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    They aren't as beefy as any shaper over 7"-8",...

    They aren't as beefy as any shaper over 7"-8", but they don't take the floor space and they can make use of the X and Y table movements and any rotary table you've got. I had a 10" shaper but have...
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    Isn't that what governments want? :(

    Isn't that what governments want? :(
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    We have one where the cutting wheel cuts into the...

    We have one where the cutting wheel cuts into the side of the seam instead of the top of the lid. It's a brilliant idea. The lid and the body come apart with no sharp edges! Wasn't a major brand...
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    Hilsch vortex tube or Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube.

    Hilsch vortex tube or Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube.
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    You wouldn't be extracting the michael just a...

    You wouldn't be extracting the michael just a little bit, would you, Mr Carbide? :D
  6. Looks like you can work out the thread from the...

    Looks like you can work out the thread from the captive nut. It's going to be something like M8 or M10 at a guess.
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    Building volume should be almost irrelevant when...

    Building volume should be almost irrelevant when heating a large shop. Why would anyone in their right mind heat the air instead of using infra-red heating unless there were very specialised reasons...
  8. I found my 0.2 thou/10" one (in a 10" square)...

    I found my 0.2 thou/10" one (in a 10" square) pretty damned useful when verifying the alignment of my milling machine and my shaper when I rebuilt them.

    I'll be using a couple more of the LD vials...
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    It shouldn't be assumed that all IP originates in...

    It shouldn't be assumed that all IP originates in the USA. Huawei, for instance invests $15billion per year in R&D. That isn't small change...
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    It's a bloody disaster. England lost 17-24 to...

    It's a bloody disaster. England lost 17-24 to France and Scotland have lost 12-19 to Ireland in the Six Nations Rugby tournament :bawling:. Wales did rather better with a 42-0 thrashing of Italy...
  11. As the others have said. The insulation is...

    As the others have said. The insulation is probably varnish (class B) instead of bitumen (class A). Use kerosene/paraffin/mineral spirits to clean the windings. Then use C3 bearings. A good solution...
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    But if you don't have patents in the relevant...

    But if you don't have patents in the relevant territories, you don't have any comeback if someone comes out with a similar/identical technology. You can't have it both ways.
  13. The ones you link to in the first post are...

    The ones you link to in the first post are pretty-much the common standard for such self-levelling casters+feet. There is another variety, which is not as highly rated (should be just sufficient)...
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    It would appear that very few of you lot posting...

    It would appear that very few of you lot posting on this thread have bothered to read the cited article. Senator McCarthy would be proud of you...
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    That works perfectly. Thanks. :cheers:

    That works perfectly. Thanks. :cheers:
  16. I've rebuilt a couple of machines where the way...

    I've rebuilt a couple of machines where the way oil tanks have had a 'thick skin' on the bottom. I guess that some way oils had this problem. I don't know if it applies to newer formulations, because...
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    You are right. :cheers:

    You are right. :cheers:
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    [GORDON MODE] Having been a type 1 diabetic for...

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    Having been a type 1 diabetic for 55 years, I have plenty of say in my healthcare, thank you. The committees that guide my healthcare system are driven by outcomes rather than this...
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    Aluminum might be very dangerous. I suggest that...

    Aluminum might be very dangerous. I suggest that you all switch to using aluminium instead. :leaving:
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    Might a couple of years of drought have...

    Might a couple of years of drought have exacerbated the situation?
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    In metric parts of the world, 4x20mm is a...

    In metric parts of the world, 4x20mm is a standard gauge plate size, so it only needs cutting to length, slotting (4x20mm) and the carbide silver soldering on. Drill a hole in the shank at the radius...
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    Inspired by the score of the film "A Clockwork...

    Inspired by the score of the film "A Clockwork Orange" and arranged by Beethoven. Or something like that :bowdown:
  23. Could always go and visit Sami and put the world...

    Could always go and visit Sami and put the world to rights :D. Think he's up north though. nearly in the Wash...
  24. It shouldn't do the rest of the part any harm to...

    It shouldn't do the rest of the part any harm to have them re-tempered to the same temperature that was used for the original heat treat spec.
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    I believe that Sapele is safe. The one to be...

    I believe that Sapele is safe. The one to be careful with is oak. That needs to be varnished or oiled to avoid rust on contacted steel.
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