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    I did have one apprentice who made the nicest...

    I did have one apprentice who made the nicest little toolmaker's vise. 2" jaws, 2" capacity for small stuff. He did a superb job with the milling, heat treated it all, ground it in nice. Just so...
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    We use the left-handed crescent wrench, gets em...

    We use the left-handed crescent wrench, gets em every time.

    Or a metric one.
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    Opinions on CMM brands/recommendations

    Backstory,

    I've used B&S 9.12.9 and 9.15.9 for 12 years or so. Our 30 year old machine has crapped out to the point where not only will Hexagon not to a trade in/refurbish deal, the bill to fix...
  4. "Political tags - such as royalist, communist,...

    "Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want...
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    Tell the school to pay for your insurance or tell...

    Tell the school to pay for your insurance or tell them to pound sand, simple choice.
  6. None of that word salad matters. You two sound...

    None of that word salad matters. You two sound like a bad Siskel and Ebert review of "Reefer Madness". Did I say anything about free? At least keep your salad on point.
  7. Well, you made sense till you started talking...

    Well, you made sense till you started talking about marijuana. The only stepping stone marijuana is to Domino's. ALL the harder drungs and vises, eh?
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    Bob, Was it you that made that shitter handle?...

    Bob,

    Was it you that made that shitter handle? I remember when I first saw it. Noice.
  9. Are the dimensions on the sketches inside the...

    Are the dimensions on the sketches inside the parts and the weldment overridden?
  10. What others have said. You need algebra...

    What others have said.

    You need algebra primarily to structure the way you think about numbers. You should be able you manipulate formulas and fractions in your head. Algebra helps train your...
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    Your opinons on the quality of Walter Tools

    Simple enough you curmudgeons. A vendor I trust recently started to carry Walter tooling and I'd like your opinion on the quality. Vis a vis Meilin, Sandvik (who is their sister company evidently),...
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    They got the cedar from what is now called...

    They got the cedar from what is now called Lebanon.
  13. LOTO the power to it. As for the wheels, I'd...

    LOTO the power to it.

    As for the wheels, I'd replace them. I got a lot more cautious when a buddy of mine lost an eye to a wheel letting go a year before last. They might be fine, but I wouldn't...
  14. easy...weight, not easy...how to weigh it

    easy...weight, not easy...how to weigh it
  15. Thread: cryogenic Charpy

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    I saw that and thought, very nice lab table

    I saw that and thought, very nice lab table
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    While I respect your knowledge and skills,...

    While I respect your knowledge and skills, Richard, your statement could be read as it's bad when the employee has the employer over a barrel. Which the corollary of is when the employer has the...
  17. Tesa 8" IP67, I've fished them out of a coolant...

    Tesa 8" IP67, I've fished them out of a coolant tank twice. I've had them for 12 years, use daily, only had to replace battery once. But seriously, calipers are only for ballpark and same area code...
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    PawPaw died 2 years ago, I never did beat him. ...

    PawPaw died 2 years ago, I never did beat him. He also took this lefty and made me play right handed. Dropped 8 shots in a year.
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    That's actually not doable. I wouldn't even want...

    That's actually not doable. I wouldn't even want to start on a project deep drawing titanium at any depth. No Quote.
  20. Castle nuts on hydraulic and conventional press...

    Castle nuts on hydraulic and conventional press column posts. I made a post one time, was 4"-24 I think. Hell I forget, I do remember it was super fine.
  21. Thread: Riding The Cut

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    turbine shaft?

    turbine shaft?
  22. Arctan is not the same thing as Cotangent. Both...

    Arctan is not the same thing as Cotangent. Both tangent and cotangent are ratios derived from an angle, arctangent is an angle derived from the ratio of opposite over adjacent.
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    absolutely friggin brilliant

    absolutely friggin brilliant
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    by throwing it in the scrap bin

    by throwing it in the scrap bin
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    That's the way I was shown, then mark the reamer...

    That's the way I was shown, then mark the reamer to suit as altered.
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