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    My brother used to accept Paypal for websites he...

    My brother used to accept Paypal for websites he developed for businesses. After having a couple of cheap customers put in a refund request because "goods not as advertised" and having Paypal empty...
  2. I serviced a backup unit for a cell site that was...

    I serviced a backup unit for a cell site that was essentially that. The main power has a series of 12v lead acid batteries for backup power, then the one site had an extra small car battery sized 6v...
  3. Try learning what the word "act" means in...

    Try learning what the word "act" means in American law, you ignorant twat. These are the laws of the land, that means what they say is "legal". The "ultimate law" of the country is what whomever is...
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    Was literally thinking of this article while...

    Was literally thinking of this article while reading the thread. And I agree with the round/diamond pin configuration, I found fixtures so much easier to make when I finally could order these.
  5. We literally ordered go/no go sized tenth pins...

    We literally ordered go/no go sized tenth pins for each job that had any internal features requiring sub +-.0005 tolerances at the time of order confirmation, they just got worked into the tooling...
  6. "There are many ways the president can impose...

    "There are many ways the president can impose tariffs without congressional approval. To name a few:

    Through the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917, the president can impose a tariff during a...
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    There are plenty of legitimate uses for an...

    There are plenty of legitimate uses for an improvised shotgun, chasing animals away from your crops, starting avalanches, setting off dynamite when you forgot your detonator, adding extra ventilation...
  8. Just in case anyone has never seen a class D fire...

    Just in case anyone has never seen a class D fire extinguisher in action, they don't work. If you have any sort of significant metal fire going, nothing that comes in a can is going to put it out. ...
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    One of the Truths in creating a tool is that when...

    One of the Truths in creating a tool is that when you design it to do multiple things, it will do none of them as well as a dedicated tool. I haven't seen reason to disbelieve this applies to jets...
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    I was going to suggest a magnetic pickup for a...

    I was going to suggest a magnetic pickup for a material handling rig with a pnumatic pop off for loosing the plate, but since I've never worked a sinker EDM it could very well be a common EDM part. ...
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    What he said. One thing I can add, if you have...

    What he said. One thing I can add, if you have any layer of tramp oil on top of your coolant it can cut down the natural gas exchange, and the oxygen can very quickly be used up leading to a spike...
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    I've found the best way to mark my tools is pink...

    I've found the best way to mark my tools is pink hockey tape on the handles, and laser engrave my name under it. It helps to know someone with a laser engraver.

    Now back in the day, when I was...
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    Honestly, I don't care how well made they are, if...

    Honestly, I don't care how well made they are, if they don't have any real provisions for replacing the hide section, they've only done half a job of it and I'll buy from someone else.
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    I needed custom fixturing for almost every single...

    I needed custom fixturing for almost every single part, I was cutting my own blanks for our Chick double vices because I was using so many. I don't see how I could program up and print and mount and...
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    I did a fair amount of titanium work in our VF2...

    I did a fair amount of titanium work in our VF2 4th axis, I would not recommend it. I was checking nearly every part because it wouldn't hold tolerance, Haas machines are just not rigid enough to do...
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    We machined literal tons of becu rod in the swiss...

    We machined literal tons of becu rod in the swiss machines and multi-spindles, it was actually nice stuff to work with. Just treat it like lead; don't try to grind it or heat it, wash your hands...
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    Don't forget about shellac resin, it's been used...

    Don't forget about shellac resin, it's been used for millennia as a fixturing adhesive. And there's woods metal, it has a low enough melting temperature to be usable as long as you control the part...
  18. I get almost no targeted advertising. Because I...

    I get almost no targeted advertising. Because I turned all that crap off. No Alexa, no Siri, no google search bar, no cookies. Ad and popup blockers all over. You'd be surprised how much crap you...
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    Silly question, has anyone ever tried patching a...

    Silly question, has anyone ever tried patching a granite surface plate with the epoxy granite and lapping it flat? I know people like to build machines out of the stuff, but does it behave anything...
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    I know all about planes and arcs. Planes go...

    I know all about planes and arcs. Planes go "Pbpbpbpbpbpbbbpbbpbb" and float in the sky with magic, and arcs float around on magic lakes with a horde of imaginary critters and one really drunk guy...
  21. We turned many parts that small on the swiss...

    We turned many parts that small on the swiss machines, I watched our swiss guy set up a run for .010 thick washers turned out of ti with a dome on them, he was holding them by .008 in the sub to face...
  22. If that's the only difference, I personally would...

    If that's the only difference, I personally would get ahold of Maritool and ask if they could do you a set as my first choice. How many do you need? And are they worth enough to you to do a custom...
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    Motion activated internet connected cameras with...

    Motion activated internet connected cameras with speakers and security lights. My brother has his entire gym covered by $50 net cameras, he can check them from his phone and get's alert messages if...
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    I have a few old Milwaukee tools left, my 1/2"...

    I have a few old Milwaukee tools left, my 1/2" holeshooter was stolen. That drill, the "Wristbreaker" as I liked to call it, was probably 20 years old and still ran like new. And it would actually...
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    When I worked on the Plymouth Prowler project we...

    When I worked on the Plymouth Prowler project we were putting dozens of steel rivnuts in the extrusions for attachment points. They are well proven, and for automotive and military applications you...
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