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  1. Thread: Recession?

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    Otrit- It’s a good run eh: 279218

    Otrit-
    It’s a good run eh:

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  2. We have gone over this in other threads. I am a...

    We have gone over this in other threads.
    I am a big fan of revenues collected by the government being spent on those things which are of benefit to the wellbeing of the nation.
    Military, judiciary,...
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    It cost 45k because shop time is expensive based...

    It cost 45k because shop time is expensive based on rents, machinery and labor.
    The last yacht table I made was closing on 10k.
    Just a solid top with fiddles to mount on an existing pedestal.
    Nice...
  4. So a heads up- I made a mistake and landed on a...

    So a heads up- I made a mistake and landed on a private site- Obamacare.something and that is why the vultures showed up.

    One thing that happened- I did take one of these calls before I had...
  5. Yeah- that’s the thing. Get complications from a...

    Yeah- that’s the thing.
    Get complications from a flu which drops you in a hospital bed for a bit and it could wipe a person out.
  6. Last time I had to visit a hospital at check out ...

    Last time I had to visit a hospital at check out I told the desk I was self pay they told me if I paid the entire bill that day it was just 20% of total.

    Odd- I paid cash and got out of there.
  7. So I called the company which holds the business...

    So I called the company which holds the business insurance- they referred me to a broker here in town who seems capable and they are working up quotes.

    Odd thing- after filling out my info on the...
  8. Thanks- I have been with the shop which...

    Thanks-

    I have been with the shop which provides the business insurance a long time.
    I will ring them up.
  9. Is anyone enrolled in the ‘Obamacare’ health insurance market?

    Experiences?
    I am looking for a simple high deductible plan to cover any of the big ticket problems which might require hospitalization etc.
    I have paid dental and sundry health care out of pocket...
  10. So I tried the simplest fix to this. I ordered a...

    So I tried the simplest fix to this.
    I ordered a No. 1.0 lens for the helmet which is enough magnification to do the work and doesn’t make my eyes feel strained in the least.

    Thanks guys
  11. Ha ha MOST nights yes..

    Ha ha

    MOST nights yes..
  12. Ha ha- got a chance to watch The Knack- that’s...

    Ha ha- got a chance to watch The Knack- that’s funny.

    I remember way back in grade school a teacher was going over some basic mechanics stuff.
    A laminated metal bar was held up to a flame curled...
  13. I do get your point Clive- could be just good...

    I do get your point Clive- could be just good natured jab- a easy setup lobbed over the net and my job was just to send it back.

    Damn Brits..
  14. “ As the perpetuator was an expat Brit I ...” ...

    “ As the perpetuator was an expat Brit I ...”

    You saying I got a thin skin...

    Damn Brits lol

    To just above- yep, I’ve got pre installed behaviors all right.
    Small talk isn’t my thing- want...
  15. Ok- I can’t always tell if I got a short fuse or...

    Ok- I can’t always tell if I got a short fuse or is some folks I meet really are pricks.
    Funny thing is the gist of the talk I gave him on how to start out was just to build on what one does by...
  16. Way ot: how civilians view guys who own/work in shops

    So saw this guy today who had come to me asking for a job last year and advice on how to get started in my trade.

    I wasn’t hiring but talked to him for about an hour on how to make a start.

    So...
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    Don’t forget the therapy value of PM. Yesterday...

    Don’t forget the therapy value of PM.
    Yesterday I was staring at a handful of stainless 3/8”x 2” shoulder bolts I needed to shorten down to 1-3/4” with an 1/4” long thread nub right up to the new...
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    “ OP is talking a revolver here, not a pistol or...

    “ OP is talking a revolver here, not a pistol or bolt action. ”

    He can try- worse that will happen is the part will break in use.

    He should get his head around the material strength...
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    It’s interesting some of the birds which are...

    It’s interesting some of the birds which are coming home to roost.
    Large swaths of Mexico City are subsiding as much as one inch per month, while the aquifer the population depends on is nearing...
  20. Wonderful thread. Perhaps it has always been so...

    Wonderful thread.
    Perhaps it has always been so but I find it remarkable how this accomplishment illustrates the organizational structures which must exist behind the pointy end in order to prevail...
  21. For one offs I check fit. Almost all my work is...

    For one offs I check fit.
    Almost all my work is one offs so I do lots of checking...
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    I wouldn’t try with plate. My choice would be...

    I wouldn’t try with plate.
    My choice would be filament wound, fabric and scrim with prepreg and post cure.
    It can be done but you have to model the stresses and meet them with fiber orientation in...
  23. This is the company I have used in the past to...

    This is the company I have used in the past to make the silk screen masks:

    Stencils for Electro-Chemical Etching | T.U.S. Technologies, Inc.

    Worth a read through their site even if you don’t...
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    Yeah- I equate it to the simplicity of electric...

    Yeah- I equate it to the simplicity of electric motors in our shops.
    No way in hell any of us would favor IC engines strapped to our machine tools.

    As battery density continues to climb we will...
  25. I think a lot I see are electro-chemical etched....

    I think a lot I see are electro-chemical etched.

    I set up for the process some years back for a run of dog trophies:

    278335 278336

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    These days it’s done with a photo etched...
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