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    01-10-2017, 11:17 AM
    fjk replied to a thread I so need one of these! in General
    This is a machining forum ... surely we ought to be able to find someone here who has some spare unobtanium and can make them frank
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    01-06-2017, 08:21 AM
    Apps themselves tend not to use too much memory ("too much" by today's standards) so whatever the phone comes with probably would be adequate. ...
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    01-01-2017, 05:23 PM
    fjk replied to a thread Pacemakers and the shop??? in General
    Welding, in particular welding that might have high frequency components in the arc (I.e. MIG and IG) are the most often cited as possibly being...
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    12-23-2016, 05:48 PM
    Yes you're right, but it assumes you have mains to connect to :-) We don't use ours for greenishness- it's at a weekend/vacation cottage that's...
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    12-22-2016, 09:58 PM
    I have one They work really well when put on something like a wood burning stove Sandwiched between the top fins and the body where the fan and...
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    12-20-2016, 01:30 PM
    there also is whemco which owns/operates Lehigh Heavy Forge (which was a part of what was the Bethlehem steel plant in Bethlehem PA) and Erie Forge...
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    12-20-2016, 01:13 PM
    fjk replied to a thread OT- Durable Rattle Can Paint in General
    Hi JL, This is why I asked about RWS' needs. If his requirements are closer to my outdoor furniture then Rustoleum might be ok. If closer to your...
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    12-20-2016, 10:38 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT- Durable Rattle Can Paint in General
    How durable is "durable" and what is it that needs to be painted durably (or is it "durably painted"?)? I have some iron outdoor furniture that I...
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    12-08-2016, 09:40 AM
    besides the hints from paul a. you sort of implied that the unit got bad last year, and totally failed this year. this implies something...
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    12-06-2016, 12:50 PM
    what about an Elf never used one, just saw one the other day and said "hmmmm, looks cool" frank
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    12-05-2016, 12:41 PM
    We empty the barrels at our summer cottage up in Maine. Another thing to consider w.r.t. rainwater collection barrels is that often they are made...
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    12-01-2016, 10:44 AM
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    11-30-2016, 10:28 AM
    paper slippage in the path maybe. look for lint/goop/etc on the feed rollers. did something whack the printer, knocking all its delicate insides...
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    11-28-2016, 10:41 AM
    The Soule's are thick as fleas on a dog's back in New England, esp in southern coastal Maine and have achieved a 'certain level of status' ... for...
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    11-28-2016, 10:30 AM
    fjk replied to a thread How To Finish A Bench Top in General
    why finish it at all (apologies if I missed the answer to that)? Why not let it get its share of dents and dings and stains, with the wood aging...
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    11-23-2016, 01:24 PM
    1967 Lotus Europa S1. It may not have been love ... but probably as close as I ever got with regard to something without a pulse No pix, so...
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    11-21-2016, 09:12 PM
    fjk replied to a thread Shop lighting design in General
    Hi all All your posts have been really helpful and I've got some good perspectives on this. I think I'll be able to put together a fairly decent...
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    11-21-2016, 10:08 AM
    fjk started a thread Shop lighting design in General
    So I'm in the fortunate position of "having" to fit out a new shop for myself & I'd like to ping the collective wisdom here on the layout of shop...
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    11-21-2016, 07:14 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Three easy questions. in General
    First, this is all personal preference, personal geometry, and personal physiology. getting info as to what others do is a good start, but you...
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    11-18-2016, 12:29 PM
    I have a similar "problem"... one that I consider myself very fortunate to have, btw. I decided that, for the most part, I'd have two sets of all...
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    11-15-2016, 10:48 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Locomotive Burn-Out in General
    I wonder why the cross ties (sleepers) don't show any sign of heat? No charring or scorching.
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    11-14-2016, 09:46 AM
    fjk replied to a thread OT: I Had An MRI Today in General
    I never worked in a steel plant, am not a bit deaf, and never have worked in a 24" pipe... and fall asleep too. I've learned to tell the MRI crew...
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    11-03-2016, 11:56 AM
    Some more general things to consider about smartphones First, they are addictive. Apps are cool. Websites work fairly well. and so on. If you can...
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    11-02-2016, 10:48 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Slow down and go faster?? in General
    nope they are made of thiotimoline and are guaranteed to dissolve into the aether just before your hand starts moving in their direction
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    10-31-2016, 11:00 AM
    Can't add much to the discussion about what planes to get ... other than to second the comments about getting both block and bench planes and that...
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    10-21-2016, 08:40 AM
    It's fashion and style ... and there is no logic behind fashion and style... As to "practicality" ... my wife gets one of the fashion magazines...
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    10-20-2016, 01:51 PM
    Truth In Advertising: I've written operating systems and file systems in The Good Old Days... All file systems divide your file up into chunks,...
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    10-20-2016, 11:03 AM
    fjk replied to a thread Naming Tools in General
    A long time ago a Big Cheese at a company I worked at would love to go around saying "You, name three fish!" (ok, this about fish, not tools, but is...
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