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    It the last month I've hired 8 got rid of 4, net...

    It the last month I've hired 8 got rid of 4, net increase of 4 employees and added a second shift. Another employee starting next week. Sounds great right? Better than going tits up but its mostly...
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    That's a horrible example of a thoughtless...

    That's a horrible example of a thoughtless inconsiderate person just focused on themselves and not thinking of others. 10x worse than a meaningless thread title :D

    sorry bob, you just set it up...
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    Impressive work Bob! Lee Valley used to...

    Impressive work Bob!



    Lee Valley used to sell a set, also a roller bottom version as well
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    I thought that one not too bad until I saw the...

    I thought that one not too bad until I saw the break in the base casting. I'm a sucker for taking on basket cases, but that I think he should part out.

    Yesterday I sold a Colchester compound...
  5. yeah, its the internet, but the price is right. ...

    yeah, its the internet, but the price is right.

    The answer for bent metal it is simple. Cut the old out, make a new one, weld, grind, paint.
  6. double that concern if its Mitsubishi :angry:

    double that concern if its Mitsubishi :angry:
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    Negotiation 101, get the other party to posture...

    Negotiation 101, get the other party to posture on price first. I find it insulting enough that they would think I'd fall for such a beginner move when I already have a posted asking price, that if...
  8. I'v got some unfinished taps (just like a regular...

    I'v got some unfinished taps (just like a regular tap but no thread) that came out of guys box who worked at Bertram...I like handing them to a shop visitor...."check this out, the threads on this...
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    thats how you'd respond to someone making a...

    thats how you'd respond to someone making a polite proposal? Whatever, if that happened, I'd glad to have avoided meeting such a person.

    In practice, that hasn't happened. I'm 3 for 3, but as I...
  10. Thread: Bending brass

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    they're all acute. Like I said, you have figure...

    they're all acute. Like I said, you have figure out what type of bend is going to get you the radius (very small in this case, well beyond what you can get with an air bend) you need and design the...
  11. Thread: Bending brass

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    imo you're going to have to do a bit of reading...

    imo you're going to have to do a bit of reading on die design and how you are going to bend it. Most stuff (at least at my place) is air bent which takes the least force but get the tight radius...
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    Despite the widespread misuse of the word,...

    Despite the widespread misuse of the word, vintage means about nothing without coupling it to a time frame. Its perfectly correct to say 2019 vintage for example, vintage doesn't mean old. So what...
  13. omg. this whole trump thing is starting to look...

    omg. this whole trump thing is starting to look like trying to judge which is the biggest train wreck.
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    agreed, I'm the same way. while a very small...

    agreed, I'm the same way. while a very small sample set, experience has shown others aren't. As a seller, I'll not be tempted as I'm not stupid enough offer something for sale at a tiny fraction...
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    if you are selling it for 100 and #3 in line says...

    if you are selling it for 100 and #3 in line says i'll give you 300 and can be there in an hour....what do you do?

    i've done it I think 3 times when I really really wanted the item. Its outside...
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    yeah they get all moral about "he's first",...

    yeah they get all moral about "he's first", "you'll just have to have patience". Phht. Offer her 600 and see how moral she is. I've done that a few times when the deal was just too good or I had...
  17. I'm not a "real" libertarian, their thought isn't...

    I'm not a "real" libertarian, their thought isn't fully formed. However I'm more attracted to most of their ideals than those of other political parties. If you were at all paying attention and...
  18. So the first 1,000,000 laws you have to follow...

    So the first 1,000,000 laws you have to follow are A OK, but if there is a 1,000,001 st about masks it has you all freaked out?




    How about fuck off? I've said here I'm probably more...
  19. This seems above and beyond the usual idiocy. So...

    This seems above and beyond the usual idiocy. So because its government imposes it is in part your issue? Like you're one of bozzos who think they live a free country?

    Wake up, we're all...
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    They probably never sought to educate themselves...

    They probably never sought to educate themselves and they just 'have at it"....some more successfully than others. At least they are striving to make sometime, not wasting time on video games or...
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    I don't know all the lingo around EDM - is a hole...

    I don't know all the lingo around EDM - is a hole popper the same as sinker, i.e. straight down vs a wire?

    just for kicks, here's my diy version....guess its a hole popper lol (no good for 8000...
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    what Brass? they can vary widely in alloy and...

    what Brass? they can vary widely in alloy and hardness, but half hard 360 brass (probably the most common bar stock) is one of the nicest to machine materials. Speeds can be up 2x steel.

    I'm...
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    thanks for that - every business is different and...

    thanks for that - every business is different and that view creates some balance in that you never know who your policy is going to piss off, and building goodwill in a market can be a good strategy.
  24. I don't mind ignorance, like Will Rogers said,...

    I don't mind ignorance, like Will Rogers said, we're all ignorant just of different things. Its stupid that is a piss off. Its a statement that quite simply says I'm ignorant of what socialist...
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    Amen. Business is simple until you get your...

    Amen. Business is simple until you get your first employee.

    If there weren't all kinds of laws forcing you in the direction that full time workers are employees, would any business have...
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