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    304 is tough- it will water spot and rust on...

    304 is tough- it will water spot and rust on those spots in the marine environment.
    Get as high a polish as you can and keep it waxed.

    316 much more forgiving- still a high buff and really watch...
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mtclwloEQ ...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mtclwloEQ


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  3. I’ll pull the team together and draw straws. ...

    I’ll pull the team together and draw straws.

    Boss: “Ok- you drew short this is on you”

    Shop idiot: “What- I can’t paint worth a crap and and .. I don’t wanna do it”

    Boss: “Bullsh’t, I saw...
  4. Ok guys thanks- Iíll paint it.

    Ok guys thanks- Iíll paint it.
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    Phillip Rhodes was one of the preeminent Yacht...

    Phillip Rhodes was one of the preeminent Yacht designers of the first part of the Twentieth century.
    He received many accolades but the most profound perhaps was that the designs from his board...
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    Who are these people and why are they stalking...

    Who are these people and why are they stalking me..


    "The last 10 visitor(s) to this page were:
    3512B, Aejgx6, Bill Simmons, eKretz, garcher, gnorbury, JCSMITH, nordlichtFanuc, PocoLoco, will...
  7. Ot- Practical size limit for anodizing parts?

    I have a structure about the size of a small car I'd like to get anodized- Should I even bother to see if I can find a outfit near enough to take this to or is this a non starter.
    The structure is...
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    There is much here which is fairly damning to...

    There is much here which is fairly damning to both the internal deliberations and actions taken by Boeing and the regulatory environment charged with catching these issues.
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    Hello- I have to bend a 8' stick of 1-1/4"x4"...

    Hello- I have to bend a 8' stick of 1-1/4"x4" oval tube in 6463-T67 on easy way to a 12' radius.

    This:

    272162

    Easy peasy or?
    Do you think this needs to be captive on sides or just run on...
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    A lot of words to seeming deny how it works. ...

    A lot of words to seeming deny how it works.

    There are nations which form alliances to create regional structures whose effect can be measured.

    South Korea is one of the most dynamic economies...
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    Some friends of ours own a beautiful waterfront...

    Some friends of ours own a beautiful waterfront farm nearby.
    Set just to the east of their property about half a mile over is a coal fired generation plant- stacks, conveyors the whole deal.
    A few...
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    "The US was involved from the git go" You...

    "The US was involved from the git go"

    You sound again like you are again presenting a US aggression explanation for regional conflict.
    The "Pawns" begin subjected to a power struggle.

    So what...
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    Picking sides is not the same as starting a...

    Picking sides is not the same as starting a fight.
    The region was contested before our influence.
    It is as I said- the US did not so much start the wars as decide the outcome.

    Korean peninsula a...
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    A rhetorical fine point it is not. The US role...

    A rhetorical fine point it is not.

    The US role in the Korean war was 'decisive'.
    I would go so far as to say in our absence there simply would have been no war as we know it- the United Nations...
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    Are you teasing me Scott- didn’t the Soviet...

    Are you teasing me Scott- didn’t the Soviet forces continue on the march down the peninsula for weeks after the declaration of an end to hostilities in WWII?
    It seems it didn’t matter much to the...
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    Korean War for starters. Russia had wanted the...

    Korean War for starters.
    Russia had wanted the 49 from the turn of the century.
    They would have gotten more in our absence.
    We intervened in an established regional power struggle.

    Following...
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    The ‘new’ and old world eh... Cross...

    The ‘new’ and old world eh...
    Cross contamination occurs but for the real fun the ancient divisions of the old are still the real source of conflict.
    Is that gonna change?

    For all the claims of...
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    I have no ideal- I got out of the way and kept...

    I have no ideal- I got out of the way and kept going.
    Only thing I can think is he grumped at her about the parking job and she went to set it right with him half way out the door.

    At this point...
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    So leaving the shop the wife calls and tells me...

    So leaving the shop the wife calls and tells me one of the dogs just ate a bunch of weird mushrooms so in goes the hydrogen peroxide.
    I get off the phone and am walking across a parking lot to pick...
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    This week has been tough- I grabbed a big loaded...

    This week has been tough- I grabbed a big loaded flammables cabinet a couple of days ago to give it a shove to move it over a bit and this damn tube of caulk set on top comes tumbling down and spears...
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    So I grab lunch and put some burn stuff on the...

    So I grab lunch and put some burn stuff on the hand and take a second to face a 3” round of 4140 I have chucked up in the lathe.
    A chip jumps up and feels like it catches on my eyebrow.
    I reach up...
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    I was hitchhiking in Maine decades ago. Guy...

    I was hitchhiking in Maine decades ago.
    Guy picked me up who had done war work building subs during WWII.
    He was running machinery rolling the steel hoops for the pressure hulls.
    What would that...
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    Ot- Dumb injuries..

    So Iím out on the deck of a boat with one of those trigger start propane torches.
    Itís a bit breezy so itís not starting.
    Genius that I am I put the nozzle in my cupped hand to get her going....
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    I believe the argument goes that some areas are...

    I believe the argument goes that some areas are so beneficial to the well-being of a nation that they fall under the responsibility of government.

    Defense, infrastructure such as roads and...
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    Ok- gotcha. I follow the China/Russia/DPRK...

    Ok- gotcha.

    I follow the China/Russia/DPRK dynamic a bit- seems we are headed towards irrelevance in that corner of the world.

    I am still plowing through this:

    The Grand Chessboard: American...
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