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  1. Sorry I was thinking of a more general purpose...

    Sorry I was thinking of a more general purpose 'jungle-gym' where multiple children hang upside down by their knees.
  2. The diameter of the pipe is important regarding...

    The diameter of the pipe is important regarding holding on. Too big and the monkey wont be able to grip for certain antics. My old college book says a 44mm(1.75") dia is 'the optimum size for human...
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    I got an advert for a draftsman in California, AA...

    I got an advert for a draftsman in California, AA or BS(preferred). Rate $18-25/hr. Guess manufacturing is going out. A Ga.Power lineman makes 6 figures with 9 weeks of training. A nurse is at $50/hr...
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    Be very leery of partners. I was all in line to...

    Be very leery of partners. I was all in line to resign and go in with an acquaintance who has a better business brain than me. Timing was critical. All of a sudden he stopped answering calls and when...
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    Your job may disappear tomorrow. You may be found...

    Your job may disappear tomorrow. You may be found surplus to requirement, or your employer may go out of business. If I had the opportunity you have been offered I would take it. I see myself and...
  6. Thread: Recession?

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    Sorry to appear dim, but how can farm numbers be...

    Sorry to appear dim, but how can farm numbers be used? Subsidies, support payments, insurance, tariffs - all paid for by the US Taxpayer(and Chinese bankers) make any statistics unusable and...
  7. All the best. You have done what I have always...

    All the best. You have done what I have always been too scared to do - take a chance.
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    I would agree on the mechanical side of new...

    I would agree on the mechanical side of new vehicles. It is the electronic everything else I fear.
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    I am going to ask 1750 and negotiate. I saw a...

    I am going to ask 1750 and negotiate. I saw a 2007 with 192000miles for 11 000. I buy cars on mileage not age.
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    No air and the heater core is rotten. I was going...

    No air and the heater core is rotten. I was going to get a new engine but my wife told me that was not happening! It has developed a new noise from the engine which I cannot ID, but it still runs...
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    OT - End of an Era!

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    My 1992 Toyota pickup is being replaced! Hirohito's Revenge will be going to the Walmart car-park to be sold. 226 000 miles. She has been a fine truck.
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    Changing jobs seems to be the only way in all...

    Changing jobs seems to be the only way in all jobs these days. The HR people would rather pay a recruiting fee and a higher wage to your replacement than pay you to stay.
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    Sulzer has some big compressors. When I worked...

    Sulzer has some big compressors. When I worked for Sulzer in South Africa our sales engineer said you could tell who ran the business by the compressors - Engineers = Sulzer. Expensive upfront, cheap...
  14. Is the tip of the cutting tool At the same height...

    Is the tip of the cutting tool At the same height as the tip of the centre in the tailstock. Could explain poor finish.
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    I have tried contacting jayhawkman with a...

    I have tried contacting jayhawkman with a message. His mailbox is full. Is he still on the forum/alive?
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    I don't have an issue with the colour-scheme. It...

    I don't have an issue with the colour-scheme. It certainly wouldn't affect my decision to purchase. Pity I'm too far away.
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    It's very simple.It's easier. My previous...

    It's very simple.It's easier. My previous employer would not allow aluminium molds, only steel, but insisted on a 5 year payback - impossible. Oriental suppliers used aluminium. We shut down lines...
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    Getting a BP up and running

    I am looking at a 1966 BP j-head. It was taken from a maintenance shop and stored under an open lean-to. The motor runs. It is no jewel(gouges on table and surface rust). What is the minimum lifting...
  19. Thread: Proud Dad

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    Congratulations to both of you.

    Congratulations to both of you.
  20. There is a bit of a racket going on when it comes...

    There is a bit of a racket going on when it comes to new, large(mostly foreign)new factories being built in the US. Gordon announces he is looking for a site for his new factory. Various states and...
  21. Mr.OP, what is your status? Have you made a plan...

    Mr.OP, what is your status? Have you made a plan yet?
  22. I have been offered a J-head for $1200 or a...

    I have been offered a J-head for $1200 or a large old Jet mill/drill for not much less. It is not as good-looking as yours and probably more used. It comes from a bloke I trust so I am hoping that...
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    How different would it be if our equipment was...

    How different would it be if our equipment was priced the same as China or Russia? I read that the M16 replacement will cost the taxpayer $3000 each. The opposition spends most of its money on lots...
  24. Thread: Boeing 737 Max

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    If the manual overide is electronic, not...

    If the manual overide is electronic, not hydraulic or cables the fault may not be bypassable - assuming this plane is all fly-by-wire.
  25. Go buy a dedicated generator/motor set. IC...

    Go buy a dedicated generator/motor set. IC engines are made to run 'flat-out.' We throttle them for our vehicles. The generator and engine will be matched for each other to run as efficiently as...
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