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    yes but nobody can make the claim that what...

    yes but nobody can make the claim that what happened was within the scope of "normal"
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    Well Bill, at 48 years old many of us are not...

    Well Bill, at 48 years old many of us are not THAT far removed from those lineshaft days, guys in their 70's who I worked with in the early 80's learned from THOSE guys. I think the first inserted...
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    It is not easy to understand who is tier one and...

    It is not easy to understand who is tier one and who is tier two. The co I worked for made a lot of chassis sub assemblies. Sometimes just control arms, sometimes they were a hub with bearings...
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    I'm just a normal guy who has been running lathes...

    I'm just a normal guy who has been running lathes 40 years or so of 48, was always taught on center from day one. Below center if the situation dictates that for some reason (talking OD work here)....
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    Cheap and dirty way to zero the dial is to set it...

    Cheap and dirty way to zero the dial is to set it at zero away from the work, and then advance the compound until the tool touches the work. That is as long as the compound is set at an angle other...
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    I THINK they are getting at the top rake of the...

    I THINK they are getting at the top rake of the tool, not the position of the tip related to centerline of the work ?? IE a turning tool would have 5 degrees top rake, and a threading tool would have...
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    How did Tier one and two suppliers actually come...

    How did Tier one and two suppliers actually come out in the deal ?? Reading just this one case if you choose to take it that way means US GOV ended up with a chunk of American Axle in the deal ??...
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    One thing you can do with a tool that will not...

    One thing you can do with a tool that will not cut, is ink up what should be clearance with a sharpie marker, just blacken it all, then shove it in the hole and move it out to touch with the spindle...
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    And I said, some american airbags do NOT deploy...

    And I said, some american airbags do NOT deploy unless the seatbelt is worn. Not sure which vehicles, or how to even find that out. But in at least SOME american made cars, no seatbelt= no air bag.
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    Well an article here on PM about a book was very...

    Well an article here on PM about a book was very interesting re the Japanese auto industry. They totally restructured their industry and the rules about imports in their country for the goal of...
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    GM headed for Bankruptcy again.

    General Motors Is Headed For Bankruptcy -- Again - Forbes


    Very interesting.
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    Well that would depend on what govt's REAL goal...

    Well that would depend on what govt's REAL goal is ?? Is it to provide a way for people to cheaply drive wherever they want ?? Or to DISCOURAGE that form of transport, while generally not developing...
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    When I first saw "12L14" and "gun parts" I was...

    When I first saw "12L14" and "gun parts" I was dubious...but I saw the google and did do that, Makes me wonder of the scope bases are mostly made from round stock on machines that both turn and mill...
  14. My father ran his own shop from the early 70's...

    My father ran his own shop from the early 70's til he died in 1986, in all that time he never send out a part with a saw cut surface, always took a cut from it to clean it up. He had one customer he...
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    Might be able to get a solid carbide 7/16 ball...

    Might be able to get a solid carbide 7/16 ball rougher too, like a Niagara Elite series (if they still make them) which in a lot of situations might run that rough pass in one shot if you can get the...
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    Sometimes you can get 5 flutes nearly for the...

    Sometimes you can get 5 flutes nearly for the price of 4, never really PROVED they would last longer, but it would seem that they should ?
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    Reading on a BBQ forum one poster said to buy...

    Reading on a BBQ forum one poster said to buy charcoal local to where he was overseas the stuff sold for use in Hookah's was very high quality, and cheaper than most any other source.

    Looking on...
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    I bet you could make a buck selling those...

    I bet you could make a buck selling those burnouts :-).

    Bill
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    I buy them at the jewelry store, or have anyway,...

    I buy them at the jewelry store, or have anyway, they seem to have fresh batteries, but I have bought them from Grainger too.

    Bill
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    That takes me back to vocational HS 1981-1983...

    That takes me back to vocational HS 1981-1983 :-). I think we had ONE camlock lathe, the others were all the short keyed taper which had a threaded ring that drew the chuck or other implement onto...
  21. That was why we were cutting it up into sections,...

    That was why we were cutting it up into sections, to make anvils, but the project never went to completion :-).

    Bill
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    I have drilled some nearly that long in a cnc...

    I have drilled some nearly that long in a cnc MILL that were only 1/8" in dia, and in H13 steel :-). The key there was to get a very accurate spot drill, with a dwell to remove all cut pressure, then...
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    Looks like you have some very nice way to cut...

    Looks like you have some very nice way to cut metal at home ?? is that laser cut ??

    Bill
  24. I have heard you can cut a stress riser (say with...

    I have heard you can cut a stress riser (say with a makita and a cutoff wheel) and BREAK it. We had a section about 4' long and learned a Peerless power hacksaw with a good blade can cut it in under...
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    I suppose this all makes sense :-)....the...

    I suppose this all makes sense :-)....the flywheel weight of the whole drive train gives you some stored power to allow you to actually briefly use MORE power in the cut than the motor makes. There...
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