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    They must be swimming in the PM pool.

    They must be swimming in the PM pool.
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    The oil scrapers are attached to the top tray,...

    The oil scrapers are attached to the top tray, and wipe oil from the sides of the bull gear without actually touching. I don't believe any of the gears have scrapers attached.

    It is worth trying a...
  3. Yes, he was rather short.

    Yes, he was rather short.
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    Well spotted. That is odd.

    Well spotted. That is odd.
  5. This is more entertaining than most of what's on...

    This is more entertaining than most of what's on TeeVee. Probably could have been stretched into two seasons already, with the requisite fake constant human conflict and drama.
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    I flew into another state for a 9AM interview at...

    I flew into another state for a 9AM interview at a 70 person startup with team members and the CEO. My electric razor died in the morning and I had to drive around the hotel area looking for a store....
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    Oh. This is that guy. Had not realized. Yeesh. ...

    Oh. This is that guy. Had not realized. Yeesh.

    Starrett 199 Master Precision Level FS
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    Doubt it. My lathe of the same model is the same...

    Doubt it. My lathe of the same model is the same way. See the photo below that I posted earlier in this thread. You can see the carefully adjusted fingers that pull oil off the bull gear, when...
  9. Good tips above. Don't hammer. Repeating - all of...

    Good tips above. Don't hammer. Repeating - all of those goopy tapes and stuff you are applying for grip will liquify and slip under extreme pressure. Consider the lever arm length at the contact...
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    What has been mentioned here is the extreme...

    What has been mentioned here is the extreme variety in an interview - the questions and how you answer them.

    What has not been mentioned is the importance of practice interviews - recent practice....
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    "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?"

    "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?"
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    Some parts of the tailstock take grease. I recall...

    Some parts of the tailstock take grease. I recall there is supposed to be a zerk fitting for NLGI No 2 grease in the bore of the tailstock quill. It is missing on my 1408. I haven't torn into it yet.
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    Surely the military developed solutions to manage...

    Surely the military developed solutions to manage that risk, but a quick search failed me. Maybe some kind of temporary light cable tether that is threaded through a safety-wire like hole until the...
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    I did not know pasties had crimps. Is that to...

    I did not know pasties had crimps. Is that to attach the tassel?
  15. What is that no-spill mug looking gadget on the...

    What is that no-spill mug looking gadget on the cable, in the first photo? Is that for the operator's bourbon?

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    Back in the day you could ask mylackey.com to fix...

    Back in the day you could ask mylackey.com to fix it for you.
  17. I can't believe there is no 'hold my beer'...

    I can't believe there is no 'hold my beer' youtube video of some smashed guy slicing a hockey puck on a commercial meat slicer.
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    Glad to hear it! The pallet does not look as...

    Glad to hear it!

    The pallet does not look as happy as we are.

    If it is going west to Michigan/Ohio, the weather is very wet in spots.
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    There was this 1020S, sold 3/13/2019. I let at...

    There was this 1020S, sold 3/13/2019. I let at least one local know about it. It looks pretty good for an outdoor machine. Is that lichen on the collets? Of course we don't know what it looked like...
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    Any progress in finding the gal a new home? I...

    Any progress in finding the gal a new home?

    I am too far away to add it to my collection of project/rescue machines in storage.. ahem.

    The OP says the lathe is in 3 pods, and only one pod can...
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    I am not an expert, but I think -120F has a good...

    I am not an expert, but I think -120F has a good chance of changing the properties of the steel even after it warms to room temperature. Dry ice is routinely used for that purpose, and you can search...
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    Amazon launches freight brokerage business

    I heard a couple years ago that Amazon was preparing to enter the freight brokerage business. It seems like an antiquated industry rife for disruption.

    Are you happy with that industry and the way...
  23. A photo that clearly shows the condition of the...

    A photo that clearly shows the condition of the ways is worth a thousand words. Not having one is a red flag.
  24. I have seen this fine machine in person and hope...

    I have seen this fine machine in person and hope it finds a nice home. I have only one photo of it. I'm sure this doesn't capture the tan color correctly, due to the mixed light and my eyes. Click on...
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    I'm probably not the first to say it's Gross.

    I'm probably not the first to say it's Gross.
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