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Old 08-18-2019, 6:08pm   #24
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Originally Posted by DAB View Post
ah ha!

long ago, we took a tour of one of the old DuPont mansions in Delaware. near the front of the property was the old garage, and it still had several old machine tools (including an old lathe i recall). i noted to the guide, that there were not Pep Boys shops back then, so if the car broke down (only the rich originally owned cars), you'd have your mechanic make a new part. thus the tooling on property.

same thing with your old machines. busted bolt? grab some bar stock and make a new one. heat treat? surely you jest!

Heat treating was usually case hardening
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