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  1. Pretty sure Rob will want that - has the proper...

    Pretty sure Rob will want that - has the proper three chucks.
  2. Thread: Recession?

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    Generally regarded as the first digital camera by...

    Generally regarded as the first digital camera by at least CNET: Photos: The history of the digital camera - CNET

    FWIW, decades ago I headed the board of judges for Management Roundtable's APEX...
  3. I've installed a few and plan on more. They can...

    I've installed a few and plan on more. They can put out a LOT of light. For a small space you might find a couple of 2' x 2' panels would cover it for general shop work. Depends on the shape of...
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    I'd be inclined to first remove the rubber mounts...

    I'd be inclined to first remove the rubber mounts and stiffen the joists below; perhaps by doubling them and adding bridging.

    Just guessing from the lathe and its location that you're not hoping...
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    It's usually bacterial growth that makes coolant...

    It's usually bacterial growth that makes coolant go rancid. Filter it to extend its life.

    Met a woman decades ago, with a PhD in something like biochemistry, who worked in R&D at what was then...
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    FWIW, folks I know in Mt. Airy seem to like it...

    FWIW, folks I know in Mt. Airy seem to like it just fine. The one street of Andy Griffith tourist trap wouldn't be my choice, but these days they still have affordable housing, better than average...
  7. Rons, I don't think the difference between...

    Rons, I don't think the difference between 1/10,000 and 1/20,000 will mean much to you safety wise, though many suggest at least the 1/20K. As I understand it, the basic UV burn protection is always...
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    As Ray said, fits the spindle end. The larger...

    As Ray said, fits the spindle end. The larger the mic, the more you wish you had a 3rd hand to use rod-type standards.
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    In a way, the kid is right - at least in the...

    In a way, the kid is right - at least in the longer term. We won't be taking it with us.

    What we can do is try to make sure they spend whatever we've left to the next generation wisely. Not...
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    I'm going to have to borrow that ;-) Missed it...

    I'm going to have to borrow that ;-) Missed it a decade plus ago.

    Could be, if we keeping screwing with Mother N., we'll need them?

    Seems to me we are seeing some changes. With respect to...
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    Depth rod of calipers isn't really intended for...

    Depth rod of calipers isn't really intended for precision work -- not a stable enough base or a robust enough rod to stand up to much use or misuse.

    With the jaws accurately set to zero (#1...
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    Fair enough. But when a state doesn't provide...

    Fair enough. But when a state doesn't provide services (schools, fire, police, roads, sewers, etc . etc.) that citizens want, the cities and towns pick up the slack. California, at the state...
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    FWIW, Texas (our 2nd largest state by GDP) has a...

    FWIW, Texas (our 2nd largest state by GDP) has a larger state and local debt than California: State Debt Ranking Percent GDP for 2020 - Charts

    Bill, used to be we citizens took pride in all our...
  14. FWIW, the photo of the end of the failed shaft...

    FWIW, the photo of the end of the failed shaft looks like a fatigue failure to me. Likely lots of hard starts on that bike and many cycles on that, um, cycle.. And maybe reversals if it used a...
  15. Thread: Starting a Shop

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    The "partners almost never work out" theme is...

    The "partners almost never work out" theme is repeated maybe a dozen times above.

    FWIW, partners sometimes work out to great mutual advantage. Jobs would have been a failure without Wozniak. ...
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    A few points. 1) Bad idea to be a...

    A few points.

    1) Bad idea to be a "perfectionist" and buy the cheapest possible Chinese mics. Just sayin'

    2) As TGTool said, these look to have the thimble attached to the spindle by a...
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    Well, the good thing about ITW is that they...

    Well, the good thing about ITW is that they actually make stuff and are reasonably well managed. It's the financial fraudsters -- more and more of them here over the decades -- who precipitate...
  18. Thread: Recession?

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    Just wondering, at what point would you decide a...

    Just wondering, at what point would you decide a drop in consumer confidence (say in 2008 or various recessions before that) was NOT incredibly bullish? Seems to me, at some point consumers are...
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    Most cheap routers are 2 1/2 axis devices. As...

    Most cheap routers are 2 1/2 axis devices. As others have said, to learn a bit more about 3D, get a 3D printer.
  20. Sticky: I'd be delighted to see a full accounting of...

    I'd be delighted to see a full accounting of campaign finance violations, either way they go. Even happier to see full transparency for every dollar spent.

    It's pretty clear the Clinton campaign...
  21. Sticky: Here's a reasonable recap of what we have /...

    Here's a reasonable recap of what we have / haven't corroborated from the "Steele dossier:" Steele, Trump-Russia dossier 2 years later: what’s corroborated, unclear - Business Insider

    As for the...
  22. Sticky: While we're picking nits - the House did vote to...

    While we're picking nits - the House did vote to begin the impeachment process on Nixon. As you say, he quit shortly thereafter, perhaps expecting a pardon from Ford. My point was that his crime...
  23. Sticky: Seems to me that people have often joined...

    Seems to me that people have often joined together for some common good -- selecting leaders along the way. In my neighborhood we'll sometimes do work crews for the road -- more commonly put $500 a...
  24. Sticky: Impeached in secret? If so, it's the...

    Impeached in secret? If so, it's the best-covered secret in ages.

    I would agree that we've been upsetting precedent. Used to be there was less partisanship. Then Newt Gingrich. Used to be...
  25. Sticky: Would be nice if both the House and Senate got...

    Would be nice if both the House and Senate got back to governing in citizens' interests rather than those of their donors.
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