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  1. lol...the only name i recognize in a thread is...

    lol...the only name i recognize in a thread is thermite.

    Just save yourself the grief and get yourself a small pottery kiln off craigslist. You use a k type thermocouple, a PID controller and a...
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    Helium is a byproduct of natural gas mining. And...

    Helium is a byproduct of natural gas mining. And we aren't fractionally distilling ALL of the helium in the consumed natural gas. Helium as collected from atmospheric air is so rare that it is not...
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    You'll see quite a few yards close up with these...

    You'll see quite a few yards close up with these metal prices.

    Any yard who's bread and butter is iron/aluminum (which is what most were surviving on), is hurting pretty bad right now.

    A lot...
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    I've got a few of them.

    I've got a few of them.
  5. Thread: Recession?

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    That's automotive in a nutshell. My dad was...

    That's automotive in a nutshell.

    My dad was in surgery...I took the day off. Doctor came out after 6 hours and told us it didn't look good, surgery wasn't done, much more complicated than scans...
  6. Alro can always get it, but they always charge...

    Alro can always get it, but they always charge for the service.

    I try to avoid that company when I can.

    I didn't realize McMaster sold it.
  7. lol...no, I avoid Be.

    lol...no, I avoid Be.
  8. lol...if you only knew very legitimate...

    lol...if you only knew

    very legitimate commercial enterprise actually...just without the EH&S regulations of a super sized corporation.

    Not to say there isn't safety oversight...it's just these...
  9. No machines right now. Most machines when they...

    No machines right now. Most machines when they show up are beyond repair.

    Actually, most metals are pretty rough for supply. No good extruded aluminum, brass drops are down considerably.
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    Upstroke would be hard to hand align. You...

    Upstroke would be hard to hand align.

    You want Accurpress or Amada. Accurpress makes a nice 60 ton 5' machine...but get it checked out well, it's not uncommon to see bent torque arms.
  11. lol...no, i don't see any of these alloys being...

    lol...no, i don't see any of these alloys being especially cheap. I love buying scrap when i can, but when it's not available, I don't know where to get the new stuff!

    Thanks for that link.
  12. Need source for superalloys, inco625, zirconium, etc.

    Can anyone suggest suppliers...especially suppliers that have small drops on hand.

    Specifically I need materials to make a 6 foot long stir bar, so something around 1" diameter...in case someone...
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    Over on this side of the pond, both 5/16 and...

    Over on this side of the pond, both 5/16 and metric make it a non-standard item. I'm a little impressed that grainger has those.

    And to better answer if that is correct...I don't know. More...
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    Help find metric tube fitting

    So I am having a bear of a time locating a compression tube fitting. It’s on the workhead of my induction heater....I want to make up a handful of custom workheads.

    8mm (5/16) 45 degree flare...
  15. No...you use a maglight. "Deer in the...

    No...you use a maglight. "Deer in the headlights"

    Not as common in this zip code, but in less affluent areas it's relatively common.
  16. idk, I personally think it's a great idea. ...

    idk, I personally think it's a great idea.

    Can't tell you the amount of tooling that I get that has NO web signature. Punch the part number right in to google and nothing comes up.
    ...
  17. This is my litmus test of the "conspiracy"...

    This is my litmus test of the "conspiracy" theories.

    Could the US, in all of our military glory, pull off a 9/11 style "conspiracy" as a military exercise.

    That is, could we enlist suicide...
  18. If buying one of the Chinese ones...make sure to...

    If buying one of the Chinese ones...make sure to order extra nuts for the coil connection. It’s an 8mm metric flare iirc. I use 5/16” copper tubing, which I have to order from McMaster.

    What you...
  19. Ok...you will be able to heat 1” with no problem...

    Ok...you will be able to heat 1” with no problem with 15 kw and the right coil.




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  20. I am envisioning heavy gauge roofing...is that...

    I am envisioning heavy gauge roofing...is that correct?

    Is he already using a custom made single hit punch/die?

    8 feet 10 ga is reasonable tonnage.

    With cnc backgage and single hit die,...
  21. Modern medicine is a little over 100 years old. ...

    Modern medicine is a little over 100 years old. That is, medicine that uses the scientific medicine as the backbone of it's observations, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Modern immunology is only...
  22. Autism spectrum disorder is thought to be linked...

    Autism spectrum disorder is thought to be linked (by the antivax movement) to the MMR vaccine given at age 2. Most autism spectrum disorders are identified between the ages of 2 and 3. I've seen...
  23. I find most of Scott’s posts to be well...

    I find most of Scott’s posts to be well articulated and intelligent. I don’t think anybody here is trolling except you.

    Immunity is not well understood, by doctors or the masses.


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  24. But yer like my gramma....too ornery to get sick....

    But yer like my gramma....too ornery to get sick. Viruses don’t want to hang out with the likes of you.

    Seriously though....I don’t see you as a get sick kind of guy....you work too hard.

    ...
  25. No...you actually don't. There are some diseases...

    No...you actually don't. There are some diseases that give lifetime immunity, but not all...and really not even many. It is not well understood why some diseases cause lifetime immunity, and why...
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