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  1. Lightning hitting a roof and starting a fire is a...

    Lightning hitting a roof and starting a fire is a different animal than a lightning surge coming in on the wires. Years ago I was running screw machines in a barn like structure and watching a storm...
  2. When you come into a discussion with almost 2000...

    When you come into a discussion with almost 2000 posts, sometimes it is hard to get the drift a persons feelings from one post. Bill (9100) has not come across to me as someone wanting gun control,...
  3. The OPs Google numbers sound closer to reality. I...

    The OPs Google numbers sound closer to reality. I had lightning rods put on my house and detached garage and shop for way less than $8K.
    We are on a ridge here that gets hit often I can point to...
  4. You will know when we are on that road when...

    You will know when we are on that road when children in school are arrested for drawing a car or making car sounds. And there is always chewing the corners off a sandwich and making a car shape....
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    Ox, Is my memory defective or did Acme make a 3...

    Ox,
    Is my memory defective or did Acme make a 3 5/8 ten spindle machine? I worked for Phoenix Automatic in the 70s in the second op department and they had what I remember as a 10 spindle 3 5/8...
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    Just putting the parts away till the customer...

    Just putting the parts away till the customer orders some more and I noticed one of the worst with black stains has the best solder with a fillet all the way around, so no voids for any liquid to...
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    Kinda seals the deal on the reason, doesn't it.

    Kinda seals the deal on the reason, doesn't it.
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    ThunderJet, pretty unlikely to be silver when I...

    ThunderJet, pretty unlikely to be silver when I paid for zinc. We have other zinc plated parts in plastic bags on the shelf and they are still bright.

    Tom , I will have something else to ask the...
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    I guess we call it cold rolled to save a...

    I guess we call it cold rolled to save a syllable. Since we are going down this road, we would save another syllable if we always called it "cold drawn". You know how Americans are always trying to...
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    black stains on zinc plated brass parts

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    The part on the left is the worst, sorry for the poor lighting.
    These parts were made 5 years ago for stock and they have gradually gotten worse with the black stains.
    Parts were silver...
  11. Read your post and was disappointed it still...

    Read your post and was disappointed it still shoots rimfires, I thought you had modified it to shoot 38/44s. Oh, well it still looks nice.
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    OK now. So A36 has been around since 1960 and it...

    OK now. So A36 has been around since 1960 and it is made from junk, so you can still get 1020 hot rolled? I just have not seen it lately and thought 1020 had been replaced.

    Speaking of material...
  13. I posted a rant several years ago about a...

    I posted a rant several years ago about a commercial degreaser that I used for everything. It was made by Scotts and contained a fair percentage of orange oil which is a VOC. Scotts reformulated the...
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    A couple of you may have missed point of the...

    A couple of you may have missed point of the question. Can the caller get a portion of the $.15 I pay for a 2.5 minute call to my toll free number?
    A lot of the robo calls get a very tiny amount...
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    Junk calls on my 800 numbers

    #1 What is the deal with calling a toll free number and holding the line open? We are getting calls on days we are closed and in off hours where there is just noise to keep the answering machine from...
  16. Makes you wonder what the ratio of saved lives to...

    Makes you wonder what the ratio of saved lives to those killed by Takata air bags is.
    When discussing herd immunity from vaccines it was always touted as worthwhile when some of the earlier...
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    I sold my R8 Bridgeport over 20 years ago, but...

    I sold my R8 Bridgeport over 20 years ago, but before that I had run some production parts with 1/8 inch tools. Made little collars for the tools and was able to change them fairly quickly and the...
  18. Since we are getting a little nonsensical here,...

    Since we are getting a little nonsensical here, how about rattle snakes. I know/knew 6 individuals that have been bitten. None died at the time but some had long term health issues. Treating a human...
  19. If that time period is accurate it may be a...

    If that time period is accurate it may be a different cause. Tough to take a healthy child in and come back with a child that will never be normal and will have medical needs greater than the $250K...
  20. Ox, was that incident with the metal salesman's...

    Ox, was that incident with the metal salesman's daughter from the mid eighties with the DPT shot?
    There were hot batches of the DPT vaccine that caused many bad reactions with seizure disorders. I...
  21. Just had a scare here, Social Security just...

    Just had a scare here, Social Security just contacted me, an individual applied to get my SS benefits. This individual had my SS number, address, place of employment, mother's maiden name, birth...
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    Maybe this is the right thread to ask, when did...

    Maybe this is the right thread to ask, when did A36 come about? When I started in this business (in 1973) if you wanted hot rolled mild steel you asked for "hot rolled 1020".
  23. It would have been a low dollar "monument" 55...

    It would have been a low dollar "monument" 55 gallon barrel sized shaped like a turd splashed with brown paint. Not an original idea, heard about something similar by the US military in the early...
  24. I have seen the school bus picture in this thread...

    I have seen the school bus picture in this thread several times. Here is another bus driver: YouTube
    A safety guy from Sentry insurance was here a couple of days after this hit the local news, his...
  25. That number will probably be going up. With the...

    That number will probably be going up. With the new fangled headlights on cars throwing out more light from a smaller source, the glare factor is getting worse. Someone forgot to tell the headlight...
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