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    Rivett: As DryCreek said, the workmanship is...

    Rivett:

    As DryCreek said, the workmanship is beautiful.

    What is just as beautiful is the machinery and the nethods that the company used in making the tools in the set.

    The parts are either...
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    The top slide of the compound rest can be made of...

    The top slide of the compound rest can be made of steel, It is cast because machine tool makers make so many other castings that it is the cheapest way to go.

    During my apprenticeship I made a...
  3. Thread: Old Books.

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    latheman: In the not-too-old days commercial...

    latheman:

    In the not-too-old days commercial machine shops were not as narrowly focused as one might be led to think.

    By commercial I mean in this case the shop down the street that wasn't...
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    Richard: I am not sure that I understand your...

    Richard:

    I am not sure that I understand your post.

    The process or manufacturing engineering that I mentioned earlier when properly applied yields the most efficient way of working. Labor...
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    Asquith: I'd gladly sling a hammock between...

    Asquith:

    I'd gladly sling a hammock between two of those big babies. smile.gif

    From what I have seen of the crew's quarters on board ship my rack would be more roomy and wouldn't smell...
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    How much blue in English blood is Prussian blue??...

    How much blue in English blood is Prussian blue??

    Who was cousin to who?

    It don't mean a whit

    From where we sit

    In the USA you rise by what you do.
  7. Thread: A Ray Of Sunlight

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    A Tariff is a government action. It is not to be...

    A Tariff is a government action. It is not to be a hand out to anyone, one of it's purposes is collecting revenue for the government.

    Another of it's purposes is the protection of domestic...
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    USMCPOP: Jewel weed grows out here in WV. I...

    USMCPOP:

    Jewel weed grows out here in WV. I suppose that it also grows along the Shenendoah. You may be too far east to see it.
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    Oshkosh is trying go get out one of their more...

    Oshkosh is trying go get out one of their more persistant binds. It is difficult to transmit power to four axles through conventional drive shafts, especially if the truck is articulated.

    The main...
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    Asquith: When I said that the USA ran away...

    Asquith:

    When I said that the USA ran away with Rudolph Diesel's engine, we did it tn two ways.

    First we improved the design of various components and materials.

    Second we went into high...
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    Michael S: Sorry for any confusion, I went off...

    Michael S:

    Sorry for any confusion, I went off on a tangent concerning press feeders, however the last sentence of my third paragraph says The Kluge feeder was an early attempt to automate paper...
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    OH! Peter! Ohskosh styling gives me WOOD! ...

    OH!

    Peter!

    Ohskosh styling gives me WOOD!

    I am sooooo tired of the Prissy trucks that I see from day to day.

    I want a Manly-Man Truck!
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    Most car engines are designed to get the lowest...

    Most car engines are designed to get the lowest observed specific fuel consumption at 2,500 RPM.

    That. not incidentally is the speed at which the enine breathes the best and will develop it's...
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    Ahem: Hitler wasn't a German, he was Austrian,...

    Ahem:

    Hitler wasn't a German, he was Austrian, and really not a good example of one of them.

    Who are the Germans? The Romans had Geranmia on their maps. The name wasn't again on maps until...
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    Thermo: It is the weight, the cars are light....

    Thermo:

    It is the weight, the cars are light. Tires are very good, the rolling resistance is low nowadays.
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    Here we go with the miles per gallon thing....

    Here we go with the miles per gallon thing. Thermo, I am surprised that you went for this bait.

    The Ford engine got .5 lbs. per brake HP hour it probably got worse than that but that is the best...
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    OK on printing presses again - I credited the...

    OK on printing presses again -

    I credited the Chinese with paper and printing. I did not credit the Chinese with the printing press.

    Art, egalitrian is good, bigotry is bad. I am easy going by...
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    Lazlo: My comment was not intended to be...

    Lazlo:

    My comment was not intended to be insulting. It is not inaccurate since I gave some examples of non German inventions that preceeded the establishment of Germany itself. I am NOT cutting...
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    The Oshkosh Corp was originally the Oshkosh Motor...

    The Oshkosh Corp was originally the Oshkosh Motor Turck Company, they went into business in 1917.

    Oshkosh may have been a 'me too' company inspired by FWD. Otto Besserdich had one of the earliest...
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    The topic started out with the word...

    The topic started out with the word "engineering". Invention is not engineering.

    Reis's post concerns engineering. The German machines he mentioned were already invented and then carefuly...
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    Out here n West By Gosh, poison-something or...

    Out here n West By Gosh, poison-something or other is common and I bumble into it almost once a year.

    As soon as it appears that I have it (the reaction doesn't go full blown at once) I start...
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    Mudflap Scores!!! Excitement is the key word....

    Mudflap Scores!!!

    Excitement is the key word.

    The attitude is 'let the Devil take tomorrow', but they don't like it when he does.
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    Lazlo: The refracting telescope was invented...

    Lazlo:

    The refracting telescope was invented by Gallileo.

    Gutenberg invented movable type in the 1400's, the printing press was old by that time. Our friends the Chinese are credited with the...
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    I notice that any mention of the so called...

    I notice that any mention of the so called governmant reserve of machine tools built between 1951 and 1955 was somehow left out.

    In thse years the US government bought over a billion 1950's...
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    Don't get me started on European or, for Heaven's...

    Don't get me started on European or, for Heaven's sake, British electrics!

    As for British electrics, I haven't even seen them in the USA, except for some of the crap on Clausing Colchester lathes....
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