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  1. Noooo. SMALLER "dick" if you can give it what the...

    Noooo. SMALLER "dick" if you can give it what the critical app NEEDS with less jumping through its own ass, even to Ring 0 and lesser and/or "thrashing" its I/O.

    Time was, the fastest HDD we could...
  2. Well that IS the issue with WinWOES. Outrageous...

    Well that IS the issue with WinWOES. Outrageous overheads totally unrelated to a "Line of Business" or "Mission Critical" tasking that a person is happy to dedicate good hardware to.

    And then.. go...
  3. Could be worse.. take my first marriage... :D...

    Could be worse.. take my first marriage...

    :D

    Point is, there ARE part-outs "out there" but it takes time to find the right ones and useful.

    Meanwhile.. just HOW bad are your originals? And...
  4. Maybe not. Metro DC / Baltimore / and surrounds...

    Maybe not. Metro DC / Baltimore / and surrounds are a bit starved for this sort of material. Leigh's shop had decent goods. It could go in a few large "chunks", relevant to lathe, mills, etc. all...
  5. And here I thought I was being an ignorant...

    And here I thought I was being an ignorant redneck for simply "gravity installing" one of my vee-bottom 4" block levels onto a 1-2-3 or 2-4-6- block, a parallel, or one of the many and several...
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    Cord looks more as if an Airedale Terrier pup...

    Cord looks more as if an Airedale Terrier pup teethed on it rather than a mere rodent!

    Lotta teeth break-gum in a short time, shorter-lived critters vs humans. Part of why rodents damage resilient...
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    Yah. Or "average" extension cords as fault...

    Yah. Or "average" extension cords as fault ISOLATORS.

    41+ posts in, we are in the same boat as the guy who goes to the Doc with a SEVERE pain in the toes of his left foot as just WILL NOT cease,...
  8. Ah.. that might be why it IS adjustable? :) ...

    Ah.. that might be why it IS adjustable?

    :)

    Side note, but just for giggles... and "CCC" - Clever Coventry Craftsman... I've had a life-long habit of adjusting auto steering so when the road...
  9. Screaming-meemie "Dee Dee"? Who TF could even...

    Screaming-meemie "Dee Dee"? Who TF could even HEAR a siren?

    If yah want a firetruck playtoy, yer around 20 years "too new".

    The Pierce derived vee's - around 600 BHP - were easier on the ears....
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    Leveling one just DOES. No "tell" to it. Wear...

    Leveling one just DOES. No "tell" to it.

    Wear is the more demanding one.


    If it ain't brand new? The TS will be worn in several respects.

    Corrective measures well-covered "Right here on PM"...
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    Get real. RMS Titanic is still "original"....

    Get real.

    RMS Titanic is still "original". Nary a single intentional modification by the hand of man. Just the failure to AVOID "modification" as was not in the plan.

    Which has made it right...
  12. PTS. Production Tool & Supply, Warren, Mich, ...

    PTS. Production Tool & Supply, Warren, Mich,

    PTSolutions

    ..has been my version of "the thinking man's MSC" since around 1959 or 1960 off the second or third year of their ever-so-welcome...
  13. For the "site leader" on "likes (given)"? ...

    For the "site leader" on "likes (given)"?

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/thanks.php?do=statistics

    .. mebbe you should start issuing yo-yo kits or those little decision spinners to new...
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    Seems you might be reading the low-voltage charge...

    Seems you might be reading the low-voltage charge rate of the motor's start cap and/or "run" cap, then.

    For the non-electrician? Caps are sorta like a springy sponge, a spring and shock absorber,...
  15. (At least) two Yew-Ass made brands, two...

    (At least) two Yew-Ass made brands, two thicknesses stocked typical Northern VA supermarts. Heinz as "Ploughman's Pickle", Crosse & Blackwell labeled as Branston.

    Genuine UK brands are over at...
  16. Aye.. teeth, beard, and eyebrows for those who...

    Aye.. teeth, beard, and eyebrows for those who figured Ray Bans were all the "windscreen" a Bridgestone 90 could spare the mass to carry...
  17. Aye.. the USUAL problem - night ladies have the...

    Aye.. the USUAL problem - night ladies have the same challenge - when yah just FINISH a full restore and want fotos before putting it back to doing the dirty.

    :D
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    HALF Ohm? That'll light up even Sea Moss's teeth!...

    HALF Ohm? That'll light up even Sea Moss's teeth!



    And only "looking ragged"? What next?

    Run the Padisha Empress of the Galaxy, Princess Derangi Pelosi, for Miss Pre-Teen California on...
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    Well surely it IS! Exactly that. If only it...

    Well surely it IS! Exactly that.

    If only it were COMPLICATED?

    PM's community could have resolved it in about two posts, rather than two DOZEN.. .. and still counting!

    :D
  20. LOL! 12" shaper, 7 1/2" slotter, decent HSS...

    LOL! 12" shaper, 7 1/2" slotter, decent HSS broaches to-hand, and even I would EDM the Mike Foxtrot.

    Not as if I'm ever going to need more than TWO. One for each of two 10EE. If even I actually...
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    "Damned LITTLE". Eyeball the exposed threads. ...

    "Damned LITTLE". Eyeball the exposed threads.

    Diameter is whatever it needs to be, but the pitch isn't usually all that far-off what is used on Micrometer heads, and rotation can be but a scant...
  22. LOL! "separated by a common language". ...

    LOL! "separated by a common language".

    Double-Gloucester with biscuit or Nova Lox and cucumber mini-sandwiches with Branston pickle, of course.

    Now we can larf our arses off as the septics try...
  23. Welll. WTH do you HAVE for broaching?...

    Welll. WTH do you HAVE for broaching? "Experience" doesn't seem to be all that heavy or you wudda told us already?

    And is your "arbour press" a dinky H-F benchtop ...or a multi-ton capable "Grand...
  24. The PROPER oil is what was meant, in case you are...

    The PROPER oil is what was meant, in case you are not "personally familiar" with the other slippy stuff!

    Seriously. Clockmaker of my employ was used to tall clocks coming in doused in automotive...
  25. All that "tooling up" as to workholding and tools...

    All that "tooling up" as to workholding and tools and toolholding depends almost entirely on what you plan to DO with it, how fast, and whether for "revenue" or to hit tight specs...or tighter-yet...
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