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    I think the OP should publish (and sell) a book instead...:
    Homemade Welding Electrode Holder - HomemadeTools.net

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    Is there a "Machinist's Wives" support group.. You know, where
    they complain about chips in the carpet, and share tips on how
    to get the smell of coolant out of the couch.

    That would be a good place to sell this thing, don't sell it to
    machinists, sell it to people that have to buy gifts for machinists.

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    The 123 blocks could be retailed as a technical school/college project with nice print and process suggestions. Very likely some modern educators would like this idea and it could be highly successful in that way.

    Could include carburizing heat treat and surface grinder finishing.
    Some work being done with a lathe mill vise, On the drill press, power saw, file, on a manual mill, and some on the CNC, bench work, hand tapping, and 4 jaw lathe single point tapping with a boring bar, so endless possibilities.

    Get fast-track funding from the Grubberment.

    Wow! I need to buy some stock in this company.
    Issue 10 million shares for 10 cents each and so adding some economics learning to this project, plus heath and safety, social correctness...could even put a piano in the shop corner and add music skills, have a shop window so students could see the environment, put a wind-electric turbine nearby so kids could consider energy, and an ice rink so global warming would be included.

    And it is only tax money that would pay for the building of these shops ..so who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    I don't entirely agree with this part. US products were totally competitive with Japanese and German products, in many cases better. The government and people who pull the levers decided, through the tax code, to advantage finance and disadvantage manufacturing. It was a conscious decision.

    And of course society went right along with that because we're all too good for an icky dirty factory job !

    The US may have got fat and lazy as well, but there was more to it than just believing it's a natural progression.
    you can disagree, but people began purchasing Japanese autos, electronics, and tools. I know many machinists who think Mitutoyo is a better buy than Starrett.
    So you can disagree, but the sales went to others, and decimated our Auto industry. I had friends that were engineers in Detroit, I asked them if they ever rented a Honda or Toyota to see what they were competing against. They said they would never ride in one. You can't see what's happening with your head in the sand, (or up your ass). You may believe our products were as good or better. I contend, that for the price, they must not have been. Otherwise we would have continued to be on top, instead they are.

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    The lummox fails to recognize that countries emerge....and that's OK....but what's not OK is when they emerge as Communist ventures, and happen to be big enough for that to matter. China falls into that category. Then, you have lummoxes who further do damage by voting for people who are owned by the Chinese, aka Joke Biden and Kameltoe. These lummoxes are the true enemy. We even have some of those lummoxes on this board. They fight so that they might enjoy special status as gay, tranny, dopers, and illegals. It's a real shit storm of stupid, to steal a phrase from Mr. Lahey.

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    I had friends that were engineers in Detroit, I asked them if they ever rented a Honda or Toyota to see what they were competing against. They said they would never ride in one.
    Since this thread is already off the rails anyways.. My Dad used to be like that.

    When I was in college I bought a 280Z, drove it home and parked it since it was still
    winter. My Dad wouldn't talk to me for about 6 weeks. Came home for Easter, didn't
    talk to me the entire weekend, not one word. Sat across from me at Grandma's house
    while having Easter dinner, wouldn't even look at me.. I was EVIL!!! I bought
    a Japanese car...

    A short bit later, his truck was broken or something and he needed to get to the Napa,
    so he took the keys and he took my Z for a ride.. That one ride completely changed his
    tune, he had a lot of fun in that car. He really liked the 300ZX I got a few years later,
    between him and my Mom, I barely got to drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodchuckNJ View Post
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    . I had friends that were engineers in Detroit, I asked them if they ever rented a Honda or Toyota to see what they were competing against. They said they would never ride in one.....
    This make no sense to me. GM bought these cars and were free to engineers to take out and evaluate.
    More than a few GM people showed up at my door with "Bob, let's go beat on this new thing".
    Sadly now I don't get those invites any more.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregSY View Post
    "venerable arsenal of tools, by allowing you to use a myriad "
    But would you say it has a plethora?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhajicek View Post
    But would you say it has a plethora?
    I'd say the forum has reached a quorum for our vote on this device.

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    With two threads 1 and 2 or device A and B

    Would the vote include both devices?
    If we see it to become the next Pet Rock who do we blame for our loss...

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    It still boggles me why everyone thinks every fucking thing needs a fucking bottle opener on it.

    Am I the only one who keeps a regular old opener on his key chain? Besides that, I think there's a crevice in my pocket knife I've used in a pinch before, too.

    Shit, I better not turn this into a stupid EDC dump thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbideBob View Post
    This make no sense to me. GM bought these cars and were free to engineers to take out and evaluate.
    More than a few GM people showed up at my door with "Bob, let's go beat on this new thing".
    Sadly now I don't get those invites any more.
    Bob
    How about Chrysler guys?
    They were from Chrysler, GM and Ford. They would say things like the guy down the street got one and in a week it fell apart. Total BS. This was about 2004. Japanese cars were far superior to American Cars at this point. You can argue all you want, but I cringed everytime I rented an American car. it was just so far behind mechanically , ergonomically and in fit and finish.

    As someone who built street racers back in the day, I loved the power, but keeping them going was just so hard. Stupid things breaking. When I went to get my block machined, and showed the machine shop the cam (lobes eaten off on one side) he told me how badly the block was drilled for the lifters. That he would have to fill them and redrill them. That was it. How do you drill so far off vertical from the cam? Went to foreign cars and never looked back. Started road racing BMW's and then Hondas in the 80s. Lost the power but gained handling and braking.

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    Yes, we Americans must be really stupid, you never saw a Swiss-Army 123 block coming from Japan with a bottle opener.

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    Anything is bottle opener if you’re creative enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhajicek View Post
    But would you say it has a plethora?

    Jefe says yes, it has a plethora.

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    Just wondering how things are going with this...

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    Not looking great. Can't see the "Creator" comments because I'm not a backer. Saw a title that said "Delays."

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    Hello DIYProjectKits,
    Don't be too concerned of the negative feedback, this is PM you know.

    Good luck in the future, I am always interested in custom tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otrlt View Post
    Hello DIYProjectKits,
    Don't be too concerned of the negative feedback, this is PM you know.

    Good luck in the future, I am always interested in custom tools.
    Yes, we treat all spammers the same here....

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    Spam.... lockie poo...


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