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I am a night person so very rarely get to bed before 2am.
This usually means I dont get up till 10:30.
The problem is it gets dark around 6-7pm depending upon whether its summer or winter and everything get very very quiet which prevents the use of anything that makes a noise. No fair!
 

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I've learned NOT to leave the large front door of my shop open during pleasant spring and fall nights, especially if I'm using the table saw or chop saw. Durn!
 

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Here we are worried about making shop noise after the sun goes down....
Yet, anyone remember back when you'd replace your exhaust system with glass-packs and you get pulled over for 'excessive noise' within a few days?We have a slight grade in the road as it goes pass our house and some of the vehicles around here are atrocious. From rice burners to diesel pickups.
Well over 80-85dB.
I guess there are no longer restrictions on how loud your vehicle can be.
 

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My neighbor wakes up early, maybe 5:30m, and leaves the diesel truck running for a very long time (seems like half an hour to me). But I can't sleep after wake up. It's noisy and doesn't help me as a late to bed person.
I own a diesel truck myself, but wouldn't do that. The neighbor has a business so that's clockwork for him.
In the winter, the truck is very rough, and I feel bad for the truck to be running cold for so long. Should have heater plugged in, and start and go after a minute.
 

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Single-digit temps, I could understand that, get everything warmed up and lubed before rolling. But the last few decades?
He's just burning money in fuel and wear & tear, and annoying his neighbor(s).

Like the jack-asses around here running without any mufflers just pipes.
If I'm not mistaken you do want a bit of back pressure on a diesel.
One clown here finally blew up his nice powerstroke, I heard through the grapevine. And he'd spent over $7500 'tuning' the motor.
One of the last times I saw it, it was belching enough black smoke to fumigate the neighborhood.
More $$$$ than sense. . .
 

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As a late nighter and late riser I hate those early birds who take their dogs for "walkies" around the 5:30 am mark and set off all the dogs in the neighborhood.
You only get restless sleep after that.
As we know who they are we take our dogs for walkies around midnight for revenge and go very very slowly past their houses.
Petty? Yep, but feels good.
We dont do it every night. (too lazy)
 

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I've spent the last 17 years on night shift... I like it, it works out well for me. I have turned down day shift for 16 of those years...

Every year at shift-bid time, I consider day shift... but there are too many excuses not to leave night shift.

-Bear
 

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I worked for a service company in the oil field, no rym nor reson when I went to work so never got into the habit of getting up in the morning, Been sort of retired for 19 years now, go to bed when I feel like it, never before midnight sometime 3. Get up when I feel like it, sometimes 8 sometimes 11.
The early bird may get the worm BUT the second mouse gets the cheese.

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Between 1971 and 2000 I worked afternoons, (3 to 12 or so) all but 5 years. Loved every minute of it. I'd get to bed around 1, sleep till 8:30 and have a good day to do whatever.

I still sleep from about 12:30 to 8, have a good day to do what I want.

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I have my flannel jammie pants, and a flannel shirt on, it's 71* here @ 2100 hrs. If you want to see a ski resort without snow, come to Hawaii when the temps are in the 50s at night, and morning.....:D
 

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22 years of rotating 12 hour shifts. 8. Am to 8 pm then 8 pm to 8 am the next six weeks. Hard to know if you are foot or horse back after a week of straight nites. Do not miss it at all. The only good thing about night shift was management was not around to screw things up so a good run was possible.The front office always could not understand why no one wanted to attend a 8:00 am meeting after a 12 hour shift. Guess that is why they are all unemployed after that division was sold.
 
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Well, I got up at 2:30 this morning, made coffee and now I’m checking out HM.
I’ll make breakfast at 4:30 and head off to work at 5:30. Be home by 5:30pm.
I'm on a very similar except for the going to work thing.
 

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Same here mostly night owl, but trying to break the habit. Most of my life at sea, we worked three shifts(watches) twice a day. 12 to 4, 4 to 8, and 8 to 12 and on call the rest of the time. When I was younger I didn't mind it. The last few years on the tugs was mostly 6 to 6 or 8 to 8 day or night shift don't know which was worse.
 

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Just wanted to save this and keep it handy . There's one item of interest on here that would make me " packup the pickup " .
There are several mills, lathes. Vertical and horizontal band saws and other assortments.
What I found often from North Carolina and going South, the price is often high. Probably demand is much higher than supply.
 

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Let's coordinate over on this thread. My thinking is that we don't want to be bidding against each other.
That is unless of course my thinking is flawed and it's every person for themselves. :encourage:
I'm lusting after one of the D1-4 5C collet chucks
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Just wanted to save this and keep it handy . There's one item of interest on here that would make me " packup the pickup " .
There are several mills, lathes. Vertical and horizontal band saws and other assortments.
What I found often from North Carolina and going South, the price is often high. Probably demand is much higher than supply.
 
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Let's coordinate over on this thread. My thinking is that we don't want to be bidding against each other.
That is unless of course my thinking is flawed and it's every person for themselves. :encourage:
I'm lusting after one of the D1-4 5C collet chucks
I already have a collet chuck, 2J. Hardinge Brothers No.2 D6". But my wife wouldn't let me buy any tool anymore :). She's great though.

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Let's coordinate over on this thread. My thinking is that we don't want to be bidding against each other.
That is unless of course my thinking is flawed and it's every person for themselves. :encourage:
I'm lusting after one of the D1-4 5C collet chucks
***EDIT - Forgot link... ***
Nope , I'm in no need of chucks . There is actually 2 items that I'll watch to the last day , and if still in reach join in on the bidding . I realize I'm not the only one on the east coast to see a shweeeet machine but I'll keep watch regardless . I'm not really the auction type , rather cash and carry . :)
 

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What does clean out entail? I just checked the classifieds.
I'm liking the angle knuckle holder fixture thingy. (can't remember what they're called.)

Clean out 1/19/20

Perhaps post over on the other thread I mentioned or PM so we can watch out for each other.
I'm in lust of the Leblond #57 but I fear that a.) it's going to go high, and b.) I'm not sure that my garage shop floor could handle the weight.
Nope , I'm in no need of chucks . There is actually 2 items that I'll watch to the last day , and if still in reach join in on the bidding . I realize I'm not the only one on the east coast to see a shweeeet machine but I'll keep watch regardless . I'm not really the auction type , rather cash and carry . :)
 

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Facts . This is a vintage Carver system . Everything seems to be in working order after removing the machine shop stuff out of the bedroom . The cd player has given me a few problems in the years while I operated it . Door o ring etc . I now have a head not reading display . You can't buy these today and it seems no-one is has a start up company in the future . I do realize I can buy a brand new cd player for 9 bucks now-a-days , or run them thru the puter . or do the plug in thing , or maybe earbuds , BUT , I would like to keep my old stuff in working order ! The only reason I would want save this is the " Digital Time Lense " feature on the player . No remotes , a push of 1 button dims the lights . ETs , help me out .
 

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Mroad , been cleaning out for years , not looking for tooling . The one I'll be watching should go for 12 Gs , which is out of my league , but ya never know . :grin: I've driven farther for a Cub tractor in the past . :encourage:
 

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Aukai , the last 70 Chevelle . I joined the HarCo roofriders club that morning . Did a good 1/16 of a mile on the roof which qualified me .
 

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That is not happy, might explain a few things :) Back then totaled, now fixable.
 

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I find it interesting that I’m not alone being a night guy. I’ve always preferred to work at night. Day people always looked at me like I was crazy.
Anyway it is what it is as I respond to this thread at 4:00 AM.
And searching for tools, yeah. In fact I spent half of the day yesterday looking for a YouTube video where someone... Mr. Pete...Ox Tools...or who knows who, had mentioned a silly looking wedged looking parallel which was used back in the days before Kurt angle-lock vises to compensate for jaw lift. I know someone mentioned these things because I have a few of them and when they showed one in their video then that damned light bulb went off.
Anyway I finally gave up on figuring out what this hardened bar was called. It really wasn’t that important but yeah.... I can go so tangent and off track when looking at tools. I love tools. Especially ones made by old machinist. I’m in awe of the workmanship.
 
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