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  1. Bob, You are not entirely wrong, it can be...

    Bob,
    You are not entirely wrong, it can be tough. I kind of got lucky. One mentor left because of a new job and I was able to mentor the design committee on my own. Another that was more interested...
  2. That reading stuff? I’ve read the entire Thomas...

    That reading stuff? I’ve read the entire Thomas Register all 21 volumes, twice. McMaster Carr front to back three times.

    The problem you guys are talking about I am working on, as a mentor for the...
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    To get a perfect anneal every time use a little...

    To get a perfect anneal every time use a little bar magnet. At the correct temperature the weld area becomes no- magnetic.
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    So I met Dave today as he drove an hour or more...

    So I met Dave today as he drove an hour or more each way to my job to deliver the compound bow!
    Some mighty fine people here, and I greatly appreciate what he did. We can test a prototype this...
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    So how do I PM someone?

    So how do I PM someone?
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    I work in Lakewood, NJ. Would that be closer?

    I work in Lakewood, NJ. Would that be closer?
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    David, Exactly what we need. I am in Hightstown,...

    David,
    Exactly what we need. I am in Hightstown, NJ exit 8 on the nj turnpike. I only need the limbs and will gladly pay shipping if you are too far.
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    FIRST Robotics, I need a Conpound Bow Limb

    Its a new season and our team is battling Covid in the schools and we are still trying to build a robot in just 8 weeks. We need the fiberglass limb from an older style compound bow. These limbs are...
  9. Kind of funny. I interviewed a young lady for an...

    Kind of funny. I interviewed a young lady for an assistant position. My coworker commented on her big boobs, and my wife had stopped in and was busting on me about hiring the one with big boobs. It...
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    Nah, You don’t need closed loop for this. A...

    Nah,
    You don’t need closed loop for this. A stepper motor can do this easily as long as the motor is large enough to not miss steps. Steppers are really good at slow because it favors their torque...
  11. Electric and gasoline engine hp are exactly the...

    Electric and gasoline engine hp are exactly the same. The difference is that if you overload a gas engine it sputters and dies. An electric motor can put out 4 to 6 times its rated power for short...
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    This sounds like an application for nanopulse...

    This sounds like an application for nanopulse laser.
  13. Doubling the floor thickness and nailing it on...

    Doubling the floor thickness and nailing it on close centers will reduce deflection by 4 times. Nailing a 2x6 along the bottom of each joist will create an I beam with the floor panel and make it way...
  14. Citizen, I know that feeling. I was down in a 4’...

    Citizen,
    I know that feeling. I was down in a 4’ deep narrow trench drilling a hole thru a concrete wall with a pneumatic rock drill. The 1” air hose with 100 psi running between my legs came off...
  15. When I was about 18 a customer with a Phd in...

    When I was about 18 a customer with a Phd in chemistry and considered to be the ‘father’ of polystyrene told me there is no such thing as 200 proof or 100% alcohol as it can’t exist. He explained why...
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    I hate the Click PLC. Inexpensive, but the...

    I hate the Click PLC. Inexpensive, but the instruction set is so limited you spend more money in labor than you save on hardware. I much prefer the Do-More PLCs.
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    I hate pipe threads and in my previous job I...

    I hate pipe threads and in my previous job I worked at eliminating them as they are the #1 source of leaks. Got rid of about 90% and virtually eliminated all leaks. The reason it is so hard to seal...
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    Motor shops have a tester they call a growler I...

    Motor shops have a tester they call a growler I believe. Its like a V block with coils that tests each segment of the armature as you rotate it.
  19. A parity error is a memory error. Words in memory...

    A parity error is a memory error. Words in memory have one bit that says whether the number of bits that are data are on is an even or odd number. If a bit is bad, say a bit that should be on is off...
  20. I had 10 diopters of correction for...

    I had 10 diopters of correction for nearsightedness too. Could clearly see my own nose! I got my cataract surgery by an excellent doctor that teaches at Wills Eye. Despite lots of research there...
  21. Thread: ERP systems

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    If you would consider QB for the accounting then...

    If you would consider QB for the accounting then you should look at AllOrders for the manufacturing management side. Low cost, easily expanded, inhouse on your server or hosted. I’ve done two...
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    A long time ago I was going crazy trying to get...

    A long time ago I was going crazy trying to get 20”x20” delrin parts flat. Flipping and skimming over and over. What finally got me there was dabs of 5 minute epoxy that evened out the bottom of the...
  23. Look at APAI Automation and Packaging Systems...

    Look at APAI Automation and Packaging Systems

    I was looking to see how it is built. Originally all castings because the rights were purchased from another company and we had tons of castings. When...
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    This thread started with the boss leaving town...

    This thread started with the boss leaving town and coming back to scrap. I was trying to reach a customer once and couldn’t because he was sailing from Washinton state to Hawaii during the busy...
  25. I used to work for a company that made a feeder...

    I used to work for a company that made a feeder called a Countamatic. Parts went in a urethane lined drum that pockets which picked up parts and dropped on a pair of rotating steel rails. Pins ,...
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