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    09-19-2017, 10:35 PM
    CalM replied to a thread Opinions on Pinterest? in General
    aggravation is part of it all. Privacy has it's rewards.
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    09-17-2017, 11:24 PM
    Fly **** in a cow barn. Grow up. send me the bulbs, I need the 100% efficient electric heat. Dammmmmm the things that 1st world citizens worry...
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    09-15-2017, 09:39 PM
    CalM replied to a thread OT The IQ test thread. in General
    Some of the absolute "dumbest" people I have ever been around have reportedly high IQ, and have done very well on test such as these. Dumber than...
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    09-15-2017, 01:00 AM
    Aw heck! And I just sold the Clement 24 inch jointer that I've had for nearly 30 years. It was likely made in the late 1800s early 1900s . ...
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    09-15-2017, 12:57 AM
    I always drill the 'next larger" than suggested drill size for any small hole taps. Heck, those threads are fragile anyway, and less than 90%...
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    09-13-2017, 09:45 PM
    Jeesem Crow Here it is September, and no one has died, and the steering is working "better than ever". But, With the cool weather, The...
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    09-13-2017, 09:12 PM
    Those were fine and fun automobiles DS 19? If not rusted, I would have one today. But the 2cv has both my heart and soul.
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    09-13-2017, 08:49 PM
    CalM replied to a thread Hurricaines and the US in General
    It shows western Colorado (Grand Junction) "under water" at nearly 5000 ft elevation Bring on the deluge! Man has sinned! eta four corners...
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    09-10-2017, 12:18 AM
    CalM replied to a thread Podcast with Robin Renzetti in General
    What makes one "exceptionally gifted and experienced" /?? U tube?
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    09-10-2017, 12:16 AM
    CalM replied to a thread Hurricaines and the US in General
    Destruction and devestation in one region is good for the economy of another. Who is to say what is "good" ? I just don't want anyone to...
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    09-09-2017, 09:37 PM
    CalM replied to a thread Hurricaines and the US in General
    All right! Which one of you guys got yourself into this life on your terms? My guess is NONE So life is a risk, there is no better option! ...
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    09-09-2017, 02:51 AM
    CalM replied to a thread Hurricaines and the US in General
    Think of the poor Bangladesh residents, No warning, and nowhere to turn... The human condition. we in the west have it easy...
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    09-09-2017, 02:48 AM
    CalM replied to a thread Question about schematic in General
    Paul If you were the King of the world. there would be sense to these things, but you are not king of the world, and we must cope with less...
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    09-09-2017, 01:43 AM
    CalM replied to a thread Hurricaines and the US in General
    Sharks? I assume you are speaking of politics. ;-)
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    09-09-2017, 01:17 AM
    Why Would one ever need to go to China? "What is here, is elsewhere, What is not here. Is nowhere!" Lao Tsu said it hundreds of years ago. ...
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    09-08-2017, 10:42 PM
    CalM replied to a thread Hurricaines and the US in General
    There are some real breezes blowing in the Gulf, Off the coast of Antarctica (66.5S, 111.6E) and SW of New Zealand. But. There are a heck of a...
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    09-08-2017, 09:01 PM
    CalM replied to a thread Question about schematic in General
    Hey! You don't need a "parts list" if you put the information right on the schematic! Economy of paper (and electrons) don't you know. ;-)
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    09-08-2017, 12:40 PM
    CalM replied to a thread Question about schematic in General
    Wire gauge is sometimes noted by numbers like that . but 6.3 mm would be a hefty wire for a coffee maker. ;-) Main Power? .8 mm on the other...
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    09-06-2017, 11:15 PM
    CalM replied to a thread Loose drill chuck arbor help in General
    Me? I would start with a heavy hammer to do the bumping. a block of wood isn't the way.
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    09-06-2017, 11:04 PM
    CalM replied to a thread Mitutoyo 6" Caliper in General
    My Mits 6 inch digital is getting to try my soul. It can't be any less than 35 years old, ans still seems to have a wild appetite for SR44's At...
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    09-03-2017, 10:05 PM
    core drills made of thin sheet metal, sharpened inside or out as needed. Spun at a moderate rate to produce a slicing cut. They do well in soft...
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    09-03-2017, 12:35 PM
    CalM replied to a thread slotting on a lathe in General
    Yes! Use a boring bar to hold a HSS tool ground to suit. The tool bit get's small and clearances are tough in a 3/4 inch bore. ;-) The saddle...
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    09-03-2017, 01:03 AM
    The OP mentions "picking up" the chuck without qualification to new or used. Using the factory specs are a great bench mark, but do not account for...
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    09-03-2017, 12:59 AM
    CalM replied to a thread welding problem eyesight in General
    dilate? "To expand or open"? Not exactly the correct response to an upcoming brilliance greater than the sun it's self. Perhaps you meant some...
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    09-02-2017, 11:23 PM
    CalM replied to a thread heat sink fins in General
    For crissake Look into "dimpling dies". It's not rocket surgery!
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    09-02-2017, 11:20 PM
    CalM replied to a thread welding problem eyesight in General
    Better quality units will spoil you. 3M bought Speedglas. Very much worth the price if you do any welding at all.
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    09-02-2017, 10:24 PM
    CalM replied to a thread heat sink fins in General
    use 6061 smooth the inside edges after the hole is punched, (scotch brite drum) prior to forming.
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    09-02-2017, 07:32 PM
    CalM replied to a thread welding problem eyesight in General
    I wear readers inside the auto-darkening helmet. I can't weld worth a darn anyway, and when I can't see the puddle, it get's humorous. Example: I...
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    09-02-2017, 07:26 PM
    CalM replied to a thread slotting on a lathe in General
    MEASURE! Run any good bar in the lathe spindle. Chuck it if that is what is fitted (or you could use any tool fitted in the tailstock) Measure...
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    09-02-2017, 12:32 PM
    Entirely CORRECT! Think of the thread as multiple taper fits not so very dissimilar from a collet. What the thread has going for it is that it...
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