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  1. Thread: Recession?

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    Someone once said you make more money in a...

    Someone once said you make more money in a falling market than a rising one.....might have been Michael Milliken.
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    The guy getting the rosy advice about a new shop...

    The guy getting the rosy advice about a new shop needs to read this.....customer's drawings.....customer expects you to correct the drawings,and make the part work.....if it dont you wear...
  3. Castrol R is still readily available in several...

    Castrol R is still readily available in several grades.......as for breathing the fumes,thats a good reason to be in front.......by the way...a JAP isnt a jappa,its English thru and thru....J.A...
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    Now here s a strange thing,I can call a...

    Now here s a strange thing,I can call a scrapyard,and they will get a subbie to move a derelict 50 ton machine for maybe $200 knocked off the scrap metal payment..........I ask the dipstick doing the...
  5. Thats where experience comes in......work with...

    Thats where experience comes in......work with cranes and hoists for 10 years,and youll know exactly how to turn it without any shock........a newbie is likely to have slings fall off as it flips .
  6. newbies are often fooled by sightglasses.....oil...

    newbies are often fooled by sightglasses.....oil should be well up,there is a residual in the glass ,even when the oil is empty.......anyhoo,my definition of a major spill is when oil runs out into...
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    Same thing happened to my old dragline......got...

    Same thing happened to my old dragline......got out the oxy,welder ,a bit of scrap from my pile....good as new in no time.......even discovered that the butt end of the boom was paper thin from water...
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    Ripoff merchants are a dime a dozen........crazy...

    Ripoff merchants are a dime a dozen........crazy prices to move stuff....wont catch me paying em.
  9. Thread: Coworker issues

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    I was the maintenance guy,had to fix the...

    I was the maintenance guy,had to fix the f/ups.......when guys upset me by breaking things,I got them fired by setting them up.One guy had something on the boss from the old days,I had to get him to...
  10. All thats needed with castor oil is to read the...

    All thats needed with castor oil is to read the warning s on the drum.........it doesnt like mineral oil,and mix the two and you ve got jelly.......a great many old engines and gearboxes have been...
  11. Thread: Boeing 737 Max

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    Yeah ,poor old ceo.........whats he get $50...

    Yeah ,poor old ceo.........whats he get $50 million,$100 million for early termination......and if he s really skint,then he can have a part time job with the company,fronting the media.Boo Hoo.
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    Maybe VW have learned to get clear of selling...

    Maybe VW have learned to get clear of selling into areas where the governments are likley to penalize them for a bit of black smoke,and sell into all the Islamic areas,where cars dont need to be...
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    Have you checked it with a ground arbor ,rather...

    Have you checked it with a ground arbor ,rather than a valve.......anyway ,the three ball chucks do seem to run out out a bit,often due to wear on the valve stem.......the only grinder I ve seen got...
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    Are you talking inches or mm.......your depth of...

    Are you talking inches or mm.......your depth of cut is from 10x to 100x too great......with the setup you have ,tenths( of a thousandth of an inch )is a viable cut ......and trying to grind from...
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    The people next to me had a fire......the leased...

    The people next to me had a fire......the leased photocopier wasnt damaged....so the woman pushed it out a first floor window just to make sure it didnt become a zombie......or maybe it was the...
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    Tesla are offering car owners a charging point so...

    Tesla are offering car owners a charging point so the cars can be charged from an owners home solar array and battery........which of course every comitted Tesla owner has.......Interesting to note...
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    It will be a internal mechanism to stop the...

    It will be a internal mechanism to stop the cylinder banging down......try lowering a lot more slowly at the bottom ,see if it still happens.........many hydraulic machines have a coil spring and...
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    All been worked out 150+ years ago.....Snider...

    All been worked out 150+ years ago.....Snider bayonets were bushed to fit the Alex Henry rifle,Martini Henry triangular bayonets were bushed to fit the smaller 303 barrel of the Martini...
  19. The compressor oil is steam turbine rated,and is...

    The compressor oil is steam turbine rated,and is the best oil you can buy.....very expensive,and very suitable for machines.......incidentally ,its what I use too,having worked on compressor...
  20. Yeah ,and someone wins millions every week in the...

    Yeah ,and someone wins millions every week in the lotteries....bu not me.......I quickly found being a job shop was stupid,as customers wanted me to design their nicknack for production,then make it...
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    Understandable if he has a pile of old copper...

    Understandable if he has a pile of old copper wound powersources,and wants to combine them with a more n modern wire feeder and technology......me ,I have a stack of old 400 and 600s with copper...
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    It will also have hose bust...

    It will also have hose bust protection.....required by law now,I think.......hose bust valving is usually in a block welded to the cylinder,or even in the solid base of the cylinder......now,Im not...
  23. Vintage Bentleys had a system of cam drive that...

    Vintage Bentleys had a system of cam drive that used three pushrods,on eccentrics to drive the OHC.......musta been a good idea ,cause people pay millions for the cars now...Salmsons had DOHC driven...
  24. Thread: Recession?

    by john.k
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    You want recession....have a look at Softbanks...

    You want recession....have a look at Softbanks investment.......should be "investments"......some of the biggest hyped lossmakers of the decade....Uber,Lyfft,Pelaton,and to top them all...
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    In normal times,big gensets say 400/500kva arent...

    In normal times,big gensets say 400/500kva arent worth much.....I.often used to buy the big stationery plants for scrap price.........not outage times ,when everybody wants one.......Out here,every...
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