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  1. Saying 'surface rust' is like saying a building...

    Saying 'surface rust' is like saying a building has an 'exterior roof.'

    ALL roofs are on the outside. ALL rust is on the surface. Items rust from the *outside*.
  2. I found this out when I bought a headstock...

    I found this out when I bought a headstock mounted cutoff for my ESM-59, had to drift the mounting holes in it a bit.
  3. Pardon me. Who's in charge of the fainting couch...

    Pardon me. Who's in charge of the fainting couch this week, we may need an extra shipment of smelling salts....
  4. I much prefer to have all my machinery with...

    I much prefer to have all my machinery with sub-surface rust only, so it does not detract from the patina, which they mostly are equipped with.
  5. Good point, ropes and guns are real good to keep...

    Good point, ropes and guns are real good to keep pipes from freezing.
  6. When we get three inches of snow around here, we...

    When we get three inches of snow around here, we say 'thank god it didn't snow.'
  7. There's a local takout place near here where the...

    There's a local takout place near here where the delivery vehicle is a prius, inspecting closely it has studded snows on the front. We really don't get all *that* much snow (this year, a little more...
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    Some of the hardest stuff I've seen was the small...

    Some of the hardest stuff I've seen was the small cast-iron pulley housings for the double-hung widows in my 1850s vintage house.
    At one point I tried to shorten one up a bit to fit in a different...
  9. Did not read the whole post, did you? Yep, one...

    Did not read the whole post, did you? Yep, one of the biggest. There are plenty of male visitors in the dorms.
  10. Yep, good news is they all skedaddled to texas,...

    Yep, good news is they all skedaddled to texas, where things are so much more inexpensive and reliable!
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    Four thou on the diameter is a lot, what did the...

    Four thou on the diameter is a lot, what did the one that come off look like? Also, it's a bit tough to do measurements
    on items like this, the bearing ID may be a bit irregular and if the surface...
  12. Know I am cherry-picking here, but what??? ...

    Know I am cherry-picking here, but what??? Purpose of government goes *way* beyond that. Possibly you meant something else. Also if you invoke a 'fairness doctrine' then
    you better be sure...
  13. Folks from buffalo: calmly climb out of the...

    Folks from buffalo: calmly climb out of the second story level of a parking garage right out onto the snowbank in the street.
    Texans: AAAAAAHHHHHH we're all gonna DIE!! Snow, destruction!!!
  14. Oddly one of the biggest all-women colleges in...

    Oddly one of the biggest all-women colleges in the US has exactly that: coed bathrooms in the dorms. And yes male vistors use them.
    And again, oddly, nobody's had a hissy fit about the situation....
  15. Preppers can't figure out how to turn their water...

    Preppers can't figure out how to turn their water off and fall over in an inch of snow. Then ask for welfare when the light bill is TOO DAMN HIGH.

    Figures.
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    That's exactly what happened with the new in box...

    That's exactly what happened with the new in box Hitachi drive I bought. Some of the parameters were locked out, and it took a good bit of page shuffling to find out how to undo that. The...
  17. Translation: WHAAA whaaa WHA, I never thought...

    Translation: WHAAA whaaa WHA, I never thought the face-eating tiger would eat MY face off!

    Texas votes for a face-eating tiger because it will make them INDEPENDENT of the big bad federal...
  18. We used to use GE 7031 varnish. Nasty stuff,...

    We used to use GE 7031 varnish. Nasty stuff, stinks pretty badly. For winding a multi-layer coil like that, the first few layers go nicely, after that it's
    not quiet scramble wound, but almost. ...
  19. Getting to the crux of the matter: Texas'...

    Getting to the crux of the matter: Texas' politicians desperately wanted a market-driven electric grid that was not regulated in any way by the federal government. The incentives were, to...
  20. You forgot, "have your own independent electrical...

    You forgot, "have your own independent electrical grid so the federal government can't tell us what to do." (unless it snows. Then they can give us welfare money)
  21. I've been slowly retrofitting my basement with...

    I've been slowly retrofitting my basement with LED highbay lights from home desperate. I think they're 21,000 lumens each. I've removed almost all the
    incandescents and fluorescent lighting,...
  22. So there YA GO the damn GREENIES screwed texas...

    So there YA GO the damn GREENIES screwed texas again, they should have granted permission the DAY BEFORE texas asked for it!

    Obviously obama's fault.
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    Third possibility: tumbler positions were...

    Third possibility: tumbler positions were shifted while the machine was under power.

    a) do not shift tumblers in gearbox while lathe is running.
    b) bonus warning: do not operate reversing...
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    I want to see the video that caused Honda to put...

    I want to see the video that caused Honda to put "DO NOT RUN SNOWBLOWER ON ROOF" in their manuals for those.
  25. Not in Texas! They'll be run with natural gas,...

    Not in Texas! They'll be run with natural gas, supplied by pipeline. Works great unless there's an inch of snow on the ground...
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