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  1. Anything I have - or can easily GET a die for - I...

    Anything I have - or can easily GET a die for - I start AND finish with it, actually! Taps even more so.

    They tend to turn out right on spec. Every time.

    Why mess?

    :)
  2. Fossil! You mean "snopake" thinner and...

    Fossil!

    You mean "snopake" thinner and black-line Ozalid prints?

    :)
  3. Well since we are now each ratting out our...

    Well since we are now each ratting out our poor-boy side:

    Toolmakers Ink at Wholesale Tool

    Acetone vehicle. Crappy paper label shouts-out "cheapskate!", but it works OK.

    The usual risk of...
  4. We did. Problem is he'd rather play an arsehole...

    We did. Problem is he'd rather play an arsehole than lie down and bleed dry most days.

    Bigger problem is it seems to be doing the average citizen more good than harm.
    The issue to follow is that...
  5. OK. I'll bite. How d'yah make a BLUE sharpie lay...

    OK. I'll bite. How d'yah make a BLUE sharpie lay on a RED dye?

    :D
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    SP error. We all know of him. The late Fitch...

    SP error. We all know of him. The late Fitch Roberts Williams. Contributor of a better-than-average RPC design as a hobby:

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/FitchWConverter.pdf

    Despite the old...
  7. Sticky: Given that seems to be the only word you've been...

    Given that seems to be the only word you've been able to get your tongue around of late, guess we'll just have to leave it stand for the short-term.
  8. Of course not. That was punishment for sloth. So...

    Of course not. That was punishment for sloth. So he'd do his own homework, next go and in years to come to avoid my cantankerous arse putting scar-tissue on his weary eyeballs!

    Any of us expect...
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    USACE actually has relevant maths for that...

    USACE actually has relevant maths for that on-file. Left-over off the back of a plan to use ADM's to run a sea-level canal across Central America on the cheap and fast, the Panama one or its crucial...
  10. Asea-Brown-Boveri weren't noted for making junk,...

    Asea-Brown-Boveri weren't noted for making junk, true enough. Not NEW anyway.

    But you missed the "well known". Risk in buying used VFD at all, and "fatally so" buying BIG ones seldom in any...
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    Funny as Hell. If it weren't so tragic-true. ...

    Funny as Hell. If it weren't so tragic-true.

    BTW? Trite expressions too-often taken for granted.

    Ennybody know who TF was it ever figured HELL was "funny" in the first damned place?

    Ah....
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    ME? Won't live long enough for that bit of...

    ME? Won't live long enough for that bit of insanity to happen. Not sure even God, the Devil, or Gavin Few-sum will live long enough EITHER. Perilous-loci? No doubt of that. HAS to do. Not legal to...
  13. To be fair.. Acetone has taken-over lots of the...

    To be fair.. Acetone has taken-over lots of the roles of "older" solvents as their serious nastiness has become better understood. Deadly "Carbon Tet" was still in use in my youth, carburettors...
  14. Ummhh.. well. Yeah. Flathead Ford V8's WERE...

    Ummhh.. well. Yeah.

    Flathead Ford V8's WERE still all the rage, that era... partly 'coz they were so bleedin' CHEAP, readily available, and didn't need a degree in stochiometric ratios to IMPROVE...
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    I do what I can to to motivate the willing to...

    I do what I can to to motivate the willing to raise their own breadth, depth, and quality of research, improve levels of understanding. Their own conclusions. Not my ones. That would be boring....
  16. There actually are, and MOST of the USA, FOUR,...

    There actually are, and MOST of the USA, FOUR, actually, though not for "the best of reasons".

    Denser population areas, we aren't even that far away from 3-P part of the grid, already. Last mile...
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    Wife was on early this sleep-wake cycle from Hong...

    Wife was on early this sleep-wake cycle from Hong Kong... which I can no longer return to, PRC already cross with me, various "connections" plus the odd hijink. Three, actually.

    Never much for...
  18. No joke, there are actual paints that work a...

    No joke, there are actual paints that work a treat in a pinch as a substitute, white Dykem sub especially. Thin, even, coat, fast dry, good adhesion, and even clean scribe lines.

    Downside is what...
  19. This is not a "new" problem. First try a...

    This is not a "new" problem. First try a known-uncontaminated container (I use a dauber as often as a spray, so YMMV).

    Otherwise, your surface is almost certainly contaminated with something...
  20. Me late Dad inherited HIS late Dad's garage as...

    Me late Dad inherited HIS late Dad's garage as was much the same, adjusted for the era and over half a century of distracted anarchy, given he'd rather hunt, shag, swap lies, or distill West Virginia...
  21. Sure yah can. But that dasn't change all the...

    Sure yah can. But that dasn't change all the OTHER fine-detail s**t that may matter just as much, one track to another, does it?

    And five large won't cover the hotel bill, one race, major team....
  22. "Threading" Eh? Field First Sergeant "Willie"...

    "Threading" Eh?

    Field First Sergeant "Willie" Williams, 101'st into a bridge too far, then Bastogne:

    "If necessity is the Mother of invention, then ASSUMPTION is the Mother of all f**kups."
    ...
  23. "One of those things.." Such as Hallibrand QC...

    "One of those things.." Such as Hallibrand QC third-member gears of early days.... when a shop equipped for it could swap the entire rear axle, appropriate tires and wheels attached - in no more time...
  24. Credit where credit is due... No "mail order"...

    Credit where credit is due...

    No "mail order" involved, accidental executive role juxtaposition atop mutual initial reluctance, rather, but...

    An already well-connected Asian wife wealthier and...
  25. Be aware there are two tribes of advance...

    Be aware there are two tribes of advance mechanism common.

    One is "stepless", or continuous feed, and also reversible. Chandler-Duplex, Tree, and another long-gone out of Philadelphia, PA, sat...
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