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  1. Thread: Shear capacity

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    I just know that the force required to bend metal...

    I just know that the force required to bend metal goes up with the square of the increase in thickness. Which means it takes 4 times as much force and rigidity of brake to bend 1/8" as it does 16...
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    Personally, I dont think we are going to see ten...

    Personally, I dont think we are going to see ten thousand dollar cars ever again in the USA, and, frankly, I think cars less than $20k are gonna be a thing of the past very soon. Right now there are...
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    the average price of an electric car in China is...

    the average price of an electric car in China is right around $30,000 USD.
    Why would they sell a car in the USA, with added costs of shipping, marketing, legal requirements, and so on, for 1/3 of...
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    If you bought that for a quarter million,...

    If you bought that for a quarter million, tommorow it would be worth maybe 30k, less shipping.
    Me, if I had a spare 250k in my pocket, I would buy one of these- a Type 35 Bugatti, brand new. Unlike...
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    I once built a set of window grilles and security...

    I once built a set of window grilles and security doors on site using one of these- and I would say our definition of "thick metal" must be different. It takes a fair amount of human power to punch a...
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    I have done a fair amount of tig brazing on cast...

    I have done a fair amount of tig brazing on cast with silicon bronze filler. And I would say this is not a great candidate for that, unless you have a good accurately controlled temp oven to pre and...
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    These are a very narrow throat punch, and in...

    These are a very narrow throat punch, and in "portable" mode were used to punch holes in the web of angle or I or H beam, and, when locating the punch, you would rotate the punch body until it was up...
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    Tesla cars have not been eligible for the federal...

    Tesla cars have not been eligible for the federal tax rebate for a while now. Once Tesla had sold 200,000 vehicles in the US, they lost that tax rebate. That was cut in half in 2018, I believe, and...
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    Rains way too much where I live. I prefer a nice...

    Rains way too much where I live. I prefer a nice heated seat, and a loud stereo with no wind noise, myself.
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    The most popular selling car EVER, in the history...

    The most popular selling car EVER, in the history of cars, was the VW bug.
    I gotcher style, right here.

    People have different tastes- there are Edsel collectors, Fiero fans, and, yes, people who...
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    Trump left behind about a billion dollars worth...

    Trump left behind about a billion dollars worth of scrap steel, lying around in the desert in Arizona and New Mexico- partly assembled wall sections, about 50,000 of them, heaped in stacks. They are...
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    excepts pedestrians DO pay for highways, and have...

    excepts pedestrians DO pay for highways, and have for a long time.
    As I noted above, the Congress is taking taxes from everybody, including pedestrians to supplement the gas tax.
    $52 billion just...
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    The big problem I see is on the federal level....

    The big problem I see is on the federal level.
    As I have mentioned, on a state level, most states are already assessing taxes on electric cars to replace the lost state gas tax money.
    There is no...
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    allow me to clarify my point. Many people here...

    allow me to clarify my point.

    Many people here have complained that, without the gas taxes paid by ICE car owners, our road system will collapse, because electric cars do not pay gas tax.

    I...
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    I have no idea what you are talking about. I am...

    I have no idea what you are talking about.
    I am comparing the amount of taxes paid by electric car owners versus ICE car owners.

    when you say how much additional, additional what?
    The State of...
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    It kills me how you guys will argue for hours...

    It kills me how you guys will argue for hours about theoretical problems that have already been addressed by state laws years ago.

    I have a Honda Fit. It gets 40 plus MPG on its ICE. If I drive it...
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    Leno actually has a steam engine in his shop....

    Leno actually has a steam engine in his shop.
    https://youtu.be/zoBWAE0win0
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    There isnt really a commercial application that...

    There isnt really a commercial application that would pay for small footprint benders- it costs virtually the same amount to build a bender that can bend a ten foot piece as one that will only bend...
  19. Thread: OT Bourn & Koch

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    Frankly, I am surprised these guys would even...

    Frankly, I am surprised these guys would even bother with a $600 gib. They are making brand new 42" blanchard grinders, with 100hp motors, built in dressing, and CNC controls. ONE of those suckers...
  20. Like many obscure things, Curta Calculators...

    Like many obscure things, Curta Calculators appear in the novels of William Gibson- Sci-fi author who doesnt write about aliens or space travel, just about the very near future.
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    The EU certainly thinks that Boeing military...

    The EU certainly thinks that Boeing military contracts count as subsidies- in the neverending battle between Boeing and Airbus, accusations of subsidies are constantly brandished by both sides. 50%...
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    The total subsidies to consumers to buy electric...

    The total subsidies to consumers to buy electric cars have been, in the big picture, pretty small. Obama got 2.5 billion, and a recent WSJ editorial against the current proposed, (but torpedoed by...
  23. The Australian government makes no bones about...

    The Australian government makes no bones about the fact that their laws are written to do everything possible to discourage importing vehicles. There are pages of rules, and taxes, fees, and tariffs....
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    I think you are correct with the portaband idea....

    I think you are correct with the portaband idea. Small, easy to use for many things, and hard to cut off your finger with.
    I dont know anybody, including myself (and I am very careful) who hasnt...
  25. The thing about US "full size pickups" is that...

    The thing about US "full size pickups" is that they have been the best selling vehicle in the USA for decades- they make, and sell, something like 10 million a year for the last 30 or so years.
    And...
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