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  1. This is one of the best lathe "fix it" posts...

    This is one of the best lathe "fix it" posts we've had - your initial discouragement at the beginning in hindsight has actually added to it all as I think more people got "fished in" and then only to...
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    His conversion may be ok but his pressures are...

    His conversion may be ok but his pressures are way way off to begin with for the application their talking...
  3. Although the hydraulic version, the typical...

    Although the hydraulic version, the typical automotive power steering system is about the easiest to imagine (for me anyways)

    although the basic capstan is dead simple too... that one electric...
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    Two reply's back from the UK and one from a Kiwi...

    Two reply's back from the UK and one from a Kiwi - not bad - expected a little more retaliation but it will have to do,,, must have caught most of the crowd on a break "catching a pint and a pie"...
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    there's a difference --- metric and imperial DO...

    there's a difference --- metric and imperial DO coincide with each other - so do allot of other systems, my point is whitworth spanners DO NOT due to the size on the spanner not even being...
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    I found a thick piece of carpeting comes in handy...

    I found a thick piece of carpeting comes in handy to put across ones chest when bench pressing a tranny in - handy to just rest it there while getting ready so I did not totally fry my triceps before...
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    No the bolt heads are not stamped but you usually...

    No the bolt heads are not stamped but you usually can tell at a glance what they are and then go find the wrench - sometimes if you want to make sure you get the next larger and smaller size and then...
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    BS in spanner terms it is a system of...

    BS in spanner terms it is a system of measure - it's just arssbackwards with an extreme lack of foresight... who builds a goddamn wrench and labels it to the bolts shank size lol ...
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    Explanation below the pic,,, it has...

    Explanation below the pic,,, it has everything to do with it...



    "The larger spanner in this photo is from the 1920s or earlier. Its face was polished to allow the size stamp to...
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    That's very very cool and i can totally relate -...

    That's very very cool and i can totally relate - I remember when I was about 8 years old figuring out how a gear type oil pump worked on my own because my Dad's explanation was lacking detail, when i...
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    I believe I know my history about this allot...

    I believe I know my history about this allot better than you do...


    can your keen eye spot the different between these two 5/8" "spanners" lol
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    I say he get's his metric tattoo in his mid 30's...

    I say he get's his metric tattoo in his mid 30's - by the time he's about 70 it's mostly all sagging and converted to imperial measurement's anyways so what's the difference right? ...
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    Yeah but in the longer haul all the money lost if...

    Yeah but in the longer haul all the money lost if they did, think about not having to buy two of everything just in the hand tool industry alone...



    For sure - just tons or reasoning as to...
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    Yeah but you have to at least hand it to us for...

    Yeah but you have to at least hand it to us for not ever adapting to "whitworth"

    otherwise things can get really idiotic - i mean enough is enough lol
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    I remember that push to convert to metric in...

    I remember that push to convert to metric in grade school but it was the early 70's for me --- remember the teachers saying "We all need to learn this system and standardize with the rest of the...
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    I agree - I by no means think its a "fad" and...

    I agree - I by no means think its a "fad" and realize it's just going to get better but to me the basic quality of the parts being built (like many of the examples iv seen on here and no offense) are...
  17. The new fridges are very undependable, i would...

    The new fridges are very undependable, i would say if you get 10 years your doing extremely good,

    a buddy and his wife bought a big fancy one and only got just over a year out of it, all...
  18. Guhring endmills and cutting tools from Germany...

    Guhring endmills and cutting tools from Germany are the bomb
  19. Nice - way-ta-go MattJ good observation... ...

    Nice - way-ta-go MattJ good observation... now see - that's why I like this place - people helping people...
  20. I do like your attitude lol you sound like...

    I do like your attitude lol you sound like the real deal not too many left around kudos and hope that lathe you got turns out to be the best ever :-)
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    Allot of soap is still made from bones i think so...

    Allot of soap is still made from bones i think so could be the reason why they liked it...
  22. Softail whats the problems your hearing with...

    Softail whats the problems your hearing with them?

    they are high strung - CRV's used to be an NA 2.4 and now are a turbo 1.5 that in itself is incredible and a must to run the highest grade...
  23. Iv always found that the word "Abracadabra" adds...

    Iv always found that the word "Abracadabra" adds to the suspense and excitement just before a "magician" makes stuff disappear...


    (clumsy bastard)
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    Don't underestimate reverse to forward shots with...

    Don't underestimate reverse to forward shots with the "get it gun"

    it sounds counterintuitive but it's really not - all's your looking for is initial movement and due to the elasticity of...
  25. My only complaint was that he went to bed earlier...

    My only complaint was that he went to bed earlier than i did lol so instead of getting my one spark related question answered things were still left wide open - so ok maybe a times i toss...
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