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    Tom Kitta replied to the thread Huge Horizontal boring machine.
    Main issue for the scrap yard would be de-contamination - the machine needs to be free of stuff such as oil. Not sure whatever they...
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    https://regalauctions.com/index.php?a=onlinebidding#/sales/91341/lots/19216546 At 17300 kg it is a bit big. Supposedly in working...
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    Soft soldering is also a choice for straight copper joins especially decorative stuff
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    Some very nice kit there. Thank you for sharing the information.
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    Hey Folks: Sorry I made a mistake. The Moreiski is 10 not 5k. the modern is $8500. and the Haas is 13k. He is open to offers and was...
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    Tom Kitta replied to the thread 12x36.
    Unless a deal is a steal - like Dabler said even if it barely works its a great deal lathe you need to inspect to make sure you are not...
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    Tom Kitta replied to the thread CBN wheels.
    Most cheap HSS is M2 and is identical to US made HSS. You really need to get old Chinese stuff or be very unlucky to get some crap HSS...
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    Tom Kitta replied to the thread 12x36.
    3k for the same lathe means it needs to be in a good condition - I would not buy it without inspecting and given new price is around 5k...
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    First attempt at anything other than rattle can paintjobs, still to decide on paint type and color but it's coming along. Lots of...
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    Tom Kitta replied to the thread 12x36.
    At that price point I would have sent a deposit to the guy ang get it from AB without looking at it first. Main issue here is avoiding...
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    Tom Kitta rated Thadious's post
    in the thread 12x36.
    I did reply to the fellow, about 23 minutes after he posted it. Someone already had beaten me to the punch. They were supposed to go...
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    Tom Kitta rated Dabbler's post
    in the thread 12x36.
    I'd rip the pocket off my pants to pick it up if I needed one: it is about 1/2 price if it works even marginally. Can you arrange to...
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    Tom Kitta replied to the thread Looking for a Good Read?.
    My grandfathers war drinking story is a bit more dark. Through my grandfather was born in Berlin he served in Polish army. After he got...
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    My belt sander is powered by 2hp motor but I found out that single pulley is not enough and I need two belts. Also I recently burned out...
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    So much great info on this forum from people who appreciate both the mechanical inventions and the history. Nice to see. Very respectful...