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    Yeah- It seems if there were anything to this at...

    Yeah- It seems if there were anything to this at all it would be pretty easy to find the poor slobs with super high occupational exposure to refined aluminum or potassium aluminum sulfate and see if...
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    They say reading comprehension is the first to...

    They say reading comprehension is the first to go....



    I still figure the same.
    I don’t want to breathe metal oxides- any metal.
    Except for maybe rust- that stuff is good for ya...

    I’m...
  3. “ he turned around and told me the gasket was...

    “ he turned around and told me the gasket was leaking.
    it took just a couple of minutes and cost about $ 80.
    the best spent money on a car ever. ”

    My first experience, (and the only other time I...
  4. OT- Is it just me or do you guys just hate having to hire someone to fix something?

    Is this a universal problem for guys who spent their whole life just getting it done?

    I had to drag a car into a shop to fix a burnt valve.
    Boy there is just nothing I like about it.

    I guess...
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    I just got another quote from Pierce. $2k for...

    I just got another quote from Pierce.

    $2k for a order I can pick up for $500 at a retail shop.

    That’s the last time I will bother to ask.
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    “Years ago” Research is out from this week...

    “Years ago”

    Research is out from this week showing that correlation.

    "This is the second study confirming significantly high brain accumulation in familial Alzheimer's disease, but it is the...
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    I suppose it’s worth noting. While abundant in...

    I suppose it’s worth noting.
    While abundant in the constituents of the earths makeup pure aluminum is NEVER found in nature.
    As found, potassium aluminum sulfate must be refined to produce the pure...
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    Ot- Aluminum exposure/Alzheimers

    A guy asked me why the dust make as I was sawing up some old 6061 sheet on a table saw.
    I told him the bit I had heard about aluminum exposure and Alzheimer syndrome and mentioned that the powdery...
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    If bowed down you can also displace metal in the...

    If bowed down you can also displace metal in the bottom strap to straighten.
    A heavy bar set between pickets and a tap or two on bottom side with a hammer will do the trick.
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    As it turns out Eastern is meeting my needs....

    As it turns out Eastern is meeting my needs.
    They have a deep sort of coastal/marine aspect to their catalogue.
    Dock building extrusions, boat flybridge stuff etc
    They don’t have any of the really...
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    I tried one request for a quote- got essentially...

    I tried one request for a quote- got essentially retail pricing....
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    Dry aniline stain powders can be added or mixed...

    Dry aniline stain powders can be added or mixed first with a dab of alcohol then added.
  13. We were driving downtown in DC and there was a...

    We were driving downtown in DC and there was a beautiful building skinned with what looked like hammered copper sheet (anodized?) set like fish scales.
    In any case I was looking at that thinking
    ...
  14. Doug now you are just talkin crazy...

    Doug now you are just talkin crazy...
  15. Question. Alloy for skins? I have decided on...

    Question.
    Alloy for skins?

    I have decided on skipping plastic and using aluminum for the outside skins.
    They are bonded to 1-1/2” foam sheet and I am thinking .020”, 025” or .032” material.
    ...
  16. To answer my own question here. I have started...

    To answer my own question here.
    I have started welding this up.

    Tack welding the back side is a mistake- even with grinding the bead this throws a problem keeping the work flat for the face side...
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    Make it from a section of round tube and a piece...

    Make it from a section of round tube and a piece of flat bar?

    The internet’s are calling this a “tunnel section” tube:

    Steel Tube Direct - Home
  18. Well the that drain was at the house but I guess...

    Well the that drain was at the house but I guess as they say- “membership has its privileges”....
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    I was in a similar spot in my shop and picked up...

    I was in a similar spot in my shop and picked up a old Hobart Tigwave 250- great older welder.
    The guy how had it before me bought it new for a 1/2 long aluminum weld for handles on a part for a bus...
  20. “Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing...

    “Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing Technology Forum on the Web”

    Seems pretty clear- guys in shops making stuff for a buck.
    No one “manufactures” bird houses for their grand kids in the...
  21. Forgive- for being “typical” that is the only fit...

    Forgive- for being “typical” that is the only fit up like that in rig.
    Most are top and bottom corners of 2-1/2” angle with a similar gusset to one side or the other.

    Same sort of issue- job to...
  22. Shit what? Really? I don’t have any clecos...

    Shit what?
    Really?

    I don’t have any clecos and don’t know if I want them little bastards in my kit.

    Shit really... do I need to set up for rivets..?
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    It’s an airframe defect overlain with a defective...

    It’s an airframe defect overlain with a defective software fix.

    Boeing can do better.
    They say so and so does everyone else.
  24. Guys- I have lots of butt welds to do in this...

    Guys- I have lots of butt welds to do in this project with 1/8” 6061-T6 plate.
    What is the best approach to keep distortion to a minimum?

    This fitup is typical and backside:

    275141

    I am...
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    , “to make them feel stupid about trying to...

    , “to make them feel stupid about trying to require any additional training requirements.”

    That makes me feel sick.

    There should be criminal prosecution for this.
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