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    Lose the long sleeves too. I got pulled into a...

    Lose the long sleeves too. I got pulled into a lathe with a tee shirt. 28 stitches and only around because I grabbed the tool post and it pulled every thread of that shirt off. Learn from the...
  2. About 25 years ago I had a lift done by a local...

    About 25 years ago I had a lift done by a local co. The operator told me that they did the pick for free and charged for the insurance.;)
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    I've only made a couple of cauls (Caul Definition...

    I've only made a couple of cauls (Caul Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster) and they both turned out pretty damn good. The most recent will be 35 in March and both were produced by CNC ( cock in...
  4. In one plant the turbine deck has 2 cranes, each...

    In one plant the turbine deck has 2 cranes, each rated for 110 tons. The rotors weigh close to 450,000 lbs. They pick the rotor with both cranes. This makes it a critical lift 3 ways. 1. Lift exceeds...
  5. There's a pic of a Westinghouse stator in the air...

    There's a pic of a Westinghouse stator in the air on this site:
    PRECISION ON DISPLAY IN STATOR PROJECT -Barnhart Crane & Rigging Blog
  6. The stator of a hydrogen cooled generator is...

    The stator of a hydrogen cooled generator is indeed a one piece affair. Removing the windings would only lighten it about 80,000 lbs and take longer than Bigge's operation should have.

    Mark Rand:...
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    Originally in the 1960s to encourage the use of...

    Originally in the 1960s to encourage the use of long distance service. " Reach out and touch someone" was the whole phrase. Now assholes use it as though it were standard English. I'm almost 72 years...
  8. Is it any wonder that one might have a problem...

    Is it any wonder that one might have a problem marketing scrap chips? Perhaps "your" should be replaced with "you're". And just maybe you should know that "smelting" is the reduction of a metal from...
  9. Uh NO!! The quote is TANSTAAFL (There Ain't No...

    Uh NO!! The quote is TANSTAAFL (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch). The author is Robert Heinlein. Hubbard couldn't hold a candle to Heinlein.
  10. Give it up. Go rent a proper machine unless you...

    Give it up. Go rent a proper machine unless you love to shed tears at wrecked machines.
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    In power generation orbital welders are common...

    In power generation orbital welders are common but I don't know if they can go as small as 1.75. They do beautiful work but $$$$$.
  12. I'd bet the average PM member knows that there...

    I'd bet the average PM member knows that there are no "hitches" on rail equipment and they know what articulated means. Does your lathe have a "squeezy thing" on the "spinner" to hold the work piece?...
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    Shove that living language bullshit. Words have...

    Shove that living language bullshit. Words have to have a meaning. How can you work precisely if you cant communicate precisely? When words mean what ever some asshole thinks they mean then they are...
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    Hand held drills are still drills no matter where...

    Hand held drills are still drills no matter where they are. Useless without a means to turn them such as a lathe, mill, drill press, or drill motor. Drill "bits" are those fragments left after you...
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    May you some day work for $2.50/hr while the CEO...

    May you some day work for $2.50/hr while the CEO of Goodwill makes $798.000 /year.
    Subminimum Wage - NDSS
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    You're going to all this trouble to put those...

    You're going to all this trouble to put those ghetto wheels on a car? Hope this pays a lot.
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    Slave labor. You should be ashamed.

    Slave labor. You should be ashamed.
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    Yep somethings up. It shows 10 from the first...

    Yep somethings up. It shows 10 from the first post now.
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    Damn, almost much BS on stones as acetone and...

    Damn, almost much BS on stones as acetone and transmission oil. The ONLY natural abrasive available as a "stone" is Arkansas/Washita. The others are vitrified aluminum oxide or silicon carbide....
  20. I too am in AZ and I suspect in the same county....

    I too am in AZ and I suspect in the same county. If so then Pima county/Tucson code will apply with few exceptions. Your structure cannot be attached and may not have any utilities. In most areas...
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    Is it just the light or did someone blast the...

    Is it just the light or did someone blast the splitline?
  22. WTF is a "rotational" part? Try speaking English ...

    WTF is a "rotational" part? Try speaking English ( or at least a real language) if you really want an answer. And congratulations! You have just reinvented the Hirth coupling.
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    A "smooth bore black powder rifle" is a very rare...

    A "smooth bore black powder rifle" is a very rare item.
  24. WTF are you trying to reinvent the gasket cutter?...

    WTF are you trying to reinvent the gasket cutter? For the time you will spend fucking up a nice tool you can have the real thing:
    Allpax AX6010 Standard Gasket Cutter Heavy-Duty Cuts 1/4" ...
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    It's even simpler: The Missing Question from the...

    It's even simpler:
    The Missing Question from the NTSB Report on MV Golden Ray: WHY?
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