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  • Originally posted by vpt View Post
    I just got back from a florida trip. I hear it was cold here in WI but it is 40 now. I was sitting at this bar just about every evening all week long.

    I grew up in CT, and every Christmas we would fly down to FL to visit family. What I remember most is always being depressed about flying back home. Problem solved by living in Florida. If I wasn't a pilot, I'd move to Texas for the decent jobs, or have to run my own business in FL.

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    • Originally posted by thaiguzzi View Post
      Really?
      Maybe you need to get out more. Out of the borders of the USM or even the USA.
      Middle class Indians have servants? Really?
      Carry on digging yourself a hole, Bwana.
      What do the asterixes mean Master Tiers?

      Peace & Love.
      Well you are smarter than the actual folks who lived there and had the servants. YOU know it was all a hallucination, but their house got cleaned and the meals cooked......pretty good hallucination.

      Not a dozen, just one or two. But daily servants they had, and not very long ago, because one, from Peru, is only thirty or so. Her father was a reporter, and they had at least one servant. I do not recall how many the Indian folks mentioned having.

      Since you are so smart, onto ignore you go.......I'm DONE with you. You stepped over the ****ing line.

      BTW, I have been outside the US to many places over 40+ years, but keep it up with believing your little world.
      2730

      Keep eye on ball.
      Hashim Khan

      Everything not impossible is compulsory

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      • If you live in India, and make what is considered middle class in the USA, you would be doing very well for yourself. I have no idea what is considered middle class in India. Have flown into Delhi enough times to see what the conditions look like.

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        • Originally posted by vpt View Post
          I just got back from a florida trip. I hear it was cold here in WI but it is 40 now. I was sitting at this bar just about every evening all week long.

          Man would I like to have been there with a Umbrella Drink,woke up this morning -42c 20 km wind Weather Net said it felt like -55c

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          • Launched some bottle rockets with my kid

            Discovered a new use for WD-40... I used it to drive away the water from the quick-release air chuck I use for the rocket launcher. Of all the crazy things you can do with that stuff, who'd of thought it could do that too?

            David...
            http://fixerdave.blogspot.com/

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            • WE = Water Displacement..

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              • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                If you live in India, and make what is considered middle class in the USA, you would be doing very well for yourself. I have no idea what is considered middle class in India. Have flown into Delhi enough times to see what the conditions look like.
                "Middle class" has many meanings. Most of us would be rich in such places, with the same income as here. It does not apparently take that much to pay for servants, and apparently it is expected that you will, if you are at a reasonable income level.

                Very different from here, although some people in the richer areas south of me here have regular house cleaners and sometimes cooks. I know a doctor who has both.
                2730

                Keep eye on ball.
                Hashim Khan

                Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                • This downfall of snow we got (50cm in a day and more just keeps coming) makes me want a snow blower.





                  I just got done shoveling snow using my trusty snow sled, but it just keeps coming, this morning it looks like I hardly done anything. So after work today I know what I got ahead of me...



                  The only cure for snow is a cozy fire.


                  I have to say I am really surprised at this axe by the way. I made the shaft myself from arctic birch (the local traditional material, hickory has taken over though on new axes) and I made it wrong, the S-shape is supposed to be inverted. It was my first axe shaft I made so I got confused but it still works despite being the wrong way around.

                  The axe head I got for a few euros from a flea market, it's a finnish Billnنs 12/2 axe head and even being an all-round style forest axe, a jack of all trades axe, it splits logs better than my dedicated Grنnsfors splitting maul. It's just so easy to go out and split firewood with this thing. I guess a big factor is that it's a lot lighter so maybe the Grنnsfors technically splits logs better (I can't tell if it does though), it's so much heavier that the work is a lot more effort. I feel a bit cheated now with the Grنnsfors.

                  Also the difference between the hickory handle on the grنnsfors vs the birch handle is noticeable. The hickory is quite more durable of course, but the birch doesn't transmit the impact back through the handle so feels nicer to use. I do believe I will stick to birch or maybe rowan wood for axe handles.

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                  • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                    "Middle class" has many meanings. Most of us would be rich in such places, with the same income as here. It does not apparently take that much to pay for servants, and apparently it is expected that you will, if you are at a reasonable income level.
                    This is what I have been told as well. By a retired teacher that has lived in India his whole life. No idea if they inherited money, but they don't come across as filthy rich. They have servants and said that you are expected to have them if you can afford them. It's a way to help others that are less fortunate.

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                    • *love* the wood stove! We used to heat with wood when I was young, using old shipping pallets.... the hardwood burns well and lasts a long time.
                      25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                      • Rolling around in it....

                        Last edited by 3 Phase Lightbulb; 02-04-2019, 08:50 AM.

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                        • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                          *love* the wood stove! We used to heat with wood when I was young, using old shipping pallets.... the hardwood burns well and lasts a long time.
                          Thanks, it's a "kakelugn" with a secondary burn chamber so very efficient. Masses 1400 kg or so. It's for additional heat only.

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                          • I machined these screws a couple days ago and had a blast experimenting with different operations to make them. First they are 5/16 X 18 flat heads with a weird angle on the head. I used trig to calculate the angle and it came out to 10.68 degrees but 12.5 degrees seems to seat better in the vise jaws. I only needed one screw but I made several trying something different each time. I even cut a left hand thread just for kicks.

                            The original screws don't have a thread relief at the base of the taper so it took me a while to figure out how to cut the threads and not have a relief. As you can see the relief would certainly weaken the screw. There maybe better ways but what I did was engage the halfnut and cut 3/4 of the length of thread then back out of the thread with the crossfeed and disengage the halfnut. Reposition for the next cut and do it all over until I reached the correct thread depth. Then finish it off with a 5/16 X 18 die, part off the flat head and cut the screw driver slot with a hacksaw and finish with a needle file. Heat treat and I have a finished replacement screw.

                            The black screw in the photos is the final product. I also practiced trying to hit my numbers using only the crossfeed dial and compound dial. The closest I got was 0.0005", the worst was .0025". Generally I was 0.001" to 0.0015" away from my target dimension. Most of the time I was oversize. My final DOC was generally 25 to 30 thousandth.

                            The lathe is a 1983 13 X 40 South Bend that I pickup about 2 years ago. Very nice lathe but a little noisy in back gear.







                            Shows the thread relief I was trying eliminate

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                            • Originally posted by thaiguzzi View Post
                              Get out with the racist stereotyping puleeze.
                              And the 19th century "servant" garbage.
                              Maybe it's your time to actually leave "Fortress USA", get a passport and travel abroad, say, India, and check it out.
                              Ya know, the big wide world out there.
                              Yes there is poverty, in huge amounts, and a minority rich with said "servants" but also a burgeoning middle class.
                              Oh, and believe me, the West throws repairable stuff away compared to India on a scale you would find hard to fathom.
                              Nothing is thrown away there, and everything is/can be repaired.
                              Jeez.
                              Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                              Stuff it.

                              You just called me a racist, and that makes you a ******* who should be ********, and ********

                              What I said is just NORMAL STUFF to folks I know locally who are from SA (Peru and Ecuador) and India. Middle class folks who had servants when they were back home, as a matter of course.

                              Maybe you do not know as much as you think.
                              My dentist had an indentured servant. She got caught when the woman was able to pass a note to one of the dentist's patients. Bye-bye big house, cars, etc.. hello prison cell. One guess where she and hubby came from.

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                              • Precision Mathews is sending the new Taiwan lathe out today, and gave me 90 days to return the old lathe. Can't beat that!
                                Also called the A/C guy and he is coming out tomorrow. Yesterday installed a Nest thermostat, and have more smart switches to install. My house can be controlled via voice. So nice not having to get up to flip a switch or change the temp.

                                Almost forgot, also ordered a 3hp Teco 7300 VFD and braking resistor for the new lathe. Purposely ordered it with 3 phase motor.

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