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    He's a grumpus, poopy head is really extreme...

    He's a grumpus, poopy head is really extreme (where's the mod?).
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    It looks like this is on a backplate, so can be...

    It looks like this is on a backplate, so can be fitted to whatever lathe. Pretty awesome price for a new Burnerd 4 jaw.
  3. To Milland and 70olds- Schurch have some decent...

    To Milland and 70olds- Schurch have some decent English speakers there and will definitely sell to any country, really nice folks. Only source I know for Yamamoto HSS drills too, fantastic stuff down...
  4. Even for low quantity they're worth checking out-...

    Even for low quantity they're worth checking out- I love their rolls. A 1mm 0.25 is 35 bucks, the holder 75. Amazing value.

    Habegger thread rolls
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    Ugggh old loooosers

    Ugggh old loooosers
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    He'll be the cheapest guy in town with tons of...

    He'll be the cheapest guy in town with tons of work and a bedroom 6ft from his machines LOSERS!
  7. Are you a time traveler from a parallel universe?

    Are you a time traveler from a parallel universe?
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    Some years back I was at a get together at a high...

    Some years back I was at a get together at a high end audio dealer's house. He was super excited about the new power cable he had on his amp, cost some hundreds of bucks, he could "totally hear the...
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    You didn't seem to listen to the advice in your...

    You didn't seem to listen to the advice in your other thread, now you're looking for what exactly? To answer your question, it would seem to be "yes".
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    Threads are measured on the thread flanks for a...

    Threads are measured on the thread flanks for a reason. All threads have some sort of truncation of the crest and root, even if "sharp" on both, how sharp is sharp?
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    I haven't looked inside a Kitamura but a friend...

    I haven't looked inside a Kitamura but a friend got a similar vintage Kern and it has a bunch of Festo type lines and couplings- every single coupling was leaking when he got it. I would imagine...
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    Get the junk pieces chromed too and do your...

    Get the junk pieces chromed too and do your dialing in on those!
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    I think it would be pretty easy to hit dimension...

    I think it would be pretty easy to hit dimension and a killer finish with almost anything besides grinding, is there a reason you want to grind the brass?
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    Been a very happy user since the 90s. I always...

    Been a very happy user since the 90s. I always have to chuckle when folks ask to use my Nogas rather than the Swiss made similar holders in the shop. So far I haven't needed to use the shank on my...
  15. Keep your house, finance your equipment. ...

    Keep your house, finance your equipment.



    Undercutting is a race to the bottom and the destination is not negotiable. Don't compete on price, compete on quality.
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    I have numerous old small Swiss machines with no...

    I have numerous old small Swiss machines with no wick, just a passage and groove.
  17. My Dad had a Curta II, he would actually let us...

    My Dad had a Curta II, he would actually let us play with it as kids, but he showed us what to do and what not to do... and we knew if we broke it it would be bad. He used it as a real estate...
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    I think the little boxes hold reticles for the...

    I think the little boxes hold reticles for the eyepiece and it's used to visually compare tool geometry like radius and angle. It doesn't seem to function like a conventional toolmaker's microscope...
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    If I'm not mistaken it was Waltham Machine Works...

    If I'm not mistaken it was Waltham Machine Works who originated the w20. I read that most of their w20 lathes were exported to Europe, maybe that's why they settled on the unusual in inch or metric...
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    I have a flat belt lathe that came to me with a...

    I have a flat belt lathe that came to me with a great condition leather belt. Used it for years with that belt. At some point I was doing a Habasit rubber matrix belt for a friend (gotta have the...
  21. I took a test to get into watchmaking school in...

    I took a test to get into watchmaking school in the 90s that _looked_ like it was from the 60s... gears going here and there and trucks tilted on a hill and stuff like that. Curious if someone digs...
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    Hey Limy- if you're reading this, I'd love to see...

    Hey Limy- if you're reading this, I'd love to see your posts again, hope you're doing well, and all the best.
    Knowing your sense of humor you are probably getting a kick out of the fact your thread...
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    I have two friends who are phd in chemistry, both...

    I have two friends who are phd in chemistry, both found no work in Switzerland (?!) for years after finishing their degrees. One is teaching HS in France, the other in a real estate agency.
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    Sami, you are up there with JimK and Troup for...

    Sami, you are up there with JimK and Troup for good reading here, one of the best. Glad you're writing again and wish you the very best.
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    When I finished high school I decided to go to...

    When I finished high school I decided to go to college out of state, and take a year off to get residency and lower tuition. In that year I still had no idea what I wanted to do, so I became an auto...
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