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    Sounds to me like this is the ticket for him,...

    Sounds to me like this is the ticket for him, POP.

    mjb
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    About sharps on planes, they've sold plastic...

    About sharps on planes, they've sold plastic straight razors in drug stores for years......oh oh was I not supposed to say that!?!? Egad and oooo mee!:eek:

    MJB
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    Lots of rabid 'coons in my area of Maryland . I...

    Lots of rabid 'coons in my area of Maryland . I personally saw 2 last year, one yards from my home which wandered off before cops came to dispatch it.
    5 years ago I was bitten by a feral cat which...
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    I’d vote for machinable wax too, for the color...

    I’d vote for machinable wax too, for the color and reusability factor.
    Done a lot of machining HDPE too.
    .02
    MJB
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    YOU got indoor plummin' ?????? OOO weee- wuts...

    YOU got indoor plummin' ??????
    OOO weee- wuts that like pudnah?!?!?
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    Paint a vise ?!?!?!?

    For crying out loud- do you also step out of the bathtub to take a whizz???
  7. would you use jo blocks as a precision spacer....

    .... in a precision vice for an open set up inspection routine?

    I know that calibration labs don't even want us to breath around precision gages, jo blocks being one type. But, as a practical...
  8. Thanks for all of the helpful information.

    I've been researching this for quite a while online and just found a set of plans in an old Lapidary Journal magazine I got in a boxload a couple of months ago. The issue is that I have more time...
  9. Anyone have plans for building a gem faceting machine?

    I would like to build a gem faceting machine because I can't seem to find an affordable price used one anywhere. Anyone got or seen any do-it-yourself plans for one?

    Thanks in advance!

    MJB
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    Okay, you opted for the original red. Since...

    Okay, you opted for the original red. Since they're pretty much spruced up how about recoating the sides and back with a deeper purplish red
    then pull each drawer out and hit just the drawer fronts...
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    I think any worker worth his/her salt gets...

    I think any worker worth his/her salt gets satisfaction from the effort put into something to get it done right. Production and quality- most here have put blood sweat and tears into doing both.
    As...
  12. Definitely! MJB

    Definitely!

    MJB
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    As Cal said, once the data is in excel you can...

    As Cal said, once the data is in excel you can sort from ascending to descending ( or vice versa) values in any column- you select the column then select sort then it will ask if you want to expand...
  14. In 2005 I went to the Starrett plant in Athol,...

    In 2005 I went to the Starrett plant in Athol, Mass. One of the first shop buildings used by L. S. Starret is now referred to as the museum. Originally it was all powered by overhead shafts and...
  15. I may be easily impressed, but, in my posession,...

    I may be easily impressed, but, in my posession, a group of 25 micro pave'
    diamonds measuring 1mm at the girdle, .05 ct, each with a full 57 facets!
    No doubt laser cut.
    I was also impressed with...
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    Ed, My ol' ticker really sunk when I read about...

    Ed,
    My ol' ticker really sunk when I read about your loss in the fire. Alot of what I care about is in my shop though not nearly all- thank God. I hope you're handling the loss half as well as you...
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    That's an aweful big device to have around if it...

    That's an aweful big device to have around if it doesn't work up to specs-
    I know because I'm staring at ours as I type this bit of wisdom. All else being equal the cheaper one looks like a deal....
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    No actually, seems like when I need to use them I...

    No actually, seems like when I need to use them I really can't wait around for them to come back to room temperature in our inspection lab. Worth mulling over but refrigeration makes stuff so darned...
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    I'll have to try top name brand batteries when I...

    I'll have to try top name brand batteries when I can locate them. Problem with working for the US Govt. "cheap" is supposed to mean "best". Can't wait to retire.:Yawn:
    Most of our tools are...
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    Battery lifespan in digital tools......UGH!

    Our inspection area has gone to alot of electronic digital tools with data output directly to excel. Problem is that our tools eat batteries at an unnacceptable rate. Most of the tools have "auto...
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    I'm still learning Pc Dmis (3 yrs now- I'm not...

    I'm still learning Pc Dmis (3 yrs now- I'm not learning very fast- I'm just a few yrs from retirement) and the "pissy demon" definitely has me by the throat
    on a daily basis. I have no choice of...
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    Is there a reason you've got you eye focused on...

    Is there a reason you've got you eye focused on B&S? I only have B&S to work with and only PCDMIS (pissydemon). Think about the learning curve that you'll face if you don't already have a...
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    We have the same machine/bench height that you...

    We have the same machine/bench height that you have- exactly.
    I have elevated the PC keyboard by 11" and the monitor by 5".
    I am 6'2" and can stand at the machine or sit on a 26" seat comfortably....
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    I was born and raised "up over", so If I go "down...

    I was born and raised "up over", so If I go "down under" to go fisning, should
    I bring bobbers instead of sinkers????

    Mike
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    Not using that scenerio, but there is a trend...

    Not using that scenerio, but there is a trend I've noticed of using a cmm
    program like pcdmis in your machine computer, with renishaw probes to measure your parts while on the machine.

    .02
    MJB
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