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    Commodities trading, Why would anyone try this?

    Commodities trading,
    Why would anyone try this?
  2. Hello Dave, Having lot's of customers exposes...

    Hello Dave,
    Having lot's of customers exposes you to the risk that the majority of these customers will likely be out of business at the end our present cycle.
  3. If you have any doubts about a customer, you have...

    If you have any doubts about a customer, you have too many customers
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    Most of the suggested methods to do this task are...

    Most of the suggested methods to do this task are ridiculous.

    Treepan it on a Bridgeport or a drill press, it can be done even without power.
  5. Hello DIYProjectKits, Don't be too concerned of...

    Hello DIYProjectKits,
    Don't be too concerned of the negative feedback, this is PM you know.

    Good luck in the future, I am always interested in custom tools.
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    Congratulations on your purchase of perhaps the...

    Congratulations on your purchase of perhaps the most useful toolroom machine in existence. I would strongly recommend to tool-up this tool for your own needs.
  7. Thread: mill in a corner

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    I understand your space limits (I have a severe...

    I understand your space limits (I have a severe problem with space), but when ever possible place machinetools away from walls. By doing so, you gain the vertical wall space that can be a very...
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    That is a very coarse pitch. Larger lathes may...

    That is a very coarse pitch. Larger lathes may have the capability, but it is quite possible that you can "trace it".
  9. Excellent work implex, Lot's of bits and pcs....

    Excellent work implex,

    Lot's of bits and pcs. and possibly many sprung details working in tandem.
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    Retirement means you do not want to work any...

    Retirement means you do not want to work any more. When a man doesn't want to work anymore his spirit dies, he may live long after, but he is a dead man walking.


    Your work is your life, your...
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    D.Minnich's post has certainly captured my...

    D.Minnich's post has certainly captured my attention.

    I am the one that was ridiculed for suggesting a "toolmakers forum". I don't care who moderates such a forum, but if it comes to fruition, I...
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    6" scale, 6" dial caliper you are good to go.

    6" scale, 6" dial caliper you are good to go.
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    Politics has clearly entered the main stream of...

    Politics has clearly entered the main stream of conversation.

    As a business owner, it would be benefitable to keep personal political views to yourself. Especially among employees and engaging...
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    This thread has been overtaken by the political...

    This thread has been overtaken by the political zombies that reside here at PM.

    If you read my opening statement, I was warning many of you to not be negative on the US economy, but instead it...
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    Gary, Give your best effort to get through this...

    Gary,
    Give your best effort to get through this bullshit, and yes, it's time for you to move on. Leaving a job is a critical process.

    Your best work, should be your last work.
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    Blanchard Grinders are excellent tools, but they...

    Blanchard Grinders are excellent tools, but they where designed for heavy grinding applications where flatness and parallelism requirements are not extreme. Conventional surface grinders tasks' are...
  17. Thread: Recession?

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    Most of us that have been involved with...

    Most of us that have been involved with manufacturing have never seen this much demand. A slowdown will happen, but I think it will be a modest decline. What I do see is strong industrial growth...
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    Bob brings some good points on this subject,...

    Bob brings some good points on this subject,
    Range has to be, at the very minimum 400 miles towing 2500lbs. Without this requirement, EV trucks are not worth the cost. You have to have a range...
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    So on the fourth day of a power outage you'll be...

    So on the fourth day of a power outage you'll be looking for a gas powered vehicle to get to work and another place to live.

    Technology can be very expensive and illogical at the most...
  20. There are to many political zombies on this site,...

    There are to many political zombies on this site, good luck to you vote counting fools.

    PM is severely damaged, the moderators allowed too much political garbage.
  21. Thread: China on Mars

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    Hello Trueturning, I agree with your statement. ...

    Hello Trueturning,
    I agree with your statement. In the 60's, several things were needed before we could even think about a launch.

    One of the key elements for a successful mission was to...
  22. Thread: China on Mars

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    SpaceX does not have the recourses to take this...

    SpaceX does not have the recourses to take this on by themselves, this mission will be a collaboration of several companies, and the US Government.

    To launch, land, exit the capsule, walk on...
  23. Thread: China on Mars

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    The price tag for this mission is too much or...

    The price tag for this mission is too much or Boeing, Raytheon, Honeywell, Spacex, and many others combined. The path to Mars is going to be funded by Congress. No one else on this planet has deep...
  24. Thread: China on Mars

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    Hello Bob, The process of the US landing on Mars...

    Hello Bob,
    The process of the US landing on Mars is clearly under way Bob. It will cost plenty, but for many machinist, it will be a solid source of growth for the next 10-20 years.

    It makes no...
  25. Thread: China on Mars

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    Be prepared for more work mkd, A "manned...

    Be prepared for more work mkd,

    A "manned mission" requires sub contractors to adhere to a substantial quality control program. The vast population of business (which include mine) will not be...
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