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    I sort of recall reading somewhere that Mitchell...

    I sort of recall reading somewhere that Mitchell was taken over by DSG in one of the arranged schemes the UK was well known for in that era.....The govt would underwrite the takeover with taxpayer...
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    The guy next to my shop had high value /readily...

    The guy next to my shop had high value /readily saleable stuff....and he was obliged to live there ....hugging a 12ga instead of his pretty wife......poor guy,one burgulary ,the thieves dragged his...
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    I would have said the square edged style was a...

    I would have said the square edged style was a bit later,maybe towards 1970.....not that that matters now....also note the bed design has become conventional inverted V s .
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    In the head/spindle etc,I use R&O 68,or thinner...

    In the head/spindle etc,I use R&O 68,or thinner if freezing temps...for the feed box,I have always used a thick oil....even if there are wick oilers......same thick oil in the saddle......dont...
  5. I remember having to do "copybook" with a steel...

    I remember having to do "copybook" with a steel pen and black ink (inkwell)....blots were my main claim to fame......in fact ,Im one of the few to consistently get blots with a ball point pen.
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    My mistake,I think.....not entirely clear,but it...

    My mistake,I think.....not entirely clear,but it seems he has bought the shop.....however ,its somewhat small at 1600sq ft,but with 30ft roof ,he can always build a two level mezzanine .....Anyway...
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    Use a R&O 68 turbine grade hydraulic...

    Use a R&O 68 turbine grade hydraulic oil...........if you have sub zero temps go to the next thinner grade.
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    Reminds me of old George Mitchell.....he lived in...

    Reminds me of old George Mitchell.....he lived in one small room at the front of the airplane hanger that was a shop come junk store....The front was always littered with baked beans cans ...he died...
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    This is right off the track.....the OP says hes...

    This is right off the track.....the OP says hes selling his house to fill up a RENTED space with new machines...And he s going to live in the shop (landlord permitting/not finding...
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    I dont have a crystal ball.........twenty years...

    I dont have a crystal ball.........twenty years ago,if youd asked about sell a house and start a shop,I would have said Go for it..............but ,if Id known for sure that $100k house in 2000 would...
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    And here s me thinking you move into an...

    And here s me thinking you move into an industrial zoned district because you are allowed to make noise......Hope my new 1 ton forging hammer dont disturb you too much.....cause at the moment I cant...
  12. There is a classic thyroid syndrome following a...

    There is a classic thyroid syndrome following a serious virus infection.....first heart over activity ,which novice docs may think is heart disease,then after a few months ,activity falls to below...
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    Everyone knows the answer.....decriminalize...

    Everyone knows the answer.....decriminalize drugs...simple ,but cant be done.....put drugs on a level playing field with alcohol.
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    I like the splitter used to be on utube .....big...

    I like the splitter used to be on utube .....big wheel with an axehead welded to it......the hillbilly doing the splitting has a rhythm going,fortunate,cause one false move and his cranium is split...
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    The GST (goods and services tax) here was...

    The GST (goods and services tax) here was supposed to compensate the states for all of the taxes they would drop in exchange for a stream of federal money......the GST came ,and surprise ,surprise...
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    Dont mention much that Trump gave away more...

    Dont mention much that Trump gave away more taxpayer money that all the Democrat presidents since the Spanish American war put together.
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    Like...."I live in this cool pad with all these...

    Like...."I live in this cool pad with all these old school industry machines for furniture".."And I drive a beatup old truck cause they're seriously cool"...."No.No,dont go,Im not seriously weird!"
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    And dont worry about ruining your reputation...

    And dont worry about ruining your reputation using debt collectors....a relative of mine is a senior medical specialist....the kind who calls himself Mr.......and he uses debt collectors.
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    Ive run machine shops and maintenance for 50...

    Ive run machine shops and maintenance for 50 years on and off....I also have a bit in the bank at 70.....why?... ,because the industrial land I bought in 1975 sold for $1m in 2020,and this crazy real...
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    Looks like the chassis of a airport crash rescue...

    Looks like the chassis of a airport crash rescue truck.....these things sell for scrap value with a big Cat diesel. and Cat auto trans.
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    Your problems may be the hose burst...

    Your problems may be the hose burst protection......these valves should prevent movement by outside agency...ie ..forklift.......the stopping is possibly the spring brakes wound off to move the...
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    If everyone had dogsleds pulled by huskys ,there...

    If everyone had dogsleds pulled by huskys ,there would be no problem either....but they dont!
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    The town is pronounced Keech-ley,and is...

    The town is pronounced Keech-ley,and is consistently voted one of the five worst s**t holes in Britain.
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    Driver? is it going to get that far.....fall over...

    Driver? is it going to get that far.....fall over on forklift more likely.....why havent they got a roll of the plastic sheet everyone uses now......simple to apply,once its gone over to shrink it...
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    One of the biggest construction companies here...

    One of the biggest construction companies here had a habit of refusing to pay subcontractors they didnt need anymore,and sending them broke.
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