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    Cincy #3 vertical in a low-ceiling basement shop,...

    Cincy #3 vertical in a low-ceiling basement shop, between two joists...6 inch hole thru floor to give access to the draw bar, disguised by a coffee table. That sort of relentless dedication to a...
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    Yeah, the downside of literature is the...

    Yeah, the downside of literature is the assumption that the trainees are literate...
  3. They won't have to literally occupy Australian...

    They won't have to literally occupy Australian territory once their navy is based close enough for intimidation. But of course the Greens' goals are so lofty they can't worry about that. Anyway...
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    Uh oh...too many metaphors there, OX. I get the...

    Uh oh...too many metaphors there, OX. I get the humor but it's too clever for this thread. You sound like Thermite.:stirthepot:
  5. Ye Gods. I had a friend who sold his business for...

    Ye Gods. I had a friend who sold his business for several million and emigrated to Australia. The pictures of where he lived looked like paradise...but after a couple of years he came back. He never...
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    Okaaay... (1) 127,000 minus .005 equals...

    Okaaay...

    (1) 127,000 minus .005 equals 126,999.995
    (2) 493,000

    Shirley you mean thousandths?
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    This thread positively begs for this:

    This thread positively begs for this:
  8. Where in Beltsville? Any chance of a pic of the...

    Where in Beltsville? Any chance of a pic of the exterior? When our shop left there 27 years ago I knew pretty much every machine shop in the area. I was glad enough to escape Maryland but still a...
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    Amen. AaaaaMEN! I took the same course in '71. I...

    Amen. AaaaaMEN! I took the same course in '71. I finally realized it was a waste of time when I got one-on-one with the SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives) volunteer assigned to me. ZERO...
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    Yes, they love their code words (whisper "sprawl"...

    Yes, they love their code words (whisper "sprawl" at a planning meeting and watch the blood drain from their faces, like vampires exposed to sunlight).

    We had a planner who professed not to...
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    I couldn't have put it more concisely....

    I couldn't have put it more concisely. Fortunately, although it's never safe to completely dismiss vicious assholes (in the way comedians of the thirties made fun of Hitler) the ultra-primitive green...
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    Boy, if that ain't the understatement of the...

    Boy, if that ain't the understatement of the year.

    The problem with hiring a bullshitter is that he will usually cost you money before you figure it out and let him go. And unless you have an...
  13. Yeah, Bridgeports grow on trees. You can buy one...

    Yeah, Bridgeports grow on trees. You can buy one for $1000. That one would cost you that much just to clean up enough to see what you had...
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    Well, I sure missed that! Never mind. Guess I...

    Well, I sure missed that! Never mind. Guess I just assumed a college instructor would assign something impossible. Seen it more than once, but that's another story.
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    Sorry, I didn't get that.

    Sorry, I didn't get that.
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    Not too hard for them to have determined how much...

    Not too hard for them to have determined how much heavier parcels cost them in lost-time injuries. They pass that cost on to you, you pass it on to your customers. Age-old principle, shit rolls...
  17. Don't locate the extinguisher where it would...

    Don't locate the extinguisher where it would likely be in the fire, or you might as well not have it. Put it by the door. When you reach it you get to decide whether you really want to re-enter.
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    As long as this is a theoretical exercise, model...

    As long as this is a theoretical exercise, model the part in a format that you can import into Mastercam or similar program for postprocessing into machine code. Define the required tools. Specify a...
  19. BIG difference between working (or retired)...

    BIG difference between working (or retired) machinists, and idiots—some overlap there, admittedly, but the pure idiots are a waste of bandwidth, never mind the added click count.

    I have often...
  20. "Emmanuel Goldstein" must be SeaMoss. His written...

    "Emmanuel Goldstein" must be SeaMoss. His written English is pretty good, but not quite good enough to support his sometime pose as an expatriate westerner. For one thing, his opinions are all over...
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    As turning centers go, Haas makes a great...

    As turning centers go, Haas makes a great machining center...
    We have eight Haas VMCs from old to new and they are all tremendous moneymakers. That said, there's a world of difference between a...
  22. Leasing versus buying outright: Because of the...

    Leasing versus buying outright:

    Because of the high cost of tooling alone, machining tends to be capital-intensive. Lease-purchasing machine tools conserves your working capital. In an...
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    Liquid waste lagoons from pig farms are a more...

    Liquid waste lagoons from pig farms are a more immediate health hazard than the combustion byproducts from modern petroleum-fueled vehicles. Sure, nobody likes standing on a city street corner...
  24. Expand your business enough and sooner or later...

    Expand your business enough and sooner or later your clients will be too far away to come by and pick up from your dock. When that happens you cannot expect the customer to accept damage from...
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    The question, which cnctoolcat understood and...

    The question, which cnctoolcat understood and answered, was obviously about income subject to payroll taxes versus income subject only to income tax, and what ratio might get him flagged by whatever...
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