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    what possible difference does it make how many...

    what possible difference does it make how many pages there are?

    Is a 100 page version of the bible better than the full version?
    a 3 page dictionary?

    I have often filed 60 to 80 page personal...
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    the same metric is simple- Tax returns. I...

    the same metric is simple-
    Tax returns.

    I can get Biden's online in 30 seconds.
    Trumps?

    As somebody who has been doing my own taxes for 45 years, its pretty easy to learn a LOT from...
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    Smoke vents save lives, both of occupants and of...

    Smoke vents save lives, both of occupants and of firefighters. Building codes require them for the same reasons they require sprinkler systems.
    They dont feed the fire- the fire will break windows...
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    It goes in the Mill's mouth, and is connected to...

    It goes in the Mill's mouth, and is connected to the reins.

    Seems to me that the competition, the pro shops sharpening end mills, are using quarter million dollar cnc grinders from Switzerland or...
  5. I, too, have 3 horizontal bandsaws, as well as a...

    I, too, have 3 horizontal bandsaws, as well as a vertical, an ironworker, and the coldsaw.

    And I would agree that a small horizontal bandsaw, even a tabletop model like this, would be a good...
  6. dunno where in So-Cal you are, but you might...

    dunno where in So-Cal you are, but you might check out Doringer, in Gardena. They make a nice line of cold saws.
    They were at one time the US importers of a German brand, Haberle, and I started...
  7. ZMM Sliven has a factory in Bulgaria, and has...

    ZMM Sliven has a factory in Bulgaria, and has made lathes there for decades.
    Google Maps

    lots and lots of cars parked in the lot, and the factory is even bigger than Thermite's opinion of...
  8. Take it outside, you two. The OP said "NEW". ...

    Take it outside, you two.

    The OP said "NEW".

    Not 60 year old orphans.

    And new, there are hardly any horizontal/vertical milling machines made, much less sold in the USA, beyond some pretty...
  9. do they make plywood? the only alder plywood I...

    do they make plywood? the only alder plywood I have seen is specialty veneers.

    Up here in the NW, we have pretty modern mills, too, both in the USA, and Canada.
    One poster on PM, motionguru,...
  10. A lot of mills closed for some or all of the last...

    A lot of mills closed for some or all of the last 6 months.
    The Canadian mills, too- they were actually more cautious than we were.
    Border closures at first, although now semis are mostly coming...
  11. You gotta call up the guys in Auburn at Equipment...

    You gotta call up the guys in Auburn at Equipment Sales- they dont bother to put a lot of things up on the website, and they often sell stuff before they get pics anyway, but if you tell em what you...
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    When you get em hot and flatten em, and then...

    When you get em hot and flatten em, and then punch em hot on an ironworker, the ironworker punches are going to get hot, lose their temper, and do bad things...
    If I was punching on an ironworker,...
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    on my bandsaws I use either Starrett or Lenox...

    on my bandsaws I use either Starrett or Lenox Diemaster II bi-metal variable pitch blades.
    I have found that online prices are usually pretty similar for these, whoever you buy em from.
    For a...
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    I have made square holes, and splined holes,...

    I have made square holes, and splined holes, simply by drilling out the center, drilling small holes at the four corners, and filing the material. Takes a while, but the old armstrong method works...
  15. I have done this. I used a freight broker to book...

    I have done this. I used a freight broker to book an independent trucker who owned his own flatbed. So I supervised loading (in my case, because of where the container was, and the weight (40,000 lbs...
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    I would try to find an old Inca, if you dont need...

    I would try to find an old Inca, if you dont need to move it much. All the actual contractors I know use either Makita's or Ryobis, or if they dont use them themselves but just hire guys who dont...
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    I have mostly Proto, but I bought it (new) when...

    I have mostly Proto, but I bought it (new) when it was a lot cheaper than it is now. Also have some SK, and I think that is still worth buying too.
    But my local Hardware Store, Hardware Sales in...
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    I used to get Cold Drawn Rounds with the barber...

    I used to get Cold Drawn Rounds with the barber pole lines all during the 90s. But in the last ten years or so, I havent seen any that way. It was more like a smear than a line. They were just...
  19. Not exactly. We have had cases where the State...

    Not exactly.
    We have had cases where the State Attorney General went thru every vote- like, for instance, in 2016. They examined 3.36 million votes, and found a grand total of 74 possibles. Thats a...
  20. Which doesnt change the fact that there is no...

    Which doesnt change the fact that there is no evidence of voter fraud in any Wa. State election.

    The system works, and the fact that somebody got caught trying to cheat in 2004, 16 year ago, and...
  21. States that are 100% Mail In voting- Washington-...

    States that are 100% Mail In voting-
    Washington- since 2005, every vote is mail in.
    Utah-since 2013
    Colorado-since 2013
    Hawaii-started this year.
    Oregon-since 1995

    This is a tried and true...
  22. Actually, there is NO difference. My state has...

    Actually, there is NO difference.
    My state has been all Mail In for almost 20 years.
    The rate of fraud is so low that they can barely count it.
    A few years ago, a sore loser sued, and made the...
  23. qo is the square d line you should get- it...

    qo is the square d line you should get- it enables you to use 3 phase if you want to in the future. and then, qo breakers, too. The qo line is higher quality all around. You can get either home...
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    Hmm- not sure where in Washington you live, but...

    Hmm- not sure where in Washington you live, but that sure isnt true where I live.
    My county (Skagit) is about 25% hispanic- we are an ag county.
    NO problem getting fresh any mexican or central...
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    Being a measly 65 years old, I know a LOT of...

    Being a measly 65 years old, I know a LOT of people my age with serious amounts of tats, piercings, and even a couple with scarification.
    The biggest growing sector of the population getting...
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