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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    I didn't follow through and analyze all of the dimensions you gave; but yes, you can easily find yourself unable to lower the holder enough to get...
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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    Honey spoon, eh? Well that raises more mysteries than it solves. What's a honey spoon? That is, what features make it more qualified for spooning...
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    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Game: What will it be in General
    A base for your wife's potted geranium? no? A base for your wife's potted petunias? no? A base for .... Never mind, I'm out of ideas.
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    Yesterday, 12:53 AM
    I had never used, or even heard of, reverse Polish notation (RPN) until about 15-20 years ago, when I bought an HP 33s calculator. Boy I sure do...
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    07-20-2019, 04:26 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    Now this is what has confused me for a long time. I have a Sears charger, bought some time in the early or mid 90's. It has 5 and 10 amp settings,...
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    07-20-2019, 12:25 PM
    Don't remember when I first learned the mnemonic: "My Dear Aunt Sally" - Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract (i.e. the order of operations). But it was...
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    07-20-2019, 08:28 AM
    Is it just me? ...or is there a shortage of coherence in this room? :)
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    07-20-2019, 08:11 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Solid Aluminum Bar? in General
    We don't know if they've given up teaching it, but we do have at least some evidence that greenie may not have been one of the star pupils. :D ...
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    07-20-2019, 07:31 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread No time for tire kickers in General
    So what've we learned here? Mainly that we all have different ideas about sales etiquette. I think if you're firm on your selling price, then...
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    07-20-2019, 07:03 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Solid Aluminum Bar? in General
    I made no claims about the pronunciation or spelling, other than "I'm not sure who calls it aluminium ......," meaning ME, personally. As for...
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    07-19-2019, 11:54 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Solid Aluminum Bar? in General
    You're right. I didn't notice that. But even so, I'd have only been able to eliminate you Brits, because I'm not sure who else calls it...
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    07-19-2019, 01:56 PM
    I didn't construe the original post to necessarily mean pure argon and rule out an argon mix.
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    07-19-2019, 01:53 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Solid Aluminum Bar? in General
    Well, from the imperial, rather than those accursed metric, graduations on the Stanley tape measure, we might deduce, or maybe eliminate, likely...
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    07-19-2019, 01:45 PM
    Simple and well made. ...not to mention practically free! I like that. Color me envious. Be sure to keep us up to date on any and all...
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    07-19-2019, 12:15 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Solid Aluminum Bar? in General
    I certainly don't know either, but those semi-circular channels, and the square ones as well, sort of suggest to me that they were there to engage...
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    07-15-2019, 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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    07-15-2019, 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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