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    If the 2 beams were merely in full contact, then...

    If the 2 beams were merely in full contact, then it seems the stiffness should be 1/8 * 2 = 1/4 that of a solid bar, not?
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    Headlamp! It's always shining where I'm looking. ...

    Headlamp! It's always shining where I'm looking.
    Tired of buying AAA's so I just ordered a pair of rechargeables off Amazon.

    I have an LED lightstorm over my lathe and nothing over my mill. ...
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    I have a friend who took on his squirrel problem...

    I have a friend who took on his squirrel problem with a Havahart trap and a sharp stick. He dispatched near a hundred before it slowed down enough to get boring. You can kill them faster than they...
  4. goober nonsense ie Poking along on remote...

    goober nonsense ie Poking along on remote back roads at 10-20 MPH
    May not be relevant to very many people, road hunters I guess.
  5. I just picked up a 2019 Raptor to replace a 2003...

    I just picked up a 2019 Raptor to replace a 2003 Chevy Silverado HD and a 5.0 Mustang. I ordered the Raptor without even driving one, since anything new was going to be way better than the 03 and no...
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    Just last week I was talking to a friend about my...

    Just last week I was talking to a friend about my 60" Kubota deck getting noisy after 15 years of abuse. He's a retired shop inspector working part time at the local tractor shop, favoring JD. He...
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    One should guess that lower strength bolts will...

    One should guess that lower strength bolts will contain less of the alloying elements that contribute to higher strength.
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    Seems they are out to screw everyone below...

    Seems they are out to screw everyone below themselves on the food chain to justify their existence.
    This is the cost of sending every other fuckwit to college. Some of them graduated! I fear the...
  9. RVB Precision | Welcome to the world of ultra...

    RVB Precision | Welcome to the world of ultra precision
    Here's Roy's web site.
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    Govnmnt work, Ten million, you might get the...

    Govnmnt work, Ten million, you might get the order.
    I'm a BSME, with 38 years experience, and still couldn't wrap my head around that print at first.
    We use 300 series SS all the time for heat...
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    Chernobyl is in Ukraine, Not Russia.

    Chernobyl is in Ukraine, Not Russia.
  12. Take a digital pic with camera settings to...

    Take a digital pic with camera settings to minimize distortion.
    Paste into Autocad.
    Zoom in.
    Zoom in some more.
    Draw lines over edges.
    Measure angle between lines.
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    Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe,...

    Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe, Atomic Adventures, and Atomic Accidents are all available on Audible.
    I recommend them all, but the latter part of Chernobyl is a tedious blame...
  14. Thanks Guys! I wonder how many different...

    Thanks Guys!
    I wonder how many different versions of the E510 there are?
    In my manual, 02-07 is indeed poles. 02-14 Doesn't exist. mksj, my page numbers don't match yours.
    My whole group 17...
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    When I bought mine about 04, I was convinced JD...

    When I bought mine about 04, I was convinced JD ground up money to make their green paint. looked like a 15% premium in a hard to compare market. OK, they do offer some nice features. I bought a...
  16. I hope he gets the max. Sometimes the only...

    I hope he gets the max.

    Sometimes the only meaning to ones life is to serve as a warning to others.

    Someone in our org decided we didn't need inspectors anymore. Just get the suppliers to...
  17. 2 Hp TECO E510 on a FRAY mill, 1200 RPM, 1 Hp, 230V motor

    Rather than bump my old thread, I'm starting over with a new problem. After a factory reset, and following the correct section of the correct manual, I have the mill running on the TECO. Starting...
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    OK, partially inserted tool makes sense for the...

    OK, partially inserted tool makes sense for the damage I'm seeing. I feel better not picturing some kind of horrendous crash.
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    What does it take to break a collet?

    I bought a used mill with a set of double angle collets for a NMTB30 holder, and yesterday I noticed the 1/2" collet is broken at one place on each end. The exposed face just has a subtle crack. ...
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    "Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy". Starts out...

    "Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy". Starts out interesting. A 14 hour flight may be the only way I'll ever get around to finishing it.
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    So, are you suggesting we nudge it towards...

    So, are you suggesting we nudge it towards California?
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    They get free beer. Honest, a case a month.

    They get free beer. Honest, a case a month.
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    TECO E510 on a 1200 RPM FRAY mill

    I've hooked up a 2 HP TECO E510 to the 1 Hp 1200 RPM motor on my Fray mill, but can't get the parameters right. It turns the spindle a few times before throwing a "CF08" Code. I've raised the PMSLV...
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    Interesting history. I'm an engineer who works...

    Interesting history.
    I'm an engineer who works all over the world. Metric system...Meh
    It was a good idea when we used slide rules. Since the advent of computers, it's just other ways of doing...
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    There is decent used equipment out there. You...

    There is decent used equipment out there. You never know where it will turn up, but it may take longer to find in Florida than areas with a stronger manufacturing history. Make sure everyone you...
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