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  1. They probably wish they had better training!

    They probably wish they had better training!
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    Ah! You're absolutely right! Brain fart. I...

    Ah! You're absolutely right! Brain fart. I meant to say 37° vs 45° for many other fittings.
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    I have wondered about flare fittings being 82° &...

    I have wondered about flare fittings being 82° & 90°. 82° is used on airplanes that use aluminum tubing. I don't KNOW the reason, but it sounds reasonable that the 82° flare would be less likely to...
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    Banggood.com

    Banggood.com
  5. Not what you're asking for, but how about a ball...

    Not what you're asking for, but how about a ball screw actuator?

    It would help to know what you're planning to use it for.
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    The oilfield is most certainly NOT dead. It is...

    The oilfield is most certainly NOT dead. It is slowing for several reasons: lack of pipelines, too much oil being produced, etc. However, the shale wells being drilled these days have a very rapid...
  7. WHAT??? 28 houses per acre??? That's less than...

    WHAT??? 28 houses per acre??? That's less than 1600 square feet per lot, or 40' x 40'. That's crazy!
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    Sure! Here's a part I made on a rotary table...

    Sure!

    Here's a part I made on a rotary table that was just a little too large to do on my lathe.

    Notice the groove around the outside that was also cut on the mill.

    267453
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    I haven't done any serious photography for years,...

    I haven't done any serious photography for years, but I have scanned a lot of negatives and slides with a trusty Epson photo scanner at 3200 DPI. Nowadays, as others have stated, they have much...
  10. Leave the machine on all the time.

    Leave the machine on all the time.
  11. Is this round tubing or square?

    Is this round tubing or square?
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    Why not just put an ad in Craigslist that you can...

    Why not just put an ad in Craigslist that you can make small items. Have fun and make a little cash, too!
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    PayPal has a reputation for screwing sellers. ...

    PayPal has a reputation for screwing sellers.

    More than once, as a buyer, I tried to pay with PayPal and got a message that there was a problem, try again later. I tried a couple hours later...
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    Besides lack of time, liability insurance is the...

    Besides lack of time, liability insurance is the reason I stopped flight instructing.
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    Got a farmer nearby? They can do it!

    Got a farmer nearby? They can do it!
  16. Very interesting! Follow the link to claim your...

    Very interesting! Follow the link to claim your prize!
  17. I would occasionally snore and tried various...

    I would occasionally snore and tried various remedies, from snore strips to sprays to dental devices. They really didn't work very well. My dentist suggest a Neti Pot (salt water nasal douche) and...
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    No, water vapor is less dense than air. Hot,...

    No, water vapor is less dense than air. Hot, high, humid are power robbers.
  19. Interesting. The American Bonanza Society...

    Interesting. The American Bonanza Society recently announced a contest to design replacements for the magnesium ruddervators used on their classic design airplanes. The original magnesium had a lot...
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    Can you substitute hose?

    Can you substitute hose?
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    What really gets me is how expensive basic...

    What really gets me is how expensive basic hardware is. I can buy genuine certified aircraft parts for a fraction of what it costs elsewhere. A simple locknut that costs $.39 for an airplane costs...
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    Under the doormat?

    Under the doormat?
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    Having worked in the oil & gas industry for...

    Having worked in the oil & gas industry for nearly 40 years, I appreciate the kind words for our industry. We get blasted by the environmentalists and politicians relentlessly, and we haven't done a...
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    I get it all the time with Firefox, but I'm using...

    I get it all the time with Firefox, but I'm using V55.0.3, which is definitely out of date. I don't like the newer ones.
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    That's not the only downside. Just try getting...

    That's not the only downside. Just try getting something repaired under warranty! The last Sony product I bought (about 25 years ago) failed and I had to call them on the phone to get a return...
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