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  1. A good friend took a job as VP of engineering...

    A good friend took a job as VP of engineering with a long established and successful manufacturing company that had 10 plants and around 2500 employees. About the same time he was hired, the company...
  2. We've had a pre-electronics Imperial Eastman...

    We've had a pre-electronics Imperial Eastman Kwikrimp crimper for about 35 years. It has a hollow micrometer type dial that you set for the particular fitting, and when the plunger in the center...
  3. When you google that broad, she's got more AKAs...

    When you google that broad, she's got more AKAs than Carter's got liver pills.

    Got her own "university" going too.

    http://www.leapfrogllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/LFU-EXPORT-SEMINAR.pdf
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  4. Agree with Sami that a set of pointed soft jaws...

    Agree with Sami that a set of pointed soft jaws plus case hardening will be a lot cheaper. Also, if you bore and number them on the machine prior to hardening, you'll have far less runout as...
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    I'm sure this had nothing to do with the Max...

    I'm sure this had nothing to do with the Max problems......

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers
  6. Seems to me the OP's part would be rejected based...

    Seems to me the OP's part would be rejected based on surface finish as JSPCM mentioned previously. If you assume best case where the .0004 step is measured on diameter, then the step on a line along...
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    FWIW, epoxy paints do not contain isocyanates. ...

    FWIW, epoxy paints do not contain isocyanates. While you don't want to spray epoxy, or any sort of paint without a respirator, epoxies are far less dangerous than urethanes.

    The purpose of using...
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    Not questioning the voltage, but why single phase...

    Not questioning the voltage, but why single phase when such a facility would obviously have 3 phase power available. I've got a 3 phase Baldor grinder and a 3 phase Baldor buffer, and both are dual...
  9. Like EPA said, just grind it like a drill with a...

    Like EPA said, just grind it like a drill with a 90 degree angle rather than the normal 118 degrees. Since the material is soft, I would take a hand stone and slightly blunt the cutting edge after...
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    All large air conditioning condensing units are...

    All large air conditioning condensing units are single voltage. I can't say for sure about all manufacturers, but on Carrier's 480V 3 phase units, the compressors are 3 phase while all the condenser...
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    I didn't say the units will fail. I said they...

    I didn't say the units will fail. I said they will become a maintenance nightmare if you do what's necessary to keep them operating at the efficiency level you paid for. They just become less and...
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    Rules of thumb for sizing cooling loads as used...

    Rules of thumb for sizing cooling loads as used for residential or retail/office type commercial buildings are useless for sizing equipment to cool a machine shop.

    Every watt that passes thru your...
  13. Don't tie it down across the table. Do strap the...

    Don't tie it down across the table. Do strap the table to the base from both X directions to assure that it is immobilized. If its a manual feed in X, chances are the table is just sitting on the...
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    If a lot of homes and businesses in your area...

    If a lot of homes and businesses in your area have lost natural gas service then the demand for propane might be abnormally high, which could both make it relatively hard to get quickly and the...
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    We've got a 1/4 x 12' Pearson swing beam...

    We've got a 1/4 x 12' Pearson swing beam hydraulic, made in the UK. Bought a 1/4 x 10' Wysong mechanical later, just because it went for a good price at auction. Sold it a couple years later.
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  16. Pure coincidence, but a couple years ago I made a...

    Pure coincidence, but a couple years ago I made a couple dozen parts with a 4"-8 internal thread. I first made a gauge on a manual lathe for checking the female threads. Cut that to the middle of...
  17. You want to heat roughly 800 sq ft I've got a...

    You want to heat roughly 800 sq ft

    I've got a 700 sq ft separate garage at my house where I fool with cars and woodworking and whatever. Concrete block with stucco exterior, no insulation. Open...
  18. Might be worthwhile to see a Rheumatologist...

    Might be worthwhile to see a Rheumatologist (specializes in arthritis and similar problems) since it sounds more like that sort of problem. As I understand it, xrays wont show up any soft tissue...
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    I ran a bar for a couple years back in the 70's. ...

    I ran a bar for a couple years back in the 70's. A girl who came in regularly was a dental assistant. She came in one night and showed us this ring she'd made from partially fused bits and pieces...
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    Most of my molars have gold crowns. Several over...

    Most of my molars have gold crowns. Several over 25 years old. Never have had to have any of them replaced, nor have I had any other sort of problems with them, with one minor exception. About a...
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    The direct wire (bypass) 4 ft tubes are available...

    The direct wire (bypass) 4 ft tubes are available in either single end or both end power connection types. IMO the ones powered from both ends are the simplest to use when doing the changeover since...
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    Tom, AFAIK there is no reputable supplier of LED...

    Tom, AFAIK there is no reputable supplier of LED tubes who claims that they will be a direct replacement in a T12 fixture regardless of whether the ballast is electronic or transformer type. The...
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    Good info from Oldwrench on replacing just the...

    Good info from Oldwrench on replacing just the tubes on existing fixtures.

    The tubes that work without a ballast are called bypass tubes. IMO, that's the way to go. First, if the goal is to save...
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    For the umpteenth time you prove you're incapable...

    For the umpteenth time you prove you're incapable of civil discourse with anyone whose ideas you disagree with. If they don't toe the line according to Scott, then they're libtards, communists,...
  25. Yeah, I bought a new Juki compound walking foot...

    Yeah, I bought a new Juki compound walking foot machine about a year ago to attempt some upholstery work as a hobby. It has a 1/2 or 3/4 hp servo motor, can't remember which as I really haven't...
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