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    I was down in the Galapagos Islands back in '76...

    I was down in the Galapagos Islands back in '76 and road a giant sea tortoise. Not as exciting as you would think, they don't go very fast.
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    Well it looks like it has a couple of Toolmakers...

    Well it looks like it has a couple of Toolmakers Buttons on the one part so it must be a precision instrument.
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    OT: what is the most unusual pet ever.

    I have heard of people having miniature horses, small donkeys, small deer, beavers, raccoon and even years ago a old woman that fed a alligator in her living room (it didn't live with her, it showed...
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    Won't work. What is going to stop a member from...

    Won't work. What is going to stop a member from getting the lowest fee plan and then not leaving the shop when his time is up. As long as he doesn't leave he could work an night without paying.
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    The centre of the hole was on the edge of the...

    The centre of the hole was on the edge of the part, within a thou or so which is good enough.
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    Yes, I know that method but I have also learned...

    Yes, I know that method but I have also learned that errors creep in an it is still necessary to measure things as you get near the final dimensions. Hence the method I used.
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    Yes lots of them but I can't find any matching...

    Yes lots of them but I can't find any matching pairs to make wholes. very frustrating.
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    You need to use quantum entanglement to link the...

    You need to use quantum entanglement to link the one your using with all the other types, that way it will always be the be you want.
  9. Can't the blades be positionaly adjusted??

    Can't the blades be positionaly adjusted??
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    Sorry I espained it all wrong. English is my...

    Sorry I espained it all wrong. English is my learned second language, gibberish being the first.

    Yes I'm an trying to measure the radius of a hole or half of one anyway. Since I do have gauge pins...
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    Played with LEGO what are you a commie pinko....

    Played with LEGO what are you a commie pinko. That might lead to creativity and a small understanding of how things work. In this society we can't have that, kids might get an idea that they where...
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    Measuring half of a hole.

    I had to machine a semi circle cavity (half a hole) located on the edge of a block of steel. How to measure it's size??

    I clamped a tool bit across the end of the part and then used gauge pins to...
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    Cost of CAD books

    The cost of these books is quit high but considering how much goes into them...... EH!

    I was looking for one at the Rainforest and as usual there are the new ones and some used ones. This...
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    What do you expect when schools don't teach shop...

    What do you expect when schools don't teach shop anymore. Why would they know anything about gears or any other mechanical items. As far as the general intelligence, it is good to remember that 50%...
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    No, a sign that your getting old is that the...

    No, a sign that your getting old is that the first thing you do in the morning is to take a leak, then you get out of bed.
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    I did it for years on heavy wall large pipe. Put...

    I did it for years on heavy wall large pipe. Put in the first pass with Mig and then go to the Sub-arc. 350 amps with 5/64 wire, the root better be a good one or it becomes a cutting torch.
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    Remember being young and being able to do math in...

    Remember being young and being able to do math in your head. Now I can barely add and multiplication, forget it.
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    MMMMMMM........Pie!

    MMMMMMM........Pie!
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    Can I have it back. It's my favourite.

    Can I have it back. It's my favourite.
  20. The one I saw on a news blurb was 23 killed and...

    The one I saw on a news blurb was 23 killed and wounded, can't remember which city. Point is you don't need a gun to be a homicidal nut. People drive cars and trucks into crowds, fire bombs are...
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    They copied other machines from the past. Most...

    They copied other machines from the past. Most older ones used individual collets and newer ones use some kind of chuck but the idea goes way back.
  22. Define mass shootings. We keep here that number,...

    Define mass shootings. We keep here that number, (300+ mass shootings this year) but they hardly ever make the nation wide news like a few lately. What is a mass shooting, more then 3, 4 what. There...
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    Tools and the twilight zone.

    I was out side working on my very old lawnmower, one of the studs that holds the handle in place sheared off. I had to replace this stud with a bolt so I had to grind off the remains and I used a...
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    We also had a large industrial drill sharpener...

    We also had a large industrial drill sharpener (drills up to at least 2", maybe more I don't remember now), actually it would do end mills and reamers also plus some other stuff and like you most of...
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    They sold a version that just had the drill...

    They sold a version that just had the drill orienting thingy and the sharpener attachment with the smaller chuck, no grinder or point spliter for about $250. You mounted it in front of your own...
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