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    Some very generous employers here .....my last...

    Some very generous employers here .....my last job,you got nothing free ,unless it was award mandated ,like safety boots were free after 12 months.....Anyway ,a competitor used to hand out nice...
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    I dont see how China is behind Pakistan....There...

    I dont see how China is behind Pakistan....There are no hordes of crazed Jihadis finding blasphemy around every corner ,or setting bombs willy nilly.....Pakistan is a hell hole ,and getting worse...
  3. So ,you dont have a compressor,and dont want an...

    So ,you dont have a compressor,and dont want an exhauster (correct term for a vac /pump)......well, then ,how about steam?...Two ways (at least) with steam....condense the steam in a closed vessel...
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    Cross purposes?.....Not talking about pots ,as...

    Cross purposes?.....Not talking about pots ,as such ,but about zinc diecasting alloy ,know to generations of incompetent bodgers as "pot metal"...It had many important properties for making...
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    There were plenty of "authoritarian " measures...

    There were plenty of "authoritarian " measures taken in Victoria,and the virus stopped in a few weeks .....they learned from the first wave ,and second time around ,first thing Daniel Andrews did was...
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    Youll never see an old engine in a field here...

    Youll never see an old engine in a field here ......prices for junk are astronomical.....any US engine like a Buffalo Pitts will be $25k,in rolling condition,needing boiler work ,any kind of English...
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    There is a funny story about that .....a exec...

    There is a funny story about that .....a exec from Alfred Herbert Ltd noticed town market shops selling Herbert marked work issue clothing.......The Herbert management came up with the brilliant idea...
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    Seems the 26 year old plane was recently serviced...

    Seems the 26 year old plane was recently serviced ,and the mechanics had a few bits left over .....as you do in 3rd world countries......Consequently ,police have arrested multiple persons ,again ,as...
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    The first(blue) one is the WW2 vintage one...

    The first(blue) one is the WW2 vintage one .....it looks a bit different because of the tray ,and the speed calculator dial has been removed.....and yes,it does have taper roller spindle...
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    Ah ,yes...that would be the X-Anon conspiracy.

    Ah ,yes...that would be the X-Anon conspiracy.
  11. In another price/scarcity related...

    In another price/scarcity related matter....copper is now back at historic highs of around $8000US/ton......So you can expect higher prices for brass components to persist after the scarcity ends.
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    Not just newbies,lots of established businesses...

    Not just newbies,lots of established businesses will do work at a loss in hard times hoping to keep the doors open and the crew together.....Just wait until every shop starts quoting month to 6 week...
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    What you have is a giant computer learning how to...

    What you have is a giant computer learning how to exploit desperate people and business ......reading comments,a lot of the tricks are recognizable from wayback...tricks that auctioneers,dealers,...
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    There is catch in buying dirt too......you are a...

    There is catch in buying dirt too......you are a sitting duck for all kinds of taxes and charges .I sold a block that was nothing but a money drain last 10 years since I got too old to do big...
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    Id say your best bet is to tidy up the broken...

    Id say your best bet is to tidy up the broken part ,and make a new T slot from steel and fix it to the casting with a number of countersunk socket screws.....Alternatively ,dispense with the sliding...
  16. Can you buy a Glock or AR and take it home same...

    Can you buy a Glock or AR and take it home same day in Calif?.....not from what I gather .....anyway ,thats neither here nor there,because guns I buy are made of steel and wood,not plastic and...
  17. Forgot to mention ..CCI 22 $11/100....$500/5000.

    Forgot to mention ..CCI 22 $11/100....$500/5000.
  18. No shortages of anything here ....Winchester LR...

    No shortages of anything here ....Winchester LR primers are even on special to clear surplus.A$31.90 /1000...US$ 25.00/1000....Plenty of 9mm at the normal price ,choice of several brands,plenty of...
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    If you make the acquaintance of a few hobby...

    If you make the acquaintance of a few hobby machinists locally,you will find that your bent feed shaft will be straightened free ,and someone may even have a lead on a leadscrew.
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    Because of the big drive wheels ,the load centre...

    Because of the big drive wheels ,the load centre has to be well out from the axle ,and so capacity is generally half what you would expect from the size.....Still ,these factory built tractor...
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    I hope you bought it and blew up the tyres before...

    I hope you bought it and blew up the tyres before they get cracks in the rubber......One of these would be a great junk collectors forklift.......and plenty of grip for the muddy back yard.
  22. Although the leadscrew is 6 PI,the actual lead is...

    Although the leadscrew is 6 PI,the actual lead is 3 turns PI.....the thread is two start......And this is a fault with these machines,the leadscrew elements are too small /too fine and are often worn...
  23. The inflation that will dilute the purchasing...

    The inflation that will dilute the purchasing power of your pension happened the moment a $ trillion was fed into the financial system to avoid a covid market crash......House prices have been on an...
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    There is a window company here built their own...

    There is a window company here built their own extrusion line,wasnt enough so they built their own glass plant.
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    Gradalls were once favourites of the railways...

    Gradalls were once favourites of the railways here ,as they could easily cut a batter to grade with an incompetent operator.....They used to sell cheap too,as no one had much of a use for them...The...
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