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Richard King 2

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If anyone would like to attend a scraping class I have openings in a class in Texas next month. Message me and I'll send you some info. It will be in Navasota TX that is about 45 min NNW of Houston. Thanks
 

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Richard: I had messaged you before concerning Bridgeport Mill lubrication. Would like to attend scraping class in Navasota. Would bring saddle and table from Mill. Just went through very expensive replacement of sewer line. As soon as we get Amex statement, will pay off extensive charge paid to plumbing co. Then can pay your class fee on Ebay. May need to rent truck to haul saddle and table to texas from Tucson. Just wondering if outfit in Texas can accomodate table for machining with shaper to get table and saddle flat within 0.001" to allow scraping for flatness. Just purchased milling machine and realize the benefit of scraping table and saddle. Will remove the table and saddle and check with straight edge to see how flat they are. Hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Rolland (Rolly) Sicard.
 

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We can work something out. Fill out this form and please state everything in bottom info box. To get registered, please fill out the questionnaire at tinyurl.com/kingway and I will forward an invoice over once registration is received. We will also have to check with Steve Watkins as to be sure he can do it....best to email me too so I can forward the email to Steve Thanks
 

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Richard: What is the name of Mr. Watkins business? What are his capabilities regarding metal machinery? Does he have an hourly shop rate or is the charge by the job? Trying to get a rough idea what it would cost if machining is necessary on the table and/or saddle. For me, this fixing the milling machine may be a once in a lifetime effort. I am retired and 72 years old. Have always liked fixing mechanical things. Have rebuilt several engines for both trucks, cars and airplanes I have owned and piloted. Yet have always been employed in Aviation Electronics from repair (Autopilot repair specialist in Minneapolis MN.) to certification specialist for Avionics manufacturer here in Tucson.
 

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Steve wears many hats. I believe he was first a Firefighter EMT and drove ambulances, he also is a journeyman Cabinet Maker and remodels and builds homes, He started to install power gates on ranches and needed to make special hinges, etc. so he started buying machine tools. He has built his own CNC mill from NC, he also builds websites. I consider him a good friend as he has hosted several classes over the past few years. Be careful when you shake his hands, he is built like a wrestler and can crush a hand in one leap...lol Email Steve and ask him about his charge. I'm not sure what his company name is. swatkins2732@gmail.com

You can also google The Beast - Rockford Planer on Practical machinist and Texas Scraping Class Practical machinist and he has threads there on the classes. Another one of our friends is Robert Gossin up in KC and he was in Avionics in the US Airforce. Rich
 

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