectic welder. I have an extensive collection of old welder pics saved, and that adjustment handle is tell-tale.

In the fine print at the...
Forum: Welding 02-09-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By USMCPOP
Heed the advice of a wise man. Well said, Ron. ...

Heed the advice of a wise man. Well said, Ron.

When I came back from a 3 year stint overseas, I had a couple jobs I was turned down for. One was a tree trimming company. Another was a nursery...
Forum: Welding 02-09-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By USMCPOP
Benefits like vacation, insurance, 401K or other...

Benefits like vacation, insurance, 401K or other benefits make a difference. As does your location and cost of living there.

Offhand, I'd say you should get at least $5-$6 more per hour.
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Forum: Machining 02-04-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,102
Posted By USMCPOP
I think I'd have used nail polish to build up a...

I think I'd have used nail polish to build up a temporary ramp on the shaft by the sharp step. Or that thin aluminum tape used for duct work. But I did live in a third-world country for a few...
Forum: Welding 01-30-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,325
Posted By USMCPOP
You should have used a Woodwelder.

You should have used a Woodwelder.
Forum: Welding 01-30-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,325
Posted By USMCPOP
The AIRCO is now Lincoln Murex 6011c. Lincoln...

The AIRCO is now Lincoln Murex 6011c. Lincoln probably made them for AIRCO back when. Too bad they don't have smaller boxes of them.
Forum: Machining 01-21-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By USMCPOP
So, Dubby, did you kick her out of bed or what? ...

So, Dubby, did you kick her out of bed or what? Do tell.

In the time I've been on this forum, there have been a few folks with attitudes who have been run off. Not by moderators, just common...
Forum: Machining 01-20-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By USMCPOP
Nitonal makes me drowsy. I prefer DayQuil when...

Nitonal makes me drowsy. I prefer DayQuil when I'm working with machinery.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-20-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By USMCPOP
If you have 240V electric supply, the Hobart...

If you have 240V electric supply, the Hobart Handler 190 is a nice unit. $650 at the moment:
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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-15-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,588
Posted By USMCPOP
The blacksmith I worked with in Thailand had a...

The blacksmith I worked with in Thailand had a forge like this. (Not him but virtually identical.) I felt like the little kid on the air pumps ("bellows"). God forbid you pumped too little or too...
Forum: Machining 01-06-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By USMCPOP
Here's a Barnes No. 5 lathe: ...

Here's a Barnes No. 5 lathe:

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=35908

There are a couple more types here: http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=73&tab=4
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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By USMCPOP
Back in the early 70's, my younger brother used...

Back in the early 70's, my younger brother used to run Blendzall castor-based oil in his motocross bike. Smelled good. And his bike didn't get constipated.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-11-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By USMCPOP
I think I've heard of Apex bits being...

I think I've heard of Apex bits being recommended. Big tool company with many brands.

Apex Tool Group is an American supplier of hand tools and power tools. It was formed as a joint venture of...
Forum: Fabrication 12-06-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,133
Posted By USMCPOP
I think I'm going back to the stone age. 1978...

I think I'm going back to the stone age. 1978 vs. about 2016 ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-26-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By USMCPOP
The white men came in and commercialized it all.

The white men came in and commercialized it all.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-26-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By USMCPOP
Perhaps this will help: ...

Perhaps this will help: https://www.gunco.net/forums/113-general-discussion/113993-what-hell-thing-ingenious-devices-limited-tool.html

...Nah, you use snap gauges and a mic to measure cylinder...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-13-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By USMCPOP
Amazon occasionally has real deals on some Mora...

Amazon occasionally has real deals on some Mora sheath knives, like $7.50 to $9.
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By USMCPOP
Jack can't seem to find any reliable sawhorses. ...

Jack can't seem to find any reliable sawhorses. They all run back to the barn on the first day.
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By USMCPOP
I thought cruel and unusual punishment was banned...

I thought cruel and unusual punishment was banned in the U.S.A. years ago. Of course, we're talking about Vermont here, so ...

But, there's no shortage of willing minions.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-08-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By USMCPOP
The stuff I buy to re-distill in my back yard...

The stuff I buy to re-distill in my back yard doesn't - yet. :devil:
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By USMCPOP
I frequent the Bushcraftusa.com forum. They have...

I frequent the Bushcraftusa.com forum. They have a "Gear Deal" thread which is where I spotted the deal. It's cost me plenty. I bitch about it constantly.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By USMCPOP
I got a few more for $5. each. Going to start...

I got a few more for $5. each. Going to start Pop's Machete Shop. I'll resell them from the back of my pickup truck. :D
Forum: Machining 11-06-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By USMCPOP
Dodging a bullet - CNC mill goes wild

Fly cutter goes flying ...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Machinists/comments/bkftve/dodging_a_bullet_found_on_fb/
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