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  1. I may have posted this before, but I'm old. ...

    I may have posted this before, but I'm old. Forgive me.

    Dad walks into his teenaged son's bedroom and says, "Kid, if you keep doing that, you'll go blind." Kid says, "I'm over here, Dad."
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    Away OT, Bill, but years ago when I was still...

    Away OT, Bill, but years ago when I was still building life-size arcade fortune tellers, I went shopping for glass eyes. I found an old oculist who had an ancient velvet tray full--144 glass eyes. ...
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    I've had limited luck w/ 4-40 and 6-32 by bonding...

    I've had limited luck w/ 4-40 and 6-32 by bonding together 3 common pins (cut off the heads first) either by laser welding, glue, dental acrylic or even with a plastic tie. Then find a suitable...
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    They have straps?!

    They have straps?!
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    Gotta say that I've recently put a furnace in my...

    Gotta say that I've recently put a furnace in my home workshop and I couldn't be happier. The shop is the size of a 3-car garage directly underneath the same, so it's a large root cellar. For most...
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    For my laser welder, I found a caution yellow...

    For my laser welder, I found a caution yellow sign, with red thunderbolts, that says "DO NOT LOOK AT LASER WITH REMAINING EYE!"
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    I've gotta guess 'Unit'?

    I've gotta guess 'Unit'?
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    While you're at it, EPAIII, can you tell me how...

    While you're at it, EPAIII, can you tell me how old the bus driver is? Thanks.
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    Joe, That link pretty much locks my computer. ...

    Joe,

    That link pretty much locks my computer. I don't think it's really an amazon link.

    Ron
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    Easy fix: rotate your lathe 180 degrees. You're...

    Easy fix: rotate your lathe 180 degrees. You're welcome
  11. I'm in. Will you take a check? If so, can I...

    I'm in. Will you take a check? If so, can I borrow a check?
  12. Jeremy, You been buying pewter taps again? ...

    Jeremy,

    You been buying pewter taps again?

    Ron
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    Iz that a Sherline?

    Iz that a Sherline?
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    GregSY, that'll never work. You need to drill...

    GregSY, that'll never work. You need to drill two holes: one for the water to come in and one to let it out.
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    Well, my mileage varied, AARONT. Had squirrel...

    Well, my mileage varied, AARONT. Had squirrel stew but once, 45 years ago. The only meat (or any food for that matter) that, the longer you chewed it, the bigger it got. About as tasty as a rubber...
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    Reading only the title of the thread, I worried...

    Reading only the title of the thread, I worried that this might be one of those interwebs sites that my wife doesn't want me to look at.
  17. I have some bad news. The Shah is dead

    I have some bad news. The Shah is dead
  18. I'm with Clive on the adhesive route. And on the...

    I'm with Clive on the adhesive route. And on the hub, it looks like you've got enough lip/purchase for a milled ring to keep it aligned. Heck, even a narrow-enough hose clamp might suffice.

    Ron
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    Just wanted to double down on Marcus' laser...

    Just wanted to double down on Marcus' laser welding. I've had one for more than five years and I still marvel at the precision of the welds. On the one I've got, the 'spot' size is adjustable...
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    Could decaf be the solution? ;)

    Could decaf be the solution? ;)
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    Wow-Ah-Zee Wah, Dee. Thanks for sharing this. ...

    Wow-Ah-Zee Wah, Dee. Thanks for sharing this.

    But regardless of his or her day job, no way that they are an amateur.

    Ron
  22. [QUOTE=garyhlucas;3409030]So if any of you guys...

    [QUOTE=garyhlucas;3409030]So if any of you guys want make knives and stuff the wife of an old friend who passed away recently....

    I've been teaching grammar for too long. Gary, I read your post...
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    Hey Larry, I've never had any of those...

    Hey Larry,

    I've never had any of those recipes, but I have had the misfortune of once trying squirrel stew. Had a friend in the Blue Ridge in VA who was a survivalist forty years ahead of his...
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    I'm thinking mebbe Kerosene and Yellow Glue? ...

    I'm thinking mebbe Kerosene and Yellow Glue? Reminds one of the newlyweds who confused window putty for KY. All their windows fell out.
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    Just wonderin' if anybody knows why they call it...

    Just wonderin' if anybody knows why they call it 'golf'?



    Because 'Aw, shit' was already taken.
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