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    What goes into a $3m wristwatch?

    Patek Philippe 5175R Grandmaster Chime Watch


    Long but very well done. The choir music is a little over the top.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGPjFFMD3c0&feature=youtu.be
  2. LOL, retirement is great!

    LOL, retirement is great!
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    It's nice to put a face with the name. Be...

    It's nice to put a face with the name.
    Be thankful that you don't have to rake the leaves!
  4. I have an old hose from a Sears POJ “Tool Vac”...

    I have an old hose from a Sears POJ “Tool Vac” that fits my Delta spindle sander and all of my PC dust generators perfectly. It did not fit my new Festool sander so I made an aluminum adapter. ...
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    Very nice! I love the Waterlox finish.

    Very nice! I love the Waterlox finish.
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    Richard, I have a Sterling 45K NG overhead unit...

    Richard, I have a Sterling 45K NG overhead unit that does a great job in my ~525 sq ft shop. The Sterling is very similar to the Modine Hot Dog. (cheaper)

    There’s some good info in this...
  7. Metal Lathes That is a nice old timer. I have never heard of...

    That is a nice old timer. I have never heard of the maker but it looks like a quality machine. It looks like it has a fair amount of travel on the compound which is good. It’s hard to tell from...
  8. I bought a right angle attachment from HF. It...

    I bought a right angle attachment from HF. It certainly is not as good as a dedicated RA but has worked well the few times that I've needed it.
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    Mark, your modesty cracks me up. Beautiful...

    Mark, your modesty cracks me up.

    Beautiful work, as usual.
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    Folks, this thread has had several edits to...

    Folks, this thread has had several edits to remove political comments.

    It contains some good information so please refrain from the politics.
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    How about fancy brass fingers similar to how a...

    How about fancy brass fingers similar to how a stone is mounted in a finger ring?
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    Metal Lathes The lathe ways reground? Google Machinery...

    The lathe ways reground? Google Machinery rebuilding services.
    It is not a quick or inexpensive process.
  13. Mreza, where did you learn all this? What is...

    Mreza, where did you learn all this? What is your day job?

    You do amazing work!
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    Metal Lathes It only took me one time. I was working in...

    It only took me one time.

    I was working in a small production job shop where time was money. Every one of the smaller lathes had one of these set up. I wasn’t the only one sliced open, I saw...
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    With your welder you could make an outrigger base...

    With your welder you could make an outrigger base similar to the attached pic. You could make the height anything you want.
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    Metal Lathes Ron, the Aloris tool holder is supreme but way...

    Ron, the Aloris tool holder is supreme but way overkill. I’m not sure of the brand but I have a quick-change that looks almost identical to this: LatheMaster

    Mine might be a little larger, I...
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    Metal Lathes I have used them, they work. You have to...

    I have used them, they work. You have to mentally keep track of where the bits are or you can rip your arm open. DAMHIKT!
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    Disconnect the power and check the pressure...

    Disconnect the power and check the pressure switch electrical connections. You may need a new switch.
    It looks something like this: Pressure Switch
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    Contact Amazon. Someone is waiting for it to be...

    Contact Amazon. Someone is waiting for it to be delivered.
  20. Thread: Gage Blocks

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    General Metalworking They are not gage blocks in the normal sense. ...

    They are not gage blocks in the normal sense. They could have been custom made for any number of machine shop jigs. I suspect that they are custom made blocks for setting a particular angle on a...
  21. Thread: "Sticky"

    by Bruce Page
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    Welcome to SMC Joe. A "Sticky" is a tag to keep...

    Welcome to SMC Joe. A "Sticky" is a tag to keep the thread at the top of the forum page.
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    No. I can't imagine generating that much dust. ...

    No. I can't imagine generating that much dust. My DC, vac and overhead filter do a good job at dust removal.
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    I have the Sterling version 45K unit. Total cost...

    I have the Sterling version 45K unit. Total cost installing it myself was less than $500. I did have it blessed by a HVAC pro.
    It's one of the best shop investments I have made.
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    Probably, but it would be easy to do a test piece...

    Probably, but it would be easy to do a test piece to be sure.
  25. There’s no need for a confrontation in your phone...

    There’s no need for a confrontation in your phone call. A simple request for an explanation would do. I doubt that it is a bait and switch, MSC has been around a long time. Sometimes there are...
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