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    My advice for an extensive job(siding) is to buy...

    My advice for an extensive job(siding) is to buy a cheap EPV/ cherry picker ...when you are finished sell it or scrap it.....here there is definite financial advantage ,as scaffolding/safety rail...
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    I read some time ago that Bloomberg had bought a...

    I read some time ago that Bloomberg had bought a significant stake (at around $5) ,and he and several other online business experts had been seconded to a comittee to transition the business online.
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    "Got nothing to lose" ...wonder if the present...

    "Got nothing to lose" ...wonder if the present foreman has guns?.An AR maybe...hi cap mag?....do you have a nice fitting ballistic vest?
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    I worked in a very similar situation.....the...

    I worked in a very similar situation.....the boss/part owner was an old idiot,with so many wacko practices and ideas.....but he knew how to make money by slavedriving and cheating.......Anyway...
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    If you were going to cast the block ,you would...

    If you were going to cast the block ,you would simply core it out and have no need for any milling...........Incidentally ,all around where I worked last ,there were any number of huge sheds ,all...
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    1/8 BSP or 1/8 NPT?

    1/8 BSP or 1/8 NPT?
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    Cadmiuim lowers the melting point by around...

    Cadmiuim lowers the melting point by around 100F.....this means that you can braze the sights on old military rifles without ruining the steel.......If Cd can be done without,the simplest place to...
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    Forget the rona......we got lots more exciting...

    Forget the rona......we got lots more exciting here ...all these wimmin claiming to been butt hurt by the AG.....details ,must have details......one of the wimmin is on CCTV havin her knickers...
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    Id suggest the OP spends his pennies on a QC...

    Id suggest the OP spends his pennies on a QC toolpost and a few holders to suit the lathe,rather than paying silly prices for Colchester bits.
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    It would have to be MilSpec Billet(TM)......that...

    It would have to be MilSpec Billet(TM)......that is the strongest billet there is...just ask any millenial .......Anyhoo ,if you had a MilSpec Billet (TM) that big ,its a no brainer youd make the...
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    forget the milling,make a chicken mesh boat...

    forget the milling,make a chicken mesh boat ,gunspray it with concrete,and leave it set......All the internal ribs and stiffeners are sprayed mesh at the same time .....cheapest boat you can make...
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    In the old D series Ford truck 'suitcase...

    In the old D series Ford truck 'suitcase gearboxes",the countershaft gears are all a shrink fit with no other driving device,such as a keyway......very ocassionally a gear would break loose from the...
  13. The young guy installing my "old mans shed" is...

    The young guy installing my "old mans shed" is getting $7500 for 7 days work...Even I would not tackle such a big job at his age ......but he says ,if I employ a helper ,my output drops 50% telling...
  14. Nearly had a stupid accident yesterday......Ive...

    Nearly had a stupid accident yesterday......Ive sold the land ,and cleaning up ....anyhoo ,new owners millenial son has been deputised to help me and ,I gather ,to speed me up.....he claims to be an...
  15. I used to demonstrate the presses I made by...

    I used to demonstrate the presses I made by squashing a coin.....customers coin obviously........and that dates my story.....who has coins in their pocket now?
  16. Must be locked ,or the druggies clear out all the...

    Must be locked ,or the druggies clear out all the pills,and general thieves take everything else .....so you have an empty cabinet when its needed......Key with foreman,first aid man ,and office...
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    Here ,a complete boring setup like that would...

    Here ,a complete boring setup like that would fetch $2000 easily.......there is huge demand from old car and bike restorers for the old fashioned $50-70 a hole service.......modern cars last the life...
  18. I had a radial drill moved too ,as the truck has...

    I had a radial drill moved too ,as the truck has a legal load of 9 tons.Which is pretty incredible for an 8 wheeler......legal gross is 27 tons on four axles,the truck weighs 18 tons,including 4 tons...
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    Not complaining...my next car will be EV ,for...

    Not complaining...my next car will be EV ,for sure......I had a drive in a EV 4 ton truck last week .....they sure are easy on the driver.
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    Move outside the US and there are fleets of...

    Move outside the US and there are fleets of EVs...even linehaul with power supplied by overhead wires,with a battery auxillary for off the wires......The entire Queensland coal rail network is...
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    Youll have to go upmarket...

    Youll have to go upmarket ,then.....firstly,screwdrivers are for dirt mechanics.......the better type are called "Turnscrews",and have nice polished maple handles with whitemetal caps and ferrules...
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    Wow,Herbert Von Wolff and more information that...

    Wow,Herbert Von Wolff and more information that you wanted to know...bet he was Nazi industrial attache in Japan all thru the war,and got the attention of the reconstruction administration......If...
  23. In the case of TVs ,it wasnt China,as they were...

    In the case of TVs ,it wasnt China,as they were barely out of the cultural revolution,....no ,it was the Japanese who killed the consumer electronics industry in the US ,as a follow on to the famous...
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    i got tangled up with a couple of conmen once...

    i got tangled up with a couple of conmen once ,basically they needed a factory for credibility,which i could supply..............In some areas,generally retirement beach areas,they sold heaps of...
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    For narrow /straight slot screws ,Brownells sell...

    For narrow /straight slot screws ,Brownells sell gun screwdriver sets.....as you probably know,using a tapered bit will cause burring of slot ,especially in a brass screw.
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