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    But I do like the floating bit, takes quite the...

    But I do like the floating bit, takes quite the load off the feet. :)
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    We have also had to contend with the opposite...

    We have also had to contend with the opposite problem, too low humidity, especially in winter. That rapidly becomes an ESD concern. Then it’s time to send the guys out to mop the floor.
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    I don’t know of anyone in DC/Baltimore and your...

    I don’t know of anyone in DC/Baltimore and your shipping budget probably precludes anywhere farther.
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    And I am planning on doing that as well,...

    And I am planning on doing that as well, sometimes the most obvious answers are the hardest ones to find.

    Cheers,

    —Michael
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    I could get an Albrecht 30, but the tariff is a...

    I could get an Albrecht 30, but the tariff is a bit painful when I already have the 15s. The Mascot drills look to be spot on. I’m going to pick up a few and give them a try. Thanks Larry.

    Cheers,...
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    1/16” spotting drills

    I have a couple of Albrecht 15 chucks, 1/16” max dia. that I use frequently, one on a sensitive drill adapter and one on a sensitive drilling machine. There are some times it would be nice to be able...
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    If you could get a drill in the slot you can get...

    If you could get a drill in the slot you can get a fine grinding point in there. It may require a bit of fiddling to make the proper extension, but once you have that it is simply an exercise in...
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    Another not conveniently located, but often used...

    Another not conveniently located, but often used for flight ( as in space) products.

    Alexandria Metal Finishers

    Metal Finishing Services, Precious Metal Plating, Exotic Substrate Plating -...
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    I think Microsyn is the way to go. I Dan never...

    I think Microsyn is the way to go. I Dan never thought of under the table. Thanks Kyriakos!
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    Seriously, we used to make a lot of sounding...

    Seriously, we used to make a lot of sounding rocket parts from AZ31B, the biggest drawback these days is the lack of people used to working with it. We have since switched a lot of structure over to...
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    I am in the same boat. I have had an F3 in need...

    I am in the same boat. I have had an F3 in need of a DRO for the past many years. Some time ago I compiled a set of pictures from every install someone cared to send me. Now if I can only find them.
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    Or more Properly AlBeMet. You could also go for...

    Or more Properly AlBeMet. You could also go for thoriated magnesium like the old BOMARC airframes, all the flammability and radioactive to boot.
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    How about the ancient Egyptian method. Drill...

    How about the ancient Egyptian method. Drill holes in block, pound in dry wooden wedges, soak with water, wait. Rather than hand drilling I would suggest a mag base drill, a piece of steel plate and...
  14. I are win the above. Crimp is the way to go,...

    I are win the above. Crimp is the way to go, especially if there is any vibration involved, making up a D-sub is easy, making a reliable one, much less so.
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    I believe this is referred to as “spooky action...

    I believe this is referred to as “spooky action at a distance.”
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    And a very Merry Christmas to you as well.

    And a very Merry Christmas to you as well.
  17. If you look up Supersonic Enterprise Taiwan you...

    If you look up Supersonic Enterprise Taiwan you find a real company that seems to make both larger CNC machines and forbidden round column objects that resemble but are not machines.
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    Volstro head

    Volstro head
  19. The thing to remember is that when dealing with...

    The thing to remember is that when dealing with really novel flight hardware, how to make it can be a research project in and of itself. There are NASA research programs specifically devoted to...
  20. We will finish the J22 Worlds on Thursday. Still...

    We will finish the J22 Worlds on Thursday. Still time for me to get to SSA and get my Star rig down and get the boat off the lot before the saltwater gets in the trailer brakes.
  21. Does it have to be 316? I had a colleague many...

    Does it have to be 316? I had a colleague many years back who made very thin section things by electro depositing nickel on a form. Make the forn, coat with a conductor, deposit the nickel, dissolve...
  22. Will they actually sell one to the U.S.?

    Will they actually sell one to the U.S.?
  23. We have played around with them for helping...

    We have played around with them for helping manage starts on sailboat races. A couple of things we discovered. The drone remembers where it launched from and will go back there if it thinks the...
  24. Surface is reported to be frustratingly slow. Try...

    Surface is reported to be frustratingly slow. Try before you buy.
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    You can buy it here, or blue acetal .25" X...

    You can buy it here, or blue acetal

    .25" X 24" X 48" Blue FDA Acetal Sheet at ePlastics

    I never have, but I see it when I get other types.
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