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    Was gonna say, isn't this similar to just about...

    Was gonna say, isn't this similar to just about every crankcase breather system I've ever seen? Older chevys had the PCV from the valve cover to the base of the carb (where the vacuum is highest),...
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    AAAGGHHHH crap, what is it ????? I was following...

    AAAGGHHHH crap, what is it ????? I was following the thread with some interest, so really curious now
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    I feel very badly for the beekeeper and the...

    I feel very badly for the beekeeper and the farmers, and I hope they had insurance on the load.

    That said, let it bee.

    In other words RUN !!!!!

    .............................
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    A few junked computers might have enough gold to...

    A few junked computers might have enough gold to give a very thin flash plate.. all the card edge connectors and CPU chip pins are typically gold plated. Think maybe it would be worth trying?
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    Yeah I did the same thing back when the shop made...

    Yeah I did the same thing back when the shop made tools thread only had 30 posts, sat there and read the whole site... same thing at PM, but only in certain forums
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    Ja, the cold gets hard especially as one gets...

    Ja, the cold gets hard especially as one gets older... good for staying inside as you say. We routinely get the arctic blast usually in Feb. Then there's a baby boom about 9 mos later...
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    Was gonna say, how was the color balance? Its one...

    Was gonna say, how was the color balance? Its one of those things I'm kinda picky about.
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    How about 50 yrs looking to start on a lathe,...

    How about 50 yrs looking to start on a lathe, after spending the last 25 yrs welding? Worked my a$$ off like a farmer on time every day and all I got for it was making someone else rich....
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    I've had good luck with odd sizes on eBay. Here's...

    I've had good luck with odd sizes on eBay. Here's a listing for the tap:
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    Nah, I was thinking anneal it first, and then...

    Nah, I was thinking anneal it first, and then only put grooves in it. And clean real good afterwards.
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    Ah ok, that makes sense. Thanks for the...

    Ah ok, that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.
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    I'm aware that the lap is supposed to be softer....

    I'm aware that the lap is supposed to be softer. However engine valves are lapped in every day, with hardened seats (stellite) and the stainless valves are not particular soft either. Both valves and...
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    At least he stuck with his own species. Guess I'm...

    At least he stuck with his own species. Guess I'm *really* weird.
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    Had a guy at work that outlasted 3 pacemakers,...

    Had a guy at work that outlasted 3 pacemakers, doing HF start TIG on SS. He finally passed on at 85 , still employed....
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    I *so* misread the title of the thread... I...

    I *so* misread the title of the thread... I thought it said "The Interns are Mice"
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    I've been wondering for a while, is it practical...

    I've been wondering for a while, is it practical or do-able to use an old or spare collet for a lap? Perhaps a size from a set that you know you'll never use, and some valve lapping grit? I imagine...
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    Nah JR, You're not the only one. If it wasn't for...

    Nah JR, You're not the only one. If it wasn't for EBay and Craiglist, I wouldn't be able to do any of this at all. I've never had any real issues with them. Consider moving near a freshwater ocean,...
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    Doesn't matter -- we're already confuzzled. And I...

    Doesn't matter -- we're already confuzzled. And I *live* on the Canadian border.
  19. At work they only had a 6-flute, it does OK...

    At work they only had a 6-flute, it does OK taking care to avoid chatter -- solid clamping with firm feed and low speed
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    I've been quite happy with my Compac indicators,...

    I've been quite happy with my Compac indicators, but beware they are every bit as expensive as the Interapids. I think the Compac is a bit easier to use but maybe thats just me. I also bought used...
  21. Thanks for the heads-up. I just made them rich....

    Thanks for the heads-up. I just made them rich. I've been meaning to buy from them for years now, and I finally have the opportunity. Same for the MLA casting kits.
  22. Got mine at NAPA so many years ago that I can't...

    Got mine at NAPA so many years ago that I can't recall when... its worked with everything I've thrown at it so far, I bought bags of rivets by the hundreds at the time
  23. Could be done, but I wouldn't tell the insurance...

    Could be done, but I wouldn't tell the insurance company about it. The hard part is to make them all consistent. We had a re-occurring job at work making these large (8") c-clips out of spring steel,...
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    I can't imagine parting that thin. But what I...

    I can't imagine parting that thin. But what I would do, is go on the thick side, then face off on a superglue chuck. Yes, I know its an extra step.
  25. Wow, beautiful work! And, interesting way to hold...

    Wow, beautiful work! And, interesting way to hold an indicator;; thanks, I never would have thought of that!
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