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    More bullshit.

    More bullshit.
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    You want to make me do all of the work. ...

    You want to make me do all of the work.

    Nothing that Trump did was socialist AFAIK. He is for smaller government and free trade. He wanted to increase wages and jobs through lowering taxes and...
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    Yes, actually you are. I don't want the...

    Yes, actually you are. I don't want the government taking over areas that are best left to free enterprise. Apparently you want the government to run things, all things.
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    Bullshit. Biden is a figurehead for your new...

    Bullshit.

    Biden is a figurehead for your new socialist government.

    One of the definitions of carpetbagger is a person perceived as an unscrupulous opportunist. Sounds OK to me.
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    Well, if you live in reality, you will perhaps...

    Well, if you live in reality, you will perhaps enjoy a trip into the new order - a socialist world with a dummy president. Enjoy your new taxes and higher prices and wave goodbye to jobs and...
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    I'm sure that the Swiss are OK among their...

    I'm sure that the Swiss are OK among their countrymen. I recall that I once dealt with a Swiss fellow in California who owned a camera shop. He had a nice wide angle lens that I wanted for my camera...
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    For the record, I had my first COVID 19 vaccine...

    For the record, I had my first COVID 19 vaccine two days ago. It was the Moderna vaccine. Side effects were a slight flu-like feeling when I rested yesterday and a sore arm.

    I'm scheduled for the...
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    Makes me want to move to Switzerland. Maybe we...

    Makes me want to move to Switzerland. Maybe we should all move there, perhaps open up the Swiss border to the world.
  9. My pro machinist, mentor friend down the road has...

    My pro machinist, mentor friend down the road has a Kitamura My-center One that is from the 80s and still runs beautifully for him. About 10 years ago, I helped him install a 1987 Mori-Seiki SL2. It...
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    If you order Chicken Egg Foo Yung in a Chinese...

    If you order Chicken Egg Foo Yung in a Chinese Restaurant and the waitress brings you Mushroom Egg Foo Yung, is that the Rong Foo?

    More seriously, if there is something on a Chinese bandsaw that...
  11. Running without coolant produces that pattern. I...

    Running without coolant produces that pattern. I run my 7 X 12 Horizontal bandsaw with flood coolant. Cuts will be smoother than shown and your blades will last a lot longer.
  12. There once was a dyslexic, insomniac, atheist...

    There once was a dyslexic, insomniac, atheist machinist. While trying to sleep, he turned all night and wondered whether there really is a dog.
  13. It's already gone up $.50 per gallon in...

    It's already gone up $.50 per gallon in Sacramento County.It's real close to $4.00, It's only a matter of time until it gets to $5.00 per gallon.

    The moron in the White house is listening to his...
  14. STDIP - Stop the Demented Imbecile President.

    STDIP - Stop the Demented Imbecile President.
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    The 86+ Best Vacuum Jokes - ↑UPJOKE↑...

    The 86+ Best Vacuum Jokes - ↑UPJOKE↑
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    Apparently our vaccines here in Kali-fornicata...

    Apparently our vaccines here in Kali-fornicata are laced with a fluid called Newsome-ite. It's worthless but looks good on TV..
  17. Actually it is the end play. It was tighter than...

    Actually it is the end play. It was tighter than that before I added a power feed on the X AXIS. The thrust bearing in that unit is supposed to control the lateral slop on the X ball screw but it's...
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    Got to put air in them.

    Got to put air in them.
  19. My '87 Webb used to be CNC but I converted it...

    My '87 Webb used to be CNC but I converted it back to manual. It came with ball screws. No problem at all with a heavy 50" table and two lock handles.

    Nice thing about ball screws is the low lash...
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    I have Coopers on my '98 Dodge Dakota. Very good...

    I have Coopers on my '98 Dodge Dakota. Very good mileage, smooth and, according to my research, actually made in USA.

    Snow tires in any brand will have more aggressive treads but the trade off is...
  21. I've always liked this picture and the simple...

    I've always liked this picture and the simple solution to a problem. The OP is asking whether he should use a pony start for a 50 hp idler? LOL
  22. I'm glad to hear that you received a refund, If...

    I'm glad to hear that you received a refund, If Gretsch, et al, really wanted to sell that machine, they would take the wall down so that riggers could access it.

    Good luck on your search! :)
  23. The biggest issue for me would be the issue of...

    The biggest issue for me would be the issue of parts for a machine built by a company that is no longer in business. Before I bought my big Webb Mill, I contacted Webb in California and satisfied...
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    It sounds like a very limited market. I mean,...

    It sounds like a very limited market. I mean, it's not like people will be beating down the doors to get obsolete manifolds.

    I speak from experience. I used to have a sideline making a better...
  25. My 13X40 lathe (brand withheld to prevent thread...

    My 13X40 lathe (brand withheld to prevent thread lock) uses 3 mm aluminum shear pins. In some 25 years of frequent and sometimes heavy use, I've sheared 2 of them. I still have some of the original...
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