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    Within engineering there's a similar shortage of...

    Within engineering there's a similar shortage of good drafters/designers. You used to be able to go drafter>detailer>checker>designer, much as you could go floor sweeper>drill press and deburr...
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    The argument here is that you have to apply...

    The argument here is that you have to apply yourself or that there is some magical path to money without work. The point that several are making is that if you do choose to put in the effort and...
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    My parents have some ancient Wagner pans, ground...

    My parents have some ancient Wagner pans, ground smooth by the manufacturer. My wife picked out some Lodge pans around the time we were married, and being rough cast they were a PITA with sticking. ...
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    Those aren’t parts, those are parts from 600...

    Those aren’t parts, those are parts from 600 Group. Buy it from them and you’ll pay $4050 just for a pack of washers.
  5. Not visually correct, but since that is a...

    Not visually correct, but since that is a cottered Thompson BB you may be able to buy a drop in:
    Sunrace Cottered Thompson Press-Fit Bottom Bracket | Axle Length 136mm

    I suspect this is a...
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    Since it sounds like you have the fixturing...

    Since it sounds like you have the fixturing figured out and just don't want to mess with repetitive tiny parts/labor what about subbing out to a jeweler with a laser welder? I don't know if theirs...
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    Briefly back on topic, one of those things about...

    Briefly back on topic, one of those things about Keyence equipment is that I've never seen them meet their stated tolerances. They'll be close, but we've had the salesmen pull up the brochure, say...
  8. Assuming splicing in a new battery to this chip...

    Assuming splicing in a new battery to this chip doesn't work (interesting idea), then I'm with Jim on this one. Solder sucker out what you can, wick out the rest, and don't let the pins touch the...
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    No, because the neutral axis of the system is now...

    No, because the neutral axis of the system is now between the bars, so each half is effectively taller.



    Fully admitting that I'm just throwing fuel on the fire here. Why not move to...
  10. It really only works if you don't have to talk to...

    It really only works if you don't have to talk to people around you much, but the guys in the shop I'm in the most wear Bose QC35 II headphones. They are bluetooth connection to their phones which...
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    I keep wanting to caption that photo with a Life...

    I keep wanting to caption that photo with a Life Alert adv. "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up".
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    Mine is closer to 12", but also handy for...

    Mine is closer to 12", but also handy for cleaning out broken plastic spark plug towers before removing the plug down inside DOHC heads. Decent when a yard stick isn't available for getting that...
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    Workplace safety question however obscure seems...

    Workplace safety question however obscure seems at least as relevant as the "I'm having issues with the steering gear in my truck" and male ED threads I've seen here. Had a problem, looks like the...
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    Plenty of nice floor pumps in the world,...

    Plenty of nice floor pumps in the world, including one where I'm living and one in the bike room where I work, and the bicycle co-op where I volunteer. It would still be nicer IMO to have a...
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    I do have to say that the amount of human feces...

    I do have to say that the amount of human feces and hypodermic needles I see around the city is rather staggering. That said, the last place I lived was 100 °F+ during the summer, so as...
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    I'm sort of curious about why everyone keeps...

    I'm sort of curious about why everyone keeps suggesting a line with an air blow off, I don't want one and it doesn't resolve my issues. Also not clear on how I'm supposed to inflate a 120 PSI tire...
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    Whenever one has been available I've always used...

    Whenever one has been available I've always used a compressor for car and bike tires, including my time at the place that was making EU pro cycling team wheels. That said, it sounds like you've had...
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    OSHA and 120 PSI air

    A seemingly silly problem, and far from the biggest one in my day, but I'd like to solve it and figure someone here can help.

    I'm working in a non-production environment in San Francisco. There...
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    I've seen a lot of places ask if you know how to...

    I've seen a lot of places ask if you know how to read a vernier mic. Saying you do not know how is ok. Saying you do and then getting the correct answer is ok. Confidently saying you know how to...
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    Unfortunately I'm halfway across the country from...

    Unfortunately I'm halfway across the country from my machine, and don't expect that to resolve any time soon. I was able to boot the computer to DOS with effort, but was not able to get any software...
  21. Three observations: 1) I've worked places where...

    Three observations:
    1) I've worked places where people swore at you all the time. All but one of those places I really didn't mind much, if at all. It was simply how things were, and I didn't know...
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    I used to work with a swiss shop in Indiana that...

    I used to work with a swiss shop in Indiana that shipped several million parts/year to a company in China because he could make their parts (admittedly fairly precise parts, but no secondary ops...
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    Pole direction on electric chuck

    In looking at electronic chucks today I noticed that the standard chuck comes with longitudinal poles and the fine pole chuck comes with transverse poles.

    I think I understand the benefits of...
  24. Where to find foaming surface plate cleaner?

    There are plenty of references in this forum to foaming surface plate cleaner, but now that I'm trying to buy some I can't seem to locate any.
    A few jobs ago we used DoAll gage block cleaner in a...
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    Any idea who made that? I'm hunting for...

    Any idea who made that? I'm hunting for something like that as well.
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