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    Today, 12:13 AM
    I've worked with some Chinese nationals. The ones I worked with were on a par with the rest of the team, especially after we trained them in how to...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Rotary table id help please in General
    Since no one had mentioned your $8 Mitytoyo.... YOU SUCK! Both are nice purchases. Dan
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    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    The imbalance of first class mail is part of the problem. Mail order in the era in which the treaty was made: In 1915, a letter sent from NZ to...
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    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    When you wrote The IR seems too weak, I can remove things it just "rattles at" it rang a bell. I have a "hammer drill" that does that too. It...
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    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Rotary table id help please in General
    It sure looks like you might have a Palmgren RT with cross slide table for drilling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpj2KAD1wH0 But from the...
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    10-20-2018, 11:58 PM
    It appears to be obvious that there were some subsidies in place when banggood could send me products (including postage) for less than the cost of a...
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    10-20-2018, 03:23 PM
    danlb replied to a thread oldtiffie?????????? in General
    Funny, Like RB211 I don't need to know the day or date. I only know what day of the week it is by looking at my pill dispenser. :) I'd blame...
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    10-20-2018, 03:05 PM
    This works best, set the MIG welder at 0 ips feed, 0 volts, and gas somewhere around 0 cfh. Then set it on the boards while the glue dries.
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    10-20-2018, 02:59 PM
    danlb replied to a thread oldtiffie?????????? in General
    It's disrespectful to George to do it on the weekend when he's not keeping as sharp an eye on the posts. We know the rules and should abide by them...
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    10-20-2018, 02:56 PM
    Matt, the problem is not so much that it's unfair trade. It's the load that they have put on the post office. The problem is that in 2016 it...
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    10-20-2018, 02:43 PM
    The UPU as established by the Treaty of Bern was a solution to an interesting problem. It provided for (from wiki) The UPU established that: ...
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    10-20-2018, 01:36 AM
    If I remember correctly, you don't need to grind to a thou. The height is reset each time you use it. I could, of course be wrong.
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    10-19-2018, 11:52 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    I second the "project driven" learning approach. One such project is to choose a simple tool or device and try to replicate it one piece at a time....
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    10-19-2018, 08:51 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Where do I start? in General
    The nice thing about machining as a hobby is that you can learn many ways. My favorite technique is to start with reading what you can on forums...
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    10-19-2018, 01:50 PM
    danlb replied to a thread OT, Someone ID this fitting in General
    Wouldn't that depend on the purpose for which the clamp is designed? The mount is different if you want to allow for expansion VS a rigid mount. ...
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    10-19-2018, 01:44 AM
    Nicely done. Well documented. So, let's see. All I need to do is.... Buy a small SUV, and a trailer. And some HUGE clamps. No problem. ...
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    10-18-2018, 02:25 PM
    danlb replied to a thread metric threading gears in General
    I use a 21T gear on my 7x12 mini lathe to generate 'almost' metric threads. How close does that get me? Within 0.0004 mm pitch in all the...
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    10-18-2018, 01:10 PM
    danlb replied to a thread oldtiffie?????????? in General
    The neat thing about historical greats is that we can pick and choose the parts that are great while ignoring the clickers. Socrates said some...
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    10-18-2018, 12:30 AM
    danlb replied to a thread metric threading gears in General
    It does not matter as long as you do not disengage the feed. Dan
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    10-18-2018, 12:00 AM
    danlb replied to a thread oldtiffie?????????? in General
    I must admit that I find the very idea of an unspoken implied social contract to be rather far fetched. If it's unspoken and implied, how does one...
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    10-17-2018, 10:50 PM
    danlb replied to a thread metric threading gears in General
    I found the same thing (cover prevented large gears) with my 9x20. I wanted to have super fine longitudinal power feed, so I opened up the bottom...
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    10-17-2018, 10:45 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Yeah, I have to admit that I'd like to have a KR too. The way they dominated the dirt track... Phenomenal. That's my dirty little secret. There...
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    10-17-2018, 08:01 PM
    danlb replied to a thread oldtiffie?????????? in General
    Take it to the next level Jerry. There are starving people in the world. Is it morally wrong that a farmer deliberately does not plant a field...
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    10-17-2018, 07:44 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Nope. Still a Harley. :) Dan
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    10-17-2018, 05:34 PM
    danlb replied to a thread oldtiffie?????????? in General
    The idea of a social contract is implemented through laws and morals. If I do not agree with the law, I have the right to try to change them. ...
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    10-16-2018, 11:03 PM
    I usually start by googling the model number. Is there one on that device? It might help locate the probable cause.
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    10-16-2018, 09:30 PM
    Along with Goo-gone there is Un-du. Un-du has a high VOC version that is available from Amazon if you don't live in California. You can take...
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    10-16-2018, 09:25 PM
    danlb replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Yeah, but it would be classy while it did that. After all, it's a Norton! Dan
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    10-16-2018, 03:19 PM
    danlb replied to a thread What happened to air tools? in General
    I have a set of air tools. I almost never use any of them. The "why" is simple. The noise of the compressor is deafening AND I have a fair...
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    10-16-2018, 02:52 PM
    Strangely, some very large companies got that way because of objectives that were not profit motivated. We HAD a government policy of maintaining...
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