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  1. Thread: Boeing 737 Max

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    Gordon, so professional standards don't vary...

    Gordon, so professional standards don't vary world wide (in any field), everyone gets the latest training instantly and if you are "connected"* that has no bearing on if you get the position over a...
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    "That's quite a statement. Would any airline,...

    "That's quite a statement. Would any airline, even the worst, entrust a new plane in the hands of an incompetent pilot?" Gordon Clarke

    Short answer is unfortunately YES.

    Longer answer,...
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    "Well, lets look at Ford as an example. Their...

    "Well, lets look at Ford as an example.

    Their first factory in Mexico was in 1925." Ries

    I'm not disagreeing that there are and have not been successful companies, that you can't make a...
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    Fair enough, I really wasn't trying to vilify...

    Fair enough, I really wasn't trying to vilify Mexico. I realise that there is more than enough crime elsewhere.

    Emanuel's experience (Mexican people living in China are afraid to go home) hit...
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    Good thing the USA is totally crime free eh? ...

    Good thing the USA is totally crime free eh?

    Big B, if you read my posts in this thread, not at all what I said. If you choose to cherry pick only the last post, then I still don't see where I...
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    Regardless of your, or my, feelings of personal...

    Regardless of your, or my, feelings of personal safety in Mexico City, how are actual foreign investors reacting to Mexico, in terms of building factories?[/QUOTE]

    Questions that you could ask is...
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    [QUOTE=EmanuelGoldstein;3358846]You're right, I...

    [QUOTE=EmanuelGoldstein;3358846]You're right, I have not personally been to Mexico in ages. But have several acquaintances who go there to do factory work. Most of them are not allowed to go out...
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    Ditto cleaning, preheating and generous...

    Ditto cleaning, preheating and generous vee-grooves.

    What I have found is that most "cast iron" welds beautifully with a mig welder. I used stainless wire but one day when I had run out of...
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    "She is not being a bitch or rough for no reason....

    "She is not being a bitch or rough for no reason. Get a hold on that reason and solve it."

    Very good advise if you can. Some people are just plain mean and miserable and you will never know why,...
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    If you ever have ever removed carpet it is...

    If you ever have ever removed carpet it is apparent why people shift to less permeable flooring. Older carpet in most homes may look clean but is just plain nasty, a history of spills/soiling and...
  11. Thread: Boeing 737 Max

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    I agree with plastikdreams, Sprint you are doing...

    I agree with plastikdreams, Sprint you are doing just fine.

    "You started off OK as a moderator but you've gone back to posting on everything under the sun." My first thought was that Gordon's...
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    Yup, clueless helper was all I started with...

    Yup, clueless helper was all I started with sometimes.

    Using your kids is handy but not necessarily great at first. Older more capable ones often have other things they would rather do so you...
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    There are a few variations on how to bleed...

    There are a few variations on how to bleed brakes. I find if you can find s second person this works best:
    1. Have your helper slowly push the pedal down and hold it while you tighten the bleeder. ...
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    "Watch out for those hot chips" "they are fun to...

    "Watch out for those hot chips" "they are fun to use"

    You sometimes get free dancing lessons as well.

    Dave
  15. Thread: Old drill press

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    I saw one that a neighbour inherited, the same...

    I saw one that a neighbour inherited, the same Delta set up as in your post Bill. You also see the adds in old Popular Mechanics. It is easy to forget just how much motors and tools used to cost...
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    How would having a shaper benefit someone? ...

    How would having a shaper benefit someone?

    Ditto what most others have said. For most people once you get one you'll understand. Your question is kinda like asking why people need a pickup,...
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    Hi Mike, On a larger 18 inch Leblond I used...

    Hi Mike,

    On a larger 18 inch Leblond I used to own the outboard bearing had a lid covering the gallery which looked original, the inboard end had been modified and an oiler was threaded in. The...
  18. Thread: Old drill press

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    Not sure if Craftsman ever used this...

    Not sure if Craftsman ever used this configuration but with other makes around the same vintage the Drill Press and other accessories were driven off the table saw motor, hence the right angle v-belt...
  19. Thread: Labor Day...

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    True: The OP is about Labor Day as a holiday in...

    True: The OP is about Labor Day as a holiday in the USA.
    Gordon is talking about Labour Day or Mayday

    True: Hurricane Gordon strikes again.

    Very True: - Unions do not "own" that day....
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    Gordon did you actually read the first post in...

    Gordon did you actually read the first post in this thread and most of the subsequent posts before you replied? I'm not understanding how the smiley face and comment is related to any of this. ...
  21. Thread: Labor Day...

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    Labor Day sounds exactly like a tribute to honor...

    Labor Day sounds exactly like a tribute to honor those who have made huge sacrifices under difficult conditions. Gordon don't you think its just a tad disrespectful to use it in an attempt at humor?...
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    Disagreements occur, tempers flare, insults fly...

    Disagreements occur, tempers flare, insults fly however the ...scum comment has established a new low. It's neither witty or intelligent. Since threads are essentially forever not a good way for...
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    uh ohhhhhh Fair warning, once you...

    uh ohhhhhh[/QUOTE]

    Fair warning, once you start using the lathe you will become attached to it and find uses for it. Like a virus, Old iron disease easily replicates (the next thing you know you...
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    "I've seen more than a few old machines smashed...

    "I've seen more than a few old machines smashed to hell by unknowing young hands who threw the power switch." The reverse is also true (unknowing hands smashed to hell by a few old machines). With...
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    Welcome to the forum. Others will likely chime...

    Welcome to the forum. Others will likely chime in soon but I would suggest that you use the search function, you will find 4 pages of posts on LeBlond on this forum. As of a few years ago if you...
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