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    My mothers not going to know why I'm flying via...

    My mothers not going to know why I'm flying via Iceland on the way back to the UK, next time I'm able to visit. My DNA is probably more varied than most...
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    I lived on the Isle of Wight for a while,...

    I lived on the Isle of Wight for a while, inbreeding there is a problem. I always used protection (the few times I got lucky), I didn't want to add to the corrupt gene pool.
  3. Coming to a hospital near you. Utah hospitals...

    Coming to a hospital near you.

    Utah hospitals Covid: Proposed critera would ration health care at overwhelmed facilities - CNN

    I've been very careful, as has my wife. We both have risk factors,...
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    No, where Sami comes from (Norfolk I believe...

    No, where Sami comes from (Norfolk I believe (the land time forgot)) they use the therapy on the local wimin so they can make them look like women, as god intended.
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    I see risers in your future.

    I see risers in your future.
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    My Grandfather on Ma's side did some geneology...

    My Grandfather on Ma's side did some geneology and was able to go quite a way back.

    Seems we had some Viking history, unfortuantly not as Vikings, but as Viking slaves bought over from Ireland....
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    Not sure you've realised this yet, your the boy...

    Not sure you've realised this yet, your the boy taking the stick to a knife fight, or a knife to a gun fight, not in a physical sense, but more in an intellectual sense.

    Your the mouse, Thermite...
  8. California has mask mandates but they haven't...

    California has mask mandates but they haven't been actively enforced by leo's, especially in Orange County.

    My wifes friends experience is the first time I've heard of it being enforced with a...
  9. My wifeys friend was in Manhattan Beach...

    My wifeys friend was in Manhattan Beach yesterday at a restaurant eating outside and all were socially distanced 6'

    After they had finished eating a couple of Manhattan PD officers came over and...
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    No idea how tall you are, but any of those lathes...

    No idea how tall you are, but any of those lathes (and a Webb TSL) will likely require raising up to get to a comfortable height for you.

    I'm 5'9" and would have raised the Webb I had 4-6" if I...
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    Graziano's are not that rare in So Cal, I...

    Graziano's are not that rare in So Cal, I certainly have seen more Graziano's than I've seen Okuma manual lathes around here.
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    I ran an Okuma LS lathe for a few hundred hours...

    I ran an Okuma LS lathe for a few hundred hours in the 80's, fantastic lathe. I'd expect that one to be as good. I ran a few Mori-Seiki MS850's, I think the Okuma was better.
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    Every where I've worked that heat treated...

    Every where I've worked that heat treated 13-8/15-5/17-4 would turn off the oven, open the door and leave the parts in the oven to cool.

    As part of the QC the parts were always checked for...
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    That Hot Wheels ramp is cool, that's what my dad...

    That Hot Wheels ramp is cool, that's what my dad would have made for us, he was a kid at heart. That was good to see.
  15. I'm dropping off my ballot in an official ballot...

    I'm dropping off my ballot in an official ballot drop box tomorrow. There's no way I'm going to the local polling station on election day.

    I'm up in the corner of North West Orange County, up here...
  16. The problem with a lot of masks is they don't...

    The problem with a lot of masks is they don't seal the gap around the nose,along the sides, and underneath. I don't trust the blue masks everybody wears. They might protect from a direct frontal...
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    dunno bout that, 50 from Carson City to Ely is...

    dunno bout that, 50 from Carson City to Ely is pretty remote, specially with a prone to overheating toyota pickup.

    The time I drove 93 south from Ely to Vegas was fun because there were a lot of...
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    Have you looked at Webb TSL-800's? I think...

    Have you looked at Webb TSL-800's?

    I think there as good as a Graziano, especially if you get the Webb with the 2 speed motor. What seems to be common across TSL-800's is the bedway wear. I...
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    I get STEP files from 2 customers who use SWX. ...

    I get STEP files from 2 customers who use SWX.

    The version of UG I have only recognises the stp (lower case, three letters)) extension. So I change the extention before I can translate.

    If I...
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    You don't unless you get an accompanying drawing....

    You don't unless you get an accompanying drawing.

    One of my customers uses a couple of chinese vendors who quote and deliver good parts with just the stp file, no drawings.

    On the other hand...
  21. Cool, I'd like to take a box of 4 for $100...

    Cool, I'd like to take a box of 4 for $100 shipped. I won't be able to send a paypal payment till tonight if that's ok
  22. Did you by any chance find anymore of the...

    Did you by any chance find anymore of the original 3/8" lines?

    Would be interested in those if you found any by chance
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    Contact Bobcad directly and see what they have...

    Contact Bobcad directly and see what they have for pricing.

    A friend of mine uses Bobcad and does some very complex machining so it's evidently a very capable program.
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    If it was me I'd take it to KoaM threading in...

    If it was me I'd take it to KoaM threading in Sante Fe Springs. Let them do it, I assume they would thread grind the thread.

    I assume you either have a gage or a mating part to verify the thread?
  25. In similar situations I've put a layer of...

    In similar situations I've put a layer of thixotropic (doesn't sag) epoxy on the opposite wall before finishing. That will stiffen the wall, and after you've finished you can use a heat gun to warm...
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