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    wow, guess it takes a pandemic lockdown to really...

    wow, guess it takes a pandemic lockdown to really bring the creepy-crawly things out of the woodwork... magnets to hold on a barrel.. MAGNETS...! ok, maybe if it just retains the closed breach barrel...
  2. Ok, everybody calm down and take a deep breath,...

    Ok, everybody calm down and take a deep breath, (oh shit I typed that before I realized it sounds like a Setup for a terrible joke! Ok, So I won’t add the punch line... “if you can”).

    Going to...
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    NO, NO! this is too good, please don't! we all...

    NO, NO! this is too good, please don't! we all need a good laugh right now.:D
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    the adapter is a sleeve, so the MT2 (or 3 or...

    the adapter is a sleeve, so the MT2 (or 3 or whatever) goes all the way through the middle. the Sheldon "short #5", using the back (small) end of the #5 taper, however, does mean the smaller center...
  5. why don't they have someone at least TRY to round...

    why don't they have someone at least TRY to round up accessories for each machine?

    particularly manual lathes, change gears, steadies, collet sleeves, centers, because they are basically scrap...
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    Just to make things more complicated, there are...

    Just to make things more complicated, there are different “short MT5”s. From what I can tell, Sheldon used the small end of the #5, and LeBlond (and some others including my Italian MAS) used the...
  7. just one note of caution from personal...

    just one note of caution from personal experience, some inexpensive pre-threaded backplates are nasty junk and hard as glass. try turning some known material such as genuine Durabar cast iron for...
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    no you are not missing anything, your...

    no you are not missing anything, your misunderstanding perhaps comes from taking this dips hit seriously.

    I have to say, this is the single most entertaining post I've ever seen on PM! its just...
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    oh, I'm SO hurt, he put me on ignore.. :D

    oh, I'm SO hurt, he put me on ignore.. :D
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    what makes you think the headstock is aligned...

    what makes you think the headstock is aligned with the bed?

    lets assume it was when it left the factory, (which is highly probable, but not by any means a certainty), even IF it was never...
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    No, just ..NO. put the bottle down, have a...

    No, just ..NO.

    put the bottle down, have a nanna's, and a bit of a think when you sober up mate!

    you gotta figure out whats actually going on before you dream up some wanky fix. go back and...
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    Nice one Paul, thanks. Got a really good...

    Nice one Paul, thanks.

    Got a really good laugh out of the “built for operator comfort” line, especially the claim of being well suited to summer and winter conditions, good one there. :D
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    your computer is trying to tell you you'r...

    your computer is trying to tell you you'r spending too much time on PM.. :D
  14. A commercial/institutional dishwashing prewash...

    A commercial/institutional dishwashing prewash spray head. Spray first with detergent.

    Follow with 10-15 min. In an ultrasonic openings down. Rinse, dry. Done!
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    as I sit here, listening to the sirens wailing in...

    as I sit here, listening to the sirens wailing in the night, Im feeling this is something we have not seen before, and it is only going to get worse in the next few weeks. I truly hope I'm wrong, but...
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    the basics of metrology... is the temperature,...

    the basics of metrology... is the temperature, RH, and particulate count controlled and specified in related documentation? is the method and standards traceable for all parameters? :D I doubt...
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    "dozer no better than an excavator" haha, a...

    "dozer no better than an excavator" haha, a slight exaggeration, but its a different tool, for different things. yes, 6 jaws work pretty well on thin wall stuff that is too big for your collets, or...
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    quicker to change chucks to a 4 jaw, but I've got...

    quicker to change chucks to a 4 jaw, but I've got camlocks.. interesting though, IF you had a heavy A1-8 6 jaw say, AND two piece jaws, yea I could see taking two top jaws off...
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    Not ventilators, PPE. these are small to...

    Not ventilators, PPE.

    these are small to medium companies that that made other unrelated products like furniture, clothing, or kitchen equipment, and are rapidly switching to certain PPE items...
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    I knew it was a longshot I would connect with...

    I knew it was a longshot I would connect with anyone on PM, just giving it bump. I've got some calls out, will try walking in tomorrow, but its a huge place!
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    need help in the Brooklyn Navy Yard?

    I just herd on the radio that there are a number of businesses in the Brooklyn Navy Yard converting their operation to provide essential PPE equipment in short supply.

    I'm a block away, and would...
  22. the tool, not the operation. its delrin,...

    the tool, not the operation.

    its delrin, don't think you need an ironworker to push it through. prob do it with a drill press if you had a 10 step tool.
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    I smell something, 5 months at sea in that little...

    I smell something, 5 months at sea in that little egg without re-provisioning... how many crew? just the water required would be half the internal volume. catching rainwater made more difficult by...
  24. how it works over here is you actually state what...

    how it works over here is you actually state what you are looking to do, and what tooling and skills you have to do it with, and what level of precision is needed.

    you want to buy a broach? you...
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    nice machines, thats a shapely shaper! I think...

    nice machines, thats a shapely shaper! I think i't's got the largest nameplate I've ever seen on a machine tool, (or on almost anything for that matter!) really nice to see them in such nearly...
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