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    Most of us have their head in the sand. Calg is...

    Most of us have their head in the sand. Calg is correct of course, but it is much worse. Smart phones are an unnecessary convenience. They represent the greatest threat to personal freedom the human...
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    Tony, you have really lost the plot. The issue is...

    Tony, you have really lost the plot. The issue is not a screwed up phone feature. Nobody gives a shit. However, flying into the ground at 500 knots would likely ruin your day. 5G functionality is a...
  3. Where these motors may make a lot of sense,...

    Where these motors may make a lot of sense, depending on power factor and efficiency in driving a 500 lb flywheel and a 3 phase alternator, especially if they are synchronous. 3 phase motors can be...
  4. The device is very simple. It is based on a 1"...

    The device is very simple. It is based on a 1" sine bar. The mic measures distance from square simulating your gauge block stack.
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    The problem here between the FAA and the FCC is...

    The problem here between the FAA and the FCC is not about a conflict of allocated frequency. Cell service has been established and auctioned off to several carriers by the FCC correctly between 3.7...
  6. How valuable is your time? For maximum return,...

    How valuable is your time? For maximum return, individual sales would probably be best, but with a caveat. That would be many items may not sell at all and you would have spent considerable time just...
  7. We are all communists. Why you...

    We are all communists. Why you ask?........because we allow it.
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    I spent years mulling over the same question and...

    I spent years mulling over the same question and my answer to this question was two band saws both on castors because space was the major issue. I use the saws all the time, the horizontal for stock...
  9. Thread: NAPA sale

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    Jim, please read my post more carefully. SB...

    Jim, please read my post more carefully. SB lathes depend on gravity. Automotive oils are used in Auto engines, they have filters.
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    It is not just viscosity that is a concern....

    It is not just viscosity that is a concern. Automotive oils contain additive packages that include dispersants so contaminates can be removed by the oil filter. Machine oils depend on contaminants to...
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    Never use any auto oil on your machines. The oil...

    Never use any auto oil on your machines. The oil is very different. Never use gear oil for spindles. Never use anything other than way oil for sliding surfaces. There is no substitute for the correct...
  12. This is a non-issue. Any steel will work fine.

    This is a non-issue. Any steel will work fine.
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    Doc, I'm not so sure how it would work in a flood...

    Doc, I'm not so sure how it would work in a flood coolant environment, but diesel fuel works really well with aluminum, but I'm pretty sure it would be much better than hydraulic oil. Yes, there is...
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    Why are you reinventing the wheel? Secondly, a...

    Why are you reinventing the wheel? Secondly, a thread never provides location by itself. Location is always provided by a shoulder or other locating surface. That surface or surfaces can be a flat...
  15. There is one other argument not mentioned here. I...

    There is one other argument not mentioned here. I have no argument with you CNC guys on the value of insert tooling in your production environment with 20 to 30 horsepower spindles. I'm certain your...
  16. I have one on my L&S. They are super for big...

    I have one on my L&S. They are super for big holes. I have used mine to drive a 1/2" keyway broach when my arbor press didn't have the height.
  17. Did you test the switch with a VOM before you...

    Did you test the switch with a VOM before you ordered a new one?
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    I use LPS2 and it works well. LPS3 works longer...

    I use LPS2 and it works well. LPS3 works longer but leaves a waxy film that cleans easily like sfriedberg says. The down side is that it is expensive. The upside is, you don't need much to create a...
  19. The patent goes back to 1954.

    The patent goes back to 1954.
  20. Conrad, taper mics read distance per inch of...

    Conrad, taper mics read distance per inch of taper not angle and that's what I need. From that I can calculate angle if I need, but I need distance per foot of taper. Just multiply by 12 and wala!...
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    No such thing. My tap drills are encompassed in...

    No such thing. My tap drills are encompassed in many different drill sets and you often need more than one. I have several thousands invested in drills. You can start by buying 3 sets numbered,...
  22. Look at this seller in Canada. Taper Micrometer...

    Look at this seller in Canada.
    Taper Micrometer Corporation Custanite External Tapermike Micrometer 4D-606 | eBay
  23. Correct alignment is your job. Every lathe is...

    Correct alignment is your job. Every lathe is different. Let there be no doubt the task is tricky. These things are NOT plug and play.
  24. You are totally correct and I don't understand...

    You are totally correct and I don't understand why there is not more demand. I really need a small set of them and they are scarcer than hen's teeth in a haystack!
  25. That certainly works, but a taper mic is seconds...

    That certainly works, but a taper mic is seconds not hours. The down side of taper mics is not accuracy, it is that you need a set of several.
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