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    Interesting, that. Herr Pelz once described to me...

    Interesting, that. Herr Pelz once described to me how he had tooled a shaper to make the metal mold for a compound-curve table radio set zinc die cast grille meant to resemble a fireplace screen or...
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    Easy for YOU to say, what with a spare set of...

    Easy for YOU to say, what with a spare set of $2500-$3500 and scarce spindle bearings already paid for?

    Or do you have?

    :(

    Only other thing as can demand that much coin in one go is a full...
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    LOL! Even with almost five inches added for the...

    LOL! Even with almost five inches added for the last of the Jaguars that still looked like Jaguars instead of Jap'nese doorstop wedges, the XJ8-L is a ride one WEARS, not sits on.

    The Range Rover...
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    Last had watchmakers on-staff 1984, but the...

    Last had watchmakers on-staff 1984, but the supply houses that still carry such goods are mostly in metro New York shiddy. Google, etc. with metric diameters if you want to splurge, but I wouldn't.
    ...
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    Wellll. it ain't as if I'm up for STARTING to...

    Wellll. it ain't as if I'm up for STARTING to give two s**t's about "public opinion" at my age, but still. Goop and/or Cherry Go-Jo at every sink in the house, paper towel dispenser to keep the wife...
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    "Green New Steal" thing, izzat? Surely ain't...

    "Green New Steal" thing, izzat?

    Surely ain't easy to git that many bugs to take their Saturday night bath all at once so as to save on heatin' the water any other way, izzer?
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    Hard to say. A great deal was afoot before formal...

    Hard to say. A great deal was afoot before formal entry to war:

    First engagement of neutral United States in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia

    Not to forget.. the US...
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    Only two of the "sight" glasses are crucial. ...

    Only two of the "sight" glasses are crucial.

    Those obscured so you cannot easily see if the EXPENSIVE spindle bearings have proper lube. 'Coz it is known to leak some, sitting OR in-use.
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    Serial number reduces probability of the bed...

    Serial number reduces probability of the bed being swapped from some other lathe to the vanishing point.

    Not sure if used equipent donated or sold into War work was so marked, but "could be".
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    Yah well.. Saw waaay to much of that, Dad's...

    Yah well.. Saw waaay to much of that, Dad's generation. .. then my own next-highers.. then fellow worker-bee global experts what with the comes-with-the-territory aspects of that exalted "focus".
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    Blow-by doesn't build-up so fast as to be TWO...

    Blow-by doesn't build-up so fast as to be TWO INCHES above the mark. Fuel PUMPED in over a bad seal, can do, partly because there is plenty OF it to-hand.

    My four 145 HP Continental inline sixes -...
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    First saw that, as a little kid, Watertown...

    First saw that, as a little kid, Watertown Arsenal, I thot it represented those round bowling-ball lookalike kerosene-fueled highway markers used at road contruction detours!

    "Somewhere.." in the...
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    "Shell and flame" - early form of a hand grenade,...

    "Shell and flame" - early form of a hand grenade, AKA "flaming bomb". US Army Ordnance Corps origin.

    Stamped on all manner of DoD-acquired weaponry or the goods to manufacture or support same,...
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    Perchance did the "oil" smell - or feel - of...

    Perchance did the "oil" smell - or feel - of Diesel fuel?

    Seen that movie before, GI equipment, NOT Cummins, very long time ago.

    Tends to run the bearings. And not-only.

    Googled it?
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    I have always been a fan of a "mast" at each...

    I have always been a fan of a "mast" at each machine, power in the overhead. Same again 'open plan" offices. Code has rules for it. They make sense.

    Easier to change locations. Easier to move...
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    You could stub in the conduit horizontal for the...

    You could stub in the conduit horizontal for the connector annex to existing, same way, ell to carry it up .... or just a pull box with cover for later fishing and pulling.

    Can't say as I'm a fan...
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    Rough in a fair sized box. Stub conduit up to the...

    Rough in a fair sized box. Stub conduit up to the overhead. Or to a mating box. run your feed loops up-top, drop to the boxes. The fewer horizontals in the wall, the lower the risk of interference...
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    LOL! Nothing "unusable" about it but time and...

    LOL! Nothing "unusable" about it but time and effort.

    If/as/when you have or acquire a milling machine... Or send a drawing off to (s)he who has such... and make/have made what you want.

    :)
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    Package came in today. Thanks, Thomas! PS:...

    Package came in today.

    Thanks, Thomas!

    PS: Good to see I do not have the world's most unintelligible handwriting after all!

    Guess I'll just have to get used to second place..

    :D
  20. MMC and-not-only sell all manner of sight glasses...

    MMC and-not-only sell all manner of sight glasses and sight tubes.

    Fab or adapt any tank you care to, mate the pump and sight tube to suit?

    I get tired of cleaning lime deposits outta my...
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    Politics, politics, politics... Just walk...

    Politics, politics, politics...

    Just walk around to the other end of the building and have it the other way.
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    Huh? Is it this one, then? Quit harassing the...

    Huh? Is it this one, then? Quit harassing the poor Divil.

    There's already published pictures of his place on the web!

    Big B Man Cave

    All we have to do now is track down and roundly PUNISH...
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    The HELL it is "good"... Now even boxes of...

    The HELL it is "good"...

    Now even boxes of rocks are to be f**ked-up as "TRUMP CULT MEMBERS"?

    :(

    Oh. Wait.

    Does that mean we are allowed to throw him the raw materials?
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    Fixed that for yah...

    Fixed that for yah...
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    Whomever told you it was "interesting" was...

    Whomever told you it was "interesting" was mistaken.

    Beside. he need not.

    Why would he BOTHER to do ...so long as he can enjoy the services of EG, MillieMalice, Jim Rozen, PeteM, other trolls...
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