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  1. Dount a Deckel (style) actually DOES sag all that...

    Dount a Deckel (style) actually DOES sag all that much, and no law against placing a jack to correct it if the tasking makes that "possible" as well as prudent. Eg; "Only sometimes".

    Otherwise.....
  2. "Optimists" - if not-also "pragmatists".. got by...

    "Optimists" - if not-also "pragmatists".. got by OK with Pratt & Whitney, DeVlieg, or Gortons, and a bit more sweat, though.

    Even if they had to adjust design expectations to the economic reality...
  3. Aye. And hand-selecting and fitting replacement...

    Aye. And hand-selecting and fitting replacement rolling-elements one installation at a time as they wear?

    Damn if that don't remind a person of a shoemaker specializing in crafting custom...
  4. ROFL! "Neither wll I", channeling the joke about...

    ROFL! "Neither wll I", channeling the joke about Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt!

    Electric bill is too painful arredy.

    How much steel, and how many drills can you spare until...
  5. Made my bones treating the illness, not the...

    Made my bones treating the illness, not the symptom.

    Got a ship-to?
  6. Point. Eye-surgeon's scalpel, Sushi chef, Chinese...

    Point. Eye-surgeon's scalpel, Sushi chef, Chinese chef's knife, Chinese BUTCHER's hand-axe chopper are all sharp at an edge.

    Just not all meant for the same tasking or level of precision.

    And...
  7. You miss the entire point, Spud US made...

    You miss the entire point, Spud

    US made machine-tools did not HAVE to be uber-versatile in frugal overall space , mass, and power budgets.

    We had SPACE for as many "good ENOUGH" at their job,...
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