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    Bob I don't know your area at all but my first...

    Bob I don't know your area at all but my first degree was a double major, one of them physical geography. I also have a pretty extensive collection of books on the Arctic & Antarctic. Plus 15 years...
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    That bit I agree with - the Chinese vises are...

    That bit I agree with - the Chinese vises are *ok* as a rule but not great. However Kurt vises in Australia are such a ridiculous price that - shrug. I don't have one.

    One thing I did notice when...
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    Bullshit. I've got 3 or 4 sets, I use them all...

    Bullshit. I've got 3 or 4 sets, I use them all the time (all M12) including on a decent HBM and a metal planer as well as on the Victoria U2 mill and on the glorified drill press AKA Bridgeport mill....
  4. Thread: Antique Planer

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    Funny you say that - I use the stainless Bain...

    Funny you say that - I use the stainless Bain Marie type trays under mine for the same reason....

    PDW
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    I like visiting industrial ruins and obsolete...

    I like visiting industrial ruins and obsolete tech like your canal system so it's probably fine for me. It would be nice to be able to speak the local language, though.

    PDW
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    OTOH if your currency goes down the tubes it...

    OTOH if your currency goes down the tubes it might be a really good time to have a holiday there...

    PDW
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    Gordon, it's rel simple. You're an arsehole. You...

    Gordon, it's rel simple. You're an arsehole. You were in pretty much everyone's ignore list until you managed to circumvent that by becoming a moderator, though it chokes me to even use the word in...
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    The first bit is certainly true - I see...

    The first bit is certainly true - I see absolutely no reason to pay a fat premium for a new car that's going to depreciate like crazy in its first 2-3 years. I plan on driving my Subaru until it dies...
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    As I've said, I'd have a BEV as a second vehicle....

    As I've said, I'd have a BEV as a second vehicle. The only things stopping me ATM are the current price here in Oz and the fact that my nearly 30 year old Subaru car still runs fine. I'd still keep...
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    Yeah but..... Volkswagen to go all electric by...

    Yeah but.....

    Volkswagen to go all electric by 2026 - Industry Europe

    Agree there's a lot of blue sky in the Tesla stock price, but the industry is moving and IC engined vehicles are going to...
  11. Turn up & say 'I'm $20 short - will that do?' ...

    Turn up & say 'I'm $20 short - will that do?'

    No. Come back with all the money but ring first - got someone else waiting in line.

    Same shit here unfortunately. And I have a few things I want to...
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    Yeah but if your product is out there in the...

    Yeah but if your product is out there in the market, functional and reasonably priced, the company trying to knock it off has to build a better and/or cheaper version to compete.

    Where is Lotus...
  13. Guess I'm one of the people who don't...

    Guess I'm one of the people who don't think/operate that way, buying OR selling.

    Pisses me off that you can advertise something and say the price isn't negotiable only to find some clown offering...
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    So does the Colchester Chipmaster - given that...

    So does the Colchester Chipmaster - given that it's the same TS....

    PDW
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    Same reason I keep my Isuzu 2003 turbo diesel 5...

    Same reason I keep my Isuzu 2003 turbo diesel 5 speed flat tray 4WD.....

    PDW
  16. Yeah, I have one of those with the inbuilt RT....

    Yeah, I have one of those with the inbuilt RT. It's *possible* all right, just like using a conventional shaper can be used to make a rack. Which I have done. Once.

    Not if you want a lot and put...
  17. Funny, so do I. I also have my own domain name...

    Funny, so do I. I also have my own domain name and email so can hand out effectively a one time address.

    Anyway it takes maybe 3-4 clicks to add a new filter/rule to email that deletes unread all...
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    Might have affected business to business some....

    Might have affected business to business some. Seems to have made little difference with business-end user transactions though. IME as a payer anyway, cash is still good.

    I only deal with other...
  19. Archer No 1 tapping chuck disassembly & use info wanted

    I just picked up one of these Archer No 1 tapping chucks because I have 60+ M4 holes to tap into bronze and I'm bone idle.

    However I've never owned or used a tapping chuck before.

    Due to the...
  20. Thread: OT Oz wildfires

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    Yeah but it's not all bad. If I get queried about...

    Yeah but it's not all bad. If I get queried about what I'm doing I just say that the guys from the Aboriginal Land Council approved it. As they're my neighbours on one side that causes the nodding...
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    Probably didn't see any need to explain *how* he...

    Probably didn't see any need to explain *how* he planned on doing something. I can understand that, I'm often the same way myself.

    People can tell me *what* they want done, fine, I need to know...
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    That's how it works on my Kearns OA borer. Not...

    That's how it works on my Kearns OA borer. Not that I use it a lot ATM.

    PDW
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    I've got one of those milling heads and a...

    I've got one of those milling heads and a previous owner managed to get an ER25 MT2 collet chuck *very* firmly wedged in there. I think also damaged the bearings trying to get it out so be careful.
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    Get over yourself. PDW

    Get over yourself.

    PDW
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    That might have been a part of the problem but...

    That might have been a part of the problem but IMO a really big part was relatively old and shit products compared with what the Japanese and others were offering.

    UK cars & motor cycles being...
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