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    If possible, I haul myself, usually the case. Yes, south is short on equipment, no better in my area KCMO.
    Everything is Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio tied with Illinois, then Indiana. California was iffy, lots of stuff, but irregular basis. Oddly, next door (Kansas) been luckiest, from Cessna plants.
    Biggest problem is people who unload auction hauls; clueless about listing particulars, like cranes. "It's 2 ton..." OK, overall height, headroom, rail length? How can they not know? I'd like a freestanding 2+ ton jib about 14' long, 12' high or so. I've gained skill using their pix and scaling apparent size. Easier then wringing info from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickieDickie View Post
    Imagine the American flag on display in work places today....
    ?? I can't think of any of the 4 places I have worked in 30 years that didn't have one?

    Legitimate statement or just trying to stir sh*t????

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    No not trying to stir up anything. The American flag use to be proudly displayed and these days so many see it as racists. A good friend of mine gave me his fathers burial flag I want to display it but it is huge and it is not going outside to weather, this is a high quality flag. I will figure something out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickieDickie View Post
    No not trying to stir up anything. The American flag use to be proudly displayed and these days so many see it as racists. A good friend of mine gave me his fathers burial flag I want to display it but it is huge and it is not going outside to weather, this is a high quality flag. I will figure something out.
    Fold it properly, and display it folded behind UV resistant glass, like you got for valuable art works. It is after all a valuable, irreplaceable item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickieDickie View Post
    No not trying to stir up anything. The American flag use to be proudly displayed and these days so many see it as racists. A good friend of mine gave me his fathers burial flag I want to display it but it is huge and it is not going outside to weather, this is a high quality flag. I will figure something out.
    Sorry, I misunderstood your intentions, I apologize for being short.

    That is quite the honor. I would think if you went to your local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) or American Legion, they could help you out with a display as well as the proper way to fold the flag. They know the honor of receiving such a gift.

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    No issue, Rikk. I can not bare someone thinking I might be a Radical Leftist Democrat. I have two privileges: a mom and dad that loved and raised me and born in the U.S.A. Do not mean this to get political.

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    Hammer workers. Howard Axle Works. January, 1948.

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    wow thats totaly awesome. quite a shaver/shaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Hammer workers. Howard Axle Works. January, 1948.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...s_fullsize.jpg

    Perfect example, validity of planers.
    Until recently, milling that contour be difficult, because spindle and housing needed to support rotating cutter, with corresponding increase of machine size. The upper housing has 3 visible rams, two vertical compounds (swivel) and at least one horizontal, behind man on right. Possibly (likely) other side too.
    Drawback of planers, they required bed and ways longer than table. Today's machines run on rails, called "gantry mills", occupying far less real estate.
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