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Offline Tennessee Whiskey

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2015, 10:50:21 AM »
Bill, it cracked that box like a walnut shell :lolb:. I'll wait until all the toys arrive before I post some more pictures. Greg, thanks for looking in and the info. I am a big fan of the Suburban and Shadon HKW videos. Don Bailey looks so much like my late father-in-law (a man I truly miss)  it's scary. The grinding wheel storage is next on the list. They are, for the most part, still in the as shipped packing. Don, that square was the cheapest item purchased; about the price of a good meal and a couple of drinks, with tip of course :Jester:. Y'all come back now ya hear.

Cletus

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2015, 08:44:09 PM »
Yo, Big E,

I had said earlier that I had ordered a "set" of the Penn Tool catalogues. They arrived today and I look forward to getting reacquainted with their offerings. I am sure there is a lot of overlap but the smallest is 400 pages and the big one is over 1300 pages...should keep me drooling for a while :)

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2015, 09:36:52 PM »
Professor,  just got my set today when the square checker arrived.  It does appear that if you want it they either have it or can get it.  The shipping isn't that quick and I paid a little over  $20 extra for the cylinder square I ordered from them that was drop shipped from Shars as opposed from buying it from Shars and the one from Suburban is still weeks out. I guess I would buy again,  but, this time with some more research.  Can't really fault them,  just doing business I guess.

Rev.

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2015, 10:57:14 PM »
Good to know Cletus. I suspect suburban doesn't stock a lot of those if any, so you probably would have waited even ordering direct from them.

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2015, 12:20:12 AM »
Bill, just returned from dinner and picked up my catalogs from where Vern keeps his, just ask him :lolb:. I've never seen as much tool porn in my life. WiFi mics, are you kidding me. I think every known precision tool in the world is in there. Look out Lou and Amex, I'm hocking the farm :lolb:.

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2015, 12:25:36 AM »
Ain't it the truth Cletus. Just be careful in the "library". Something might go to sleep!!  :lolb: :lolb:

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2015, 11:21:38 PM »
Bill, the feeling is finally starting to come back :lolb:. I have never seen so much really nice stuff in one book in my life. The brown truck ran with the last of the Penn order and lo and behold if Enco didn't have a 20% off and free shipping sale :facepalm:. So, we're waiting on the brown truck again :naughty:. But for now, here's the pics of the QC Dept. at The Close Enuf Machine Shop; Springbucket Division. I also started the purchasing for the heat treatment department today :LittleDevil:.









Cletus

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2015, 12:09:59 AM »
Dog I can see your getting serious about this stuff. That's a nice collection of precision my brother. Now the Close enough Machine Shop is going to have to change the name after this.  :lolb:  love it my brother and you just keep making me jealous.

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2015, 01:13:05 AM »
Very nice toys my friend!

looks like you are getting serious! Wonder what you are up to?

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2015, 02:59:26 AM »
OOOWEE! That is one fine collection of preeecision stuff!
Now that's what we mean by "Close Enuf"
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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2015, 03:01:28 AM »
The Penn Tool catalog is more fun than when we'd await the yearly delivery of the Sears Catalog. (Probably why I keep them on top of the tank)
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Stan

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2015, 03:54:26 AM »
Nice shiney new precision tools...life is good!!. Now that you got me drooling, too bad I ain't "close enuf" to stop by and get me a pound or two of pulled pork and scope out you new "departments" in person. Say hey to Lou and DOG for me.

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2015, 05:09:30 PM »
Life is good Bill, and DOG said stop in any time, he was buying. Vern, I think every member of the forum needs the PennTool catalogue. The heat treatment oven is being built to order and should be here in 2-3 weeks. I've started the prototypes of my "gift" to the forum. Enco says the ground O1 .250"x2',3'and4" will be here Monday :naughty:. I didn't really need pre-ground stock, but, with the coupon and free shipping, it was the cheapest route. Y'all hang in there now ya hear. Christmas time a com'n :lolb: :lolb: :lolb:.

Cletus

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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2015, 06:09:53 PM »
With all this magnificent precision stuff I reckon you're planning on a perfect working 1/10 scale Cyclone  :)  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: A grinding tale
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2015, 06:53:39 PM »
Roger, if I had the talent of George Britnell,  I'd love building a 1/10th scale big block Ford.Hey, wonder if I could talk George into,  ah, never mind  :lolb: However, the surprise I have planned for the forum members is a lot simpler and will allow me to share it personally with more people. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas  :naughty:.

Cletus