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    Given a .stp for a part. How do you know if...

    Given a .stp for a part.
    How do you know if features are +/-.0001 or .005?
    Bob
  2. Texas to Michigan? You do realize that anyone...

    Texas to Michigan?
    You do realize that anyone above Dallas are "Dam Yankees" (this a direct quote from a PA from at the time the largest in Houston) let alone the snow.
    What is tolerate the...
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    "Cool white" fluorescents have always been...

    "Cool white" fluorescents have always been yellow. Add a "daylight" and you see this.
    I used to mix these in fixtures.
    Yellow is cold blue is hot. Many would think this the other way around.
    I...
  4. Is it just the pandemic or sort of perfect storm....

    Is it just the pandemic or sort of perfect storm.
    The bug, the protests, the election, fires, all at one time.
    If one thing in the news cycle does not raise your ire another one does.
    Now many are...
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    What kind of mill? B-port, 30 or 40 taper? 20mm...

    What kind of mill? B-port, 30 or 40 taper?
    20mm is the most common hole for a cup wheel? In what world?
    Bob
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    One thing for sure is a big division. Not sure...

    One thing for sure is a big division.
    Not sure how that became the norm and how one side ever accepts the other.
  7. Worm gears have all the same cyclical errors,...

    Worm gears have all the same cyclical errors, Both worm and wheel.
    If the feedback of the tape is high then trust that but ...... who and where is this tape mounted too?
    The axis needs to be...
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    Some (or most) of the 8 footers are very flimsy....

    Some (or most) of the 8 footers are very flimsy.
    Without an added center support they bow from the pressure on the spring loaded ends and eventually fall out. BTDT.
    Clips go in the center of the...
  9. And so it goes. Many have a pride they want out...

    And so it goes.
    Many have a pride they want out front. Many just want to put another down and need the last word.
    Some may just want to rev up the other and see what happens.
    Bob
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    I do not understand the tax return deal at all....

    I do not understand the tax return deal at all.
    There is no legal protection thing. Duh those in the IRS have it all.
    No downside to letting it out public. If anything if all good it would be a...
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    Or it burns the entire shop and the insurance...

    Or it burns the entire shop and the insurance company buys you all brand new machines.
    Instant update from very, very old and used up equipment to the brand spanking new.
    Newer grinding oils not so...
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    I find it fascinating the devotion and belief to...

    I find it fascinating the devotion and belief to one side or the other in this election cycle.
    It is like all rational thinking is parked and my god is better.
    Vote, Vote, Vote, make your voice...
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    Depends on how much per hour you want to make. At...

    Depends on how much per hour you want to make. At $10 per hour for sure there is work out there to be found.
    Runs will likely be very small so just processing a order may be more time then that...
  14. Confused on rotary and linear? Do not understand...

    Confused on rotary and linear? Do not understand the mounting being used for a telescope.
    This is the tape scale system?
    Bob
  15. Mixing manufacturing costs and selling price in...

    Mixing manufacturing costs and selling price in the life saving drug world is a big mistake.
    This not making metal parts like we are used to or growing crops where cost of goods sold matters.
    A...
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    My wife fears that if we swing to the left this...

    My wife fears that if we swing to the left this means that we are going to become communist. She is all over this.
    Weird. This due to Facebook and talk about socialism.
    Bob
  17. Roll on floor laughing. The is no price set now...

    Roll on floor laughing.
    The is no price set now and 5-7 shots are the recommenced but perhaps this shown to be not effective.
    This type drug is way more expensive than a vaccine. Think 10,000 per...
  18. Hard to tell. A customer went 11 and I had over...

    Hard to tell.
    A customer went 11 and I had over $250,000 open invoices. I was oh-shit and surely in panic mode as I could not float this.
    In time I got paid every penny bit I think that not the...
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    Things have changed for sure, Flint Michigan was...

    Things have changed for sure,
    Flint Michigan was once the highest per capital wages in all the USA and all based on factory workers and machinists.
    Leaders came in from around the world to see how...
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    Depends on where. $35 per hour most certainty...

    Depends on where.
    $35 per hour most certainty buys you the houses next to mine.
    No not in the big sub 1/8 mile down the road. But I do not need a big house upkeep and a maid to clean it.
    Bob
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    Why what? One, two 5, 10 posts back?

    Why what? One, two 5, 10 posts back?
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    I now bid $205.50 :)

    I now bid $205.50 :)
  23. Four years back I thought Trump could maybe...

    Four years back I thought Trump could maybe change things, a shakeup per say so yes let's do it.
    Somewhere things went south. Not what I thought I had bought.

    I see a huge loyalty here, it almost...
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    63 and a way up and down career. Top of the...

    63 and a way up and down career. Top of the world and going to the food bank to eat. Rinse, wash, repeat cycle more than once. Blew lots of money, made many bad decisions,
    One shop let me live in...
  25. Here restaurants limited to 50% capacity. 10%...

    Here restaurants limited to 50% capacity.
    10% surcharge will not do it.
    Bob
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