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  1. Nearly had a stupid accident yesterday......Ive...

    Nearly had a stupid accident yesterday......Ive sold the land ,and cleaning up ....anyhoo ,new owners millenial son has been deputised to help me and ,I gather ,to speed me up.....he claims to be an...
  2. I used to demonstrate the presses I made by...

    I used to demonstrate the presses I made by squashing a coin.....customers coin obviously........and that dates my story.....who has coins in their pocket now?
  3. Must be locked ,or the druggies clear out all the...

    Must be locked ,or the druggies clear out all the pills,and general thieves take everything else .....so you have an empty cabinet when its needed......Key with foreman,first aid man ,and office...
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    Here ,a complete boring setup like that would...

    Here ,a complete boring setup like that would fetch $2000 easily.......there is huge demand from old car and bike restorers for the old fashioned $50-70 a hole service.......modern cars last the life...
  5. I had a radial drill moved too ,as the truck has...

    I had a radial drill moved too ,as the truck has a legal load of 9 tons.Which is pretty incredible for an 8 wheeler......legal gross is 27 tons on four axles,the truck weighs 18 tons,including 4 tons...
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    Not complaining...my next car will be EV ,for...

    Not complaining...my next car will be EV ,for sure......I had a drive in a EV 4 ton truck last week .....they sure are easy on the driver.
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    Move outside the US and there are fleets of...

    Move outside the US and there are fleets of EVs...even linehaul with power supplied by overhead wires,with a battery auxillary for off the wires......The entire Queensland coal rail network is...
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    Youll have to go upmarket...

    Youll have to go upmarket ,then.....firstly,screwdrivers are for dirt mechanics.......the better type are called "Turnscrews",and have nice polished maple handles with whitemetal caps and ferrules...
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    Wow,Herbert Von Wolff and more information that...

    Wow,Herbert Von Wolff and more information that you wanted to know...bet he was Nazi industrial attache in Japan all thru the war,and got the attention of the reconstruction administration......If...
  10. In the case of TVs ,it wasnt China,as they were...

    In the case of TVs ,it wasnt China,as they were barely out of the cultural revolution,....no ,it was the Japanese who killed the consumer electronics industry in the US ,as a follow on to the famous...
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    i got tangled up with a couple of conmen once...

    i got tangled up with a couple of conmen once ,basically they needed a factory for credibility,which i could supply..............In some areas,generally retirement beach areas,they sold heaps of...
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    For narrow /straight slot screws ,Brownells sell...

    For narrow /straight slot screws ,Brownells sell gun screwdriver sets.....as you probably know,using a tapered bit will cause burring of slot ,especially in a brass screw.
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    On the TV finance program.....a business here got...

    On the TV finance program.....a business here got $133 million covid jobkeeper benefit,didnt need it ,pays a special windfall dividend to stockholders of $100 million.......A number of businesses ...
  14. I always get a laugh at safety record boards...

    I always get a laugh at safety record boards ,prominently positioned, with hundreds ,if not thousands of days without an accident....
  15. When I was at the refinery,all injuries to...

    When I was at the refinery,all injuries to contractors happened in the street outside the main gate.......The refinery safety board had something like 5000 days without a reportable injury,and I can...
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    OK Sorry for the fleabay crack.....I agree the...

    OK Sorry for the fleabay crack.....I agree the graduations are superflous for blocks,but the wash in gasoline is a bit typical of blocks......Second is the 0 to 22 grads might be range ,but I dont...
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    That is a cute little lift...and well worth...

    That is a cute little lift...and well worth fixing ,too.....Its got a set of near new cushion tyres....at least $1000 worth ........OP says its a "flat four" assume he means flathead Continental...
  18. On the subject of Chinese market...

    On the subject of Chinese market dominanace........"When did you see a Chinaman going door to door selling Chinese TVs?".......Obviously you didnt.....the TVs were sold by US importers who arranged...
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    I have always favoured the most basic and cheap...

    I have always favoured the most basic and cheap form of solar energy storage ....the wood fire.....probably because I have lots of wood ......Unfortunately ,wood fires are a big political score...
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    Post WW2 ,when stuff was impossible to...

    Post WW2 ,when stuff was impossible to find,forklifts were made with concrete counterweights,and sometimes the whole chassis of the lift was cast into concrete to give it a streamlined...
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    I had a crazywoman chase me with all kinds of...

    I had a crazywoman chase me with all kinds of hacking etc ,because I made a flippant comment about her shit for brains husband.....Was on a genteel canal boat forum ,where you arent even allowed to...
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    On a new build detached dwelling house here ,you...

    On a new build detached dwelling house here ,you must include 5kW of solar EV panels,and a solar hot water system ,which handles all the needs of the house 85% of the whole year......and in practice...
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    Mebeee....but when the last time you saw...

    Mebeee....but when the last time you saw squabbling and jibberish posted on there.....so it does work.
  24. Hows this for a machinery move.....had to hire a...

    Hows this for a machinery move.....had to hire a truck with a 30 ton /metre crane to load up a Landis grinder.....crane had plenty of reach and lift ,and load went without a hitch.......so Im waiting...
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    Some may be following the congressional...

    Some may be following the congressional questioning of USPS head Deljoy.....he says he s trying .....another interesting snippet ,he can only be fired by the board of governors ,and Trump also...
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