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    Thatís exactly right. If people canít afford your...

    Thatís exactly right. If people canít afford your product then you either tailor new products to that market or leave the market for someone else to cater to. At the same time, the salesdroids make...
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    Price should not be the key purchase decision....

    Price should not be the key purchase decision. Thatís a failure the sales team and/or a failure to produce things people want.

    Price is a smokescreen that hides those facts. If price was really...
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    Nearly everything is down, and inflation is...

    Nearly everything is down, and inflation is rearing its ugly head. These figures donít include the effects of Indiaís increased tariffs on US goods:

    US Factory Gauge Falls to Lowest Level of Trump...
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    Africa has been trying to get itself turned...

    Africa has been trying to get itself turned around with help from the US, but the US has never intended for the help to amount to anything for Africa. Free seed and fully funded corn and cotton...
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    Well said. There are solutions to our trade...

    Well said. There are solutions to our trade issues, but theyíre all nonstarters while the (in)famous problem of American Exceptionalism is driving policy and politics.
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    We also call them digging irons.

    We also call them digging irons.
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    I highly recommend this volume as required...

    I highly recommend this volume as required reading for anyone working with natural (non-engineered) wood at .01Ē or finer. Although some of it is dense reading the limitations imposed by the...
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    Wood isnít going to let you have .005Ē. Solid...

    Wood isnít going to let you have .005Ē. Solid wood will move more than that from thermal expansion across the machine. Machines that exceed the mechanical limitations of its intended material by...
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    Unless you really want to get into electronics...

    Unless you really want to get into electronics analysis I have to recommend either renting the proper equipment or hiring someone to do it for you.

    I hate the ďjust buy something better or get...
  10. Watches followed the same horizontal model used...

    Watches followed the same horizontal model used with clocks. The case, face, hands and bracelet are almost always made by another company that specialized in those things with in-house production of...
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    It depends. If you come off the apex hard enough...

    It depends. If you come off the apex hard enough the inside front will lift and actually slow down.

    Also, if you lock the differentials the wheels rotate at the same speed.
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    Have you tried putting lint in the pockets? The...

    Have you tried putting lint in the pockets? The only times I get chatter from my pockets is when thereís no lint in them.
  13. It actually worked really well. Well enough that...

    It actually worked really well. Well enough that Iím going to make a proper clamp to hold them instead of the cobbled together studs and nuts I used for the experiment.

    I have lapping plates,...
  14. Thanks for all the replies! I use the stones...

    Thanks for all the replies!

    I use the stones for sharpening my carving tools and kitchen knives. I have stones I purchased new long ago and have maintained, but most of the stones I inherited...
  15. Flattening Arkansas Whetstones In The Lathe

    I recently inherited a bunch of Arkansas whetstones. They run the range of grades and there are a lot of different sizes.

    The problem is that they havenít been well maintained so thereís not a...
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    The difference between their, there and theyíre...

    The difference between their, there and theyíre is taught at a young age. When you canít get that right it calls into question everything else you say.

    Weíre not talking about simple misspellings...
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    Sounds like youíve found plenty of scapegoats...

    Sounds like youíve found plenty of scapegoats yourself.

    - Clean water is within the purview of the Federal government. The testing regime under the CWA would have caught the problem in 1973.
    ...
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    Why would anyone believe career intelligence...

    Why would anyone believe career intelligence people? They have no loyalty to anything but their personal views, no political affiliation, no accountability and no reason to throw off 40+ years of...
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    We use standard 10ml medical syringes, no needle,...

    We use standard 10ml medical syringes, no needle, just the plastic body for lubing at oil balls.

    If you look where the needle attaches there a short, slightly flared tube inside. In use that...
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    Thereís a bipartisan part of governance...

    Thereís a bipartisan part of governance philosophy thatís always present in the executive and legislative branches and failing to account for it makes most discussions of high level issues like...
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    The right gives all the money away, the left...

    The right gives all the money away, the left takes it back. Itís pretty straightforward and everybody knows their roles.

    Itís a better system than some and worse than others and is never stable....
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    Search completed listings if you want to see...

    Search completed listings if you want to see value histories for something. Spot pricing for live auctions often doesnít reflect reasonably accurate market valuations. It only takes two people...
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    Well, itís pretty rare to be operating a lathe...

    Well, itís pretty rare to be operating a lathe underwater, which isnít so uncommon in the case of things like wheel/axle/drive shaft bearings in cars.

    Even if youíre not fording creeks thereís an...
  24. We have a number of retrofitted CNC lathes but...

    We have a number of retrofitted CNC lathes but this will be our first ďout of the boxĒ CNC lathe.
  25. Thanks! For the uninitiated like me thereís more...

    Thanks! For the uninitiated like me thereís more useful information in your video than on most manufacturers websites.
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