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    I don't believe you are. That being said,...

    I don't believe you are. That being said, tightening one jaw enough to work safely usually moves the work a thou or two, even if the other is snug, so I don't think I'd WANT to be leaning over the...
  2. Bummer that it's not going to dip into either...

    Bummer that it's not going to dip into either peninsula :(
  3. If they still made them that way around here, I'd...

    If they still made them that way around here, I'd only have 3-pedal cars as well. Sold off the 'stang summer following little man's birth (anyone surprised?) and I miss being able to row my own.
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  4. Not sure that will help, unless they were made...

    Not sure that will help, unless they were made with the actual janky architecture of the original. Hardware back in the day didn't behave exactly as it was "supposed" to, but in the cases where it...
  5. Not sure about faster to read than the number...

    Not sure about faster to read than the number straight up being given to you.

    I do like dials, I appreciate the fact that one can more easily see/visualize the subtle changes in reading from hand...
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    How up-to-date are you with the way the company...

    How up-to-date are you with the way the company is running now? Maybe they recently hired some whiz kid who says he can program any of those parts without any fixtures or something. In that case,...
  7. Hmm, sure, but if the pump is a gear pump or...

    Hmm, sure, but if the pump is a gear pump or another positive displacement type due to the viscous process fluid, it would not allow anything to be pumped through it without some movement of the...
  8. Bummer, my old man holds on to old computer stuff...

    Bummer, my old man holds on to old computer stuff FOREVER, but he just did a major purge eariler this year. I can take a look through the boneyard to see if anything is left, but chances are if it is...
  9. Seems easy enough to test the two prevailing...

    Seems easy enough to test the two prevailing hypotheses:

    1. If it's a positive displacement pump, it would not allow fluid to be forced through it without shaft rotation. Otherwise, the mill...
  10. I'm inclined to hitch my wagon to Robert's...

    I'm inclined to hitch my wagon to Robert's guesses above. Have you noted how long the undesired flow persists after the pump is shut off? If it is reasonably finite and consistent I would think that...
  11. I feel like this is exactly the reason why so...

    I feel like this is exactly the reason why so many people don't like buying from China. Feels like you are playing the "Chinesium Lottery" every time you place an order.

    Sure it's possible to get...
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    Not necessarily. Ford chopped a lot of white...

    Not necessarily.

    Ford chopped a lot of white collar heads recently. A buddy of mine, an accountant, was one of them. Certainly capable enough, but that might have been part of the problem. Too...
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    That little Primus stove reminds me of my...

    That little Primus stove reminds me of my Dragonfly: Dragonfly Multi-Fuel Camp Stove | MSR

    I love that little guy. Simplest contraption I've yet seen. The orifice coming out of the valve just...
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    Yeah, awesome looking stove! I'm a sucker for old...

    Yeah, awesome looking stove! I'm a sucker for old tech, and liquid-fueled burners both. Got an MSR Dragonfly as my backpacking stove over lighter weight options for various reasons, and now you've...
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    It's all about finding the right balance. A...

    It's all about finding the right balance. A little leveraging can help you accelerate your growth, but too much, and one costly mistake or slow month could put you under. Cash only is very...
  16. We're down a bit here as well. We have a diverse...

    We're down a bit here as well. We have a diverse customer base, but being in SE Michigan that still means about 60% automotive.
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    Chonburi is nice this time of year. In fact, I'm...

    Chonburi is nice this time of year. In fact, I'm pretty sure Chonburi is nice any time of year. And you don't have to mark up all your products an extra 25% (yet).
  18. +1 For EDM. I used to work making machines for...

    +1 For EDM. I used to work making machines for small, precise EDM holes. Last I knew, they were still in business, but ol' George has gotta be coming up on 70 now.

    If you had an interesting...
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    No tag-team room needed. Dude just picks random...

    No tag-team room needed. Dude just picks random threads to drop a meaningless line about sharing knowledge, look at all his other posts. Only time will tell when he thinks his post count is high...
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    Yep, you're right. I thought it was a "too little...

    Yep, you're right. I thought it was a "too little too late" thing because of timing, but it was because most of the control rods were manually retracted for the test. When all the retracted ones...
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    Nah, biggest screw up at Chernobyl is the fact...

    Nah, biggest screw up at Chernobyl is the fact that the test was delayed so that it couldn't be completed in a single shift, and they went ahead and did it anyway. Without telling the next shift, who...
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    I recall in my Intro to Engineering class, the...

    I recall in my Intro to Engineering class, the technical communications portion of the class began with the professor making us read a dry technical document. In class, together so we all read it....
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    Our little man just turned 1 two weeks ago :D

    Our little man just turned 1 two weeks ago :D
  24. Can you get your meter on it when it's energized?...

    Can you get your meter on it when it's energized? After that, all you'd need to do is find an LED that's the right size and voltage rating.
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    Yeah, pay grades for engineering is always pretty...

    Yeah, pay grades for engineering is always pretty variable, especially comparing big companies to smaller ones. For a while I was neck-and-neck with my brother, who is 3 years older, has his master's...
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