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    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    What's that they say about fishermen? "All fishermen lie except you and I, and I'm not so sure about you." :D
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    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    That picture in True Temper's post showing Macarco vises has, in the lower left corner, one termed "Body Builders' vise. "Built to meet the...
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    07-14-2019, 09:19 AM
    Yes. And all the more quickly now that we have the internet, which lets ignorance spread like wildfire! :D
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    07-13-2019, 04:02 PM
    There was another famous strike resulting in loss of life at one of Andrew Carnegie's steel plants, the Homestead Steel Works Strike, in 1892....
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    07-13-2019, 03:30 PM
    I doubt that the practice is widespread (I'm speaking of the company providing the workers' life essentials (housing/food/clothing/etc.) at a cost...
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    07-13-2019, 08:56 AM
    A lot of businesses employed the "indentured servitude" management practice back in those days: mining, sawmills, steel mills, foundries, etc. ...
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    07-13-2019, 08:46 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    You're right of course, but I'm not sure "enjoy" is the right word. I think many are powerless to let issues like this rest. It starts on the play...
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    07-13-2019, 06:02 AM
    A couple of days ago I watched a Science Channel Program, one of the series "How the Earth Works," about anak krakatoa, or "child of Krakatoa." ...
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    07-12-2019, 10:58 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Acceptable runout? in General
    There's a way to do that which doesn't require any drilling or screw to secure the work piece to the spud. File a flat on the spud, deep enough to...
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    07-12-2019, 11:36 AM
    Several years ago one of my daughters was working at Eielson AFB near Fairbanks. We went up to visit her in early July. Just before the trip I came...
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    07-11-2019, 05:47 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    ".... lets start a new system that everyone can agree one." Agree on? ...or argue about? :D
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    07-11-2019, 08:26 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    This illustrates the arbitrariness of this stuff. That's not really 'defining' the meter, that's a matter of already having a specific dimension...
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    07-09-2019, 07:20 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Comfort Tools, not really OT in General
    Well obviously a business or shop owner isn't going to have the sort of personal attachment or fondness for tools used in that business as someone in...
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    07-09-2019, 07:06 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Spade drill holder in General
    What's the purpose of the notches in the one seen in post #16? Is that just equivalent to a roughing end mill? I assume they're offset from one...
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    07-09-2019, 04:08 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    I'm not aware of any standard for air density. But it would have to account for water vapor, e.g. dry air is denser than moist air ...other factors...
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    07-09-2019, 12:58 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    Well, in day-to-day meteorological measurements and transmitted weather reports, the "bar" is what's used ...except it's expressed in thousandths,...
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    07-09-2019, 12:47 PM
    I think that's greatly exaggerated. To be sure, HF's tool quality, for the most part, is not what a serious professional would choose for long term,...
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    07-09-2019, 12:28 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    As to why inches of mercury, rather than other expressions of atmospheric pressure, it almost certainly stems from the fact that the mercurial...
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    07-09-2019, 07:22 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Broken sliding glass door in General
    I had a similar experience with a GE glass top stove,purchased from HH Gregg which went bankrupt. I figured I was just completely out of luck on any...
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    07-09-2019, 06:55 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    That 29.92 comes from the standard atmospheric pressure, with a 10 ft adjustment made to represent an approximated height of the altimeter sensor's...
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    07-08-2019, 03:43 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    I'm gonna guess that 20C, as a nice round number, entered into the thinking.
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    07-07-2019, 03:42 PM
    That's interesting. I would not think never-seize would reduce tightening friction, that much more, or even as much as oil or grease, to the extent...
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    07-07-2019, 03:02 PM
    Is that an arrow on the distant/upper end in the picture, showing flow direction? Looks like the near end has a square head for removal; have you...
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    07-04-2019, 01:30 PM
    I recommend a concrete block, weathered completely exposed, with full ground contact, for 22 months on the north side of two story house, placed six...
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    07-01-2019, 08:39 AM
    Whoops! I owe the internet an apology! I lied. Yesterday I happened to recall the purchase of that fan and where I bought it, and it was 2003, NOT...
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    06-30-2019, 02:28 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread A useful painting tool in General
    I've occasionally used wax paper, but more often I'll use the clingy type food wrap, e.g. Saran Wrap. With it you can squeeze it tightly around the...
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    06-30-2019, 02:21 PM
    I wonder how well that would work for Hardie Board? It mentions fiberglass, but I'd think Hardie Board is even more abrasive.
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    06-30-2019, 07:06 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread A useful painting tool in General
    I too pretty regularly will use some sort of unorthodox, make-do paint applicator. But mostly I'll just grab one of those 1" disposable (bristle)...
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    06-29-2019, 11:48 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread A useful painting tool in General
    It could be used for damn near any purpose. The wing nut/bolt, along with the curvature of the one piece certainly suggest a clamping function. ...
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    06-29-2019, 09:18 AM
    I think maybe I should'a read the reviews on that Amazon battery ten-pack BEFORE, rather than AFTER ordering. Seems they're shipping old batteries,...
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