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  • This is done all the time to remove worn steel bushings in excavator booms. A pass or two inside the race with your stick welder and whatever rod happens to be in it loosens the bushing.
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 09-06-2018, 09:57 AM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to Retirement??
    [QUOTE=MMW;n591799]From old jupiter "Come back, MMW, tell us more."

    What more do you want to know? Should I lay on the couch to have my mind dissected? .[/Q

    Whoa, YOU were the one who started this, the one for whom a bunch of people took some of their time to think...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Retirement??
    My short experience with a couple of those mental health professionals was to come away with the opinion that what they have is a license to guess. Utter waste of time. But maybe others have better luck with that stuff. Now, when you talk about financial counselors, some of them are very good.
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  • old jupiter
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    Noel, you just offered MMW a whole lot of food for thought, as did everyone else here, but then you said, "Talk to someone." Who should he talk to? Some shrink who naturally is a white-collar guy who has had his head in a book most of his life and has never had dirt under his nails, and...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Shakey hands and cancer
    Glad its working, SS.

    Some of us old guys lose some of our ability to see, shake, lose hand strength, forget what we were doing or where we put that tool we were just using, and acquire other vissistudes of age. One way to maintain a reasonably good attitude about what you can still do...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to hole saws
    Can't remember ever having hole-sawed stainless, but have drilled and sawed enough to know that besides wanting the right spindle speed and the right coolant, once the tool starts cutting you want to keep the pressure on and never let off until you're through. If you let the tool skid at all instead...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to You might be a weldor if....
    Rock, it's a brand-name, Naval Jelly. Takes care of any rust on your bellybutton. Which, with the way some of us use side-grinders, could actually be an issue....
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  • old jupiter
    replied to You might be a weldor if....
    Haw, that's too funny, the first time I've heard anyone point it out.

    For me, it's that no woman has ever understood why I don't care about my living arrangements, that all I ever wanted was a crappy little bachelor pad with bachelor-grade (free hand-me-down) mis-matched furniture, etc.,...
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  • Had a number 11 shade in my old flip-helmet, so I wore sunglasses under the helmet. That was about the right darkness (without the sunglasses the #11 was not enough). But I got some optical aberration, with ghost images on either side of the mostly-eclipsed sun (I was in Seattle). Somebody had a pair...
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  • old jupiter
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    Aww, fond feelings here for that. When I was a very young man I wrote a check that took most of my savings for a brand new (on sale, of course) Sears Craftsman-badged Atlas 12X36 via the wishbook, and brought it home feeling like the duke!! The Goodway 1640 I have now has chucks that must weigh as...
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  • Not Cheoy Lee, some little outfit I'd never heard of.

    The problem is knowing where anything was actually made these days. And no doubt there are better and worse manufacturers across the Pacific, just as there are better and worse ones here. The Chinese have become aware that they haven't...
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  • Who knows what they put in the melting pot to make this stuff? There was an American some years ago who had a boat yard over there, building what were supposed to be ocean-going sailboats of fiberglass. He had to leave the yard early one day, assuming his local foreman had things in hand. Came back...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Tell me about spool guns.
    I think your preferences depend on what you get used to. For instance, I tried using one of those Dillon/Heinrob oxy-acetylene torches and found it rather clunky, but some guys who have got used to them, or learned on them, prefer them.

    Some years ago my LWS sold me a new Traffimet (Italian)...
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  • I don't have that number with me, but presumably I can find it. Appreciate the help!!! As to preemptively replacing all capacitors, I believe that is standard operating procedure for the guys who restore old radios, that they don't even bother to check out the old ones. But I suppose you're right; some...
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  • old jupiter
    started a topic old Lincoln 250TIG/250 set up

    old Lincoln 250TIG/250 set up

    I've had this old brute for a few years, using it mostly for stick outside my shop, when doing anything too thick for my Millermatic.. But I have some TIG gear that came with it, which I now want to hook up so I can revive my long-lost abilities in that line. Foot pedal, flowmeter and all the hoses,...
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