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  1. Reading Nice Guy's links above should convince...

    Reading Nice Guy's links above should convince you the world isn't over-reacting. You really don't want to get this thing. Yes, there are stupid people, selfish people and nothing is perfect, but we...
  2. I can't think of a single reason not to wear a...

    I can't think of a single reason not to wear a mask when you leave the house and if it helps at all, it's worth it. We don't want to deplete the supplies of commercial masks for the front line...
  3. IMO, the above advice to go with a standard...

    IMO, the above advice to go with a standard metric call-out is good. Once you get into customizing the dimensions of a thread it gets complicated and the odds of it not being done right get pretty...
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    I'd make a sheet of aluminum that closely fits on...

    I'd make a sheet of aluminum that closely fits on the inside, clean everything up and use some J.B.Weld to epoxy it. If the appearance bugs you, clean up the outside and follow with Bondo and paint.
  5. If the pandemic hangs around that long it's...

    If the pandemic hangs around that long it's possible that, given the age of the candidates and most of PM, all will have succumbed to the virus and none will be around to run or vote when the time...
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    My fear is that the virus response is the perfect...

    My fear is that the virus response is the perfect vehicle to transfer whatever wealth and assets the bankrupt 99% had, to the banks and to the 1%. Not that it isn't the right response; it is. As bad,...
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    It's almost always been perfectly fast here.

    It's almost always been perfectly fast here.
  8. Question- why, in spite of significant infection,...

    Question- why, in spite of significant infection, is Germany's death rate lower than most? What are they doing right?
  9. So did Trump supporters ever imagine that their...

    So did Trump supporters ever imagine that their choice might actually cost them their lives? Character and intelligence matter.
  10. Trump signed his war powers on Wednesday and has...

    Trump signed his war powers on Wednesday and has yet to do anything because companies are stepping up voluntarily. That's great, but you don't fight a war with volunteers and without a battle plan....
  11. Methanol is poisonous and will blind you, so I...

    Methanol is poisonous and will blind you, so I wouldn't use it on body parts. It's probably OK for sanitizing surfaces if you don't breath a lot. Same with denatured ethanol as it's often denatured...
  12. On the news tonight- one of our old-line suit...

    On the news tonight- one of our old-line suit manufacturers is gearing up to make gowns and masks ASAP and it sounds like it will be a cottage industry with many local people doing the actual sewing...
  13. Locally, we have a distillery already starting up...

    Locally, we have a distillery already starting up sanitizer production. Oddly, their big problem is proper bottles to put the stuff in. It may end up looking like beer, but don't drink it! We also...
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    1018 is hard to thread smoothly. You absolutely...

    1018 is hard to thread smoothly. You absolutely need a cutting oil. Try some dark pipe threading oil from the hardware store. IMO, the speed thing is overrated. I can thread with properly sharpened...
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    Do you know for a fact that it was right to begin...

    Do you know for a fact that it was right to begin with?
  16. Depending on the size of the tap, I like to put...

    Depending on the size of the tap, I like to put the tap in a drill chuck with a straight rod coming out the back. That goes in a close fitting hole in a block on the tool post. You hold the chuck and...
  17. Thread: honing

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    The MBB-1660 in good repair will do it, or I...

    The MBB-1660 in good repair will do it, or I should better say, the user can do it. It's a high skill thing that you can only do with the right gauging and the right tooling and in a production...
  18. Thread: honing

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    Does the machine tell you exactly what the...

    Does the machine tell you exactly what the problem is? IOW, what kind of a straightness problem do you have? How much material do you leave for honing? What's the material? What's the oil and stone?...
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    M.A.Ford #272 series probably has you covered,...

    M.A.Ford #272 series probably has you covered, but I'm pretty sure they'll grind any size you like, as will various other reamer companies.
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    Is that 2" x 1/4" or 1/4" x 2"? Might make a...

    Is that 2" x 1/4" or 1/4" x 2"? Might make a difference. The only good way to do this is probably honing. You can buy reamers in tenth increments (or custom) and they can cut on-size if everything is...
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    Oddly enough I found I use my SG about 10X more...

    Oddly enough I found I use my SG about 10X more than I ever would have thought. What you want is something that wasn't used a lot, yet was taken care of, a hard to find combination. OTOH, the tables...
  22. Well I ain't never seen one & am glad you posted...

    Well I ain't never seen one & am glad you posted it!
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    Request a quote on their website or (gasp!) call...

    Request a quote on their website or (gasp!) call 'em up. Not sure this is a possibility where you are, but I've often gotten material from our local centerless grinding shop, as they order it in...
  24. This stuff is very strong: Bridgit(R) | The...

    This stuff is very strong: Bridgit(R) | The Harris Products Group

    Regardless of what you use, you need a high thermal mass tip or the pistol gun. The joint may have failed in the trace, near the...
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    Search for Lacquer stik. Haven't used one for a...

    Search for Lacquer stik.
    Haven't used one for a long time but they used to work well.
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