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    Boris is PM elect.....no surprise...

    Boris is PM elect.....no surprise there..........Granny Merkel had the shakes last week,now she ll go completely wobbly.....Just like the German banks.
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    I may be stoopid,but my observation is young male...

    I may be stoopid,but my observation is young male students dont want to be taught old school anything.......they want computers and CNC,and consider manual lathes as an anchor on their future,and...
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    Its a muzzle brake,worst can happen is its flying...

    Its a muzzle brake,worst can happen is its flying downrange........red loctite is your friend...........some say you got to be crazy to set off powerful explosions inches from your head...not me.
  4. Very simple really....count the tatts ,then count...

    Very simple really....count the tatts ,then count the teeth.......one will exceed the other by a very large margin.
  5. Thread: Boeing 737 Max

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    See recently an in cabin vision of a Boeing...

    See recently an in cabin vision of a Boeing crash,the two indigenous pilots ignore all the warnings,including the 100 foot warning,and land in the sea..........so much for the training of small...
  6. Lot more of interesting old stuff been saved by...

    Lot more of interesting old stuff been saved by scrappies than do-gooders and dreamers......Most of the old locos Ive seen saved was via scrappies......the do gooders often "save" stuff,then arent...
  7. Not mine ,HD,a generation before me..........my...

    Not mine ,HD,a generation before me..........my first experiences were of strikes every five minutes and union bully boys frightening off anyone who stood agin the union bosses..........then I worked...
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    Heat treaters bible says always blame the steel...

    Heat treaters bible says always blame the steel supplier........something like....O. yeah.few gone like that lately ........reckon it Chinese steel is the problem..........Definitely not one of the...
  9. Actually goes down well with the hot car/hot boat...

    Actually goes down well with the hot car/hot boat crowd...........the kind who think you can get 1500hp from a small block.The shed next to me had a hot car workshop ,and hot boat...
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    My old man had lots of ex WW2 surplus tap and die...

    My old man had lots of ex WW2 surplus tap and die sets..........carbon steel and the dies were very hard and very easy to break flakes out of,especially if you used them in a lathe........didnt worry...
  11. Everyone misty eyed about the old days......the...

    Everyone misty eyed about the old days......the oldtimers would tell of being docked pay for being in a toilet for more than 5 minutes a day,and how all the cubicle doors were cut off at knee and...
  12. My brother is a bad ass mofo.....he organizes...

    My brother is a bad ass mofo.....he organizes haemmorhoid surgery and does the anaesthetics.......Not cheap,but a big relief .
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    Ruger use 1"x16v...........I think Winchester Mod...

    Ruger use 1"x16v...........I think Winchester Mod 70 too.
  14. More likely its a petrified mixture of dirt and...

    More likely its a petrified mixture of dirt and grease falling down from the mast ,or some other greased part.
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    This is another world to pre 1970s......if you...

    This is another world to pre 1970s......if you had a pile of old truck bits,there were always people figuring out how to repurpose them into potatao washers,carrot pickers,conveyors,cranes,and a...
  16. Whats the big machine behind with the square...

    Whats the big machine behind with the square spindle?........i think it is WW1,K&G went broke after the war,and afterwards,the machines all had K&G (1921)Ltd moulded into the castings.
  17. I find any chain over 3/8 isnt worth much in...

    I find any chain over 3/8 isnt worth much in short pieces,once you get past towchain sizes. The slings used by crane operators are normally 50 feet plus long in bigger sizes.......even 3/8 is a bit...
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    The vendor will need either a signed agreement...

    The vendor will need either a signed agreement ,bill of sale ,or court order authorizing him to sell .....Other wise you may get a nasty visit from the prior owner.....Machines like this arent hard...
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    You wont be finding any T98s or T98a s for scrap...

    You wont be finding any T98s or T98a s for scrap nowdays.......they are out of early Inters ,and the last one I sold I got $400 for it..........Back in those days ,I bought a shed full of old...
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    It is practical..........many years ago /1975...

    It is practical..........many years ago /1975 ish,I made a number of small turning machines using the layshaft of a Warner T98 gearbox........it was ideal for the spindle ,1 1/2" hollow,large gear at...
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    What exactly do you mean?.....a hydraulically...

    What exactly do you mean?.....a hydraulically assisted "O" press sort of thing,using say RCBS or Lee loading dies,.....or a high capacity device for turning a brass flat into a case in several...
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    The thick ,large page book that came with the...

    The thick ,large page book that came with the Cinci grinders is the best you can get on the process.........the smaller toolbox size books with the grinder dont have much in them ,but the thick book...
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    What always burned me up was suppliers gave big...

    What always burned me up was suppliers gave big discounts to bad payers,and me ,who paid on the dot got ripped off......salesman would quote the volume thing,but what good is volume if they never get...
  24. Auction inspection day and sale day are always a...

    Auction inspection day and sale day are always a good opportunity to have a wander around unsupervised,and with a bit of BS,they likely will let you start and drive the locos...........I love the big...
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    Will a VFD work with one of those rotary...

    Will a VFD work with one of those rotary reversing switches?........I dont know,but from what Ive heard ,they dont like breaks in continuity........Out here the rotary switches arent allowed anymore...
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