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    The Photobucket fiasco keeps me from relying on...

    The Photobucket fiasco keeps me from relying on other people.

    After going through several forced "recovery" disasters at work I'm not convinced there's anything 100% reliable.

    One time...
  2. Give them a key AND a broom.

    Give them a key AND a broom.
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    I included a link to some "flip-up" magnifiers in...

    I included a link to some "flip-up" magnifiers in my first post but after I thought about it they might make things smaller used upside down. If so, you might be able to remove/reverse the lens?
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    Here's one though I generally don't like magnets...

    Here's one though I generally don't like magnets around precision tools.

    Peak 1986 Magnetic Magnifier 5x [OPT-P1986] : Peak Optics, Magnifiers, Comparators, Loupes, For Inspection & Measuring, 2x...
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    Be careful polishing chambers. Get too...

    Be careful polishing chambers. Get too aggressive and you can "bell" or "barrel" the chambers making them bigger on the forcing cone end or in the middle of the chamber and affect extraction.
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    I don't think you could go inside the aircraft...

    I don't think you could go inside the aircraft when I was there, maybe 20 years ago? They'd replaced most of the plywood skin on the left side with plexiglass so you could see the interior from the...
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    I saw the Spruce Goose on display in Longbeach, I...

    I saw the Spruce Goose on display in Longbeach, I think. Amazing. Around the perimeter of the building they had several little theaters running news reels about Hughes' life and accomplishments. ...
  8. Does your tubing come to size or are you...

    Does your tubing come to size or are you machining that feature? The mfg tolerances of your tubing for thickness, roundness, straightness, etc might use up all your tolerance before you start.

    I...
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    In the pre-virus days under normal unemployment...

    In the pre-virus days under normal unemployment rules refusing a call back resulted in: Worker was terminated, lost any seniority they might have, was reported to the state and unemployment stopped....
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    One local business furloughed about half their...

    One local business furloughed about half their workers. Half way through the furlough the company needed a few more people to come in. They started calling people starting with the most senior...
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    We visited some friends in San Diego in about...

    We visited some friends in San Diego in about 1986. Made a trip into Mexico and my wife bought a chimenea for 20 bucks. It was too big to take back as luggage so I went to UPS for shipping.
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    Check out the aftermath photos of some powder...

    Check out the aftermath photos of some powder storage facilities exploding. Hatcher reports on experiments of shooting straight up, what really happens when cartridges explode in fires, etc. I've...
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    Here's a fairly inexpensive paperback copy: ...

    Here's a fairly inexpensive paperback copy:

    Hatcher's Notebook: A Standard Reference Book for Shooters, Gunsmiths, Ballisticians, Historians, Hunters, and Collectors by Julian S. Hatcher,...
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    Blank powder burns extremely fast to produce the...

    Blank powder burns extremely fast to produce the report, or in other words, the explosion you hear. Enough blank powder used in a small enough cartridge space will grenade your firearm and it...
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    You might give Hamilton Bowen a call. I don't...

    You might give Hamilton Bowen a call. I don't know if he'll make frames but I think he can make everything else. It will NOT be cheap.

    + Bowen Classic Arms + About B C A
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    You might try variations of "Three point (drill,...

    You might try variations of "Three point (drill, layout, centering, etc) tool" on Google and search the images tab.
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    Some of the early repeaters/MGs had preloaded...

    Some of the early repeaters/MGs had preloaded percussion cap "cartridges" that dropped in behind the barrel, fired and ejected before the next "cartridge" fed in. I believe Hatcher's Notebook has...
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    If you go the round bale route I should have...

    If you go the round bale route I should have mentioned you must shoot into the end. A foot or two either side of the center of a round bale standing up on end is NOT very thick. There are also big...
  19. My junk mail went from 5-6 per day to one or...

    My junk mail went from 5-6 per day to one or none.

    I was getting about 15 junk calls per day. People around me were complaining about how often my phone was ringing so I turned on Silence Unknown...
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    Cheapest and easiest will be a round bale. ...

    Cheapest and easiest will be a round bale. Depending on how much shooting you do you might want to replace it every year or maybe more often. Bales rot over time and rotten hay won't stop much. ...
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    Here's your sign:

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    Vacation/PTO rules in lieu of paid wages during...

    Vacation/PTO rules in lieu of paid wages during mandated time off is almost always in the employment contract you signed or alternatively posted in HR manuals or publications listed in the employment...
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    Move your fridge over next to the couch.:D

    Move your fridge over next to the couch.:D
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    You could mill a 24' piece of wood square to 2x2,...

    You could mill a 24' piece of wood square to 2x2, 3x3, or whatever. Lay one long edge in a table slot and tilt to 45deg. Clamp both ends. Mill a little over 16" of the center of the wood parallel...
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    You might put a vise on long ways to face off the...

    You might put a vise on long ways to face off the end of stock, maybe more than one at a time. Or use a mill saw to cut pieces off to length. Or drill/bore in the end of something. Or end mill a...
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