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    My dad got some serious burns from a...

    My dad got some serious burns from a malfunctioning Coleman lantern (alone) in a deer cabin half a century ago. Rough week. Lantern came with the cabin; in later years he brought his own. Lesson...
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    In addition to pro audio and video, try looking...

    In addition to pro audio and video, try looking at mobile PC mounts for cars and trucks. They might be a middle ground between hot-shoe video mounts and PanaVise stuff.

    Also, video mounts are...
  3. "I'm not even going to comment on the other...

    "I'm not even going to comment on the other thingy."
    Because reasons... you're 'justintime' to read this:
    Machinery Discussion Guidelines
  4. FredC, click the square at the right hand side of...

    FredC, click the square at the right hand side of your message in the inbox or outbox view. Selected message bar will turn yellow & checkbox will turn blue.

    Then go down to the 'Selected Messages'...
  5. Wait -- there are other forums on the internet? ...

    Wait -- there are other forums on the internet? ;)
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    I usually recommend the freeware program RealTerm...

    I usually recommend the freeware program RealTerm (from Sourceforge) for deep dives into serial port stuff. It will show data on the terminal screen even if the baud rate, parity, etc. is...
  7. An approach that doesn't disturb the mesh might...

    An approach that doesn't disturb the mesh might be a worthwhile "thought experiment".

    Make the spars in two parts, 'top' and 'bottom'. Bottom spar holds inner mesh, top spar holds outer mesh. ...
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    "Even had my sister yankin' the levers. She got...

    "Even had my sister yankin' the levers. She got quite good at it."

    Heh. So many possibilities... But I'll be nice this time! :)
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    Michiganbuck wrote: "Guess we need corner...

    Michiganbuck wrote:
    "Guess we need corner guards at every corner to hand walk people across the street because they think they can walk any time with their eyes closed."

    Nope. Not the reason....
  10. Hunt down the mfg's of these: ...

    Hunt down the mfg's of these:

    https://www.ebay.com/p/Washington-Capitals-Actual-Hockey-Puck-Coasters-Set-in-Case/1804051809?iid=292533707394

    Or Google up 'sliced hockey puck coasters' for a...
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    Might have missed it above, but consider having...

    Might have missed it above, but consider having an employee to do things other than machining. Bookkeeping, ordering/receiving/stocking supplies, cleaning, accounting/billing (short leash here) etc....
  12. So, you've seen my shop.

    So, you've seen my shop.
  13. Any chance the guts are interchangeable with more...

    Any chance the guts are interchangeable with more standard motors? Might be good to grab one or two if you see 'em for backup down the road.

    Your repaired one may only last another 80 years...
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    Watching because I have one to fix as well... ...

    Watching because I have one to fix as well...
    And hoping for before/after pictures.
  15. I have one of those Yi 'action cams' with...

    I have one of those Yi 'action cams' with built-in wifi. It is a struggle to get 40 feet with it. Brick walls/stainless screens on windows don't help, of course. May get thru the window of a...
  16. Coolant-proof box with a windshield wiper over...

    Coolant-proof box with a windshield wiper over safety glass (because plastic will eventually scratch), enclosing a good hi-res camera. Slow-mo capability of some sort may help in diagnosing some...
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    My guy put it 6" away from where he was welding....

    My guy put it 6" away from where he was welding.
    (Restating the possibly-obvious: there's no relationship between battery ground and the welder's electrical supply system ground, if the vehicle is...
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    I've used Square for a number of years. Took CC...

    I've used Square for a number of years. Took CC info exclusively over live voice phone call, never retaining it even though it was mainly repeat customers. If I wrote it down on a scrap of paper, I...
  19. 27 tpi is also used on microphone stands and...

    27 tpi is also used on microphone stands and clips... 5/8-27.
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    The Ford upfitter's manual (for ambulance...

    The Ford upfitter's manual (for ambulance builders, etc.) says to disconnect the battery, unplug the ECM (engine control module) and the antilock brake control module. Then ground close to weld.

    I...
  21. Self-installed standing-seam metal roof here --...

    Self-installed standing-seam metal roof here -- with concealed fasteners + clips. The occasional exposed trim screw was treated to a dab of sealant completely over it. Five years old, so too soon to...
  22. You might try posting this on Garage Journal,...

    You might try posting this on Garage Journal, too. Quite a few period/collector guys on there. Guys that remodel their entire garage/shop in art deco style (cabinets, etc.) to match their [email protected]
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    While the architect has his pencil out, see about...

    While the architect has his pencil out, see about external/walk-out basement entrance. Makes stepping outside for welding easier... 8' tall x 6' wide Anderson French doors look great, seal great,...
  24. If you have concerns about them quashing the new...

    If you have concerns about them quashing the new gig with innuendo, then just say you have another opportunity, but are not at liberty to discuss the details. Say it right at the top, and stick to...
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    Sounds like you also need to verify the one he is...

    Sounds like you also need to verify the one he is complaining about, and wishing to return, is actually the same one you sent him. Since he seems to have an inventory...

    Seller beware.
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