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  1. Sad. They should have hired an ex-Federal...

    Sad. They should have hired an ex-Federal munchkin. Legends, those are, in the records-retention game.

    Given written orders to destroy, per clear policy, documents beyond a certain age and class,...
  2. Yah ain't runnin' a bleedin' interstate highway...

    Yah ain't runnin' a bleedin' interstate highway right-of-way or underground rail subway line.

    Yah push a conduit UNDER that 35 yard apron. It ain't as deep as an ICBM missile silo. No need to...
  3. Some rednecks are pleased to make a f**king...

    Some rednecks are pleased to make a f**king career out of being "pissed off".

    Others, not so much.

    What has changed? Gotten wiser, maybe?

    Pull that damned wire. Peddle a used P-P. Get laid....
  4. "Depends on the situation". Europe, most of...

    "Depends on the situation". Europe, most of "modern" Asia already HAVE it, close as the kerb, due to a different architecture, "last leg" of delivery. And yet it can still be costly due more to the...
  5. Industry has been DOING that sort of stuff since...

    Industry has been DOING that sort of stuff since time-immemorial.. or at least since High Voltage was needed on high-end o'Sopes.

    It ain't cost-effective at any significant current to being with....
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    LOL! First come back from the war, there wasn't...

    LOL! First come back from the war, there wasn't yet no online equities trading. So I'm in Pru-Bache brick and mortar Brokerage, watching the board, trying to decide where to put my savings.

    One...
  7. Not at all. Tolja it was uncommon, but available...

    Not at all. Tolja it was uncommon, but available at a bit higher price. Also only works very well in the smaller ones. But that's what you NEED.

    ABB is a massive enterprise. Parts of it ain't as...
  8. Hmm.. one of technology's faster-moving fields,...

    Hmm.. one of technology's faster-moving fields, electronics are. Has to be. Couldn't afford it AT ALL were it not constantly learning, adapting, and improving.

    And yet "non-backwards...
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    'minds me of the time me late Dad, super proud of...

    'minds me of the time me late Dad, super proud of beng an accident-immune driver - arrived home with a dent in the fender of his Dodge.

    Lost control and rammed a snowbank. Icy road? Not really.
    ...
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    They play in that space, yes. Funny thing...

    They play in that space, yes.

    Funny thing about Japanese "Kiedanren".

    Few realize that the top brands as appear to compete are generally divided-up into their assigned sectors by their common...
  11. It is "intriguing". Much as a Quorn T&C grinder...

    It is "intriguing". Much as a Quorn T&C grinder is.

    Pretty sure I don't WANT either one.

    But might take away a concept or three off the design philosophy.
  12. Count yourself fortunate. How'd you like to have...

    Count yourself fortunate. How'd you like to have all those boxes of shit embedded in your mind, instead of your garage? 97%+ - per a formal test - of everything youv've ever read

    And when you DO...
  13. Red Chinese airforce might do? Not THAT long ago,...

    Red Chinese airforce might do? Not THAT long ago, saw an entire squadron lined up at a joint military/ commercial aviation base. All shiney-proud polished bare alloy glistening in the sun like...
  14. Naif!. Wake up. There's a REASON we ain't made...

    Naif!. Wake up.

    There's a REASON we ain't made that mistake.

    Everyone knows them are always anodized in Easter-egg colours. Never plain BLACK!

    :D
  15. Thick or tall and deep/wide as well. Just...

    Thick or tall and deep/wide as well.

    Just shed one drawer, cut you a double-high-sheet-steel cover for the front of the one below the gap, grab the rattle-can.

    Less work than trying to...
  16. Thread: Monarch Lathe

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    Only "pretty" part of my personal Iron Mine is...

    Only "pretty" part of my personal Iron Mine is the metrology gear, actually.

    Guess I oughta see to the paint .... some day.

    Hear tell it improves the accuracy? Or is that only if yah also...
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    Good thinkin' Most complex weldment I ever...

    Good thinkin'

    Most complex weldment I ever made with my old "Dayton" half-vast stick was for a similar need, Just about eight times as UGLY! GMC 90-degree V6 into '84 Wagoneer 4- banger, keeping...
  18. Thread: Monarch Lathe

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    "Depends". Step Up? Cudda been down or sideways....

    "Depends". Step Up? Cudda been down or sideways.

    Revenue shop might hafta use the space for a CNC critter or a less prestigeous lathe with more Carbide-friendly RPM, or an "oilfield" spindle bore....
  19. Didn't find anything just now in a patent search-...

    Didn't find anything just now in a patent search- it seems to have been, but it might be under some other search terms.

    Weird design, but "weird in a good way". So naturally I looked at Oliver of...
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    For starters.. you have all the handles intact,...

    For starters.. you have all the handles intact, it ain't a block of rust, so even IF is still needs milled, shimmed, scraped for some other 10EE fitup, I suspect you'll find a buyer.
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    A cleanly refinished compound and cross...

    A cleanly refinished compound and cross pragmatically make it easier to set and manoeuver a mag-base DTI holder or take a height or angle measurement than dealing with a random rash of dings and...
  22. Not sure where you will FIND either of these, but...

    Not sure where you will FIND either of these, but the first two mills - both Horizantals, as "real" mills were, tail-end of the 1950's - were War One - or thereabouts - and had scores of years...
  23. Shop around. That small (think 3/4 HP) there...

    Shop around.

    That small (think 3/4 HP) there are:

    Several that;

    - Do 2 HP on 3-P input, 1 HP on 1-P input

    - others that:
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    Good application. Plenty been done before you. ...

    Good application. Plenty been done before you.

    Not one to cheap-out on, though.
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    Zip-lock bag 'em. Toss em into yer food freezer...

    Zip-lock bag 'em. Toss em into yer food freezer overnight. Then into a pot of hot solvent.

    Copper drift tap, kroil and repeat.
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