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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
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I agree with a 120v mig. Id splurge and get gas...

I agree with a 120v mig. Id splurge and get gas but thats me. Any of the brands will work: Miller, Hobart, Lincoln, Everlast. Heck even the Harbor Freight mig has good reviews.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By 8mpg
Sadly nothing. Im just learning machining....

Sadly nothing. Im just learning machining. Rebuilt the mill and only used it a bit so far. Bought a Cazeneuve lathe that needed a little work...still doing that. The surface grinder was too cheap to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
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Well guys I got it home. Went great. Y'all were...

Well guys I got it home. Went great. Y'all were right, definitely manageable doing it ourselves. $50 trailer rental and the harbor freight pallet jack worked great. Built a toe jack the other night...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,784
Posted By 8mpg
Harbor Freight Cobalt set. They are cheap but...

Harbor Freight Cobalt set. They are cheap but work well. When drilling metal, you really need to drill slow and have good pressure. I learned from a few machinists when I was trying to drill some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By 8mpg
Thanks guys... DFW Movers and Erectors was...

Thanks guys... DFW Movers and Erectors was recommended to me by a friend and that is who wants $1200.

Im emailed the company to see if their forklift can lift the thing. I just need them to get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By 8mpg
If I can get this thing loaded on a pallet like...

If I can get this thing loaded on a pallet like the one in the picture, I think its an easy move with the pallet jack.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By 8mpg
https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachments/...

https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachments/f44/180435d1473902904-rigging-okamoto-124n-124n.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By 8mpg
The machine is one piece. Id love to do it...

The machine is one piece. Id love to do it myself. The place has a forklift but I dont think its big enough to lift it. I bought a lathe from them and just put it on a pallet and unloaded it myself...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By 8mpg
Machinery mover in DFW

Anyone have a recommendation on a machinery mover? Im looking at a 5000lb surface grinder that only needs to move 10 miles or so. My first quote was $1200:eek: Thats over double what they are asking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By 8mpg
Lookin good!

Lookin good!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-16-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By 8mpg
I love this place. I have been going frequently...

I love this place. I have been going frequently as I have started building some random projects. Their selection of drops is great...and indoors!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By 8mpg
Thought it was me as well. I wonder what is going...

Thought it was me as well. I wonder what is going on

Is this an accidental thing or did they take on Reddit or something?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,858
Posted By 8mpg
I have bought a couple properties and sold one. I...

I have bought a couple properties and sold one. I used realtors each time but cant honestly tell you what they did other than:
1. List the property
2. Let us in a house
3. Set up the title company...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-14-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By 8mpg
Check out Garland Steel. They are good people and...

Check out Garland Steel. They are good people and can cut it for you. You will have to pay for the cuts though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By 8mpg
This is always what we have done. Meunster is a...

This is always what we have done. Meunster is a good food. We have been feeding my St. Bernards Meunster for a couple years now. Cant beat local foods without Chinese vitamins
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,257
Posted By 8mpg
My fence guy only uses Apollo. Hes been doing it...

My fence guy only uses Apollo. Hes been doing it for 30 years. He said they are a good mix of quality and price.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,150
Posted By 8mpg
My yard is probably 75% gone. I saw them late...

My yard is probably 75% gone. I saw them late last week but havent had time until this morning after work to put anything down. I put down some Sevin...hope it does work.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-13-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By 8mpg
The earlier machines came with a single nut on...

The earlier machines came with a single nut on each axis. This allowed more backlash in the axis. Machinist discovered that if you cut them in half, now having two nuts per axis, this reduces the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-12-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By 8mpg
Few more pictures from todays work. Started...

Few more pictures from todays work. Started stripping the machine of its paint. Wishing I didnt go down this path. Using Citristrip to get the majority of the paint off. Theres at least 5 layers of...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-11-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By 8mpg
I agree with standing seam being the way to go....

I agree with standing seam being the way to go. Hidden fasteners are less likely to leak. I'd consider a Zip sheathing for the roof or some type of water system, then use a regular synthetic or peel...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-11-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,193
Posted By 8mpg
Awesome job on the paint!!

Awesome job on the paint!!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-11-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By 8mpg
Bridgeport mill refresh

Well I decided to refresh the mill. Not going to be a rebuild per say. There are some broken things, its rusty, its worn but it should be a decent machine for a hobby. I bought this mill from a guy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By 8mpg
My quote for here in DFW is $23k for 680'

My quote for here in DFW is $23k for 680'
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-05-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By 8mpg
I have always enjoyed looking at the wood built...

I have always enjoyed looking at the wood built machines.

Love the computer setup.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,278
Posted By 8mpg
I agree with the Milwaukee comment. I have...

I agree with the Milwaukee comment. I have remodeled a couple houses now using their 12v set of impact/drill. Awesome set. Now I have a bunch of M18 tools because how much I like the 12v
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-02-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By 8mpg
My buddy used Raptor and I really like the way it...

My buddy used Raptor and I really like the way it looks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By 8mpg
How tall are the ceilings? If 12' or so, check...

How tall are the ceilings? If 12' or so, check out high bay LED lights. I used 16 of them in my work side of the shop (35x36). They were spec'd out on a professional lighting plan I had. The goal was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,236
Posted By 8mpg
We looked into the newer law that came out when a...

We looked into the newer law that came out when a year or two ago and it seemed to only affect people making less than $45k/year. If you are over that, your employer can get away with murder if youre...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-18-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,701
Posted By 8mpg
Hitachi for sure. I have a friend that is a...

Hitachi for sure. I have a friend that is a framer and his entire crew runs hitachi nail guns. They have tried many brands and now stick with Hitachi. Its $160 at Lowes. Find a 10% off code online...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By 8mpg
x2. There was a great thread about it a while...

x2. There was a great thread about it a while back and when the salesguys dont have it on their house...you have to see a problem.

A local lady was complaining on Nextdoor that her current bill...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By 8mpg
Milwaukee as well.

Milwaukee as well.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-09-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By 8mpg
The concrete was poured in stages...didnt want to...

The concrete was poured in stages...didnt want to but had to. We poured over the old slab. The concrete was dowled into the old slab, a bonding agent used and dowled into the perimeter beam.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-09-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By 8mpg
Barn/Shop rebuild

We bought this house about 5-6 years ago and I loved it because it had a place for me to put all my tools and work on cars. Well...it wasnt quite what I needed and it wasnt going to be easy to make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,635
Posted By 8mpg
Spraying existing construction is almost the same...

Spraying existing construction is almost the same cost. The question will be whether or not you want the fiberglass sucked out before spraying. My house was done as a remodel.


You made the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By 8mpg
A barndo isnt much cheaper than building a normal...

A barndo isnt much cheaper than building a normal house.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By 8mpg
You can always wrap a LVL beam to make it pretty

You can always wrap a LVL beam to make it pretty
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By 8mpg
Just dont forget...the window is only good as the...

Just dont forget...the window is only good as the install. If you do it, make sure you flash it well and seal it well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,635
Posted By 8mpg
Plumbing must vent to the outside per code. Spray...

Plumbing must vent to the outside per code. Spray foaming creates a semi conditioned space and there should be no venting of the attic (soffit, ridge or turibine) creating a sealed space.


...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,411
Posted By 8mpg
This is a loaded question and you need to put out...

This is a loaded question and you need to put out a budget. There is no "best" safe. Gaffunder probably makes some of the best but man, you are going to pay for it. 1" thick steel all round.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,790
Posted By 8mpg
Id drive 30 min each way MAX.

Id drive 30 min each way MAX.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,005
Posted By 8mpg
Yall don't forget to check craigslist and what...

Yall don't forget to check craigslist and what not. I just found a set of Bowflex 90lb dumbells and a stand for $300. That's less than 1/2 price. Im on the hunt for a C2 rower
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By 8mpg
Take off the water lines to the faucet and open...

Take off the water lines to the faucet and open the valves into a bucket to rule out lines vs faucet. Did you buy it new? Some faucets these days are made to be low flow. A previous owner may have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By 8mpg
Blame the government and political correctness. I...

Blame the government and political correctness. I had a few run ins when I was a supervisor at my hospital. Our legal team said we can allow service dogs, but not emotional support. As soon as the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,005
Posted By 8mpg
I just ordered a rack and bench from Titan...

I just ordered a rack and bench from Titan Fitness. Its just like the Rogue stuff but cheaper. Sears had a deal for a bar and 300lbs of weight for $199 and you get $32 back in points. Hope to set it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,425
Posted By 8mpg
Good question...but $35k in the bank at the time...

Good question...but $35k in the bank at the time of firing feels better than the $9000 in payments saved.

I guess I did misunderstand. But after 1 year, how much did he actually make on his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,355
Posted By 8mpg
I checked on a couple things and even with the...

I checked on a couple things and even with the prime day discount and 20% off....the things I had checked on had been cheaper when looking at Camel^3
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,425
Posted By 8mpg
In your scenario where the guy loses his job at...

In your scenario where the guy loses his job at year one...what would he be better off with... $35k in cash and $750 truck payment or a paid off truck and broke?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By 8mpg
Dish soap in a water bottle kills those ****...

Dish soap in a water bottle kills those **** things almost instantly.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,425
Posted By 8mpg
What percent is that cash payment compared to...

What percent is that cash payment compared to your savings? If you have plenty of savings, cash is probably the way to go. If you are spending your nest egg on a car note, I dont think its wise.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 17,107
Posted By 8mpg
Thats a big shark

Thats a big shark
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