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  1. That can happen. They were built when utility...

    That can happen. They were built when utility mains were still 220 VAC.

    Present-day, it depends on what one has, "out of the wall", locally.

    My incoming Service Entrance has been 245-246 for...
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    Different class of "tractor". As with Ettore...

    Different class of "tractor". As with Ettore Bugatti accusing W. O. Bentley of making the world's strongest and fastest "trucks"... as racing cars!

    David Brown made his money on production of...
  3. Nah. That's a solid abrasive, my age. Who's...

    Nah. That's a solid abrasive, my age.

    Who's to complain?

    Does a bitchin' job at tumble de-burr, though.

    Remember "back in the day", when all the "Big Kids" tolja to eat Oysters before...
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    Sheep LIE!

    Sheep LIE!
  5. Go ahead. Finish the thought. You KNOW you want...

    Go ahead. Finish the thought. You KNOW you want to:

    "...and then take turnabout at proving it."

    :D
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    David Brown... Grandfather of the worlds fastest...

    David Brown... Grandfather of the worlds fastest tractors.. with a second, right, seat..
    ...for the CFII.

    :D
  7. Getting harder every year to modify ANYTHING,...

    Getting harder every year to modify ANYTHING, anywhere - not just CA. I've retired from all that. That Jeep/GMC passed, and woz really clean, BTW. Ginned me up a custom PROM.

    Too old for it, long...
  8. Having to travel, spend, transport, re-tool,...

    Having to travel, spend, transport, re-tool, maybe also re-power?

    Modest gain doesn't seem like a lot of "up" to the "grade" for the cost and hassle... unless your 9" is either really bad-off, and...
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    Surely. there ARE! Those who spend all their...

    Surely. there ARE!

    Those who spend all their money on Old Iron.

    Then no longer HAVE any money to think in terms OF...

    What's not to like about that?

    :D
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    Good choice for a "pusher" as Stellite seems to...

    Good choice for a "pusher" as Stellite seems to be "slipperier" that HSS, less likely to gall, too.

    That can also be VERY righteous for straight-in threading, the Old Skewl way (no compound on the...
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    Well.. fine, but... "too common"? The end...

    Well.. fine, but... "too common"? The end product resembles something on the wall in the toilet supply valve section of any Big Box.

    Is that really the best use of your time, ingenuity, and...
  12. Yabut.. DoAll builds saws. Powermatic...

    Yabut..

    DoAll builds saws.

    Powermatic builds crude, rude, cheap, and noisy substitutes for ....all sorts of stuff.

    Reasonably durable....but largely off the back of a "BFBI" design...
  13. Upper bound, actually. Well. I run my "ordinary"...

    Upper bound, actually. Well. I run my "ordinary" @ 349, the test rig was higher -able to OUTPUT @ 370+ VDC. I have 2, 3, 4, or 5 transformers in an "array" on the TEST bench.

    There are contrary...
  14. Thread: Ox's Shop '08

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    Simplistic treaties, complex technology,...

    Simplistic treaties, complex technology, "multiple use" joke ==> excuse for kinky-fuckery.

    The "Virtue signalers" AKA glow-ball Politicians.. set out to make it harder for bandit gangs - half of...
  15. Some things that are only obvious if you learnt...

    Some things that are only obvious if you learnt when a half-adder was still implemented in discretes, not "IC's", let alone an ALU or CPU "chip", are right amazing.

    Pick up 40, 45 or so year-old...
  16. Cattle laughing, gossiping, and farting the whole...

    Cattle laughing, gossiping, and farting the whole damned time at we fools who had to mine, drill, and work our asses off all over the wurld to create, "shoe", power, and lay road for as a means of...
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    If you have one, try it. If you don't have, it...

    If you have one, try it. If you don't have, it doesn't matter. "Technically", power closer can take either approach. Toggle action over-center. Or not.

    Most simply "sustain" a specific set force...
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    Two things are surely crystal clear, PM history...

    Two things are surely crystal clear, PM history alone:

    1) Waste of yer time to expect ME to "shut up".

    2) BIGGER waste of time yet, to expect YOU to "grow up!"

    Back on "ignore" ... for the...
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    Thoght the same. For a few minutes. Then...

    Thoght the same. For a few minutes.

    Then realized the local structural steelyard - mile or so away - could deliver me a slab of thick A36 - cut to my specs - their truck, onboard hook to unload...
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    Ain't gonna LIVE long enough to git anywhere near...

    Ain't gonna LIVE long enough to git anywhere near "knowing everything".

    But I ain't quitin' at the chasing of it. Too much enjoyment in it!

    Give it a try. It ain't all that PAINFUL, after all....
  21. "Country living". Got standards to keep up,...

    "Country living". Got standards to keep up, y'see.

    We usta even take a bath, ever' Saturday night.

    Whether we NEEDED it or not!

    :D
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    But it WAS YOUR bizness that $800 was "chump...

    But it WAS YOUR bizness that $800 was "chump change" to some other Pilgrim who was thought to "think of everything in terms of money"... and must surely have had more than his fair share ...by your...
  23. Translation: The damned Cancer is kicking your...

    Translation: The damned Cancer is kicking your ass again?

    All the best in THIS battle.

    I hope you can win another round.

    So you finally have the spare time to learn to cut threads AWAY from...
  24. "predictable" We forget that.. all the ELSR...

    "predictable"

    We forget that.. all the ELSR 10EE ever built do not HAVE TO HAVE the exact-same motor braking to make this work very well..

    Only the ONE 10EE under yer hands and on the ONE...
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    It isn't likely but a fluke. Even so, they do...

    It isn't likely but a fluke.

    Even so, they do exist.

    Find the right forwarder/consolidator, air freight can be cheaper than most folks are aware of. Theft and damage risk, headcount of bribes...
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