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    100 KVA is not large nor even "medium". It is the...

    100 KVA is not large nor even "medium". It is the top end of "small".
    Then mediums.
    Large start at "Mega".

    FWIW, entire 'nam war RAN on Diesels, 24 X 7 X 365 for 15 years.

    My unit had 4 x 100...
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    No real work to getting fotos up. Sorting...

    No real work to getting fotos up.

    Sorting Windows is proabably the more pressing need, and I know nothing about that part.

    Chose longevity, health and prosperity instead back when it was...
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    Keerful! NOT a "vertical" as-in BirdPort. A...

    Keerful! NOT a "vertical" as-in BirdPort. A vertical as-in Bullard. But now your angle of dangle requires a lot of mass in the ass. Scarce, too.

    Although a "combo mill" (I have one... just not one...
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    John Oder is one who had some good photos on PM...

    John Oder is one who had some good photos on PM of that sort of use.

    You only need two "add-on" items, optionally three:

    1) A faceplate that can hold fixures, clamps, or adjustable "jaws'. All...
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    Surely there IS! I don't own even ONE! And...

    Surely there IS!

    I don't own even ONE!

    And you know how I am as to acquiring stuff "in-depth"..
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    I REVERE your photos of fine craftmanhip, FWIW. ...

    I REVERE your photos of fine craftmanhip, FWIW.

    But the malware is probably on your own workstation.

    Mind - it may be on the workstations of OTHERS as well.
    Which would make it LOOK as if it...
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    Going in a suboptimal direction, here....

    Going in a suboptimal direction, here. Large-swing lathes are big and heavy and power-hungry in places where you don't need them to exist nor eat at all.

    WHEN.. you know in advance that the work...
  8. Bahco is Sandvik. Decent goods, value-for-money...

    Bahco is Sandvik. Decent goods, value-for-money all-around, easily found.

    I've always needed "all of the above", depending.

    Bahco now, others, back then, for gross shaping,
    GOOD manicure files...
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    I don't think I'd want EITHER political cannibal...

    I don't think I'd want EITHER political cannibal for Pretzelbent in a machine hall.. But if I hadda?

    - DJT as junkyard dog to keep the meth heads from stealing the wiring.

    - Beijing's...
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    All the good advice in the world didn't help...

    All the good advice in the world didn't help until.. I had gotten the SALT out of the intake. The sugars had gone as well. Family history of diabetes before it even had the name. Nary any problem,...
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    Forever-ago, I knew a veteran with a current...

    Forever-ago, I knew a veteran with a current "Master's Ticket". Not sure I have the details right, I was one of them "damned beavers" - a gravel agitating Combat Engineer meself.. but if I understand...
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    Hot tub when we bot the place but so many trees...

    Hot tub when we bot the place but so many trees it was a perpetual composter.

    Wife goes over to her sister's high-rise condo, genuine olympic rated, swims a kilometer twice a week. 30 years...
  13. Dunno. Busy as Hell? He was firin up a new...

    Dunno. Busy as Hell?

    He was firin up a new facility about the time he dropped off PM's radar.

    Equipping it with Llambrich Hybrid chucks is why I remember.

    Wasn't much activity after he was...
  14. That has come up in very nearly ALL observations...

    That has come up in very nearly ALL observations as to restoring mill tables.

    Top, bottom, then again, each as "stuff moves".

    If it is expected and "in the plan" at least it gets close to...
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    One of the most well-proven workholding systems...

    One of the most well-proven workholding systems ever seen on this Earth, if you grok the hours served and and the miles of stock gripped and released.

    Also the key to accuracy, so not quite as...
  16. Spanish thing? They may have meant a eunuch who...

    Spanish thing? They may have meant a eunuch who was one of a kind?

    I did think their chucks had more balls than that.
  17. Bought a lot of - I think it was a THOUSAND?...

    Bought a lot of - I think it was a THOUSAND? Victrola phonograph needles.

    Use 'em for lots of stuff.

    Cheap enuf'
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    You got SPACE for an Olympic size?

    You got SPACE for an Olympic size?
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    "Beach"? Thought EVERYBODY on PM had that!

    "Beach"?

    Thought EVERYBODY on PM had that!
  20. It wont bug anything in the machinery world. It...

    It wont bug anything in the machinery world. It "probably" won't bug a PC or peripheral, either.

    But they used to be more fragile. Spikes could cause a "reset"!

    As said, computers are better...
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    There must be a bathroom by this late date. ...

    There must be a bathroom by this late date.

    Wheelie is still posting.

    The amount of shit he got dumped on his head for NOT having one wudda drowned the poor f**ker long-since even if he really...
  22. Just because I am boycotting the Peoples Republic...

    Just because I am boycotting the Peoples Republic of COVID doen't mean others must!

    San Ou packages them. CME "harvest" brand, and they may be on ebay.

    Self-tighten Chuck System -tighten Chuck...
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    Yahbut ...ALL (major maker) rolling-element...

    Yahbut ...ALL (major maker) rolling-element bearings have always been Metric based. It isn't always obvious - given it is expressed decimalized for the inch spec.
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    I wonder.. I have a Dickson that was ebayed from...

    I wonder.. I have a Dickson that was ebayed from a photo.. shudda asked for one with a scale or a cola can in the shot.

    Didn't realize it was about Derbyshire size!
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    IF.. and I know not.. your clamping mechanism is...

    IF.. and I know not.. your clamping mechanism is functioning correctly...

    Your flexibilty for hobby and general work with precut slugs and smaller diameter bar stock can be inexpensively served...
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