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  1. Here in Washington State social distancing is not...

    Here in Washington State social distancing is not only the norm, it would be quite exceptional to see people not distancing. It is refreshing to see people understand, becacause of the high...
  2. Here are pics of the plates on mine. 283538 ...

    Here are pics of the plates on mine.

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    Denis
  3. How about pics of you overall machine? I have a...

    How about pics of you overall machine? I have a Wilson Jr hardness tester and a manual for it that I found online a few years ago. Wilson machines are still manufactured under Buehler ownership and...
  4. To the original question asked in this thread,...

    To the original question asked in this thread, here is a story from 40 miles from where I live regarding a chorale my wife sang in until 2 years ago and my wife knew two of the deceased and one...
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    Those numbers stamped in the top are the result...

    Those numbers stamped in the top are the result of some guy just checking to see he has the punch correctly oriented prior to numbering his part. I do that all the time on a piece of scrap steel or...
  6. If anyone cares to compare Gov Inslee’s response...

    If anyone cares to compare Gov Inslee’s response in time of crisis to that of Trump, just take a look. Where Trump is still projecting “packed churches on Easter (note his appeal to his evangelical...
  7. Just in case anyone still thinks this virus is...

    Just in case anyone still thinks this virus is just another form of the "flu," and that we really don't need respirators, here is a note intended for docs in other areas of the country from an ER doc...
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    Here are a few more pics 282825 282826 ...

    Here are a few more pics

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    The swaged hex in the bar.
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    I could not stand the appearance of the anvil. So I ground its face.
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    Just a note on a new way I am making the little...

    Just a note on a new way I am making the little 5/32 hex crooked wrench:

    Yesterday I was finishing the machining of an 18 I am shipping to Brooklyn today.
    Until now I have been either tigging...
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    The description of difficulty and failed attempts...

    The description of difficulty and failed attempts at removal somehow make me wonder if the "paint" could be mill scale. Heating a small section with a torch should melt and blister off any paint but...
  11. In case anyone wants to see what genuine...

    In case anyone wants to see what genuine statesmanship in time of crisis might look like, here is Angela Merkel addressing Germany (you could substitute “the World"). Straight talk, no BS, no crowd...
  12. Studies have shown people shedding virus 5 weeks...

    Studies have shown people shedding virus 5 weeks after infection.

    Coronavirus can survive 5 weeks in body after infection: study

    Denis
  13. Though you were criticized, I think you are on...

    Though you were criticized, I think you are on the right track, Buck. It makes sense to decontaminate anything that comes into the house---fruits, veggies, money, mail, packages, groceries, and...
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    (I added the bolding dgf) This point bears...

    (I added the bolding dgf)

    This point bears repeating:Surface energy is the key to understanding paint adhesion. Dan Gelbart is a name familiar to some. He is a brilliant guy and a good teacher...
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    I am confident, given your superior insight and...

    I am confident, given your superior insight and intellect, that you could do a much better job than those dummies. What seems difficult for them and the rest of the world is so simple for you. I...
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    i am sure those ignorant asses at CDC just need a...

    i am sure those ignorant asses at CDC just need a wakeup call, Emanuel. I just can’t understand why they can’t see the obvious. It is your duty to convince us and inform them..

    Denis
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    It is nice you have figured out the answer to the...

    It is nice you have figured out the answer to the need for rapid screening. I think you should call the CDC and WHO and let them know how they could solve the problem.

    Denis
  18. The cross vials I am using are not nearly as...

    The cross vials I am using are not nearly as sensitive as the lengthwise vials. The little cross vial is quoted as 45 min/.1" (35min/2mm). Division. Where the large vials are 20 seconds per 2mm...
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    I suspect that making really strong brazed-in...

    I suspect that making really strong brazed-in repairs will be difficult and likely will distort the table, due to requisite heating of the table for brazing prep, so that the ways and top will need...
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    One-off or many? Does it matter if/when the...

    One-off or many?

    Does it matter if/when the bar is warped due to knurling?

    Does the knurling have actually start and end at the very ends of the notch?

    I guess we are to assume the...
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    Torq is a USA company that produces centrifugal...

    Torq is a USA company that produces centrifugal switches and has been very helpful to me over the years. I recently ordered a .625 bore ( a very unusual size) switch from them from their stock. I...
  22. I have been out of 8" SE's for a while but have...

    I have been out of 8" SE's for a while but have some back in stock. In fact a PMer ordered one fully machined and I recently finished it. However, in the interim he (and his wife!) had some very...
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    Emanuel, You missed the point entirely. ...

    Emanuel,



    You missed the point entirely. The CT as a screening tool for Covid is useless. Swab or blood testing is the answer for determining if symptomatic or assymptomatic people may be...
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    You didn’t read the article did you? All...

    You didn’t read the article did you? All evidence suggest this disease will continue to propagate for a long time like 12 to 18 months. There may be time to develop vaccine and more effective...
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    Here is the most thorough and reasoned article on...

    Here is the most thorough and reasoned article on reducing rate of spread and why this should be done immediately. Warning, it is a fairly long article. But, it strongly and clearly makes its points...
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