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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage11 View Post
    Hello all, I found this site by accident and was completely blown away. I do sheet metal fabrication for a living, but find it very boring. Making practical cool stuff at home is awesome. Here is a picture of my latest project, bottle jack press brake. I made it so top and bottom dies could be changed out.
    Welcome into HMT.net. Warning, there is no escape! I appreciate your pressbrake and it's execution. Frank S is correct about the truss; the dieset won't care, frame certainly will. Not sure why you added a 12t hydraulic jack; if big enough to fire that out-sized BAR.....rofl
    Yeah, I know it's a DoD classroom model, but how funny is that?

    Speaking about J. M. Browning, my introduction was ~55 years back as a biographic [author Curt Gentry] study. That single act fed undeveloped thoughts on careers, happily steering [shoving?] me into metal trades. The firearms aspect was impressive, his ability to interpret physics into mechanics overwhelming. Decades later, I recall the same thrill of discovery. I'm lucky that employment and essentially all my interests exist due to same instance.

    It happened again about 10 years ago. Frank A. Pachmayr [author John Lachuck]. Maybe not so many patents, an astounding gunsmith and astute tactician of business.
    Both had humble enough beginnings, guidance, and certain abilities they found, really created, channels to explore.

    If I am anything on this site, it's my constant push machining and related work are barely a hobby. This avocation utilizes processes found in the largest manufacturers. Generating profit not always best indicator of satisfaction or success. The measurement to me is by what individuals invest pursuing their interests. Not cash; it's more about creativity, resourcefulness, time, space, to name a few.


    I'll apologize; unaware of double-posts. My laptop restarted and thought I'd lost number 1 entry. Aw heck, I'll write it again...no big deal.
    Then number 1 appears!
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; 03-03-2018 at 07:10 PM.
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    No need to apologize Toolmaker. Im still learning how to use this site correctly, hope I dont annoy anyone with my posting mistakes.

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    The only folks who get annoyed around here usually hardly ever post and more frequently leave without anyone ever knowing they are gone.
    Everyone who comes to HMT.net has something to contribute whether they know it or not if they would only join in on some discussions
    Since you are new here You may not have found many of the perks of this site I've been here for quite a while and still have not found all of them. One thing I would like to suggest is when you have some time to crawl down a never ending rabbit hole is to check out the Homemade Tools Builders - HomemadeTools.net page of this site click on any builder and start browsing Word of caution have plenty of time snacks and favorite thirst quenching beverage on hand there are 1000's of great builds and over 16,000 contributors
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    Thanks for sharing the useful knowledge Frank, it will help me out very much.

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    Well, I for one will be checking in, to see how often you change avatars......you're dialed in there fine.
    Nobody's [?] used a rifle yet!

    Frank S is correct, that time, snacks, and beverage will be needed.
    One critical omission, a really comfy seat!
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; 03-03-2018 at 08:00 PM. Reason: quipazinger
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    Savage11
    If anyone does not like what is on this site, they should not be here at all.
    I have never heard a negative response. It's a pretty good group, glad to have you here.
    Nelson

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    Toolmaker,
    Another one of my projects on the backburner MG42/M53 semiauto clone ive been working on. The receiver is almost done, but still much work to do.

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    I cant comprehend how someone wouldnt like this site. The wealth of knowledge and talent here is mind blowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage11 View Post
    I cant comprehend how someone wouldnt like this site. The wealth of knowledge and talent here is mind blowing.
    I'll wager those that don't, haven't talent OR a mind to blow. Plenty of room on FB for them. Or MySpace, lol.
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    Lol Frank, spot on! Or the mindless over exposer to the idiot box/tv. Unfortunately, many youth today lack the ability to read a tape measure. Ive seen stuff at work with young new hires that leave me scratching my head.

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