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  1. I grew up imperial and switched to metric; and...

    I grew up imperial and switched to metric; and I'm never switching back.

    I have some imperial mics, never used them.

    Ok, to the original post; your standard micrometers aren't so expensive, so...
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    Successfully occupied for 20 years, yet never...

    Successfully occupied for 20 years, yet never captured the hearts of the majority.

    I've spent time there, LONG ago, before any of you ever heard of the place.
    So the Americans came in, big and...
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    Exactly; it's the amps that matter. hook it up...

    Exactly; it's the amps that matter. hook it up and measure the current, then you'll have a pretty good idea.

    It you throttle the air intake, creating a partial vacuum, the current (load) will be...
  4. I lived in Maine in the 70's. There were small...

    I lived in Maine in the 70's.
    There were small dams all over the place, with hydro generators that were all off line.
    Supposedly, Bangor hydroelectric had bought them all, switched them off, and...
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    The disease and vaccine are a vile plot by us...

    The disease and vaccine are a vile plot by us Democrats; the vaccinations are all cleverly designed to turn Republicans blue.
    Politically blue, not literally blue.
    Someone might notice if people...
  6. After a well is bored and a plant installed above...

    After a well is bored and a plant installed above it, and power lines run from it to the grid, there's no way to know how long it will function before the heat source gets too cool.

    Sometimes,...
  7. Not so; The cross member barely clears the...

    Not so;
    The cross member barely clears the engine cover and the arms already interfere with the steering when they're down.
    And the lift is just 10', I could use a bit more but definitely don't...
  8. The guys who delivered the mill were concerned my...

    The guys who delivered the mill were concerned my tractor might tip forward; but my rear wheels are water filled and weigh 1/2 ton each.

    Dangerous things to remove without tackle.
  9. Since this ancient thread seems to be revived by...

    Since this ancient thread seems to be revived by a spam post...

    It all depends on what, where, how.
    I have an 80HP farm tractor with a front end loader that can lift around 1.3 tons (my mill is...
  10. Paraquat is a herbicide. To kill bugs, you use a...

    Paraquat is a herbicide.
    To kill bugs, you use a pesticide.

    Killing bugs in wood needs a huge dose of a strong pesticide; I did it in the past, but now I throw out any interior wood that gets...
  11. I wired a home I bought in the Netherlands; I...

    I wired a home I bought in the Netherlands;
    I asked for 3-phase and they said it was no problem, I should use a 6m2 wire for my side.
    Then the linesman came and found the street supply was 220...
  12. I often weld outside. My cheapo autodark helmet...

    I often weld outside.
    My cheapo autodark helmet will go dark if the sun hits the sensor, but all in all it works ok.
    It also goes dark in the shop when it sees my LED worklight, even though it's...
  13. I built a hoist that will traverse the shop, I'm...

    I built a hoist that will traverse the shop, I'm planning to build more of them for other spaces while I still have the power to do so.

    Unfortunately, aging is a one way street.
  14. I have a similar setup, but my lathe speed was a...

    I have a similar setup, but my lathe speed was a separate rotary switch.
    WAS.
    I rewired the drum switch to control the VFD for forward / off / reverse.
    The drum switch is a big robust thing...
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    I got these chucks from the UK; but now that...

    I got these chucks from the UK; but now that they've left the EU, anything ordered from there gets stuck in customs.

    Thanks for your very kind offer, but it's the same from the US. Items need...
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    From the table on the link, mine would seem to be...

    From the table on the link, mine would seem to be a Jacobs #6.
    Hard to find in Europe.
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    Yesterday I mounted the chucks pictured in my...

    Yesterday I mounted the chucks pictured in my post above on my mill for the first time.
    It turns out one of them is fatally bent (the other is ok).
    So I took the chuck off the arbor; I just clamped...
  18. That's just what was done to my vise; it turns...

    That's just what was done to my vise; it turns out there was an end mill stuck in the hole too, and it had blocked off one of the screw holes for the fixed jaw.

    A hold in your vise? I have a...
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    The big dog next door thinks the best toy is my...

    The big dog next door thinks the best toy is my fuzzy little dog.
  20. Well... no. I lived in India for years; voltage...

    Well... no.
    I lived in India for years; voltage jumps up and down when it works at all. Voltage drops to 60% after dark. A day without power going out for an hour or more is a good day, and rare...
  21. 80' barge, semi permanently moored. 12vdc is...

    80' barge, semi permanently moored.
    12vdc is awful if your run is more than a few yards and your load is more than a few watts.

    I have 12vdc, 24vdc, 220vac, and 380vac.
    The ship is protected...
  22. My old mill has zerk fittings where oil should...

    My old mill has zerk fittings where oil should go; confusing because it also has zerk fittings for grease.
    Anyway, I tried a zerk end on a pump oiler and it won't push oil through.

    I went the...
  23. I have 3-phase at my rural house in Portugal (I...

    I have 3-phase at my rural house in Portugal (I installed it into the house, it was already on the pole outside).
    I have 3-phase on my boat in Amsterdam too.
    When I lived in a small house rural...
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    My old mill is also really loud in certain speed...

    My old mill is also really loud in certain speed ranges.
    I had the gearbox apart before I even plugged it in, and there is no visible damage; but Peter from Holland (who works with these things a...
  25. Guys, it's a 10 minute job; weld it, heat it,...

    Guys, it's a 10 minute job; weld it, heat it, bend it, regrease it.

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    The rack is teeth down, while chips could fly up into the slot in some setups, it's not a problem I'll be losing any...
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