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    I recently bought a bed liner for my truck from...

    I recently bought a bed liner for my truck from Amazon. Heavy, over 4' long, and fairly big diameter. Why did I buy it from Amazon instead of the local store? Well....of course, the local store...
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    UPS, and FedEx, have gotten so expensive to the...

    UPS, and FedEx, have gotten so expensive to the 'little guy' that I hardly will ship anything anymore. I'd rather throw out a 15lb item than bother selling it if I have to ship it. It's important...
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    Sure but we all know that is not realistic. Just...

    Sure but we all know that is not realistic. Just like people who like to wallow in 'white guilt' over the plight of the Apache Indians...as if in 2019 they'd still be riding around on horses and...
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    It was industry that allowed CA to become the...

    It was industry that allowed CA to become the huge economy that it is. If you want to make an omelette, you might have to break a few eggs. HOW DARE YOU!269824
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    I've talked to three small biz owners in CA this...

    I've talked to three small biz owners in CA this past month...all volunteer that they're thinking of getting out of CA....

    But it's all good....they can 'repurpose' that space where the heat treat...
  6. If you need to spin 30000RPM and are afraid of...

    If you need to spin 30000RPM and are afraid of the 12" chuck being too much, and know you should use the 4" chuck, but don't want to change it out, you can always use the 12" to chuck up the 4"...
  7. 700RPM because most lathes have a speed around...

    700RPM because most lathes have a speed around that area, and from experience. I've been assuming this discussion is a manual lathe, no coolant, job shop type of situation. But even with a 'guard'...
  8. My point is....if you need to spin something more...

    My point is....if you need to spin something more than 700RPM, or so, it's seldom big enough to need to be held in a big chuck. Spin your 4" chuck at 2000 if you must. But even then, most things...
  9. 700RPM on a lathe is a lot like midnight. ...

    700RPM on a lathe is a lot like midnight.

    Nothing good happens after either one.
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    "However diesel was different ,they used to leave...

    "However diesel was different ,they used to leave locos idling all day while shunting,and the fumes were toxic ,made your eyes water and nose block up......this would still apply today....PS we lived...
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    Depends on the tolerances you plan to hold. My...

    Depends on the tolerances you plan to hold.

    My brother in law has a climate controlled CNC shop. He says if someone opens the roll up door in winter to receive a shipment he loses .0002" due to...
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    I looked online at their tools. Some look like...

    I looked online at their tools. Some look like they'd be nice. Others look like ass-clown tools. Like those screwdrivers that have one handle and 37 different bits you have to choose from. OK, if...
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    You don't say whether your chuck keys are square...

    You don't say whether your chuck keys are square of hex or what but in any case, consider tossing the 4140 in the scrap pile. Then, buy a socket that fits the chuck and use a speed wrench to run...
  14. After some interminable delays by UPS...I finally...

    After some interminable delays by UPS...I finally had all the pieces needed to add the Van Norman 10" wheel. The results? Good! The 'down' cranking is much faster and the 'up' is also faster...
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    The first clue I look for is if the box says...

    The first clue I look for is if the box says 'Oscar', I know they're fake.

    As for the 'you deserve to get screwed because you didn't buy them from a 'normal and real' seller who screws you when...
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    My experience with the awesome urethane tires has...

    My experience with the awesome urethane tires has been awesome. Of course, after the shiny new-ness wore off I replaced them with old style rubber tires which work better and last longer.

    My...
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    There is no doubt that VFD's are bad for motors. ...

    There is no doubt that VFD's are bad for motors. The question is, 'how bad'? And, is the 'bad' worth the 'good' that comes with it? You have to decide that on a case by case basis.

    A VFD...
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    John Oder taught me that trick when I looked at...

    John Oder taught me that trick when I looked at saw at his place. It's a lot like flossing your teeth. It makes no difference in the short term - so why do it? So your teeth don't fall out later. ...
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    I use 1/8NPT all the time for diff. drains. Why?...

    I use 1/8NPT all the time for diff. drains. Why? For the above reasons, it's easy to install and works well with thinner cross sections. But the other benefit is sort of the inverse of what you...
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    What's so sad about it? Why, raising a bridge is...

    What's so sad about it? Why, raising a bridge is just about the saddest thing there is, right up there with people who don't let their dogs sleep in bed with them and the fall of the Wobblies.
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    8 inches? Seems hardly worth the effort. Should...

    8 inches? Seems hardly worth the effort. Should raised it a few feet, eh?
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    There's almost always some push-off but what...

    There's almost always some push-off but what you're describing is way beyond that. You don't any details but since you acknowledge your boring bar is cheap, that's never a good sign.
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    I once read that the 37 deg angle was derived as...

    I once read that the 37 deg angle was derived as a result of testing by the military engineers to determine the best mix of sealing ability, assembly/disassembly, and some other factors I've...
  24. Thanks to all, BTW. No Denis...I am NOT gonna...

    Thanks to all, BTW.

    No Denis...I am NOT gonna test it to failure! At least, not on purpose. When I get this all assembled I'll post a pic of the final product...it'll all make sense then!
  25. Here's the final result. I was able to make an...

    Here's the final result. I was able to make an insert that is about .940" long. Ran a new OSG tap into a 'slightly tight' hole, threads looks nice. The rod is Grade 8 from McMaster, I decided to...
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