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    There is a God.

    There is a God.
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    A lot depends on what you are going to be...

    A lot depends on what you are going to be grinding. I did a lot of grinding and honing of cold former dies before I retired. For most ID grinding I used a Bryant ID grinder that probably weighed in...
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    I saw something similar but with natural gas. My...

    I saw something similar but with natural gas. My wife and I and another couple were on our way home from a trip to Chicago when all of the sudden the sky lit up with a giant mushroom like cloud of...
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    Same thing for things like gasoline and we all...

    Same thing for things like gasoline and we all know how safe that is. Ever heard of a problem with gasoline causing an explosion?
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    What an explosive idea. Maybe there is a reason...

    What an explosive idea. Maybe there is a reason they don't already do that.
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    Wow. What a deal for someone that just wants a...

    Wow. What a deal for someone that just wants a cheap lathe for repair work. Ton of tooling too as far as chucks and other extras. Lots of times that stuff can end up costing you more than the used...
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    Kind of seems to me like someone could use an...

    Kind of seems to me like someone could use an oilless air compressor so as not to contaminate the helium and just pump it into regular air storage tanks. It would still have plenty of pressure for...
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    Are you volunteering to go get it? LOL

    Are you volunteering to go get it? LOL
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    Question about Helium

    I'm watching the news and saw some footage from the parade preparations in NYC tomorrow, wind permitting and I got to thinking about all the helium in them.I have read that helium is a finite...
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    I had this discussion with a fellow tool and...

    I had this discussion with a fellow tool and diemaker about 10 years ago. I was buying some manual machines and he told me that I was supposed to find the jobs first then buy machines to do it on. I...
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    I wonder how the market is on superposed...

    I wonder how the market is on superposed Brownings lately. I have a Lighting Superposed and a Belgium made Leige that I have owned for many decades. I haven't kept up with the market on Brownings...
  12. I'd also be interested in seeing the damaged...

    I'd also be interested in seeing the damaged bits. I have a ton of old American made large taper drill bits and some of them may have a few nicks but I never noticed it to be that much of a problem....
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    Re: vacation time off. I worked at one of what...

    Re: vacation time off. I worked at one of what used to be called the big three automakers and if I needed to take time off for a doctors appt. or anything else I had to use vacation time to cover it....
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    I saw it but thought he was showing a cutaway...

    I saw it but thought he was showing a cutaway view on the ID.
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    I bought one of those gizmos that goes in a 1/2...

    I bought one of those gizmos that goes in a 1/2 inch drill motor about 8 years ago and love it. I can still easily put the crank back on for fine adjustment of the knee. If I have more than a couple...
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    I had my heating contractor friend stop by to...

    I had my heating contractor friend stop by to vacuum down the system. He didn't have the adapter so he said as long as I took the caps off of the ends of the line set one end at a time and hooked...
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    I installed a 12K btu Pioneer mini split system...

    I installed a 12K btu Pioneer mini split system in our cottage a year ago and love it. Super quiet and efficient. It has both heat and A/C. It cost me $730+tax from Amazon.

    Our cottage is about...
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    The Youtube video kind of looks like a propaganda...

    The Youtube video kind of looks like a propaganda piece showing that workers in the USA are overpaid.
  19. Do a good job and deliver it when you say you...

    Do a good job and deliver it when you say you will deliver it and you will have people beating your door down.
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    I've had to add a little denatured alcohol to old...

    I've had to add a little denatured alcohol to old layout die to thin it down a little bit so it will dry better.
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    It's known as planned obsolescence.

    It's known as planned obsolescence.
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    I'm not a real experienced CNC guy like a lot of...

    I'm not a real experienced CNC guy like a lot of you but "hand near the emergency stop button" comes to mind.
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    I did resort to surgical tape a couple of days...

    I did resort to surgical tape a couple of days ago to close a crack on the tip of my thumb. It works well but I just want to find something easy and convenient to do a quick fix of small cuts. Until...
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    I had to laugh when I read the description of the...

    I had to laugh when I read the description of the bandages. "The next time you crave Chinese food, simply reach in your cupboard for Nissin Chow Mein. The secret's in the savory sauce. Available in...
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    Sorry about the delay in updating this thread....

    Sorry about the delay in updating this thread. Life got in the way.

    I finally got back to the welder yesterday to try some tests that were suggested by others here. I tried stick welding and it...
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