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  1. Western world didn't "outlaw" slave labour. ...

    Western world didn't "outlaw" slave labour.

    Just legalized it as economic slavery by paying less than the cost of living + cost of taxes.

    Because "physical slaves" cost far more than economic...
  2. Wot? The Church of False Economy? Initiation...

    Wot? The Church of False Economy?

    Initiation ceremony is to surgically install a Chinese roller-bearing between yer first two toes.

    So yah can run around in tiny circles and still be a Very...
  3. As-in the ones Ford/Jaguar use? Who's ass do...

    As-in the ones Ford/Jaguar use?


    Who's ass do I have to kiss to GET 30,000 miles?

    :(
  4. Thread: Hendey 14x6

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    If you can grit blast, you can "soda" blast or...

    If you can grit blast, you can "soda" blast or crushed Walnut-shell or plastic shapes & rouge media blast instead.

    Takes a tad longer. But it is waay harder to f**k up and much less nasty to...
  5. Thread: Wade 8a #407

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    MOPAR Caravan tensioner is nice. Has a square...

    MOPAR Caravan tensioner is nice. Has a square hole so one can use a scket-wrench ratchet or breaker bar to set the tension range. Spring then works off that benchmark.
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    Who said it WAS Bangor, Maine? Bangor is the...

    Who said it WAS Bangor, Maine?

    Bangor is the oldest city in all of Gwynedd... Northwest...... Wales.

    ..or County Down. Northern Ireland, suburban Belfast?

    :)
  7. Thread: Wade 8a #407

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    Boxes? You mean "time". Drawers, cabinets and...

    Boxes? You mean "time".

    Drawers, cabinets and boxes are CHEATING! Akin to contraceptives aren't they?

    A proper tool-whore is a farmer, too. Sows tools at random, "horizontal storage".

    How...
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    Maybe it's just me, but I'd swear it still has a...

    Maybe it's just me, but I'd swear it still has a strking resemblance to a Bridgeport Mill?

    Go figure there has to be SOMETHING left standing these days not all wound-up over skin colour?
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    Dave, that "seems right" for a 4K RPM. My two...

    Dave, that "seems right" for a 4K RPM. My two 2500 RPM ones both use a 7 1/2" at the motor/gearbox and "about" a 7" at the spindle.

    The pair of flat-belt sheaves I am able to send him (with a...
  10. Kennedy, present-day, ain't really any...

    Kennedy, present-day, ain't really any better-built that Harbor Freight's best.

    Store-loc is another level up.

    Never owned a Strong-Hold. Seen them in a different venue.

    Mobile Medical...
  11. Thread: Wade 8a #407

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    Oy! A tool I don't already have! In...

    Oy!

    A tool I don't already have! In Nickel-plated BRASS, even!

    Mmmmm.. maybe I should buy a vintage silver cross ...to ward of the tool-whore packrat Demon - instead?

    :)
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    Riten publish. Heavy Duty Live Centers |...

    Riten publish.

    Heavy Duty Live Centers | Riten.com

    And there is nothing "cheap" about Skoda. Just good value for money.

    Sort of a "habit", that part of Old Europe, such things are.

    You...
  13. "Perfect"??? Not much TO it, actually.. Ryan...

    "Perfect"??? Not much TO it, actually..

    Ryan Metal - "Stor-Loc", modulars, customized by pick, choose and configure, might get you there? Ton of options. "Modular" is what they do.

    Stor-Loc MM...
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    I've no klew who did it "first" - it has probably...

    I've no klew who did it "first" - it has probably been done many times.

    But among the reasons it isn't a burden is that if your Armature pot is set to full, the SSD drive will automagically supply...
  15. Thread: Wade 8a #407

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    Yup. Sharpended tubing is a "poor boy fewsies"...

    Yup. Sharpended tubing is a "poor boy fewsies" hollow punch that works "LIKE" a paper drill!

    The basic is that they give the waste material a place to go so the edge can be very thin for not...
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    The only "legacy" vee belt suitable is the "A"...

    The only "legacy" vee belt suitable is the "A" section.
    Period.
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    I have a set of ex early round-dial flat belt...

    I have a set of ex early round-dial flat belt sheaves. And a belt that came off them that is in very good condition.

    Flat belt drive need vary GOOD alignment, so you can expect to have to first...
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    With 5,000 apple trees, 1,000 peach, 1,000 cherry...

    With 5,000 apple trees, 1,000 peach, 1,000 cherry to spray, plus a monster of a conveyor-fed cider-mill & press to power, 1912 onward, G"Dad was heavily dependent on his Fairbanks-Morse hopper cooled...
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    Yes, and it isn't half bad, but .. what we can...

    Yes, and it isn't half bad, but .. what we can "still buy" isn't the same chemistry as it was back when it was becoming a legend.

    Carcinogens and such have forced more than one change.

    China...
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    "Pressure" turning? We called it "friction...

    "Pressure" turning? We called it "friction chucking".

    Conveyor belting? Paper scares me what with zero resilience, and I'm chicken.

    Well. We didn't usually have a "live"center, either...so..
    ...
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    Thanks but.. You may come to find it initially...

    Thanks but..

    You may come to find it initially leads to a great deal more work than it saves!

    even so..

    WHEN you do the homework to understand an SSD, not just "plug it in"?

    You will...
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    "Start/Stop" on WHICH DC drive? On the SSD,...

    "Start/Stop" on WHICH DC drive?

    On the SSD, that would be "RUN" and even so it is only the "enabler" for the speed set potentiometer. Pot is at center of travel, on "Zero"? Nothing yet moves.
    ...
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    LOL! I recall discovering (pre-internet days) a...

    LOL! I recall discovering (pre-internet days) a book on the construction of US Navy Torpedoes.

    Having a background in extreme high pressure air, I jumped to the conclusion from the pressure...
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    Humorous, that .If only from the long game of...

    Humorous, that .If only from the long game of what has become history:

    "No Obsolescence Tolerated Here"

    Well. no .. seems not..

    A Monarch lathe can stand and defy two and more human...
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    You are "rationalizing" over something you...

    You are "rationalizing" over something you missed. A flaw that was "masked", if you will. I know not WHAT, but ""missed" is not a mere guess.

    Jacobs didn't SHIP as many as they did for as LONG as...
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