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    Right about 60-61 years & .88/hr min wage, but...

    Right about 60-61 years & .88/hr min wage, but memory sez the smaller (and already old..) Gorton we used to modify molded hearing aid cases to clear parts revisions when required worked much the same...
  2. The reverse. Think it through. All those...

    The reverse.

    Think it through. All those 'Grand Old" top-end machine tool builders we revere?

    Commercial enterprises. They had budgets. Budgets are limitations.

    Their "best guys" were not...
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    But they DO advertise it. The website has a whole...

    But they DO advertise it. The website has a whole section explaining what they are doing and how it came about. Applying their standards and QC to go head to head with cheap imports that may NOT hold...
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    Fortunately... I was already being "privately...

    Fortunately... I was already being "privately mentored" on shaper, drillpress, shears, punch-press, horizontal & vertical mills, Hendey tie-bar, all-manual and auto-feed surface grinders,...
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    Well surely you DID have. It was called "taxes". ...

    Well surely you DID have. It was called "taxes".

    None of it was returned nor ever even SEEN again was it?


    OP: A "heavy" ten is premium priced because it is not.

    "Heavy".

    A medical...
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    Google on that got high heeled shoes suited to...

    Google on that got high heeled shoes suited to the many and varied receptacle-plumbed - or wish they were - sexes.

    Not tall enough for Gordo's ego.

    Necktie - gots to respect his "formality" -...
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    Might also prevent any OIL flow when yah can't...

    Might also prevent any OIL flow when yah can't get it OUT?

    :)

    There's all sorts of tricks - including filling the tube with low-eutectic metal, making the bend, then melting it back out, but...
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    Lot's of things I never done. I've never jumped...

    Lot's of things I never done. I've never jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft, shot myself in the ass, shagged anything with hooves, nor et more than a pound of cut nails for lunch as an "Iron...
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    *yawn*.. I'll have to have the lady in the back...

    *yawn*.. I'll have to have the lady in the back office check the contract, but I'm pretty sure there weren't no provision to be as careless or foolish as you. Or at least not in the same direction....
  10. Machine guns had done some of that math. Cannon...

    Machine guns had done some of that math. Cannon still do. There's also a reason Bofors and Oerlikon cannon were most-often seen as pairs and quads, that such things as recoil management systems and...
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    Try conductive hose and fittings, and a common...

    Try conductive hose and fittings, and a common blast nozzle grounding kit like the grownups use, and your teeth can go back to falling out more slowly from ordinary untreated Asian or Kalifornickyan...
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    Mitutoyo has never NOT had "local" competion in...

    Mitutoyo has never NOT had "local" competion in Japan. NSK, Peacock, etc. Decent stuff, second-tier ..or maybe not so much?


    Names get "re-used" and co-opted. Here's an example of a website that...
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    LOL! Surely won't get any argument here! Nor much...

    LOL! Surely won't get any argument here! Nor much that does it any BETTER!

    At least they arent as weird-looking as a proper Van de Graaff generator?

    :)
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    If at startup or normal run, you need to hunt it...

    If at startup or normal run, you need to hunt it down and find out. Truant may be the switching.

    Even so, GFCI outlets in general are not happy campers with machinery, indoors or out.

    My C-H...
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    It isn't really all that different NA or Japan,...

    It isn't really all that different NA or Japan, either.

    Canada, arguably more "industrialized" (vs "service industry") per capita than the South 48 off the back of a much smaller population but...
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    Capto would be nice, but whom but maybe Jay Leno...

    Capto would be nice, but whom but maybe Jay Leno can justify it for a "hobby"?

    In the 70-odd year 'gap' R8 is still the grip equivalent of B&S #7, not even B&S #9.

    So the comparison with ANY of...
  17. 6-Jaw chuck. Naked. Bronze hex stock. The flat...

    6-Jaw chuck. Naked. Bronze hex stock. The flat sides will be handy going forward.

    Bore. ID thread. Saw split.

    Braze into place where yah milled the old ones off.

    HALF nuts really are "half"...
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    Amen, doubled and squared. At least.. ...

    Amen, doubled and squared. At least..

    Priorities, priorities. Shops can wait. Lives, wives, and kids can not and do not.

    Learned too late and too hard, so "DAMHIKT".
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    Aye. Or at least the insanity multiplys. Talk...

    Aye. Or at least the insanity multiplys. Talk about "bass-ackwards?

    We DO seem to have a Squeaker of the How's of Reprehensibles gone off on confusing herself with a cross between an Alice in...
  20. It's only a sort of "mile marker" for history...

    It's only a sort of "mile marker" for history anyway.

    Take member Brian Miller's experience. No longer practical for him to post "catalog" prices of his test bars and replacement cross screws and...
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    LOL! Standard Combat Engineer fiddle. The caps...

    LOL! Standard Combat Engineer fiddle. The caps were not meant to even be on the same truck. Mortar, artillery, other rude-bugger neighbours hazards.

    So caps for several tons of our standard...
  22. Not really. Backlash doesn't even matter at all...

    Not really. Backlash doesn't even matter at all in 'arf nuts. Only one "working flank set" is ever used at a time. Sufficient remaining strength to not fail is all yah need.

    If need be, "workable"...
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    Which one? Kennedy seems to still be US made for...

    Which one? Kennedy seems to still be US made for US market?

    https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/0008060D:US

    Gerstner "seems to be" even more "as they always were."

    Company History
    ...
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    Clearing space to work in my shop WAS much easier...

    Clearing space to work in my shop WAS much easier before all this "terrorist" bullshit deprived even a grandfathered "blaster" of easy access to store-bought explosives.

    Essayons!

    :)
  25. Common false economy in that. There will be...

    Common false economy in that.

    There will be MANY things you cannot easily hire done at all. Monarch Lathe's prices are as competitive as any other skilled Ohio shop, and competitive skills is...
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