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    It's my understanding that indicator movements...

    It's my understanding that indicator movements are designed to run "dry", without a lubricant. They use jeweled bearings, much like a mechanical watch and for similar reasons. The lubrication adds...
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    On a more serious note, I know there are hone...

    On a more serious note, I know there are hone shops in America that could open a 20ft tube up to the 5.25" ID the OP wants, but without knowing the infrastructure in SA I'm not as confident he's...
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    Geez, Digger - I thought you'd suggest the old...

    Geez, Digger - I thought you'd suggest the old standby of pressing a 5.25" ball bearing through the tube to swage it open...
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    Check out David Wilks video channel: David...

    Check out David Wilks video channel:

    David Wilks - YouTube

    He's an expert in deep hole boring and trepanning, and a review of some of his videos should give you an idea of how the process is...
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    Unfortunately, we're dealing with a "can't fix...

    Unfortunately, we're dealing with a "can't fix stupid" situation. Whatever the reason for Scott's disability, it manifests as a blind hatred for those who can actually digest facts and come to...
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    From your link: "For Trump and his allies were...

    From your link:

    "For Trump and his allies were running their own campaign to spoil the election. The President spent months insisting that mail ballots were a Democratic plot and the election...
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    Except we're up to 500K-plus strikeouts from the...

    Except we're up to 500K-plus strikeouts from the trump flu here in the USA right now. Thank goodness we've changed umpires!
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    And here you go again. Perpetuation of the...

    And here you go again. Perpetuation of the actual fraud, one that's had its last desperate whimpers thrown out of the Supreme Court as being without merit:...
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    The OP hasn't posted for half a year or so. But...

    The OP hasn't posted for half a year or so. But in this thread he left his email and phone, probably best to reach out to him.

    Van Norman 22L
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    Are you a Flat Earther too? That has as much...

    Are you a Flat Earther too? That has as much validity as your delusion that the 2020 election wasn't valid.

    Sucks for the closing company. But new ones will spring up. That particular "circle of...
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    I'm partial to frame stiffness as a key towards...

    I'm partial to frame stiffness as a key towards my bandsaw choices, but I've never seen any reviews with actual data on this. So I go by machine weight, which is a poor (but not zero) data point.
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    Yeah, he's got the thick skin PM requires...

    Yeah, he's got the thick skin PM requires...
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    Termite's one of our "special" members. Treat...

    Termite's one of our "special" members. Treat him as you just have, or put him on ignore. From a time and value proposition, I suggest the latter.
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    Bad advice - you need to keep the hobby guys...

    Bad advice - you need to keep the hobby guys occupied, otherwise they get into trouble...

    ;)
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    It'll work, just do a good job on ID and OD to...

    It'll work, just do a good job on ID and OD to ensure a true, straight, coaxial part. Good finish too, a rough finish will collapse somewhat and open up the tolerances. Make from a clean cutting...
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    I'm sure you'll be delighted to provide a bona...

    I'm sure you'll be delighted to provide a bona fide link to this event?

    And you do know that he's had to deal with an actual stuttering problem for his whole life?
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    You said "turbine engines", I said fan blades, as...

    You said "turbine engines", I said fan blades, as in the fatigued main fan of the P&W 4000 engine on the 777 that shed 1.5 blades. It seems to have been from metal fatigue, not a shock when you look...
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    Just watch out for flying fan blades...

    Just watch out for flying fan blades...
  19. Get your boss to install a tool-length gauge with...

    Get your boss to install a tool-length gauge with automatic offset adjustment. That way, if a tool is inserted and is incorrect due to a chip in the taper, the offset would be changed before...
  20. That's a candidate for 3D printing, with a final...

    That's a candidate for 3D printing, with a final threading op.

    It also looks damn close to a shell casing, but why would you make one from 718? Hypersonic? Wonder what it really is...
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    Don't go and "Old Yeller" Sami on us! Well, not...

    Don't go and "Old Yeller" Sami on us! Well, not until he starts foaming at the mouth at least...
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    I think it's a valve spring compressor.

    I think it's a valve spring compressor.
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    I'd pursue this, and maybe just use 360 brass for...

    I'd pursue this, and maybe just use 360 brass for the filler plates, with brass flatheads holding it on. A bit more expensive for materials, but free cutting and possibly a better match to the CI...
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    In that case just use a relieved/necked endmill. ...

    In that case just use a relieved/necked endmill. There's at least one company that mentions they radius the transition of upper flute edge to lessen the ridge that's left with each pass.

    But if...
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    Will they ever get the memorial they deserve*? ...

    Will they ever get the memorial they deserve*? "Heroes" is a word too easily thrown around these days, but in this case fully deserved.

    *And part of that memorial needs to be national reserves of...
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