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    The technology theft problem is a real one. ...

    The technology theft problem is a real one.

    That is why I'm suspicious of ISO regulations imposed by some companies.

    I understand the reasons but don't always care for the implementation of...
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    I think it's great that folks get to see that you...

    I think it's great that folks get to see that you really can work with your hands and live thru it.

    Most people have NO IDEA what a machinist does, or can do.

    I know these blacksmiths aren't...
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    Let's just say that the following movies will be...

    Let's just say that the following movies will be watched until the end.......no matter what.

    The Big Lebowski
    Sargent York
    Silverado
    Jaws
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Paint your Wagon...
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    I saw the Heart breakers on the "Dam the...

    I saw the Heart breakers on the "Dam the torpedoes" tour.....way back when.

    I always get interested by the "outsiders" when it comes to music. Warren Zevon, Frank Zappa, The Doors, SRV, David...
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    Two pieces of cold rolled, 1/4 x 1x2. Lay them...

    Two pieces of cold rolled, 1/4 x 1x2.
    Lay them together to create a 2x2 square.
    layout and drill holes to hold them together edgewise, (#6 screws would do)
    Screw them together, then drill and ream...
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    A while back, my father wanted me to join the...

    A while back, my father wanted me to join the "Sons of the Revolution". So I tried.

    I got with the local historian, and he did his thing.

    He came up with what I already knew. I have...
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    I had the same problem with a 3D cell model. ...

    I had the same problem with a 3D cell model.

    Banged, and drove, and pounded......................no joy.

    Went down to Ace hardware and got a new 3D led badboy, never looked back.

    What a...
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    If you need smallish holes located to close...

    If you need smallish holes located to close tolerances, it's all in the technique.

    I would spot (with a non-rotating spotter), then peck drill, then finish with a jig bore cutter.

    I use this...
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    It's VERY common for ALL hockey players to loose...

    It's VERY common for ALL hockey players to loose teeth. I lost two in H.S. but they were able to reinstate them.

    I hope in the last ten years it's gotten better, but I doubt it.
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    I have an old die drill (carbide, straight flute)...

    I have an old die drill (carbide, straight flute) that I have ground backwards. It rotates counter clockwise, and when it bites, the screw backs itself out.
  11. I use Simichrome on my slot cars. But it needs to...

    I use Simichrome on my slot cars. But it needs to be removed after you're done. I use QD electronic cleaner for the cleaning agent.
  12. Thread: immigration

    by smalltime
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    I Know what criteria I would use. Climate. I...

    I Know what criteria I would use.

    Climate. I HATE snow and I will do almost ANYTHING to a avoid it.....including MOVE.
    I like trees, and oceans, small towns, and folks that leave you alone, if...
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    It's just not that hard. This will get you...

    It's just not that hard.

    This will get you close Mr Mike:

    For mild steel, drilling, milling, and turning, this a good rule of thumb. For a 1/4" diameter spinny thingy,(not carbide tooling) ...
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    You owe me a new keyboard, you dirty ......so and...

    You owe me a new keyboard, you dirty ......so and so.
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    Return it for a refund. NOW Go to your local...

    Return it for a refund. NOW

    Go to your local ACE hardware store and get a "Lodge" brand skillet. Follow package directions for seasoning.
  16. That's exactly what I did.......... leave. I...

    That's exactly what I did.......... leave.

    I had a great job, for 19 years and 9 months. Then the union was voted in (I.B.E.W.)

    The union line was that skilled workers (I designed and built...
  17. A mill won't work for this jug, not enough...

    A mill won't work for this jug, not enough travel.

    Use the lathe, if you must do it yourself. 1" dia boring bar minimum, H.S. tool bit. A carbide bit won't handle the interrupted cut. Don't do the...
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    In a previous life I worked at a Motocross speed...

    In a previous life I worked at a Motocross speed shop in Ohio. We hopped up and built Bikes, ATVs and Snowmobiles.

    In our neck of the woods, there were a ton of Hare Scrambles riders, and some...
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    Dammit! I wanted to blame this on the...

    Dammit!
    I wanted to blame this on the Canadians.....Canadians do ya' hear me!

    EVERYBODY knows that Carl Kiekhaefer is the founding father of Canada..........Don't they? Hell, the guy buried the...
  20. Thread: What is it?

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    OK, That there's funny^^^^^^ I don't care who you...

    OK, That there's funny^^^^^^ I don't care who you are.
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    Aaaannnd....we have a winner^^^^^^^^^

    Aaaannnd....we have a winner^^^^^^^^^
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    We use carbon trays to align/hold our parts for...

    We use carbon trays to align/hold our parts for soldering.

    Maybe a small carbon rod will suffice?
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    Just as an aside: When lapping smaller holes...

    Just as an aside:

    When lapping smaller holes in this fashion, Cleaning becomes radically more important.

    A quick swab with WD-40 aint gonna cut it.

    I regularly lap holes down into the .020...
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    Move to Mendocino County Ca.........On the coast,...

    Move to Mendocino County Ca.........On the coast, nice place, big kitchen with a tended (not by me) garden.

    Buy a nice Hardinge....... everything.

    Then proceed to the "three at a time drunken...
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    I am SO gonna' use THAT one.

    I am SO gonna' use THAT one.
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