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    You didn't seem to listen to the advice in your...

    You didn't seem to listen to the advice in your other thread, now you're looking for what exactly? To answer your question, it would seem to be "yes".
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    Threads are measured on the thread flanks for a...

    Threads are measured on the thread flanks for a reason. All threads have some sort of truncation of the crest and root, even if "sharp" on both, how sharp is sharp?
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    I haven't looked inside a Kitamura but a friend...

    I haven't looked inside a Kitamura but a friend got a similar vintage Kern and it has a bunch of Festo type lines and couplings- every single coupling was leaking when he got it. I would imagine...
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    Get the junk pieces chromed too and do your...

    Get the junk pieces chromed too and do your dialing in on those!
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    I think it would be pretty easy to hit dimension...

    I think it would be pretty easy to hit dimension and a killer finish with almost anything besides grinding, is there a reason you want to grind the brass?
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    Been a very happy user since the 90s. I always...

    Been a very happy user since the 90s. I always have to chuckle when folks ask to use my Nogas rather than the Swiss made similar holders in the shop. So far I haven't needed to use the shank on my...
  7. Keep your house, finance your equipment. ...

    Keep your house, finance your equipment.



    Undercutting is a race to the bottom and the destination is not negotiable. Don't compete on price, compete on quality.
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    I have numerous old small Swiss machines with no...

    I have numerous old small Swiss machines with no wick, just a passage and groove.
  9. My Dad had a Curta II, he would actually let us...

    My Dad had a Curta II, he would actually let us play with it as kids, but he showed us what to do and what not to do... and we knew if we broke it it would be bad. He used it as a real estate...
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    I think the little boxes hold reticles for the...

    I think the little boxes hold reticles for the eyepiece and it's used to visually compare tool geometry like radius and angle. It doesn't seem to function like a conventional toolmaker's microscope...
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    If I'm not mistaken it was Waltham Machine Works...

    If I'm not mistaken it was Waltham Machine Works who originated the w20. I read that most of their w20 lathes were exported to Europe, maybe that's why they settled on the unusual in inch or metric...
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    I have a flat belt lathe that came to me with a...

    I have a flat belt lathe that came to me with a great condition leather belt. Used it for years with that belt. At some point I was doing a Habasit rubber matrix belt for a friend (gotta have the...
  13. I took a test to get into watchmaking school in...

    I took a test to get into watchmaking school in the 90s that _looked_ like it was from the 60s... gears going here and there and trucks tilted on a hill and stuff like that. Curious if someone digs...
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    Hey Limy- if you're reading this, I'd love to see...

    Hey Limy- if you're reading this, I'd love to see your posts again, hope you're doing well, and all the best.
    Knowing your sense of humor you are probably getting a kick out of the fact your thread...
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    I have two friends who are phd in chemistry, both...

    I have two friends who are phd in chemistry, both found no work in Switzerland (?!) for years after finishing their degrees. One is teaching HS in France, the other in a real estate agency.
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    Sami, you are up there with JimK and Troup for...

    Sami, you are up there with JimK and Troup for good reading here, one of the best. Glad you're writing again and wish you the very best.
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    When I finished high school I decided to go to...

    When I finished high school I decided to go to college out of state, and take a year off to get residency and lower tuition. In that year I still had no idea what I wanted to do, so I became an auto...
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    Page 39 of the Richmond College Messenger The...

    Page 39 of the Richmond College Messenger The Messenger, Vol. 21, No. 2 by UR Scholarship Repository - Issuu
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    Check out Gepy, they have several options and...

    Check out Gepy, they have several options and will do customs.

    GEPY, fabricant de pointes tournantes et de quills | Gepy Papaux
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    Wait, Covid is a real thing? 18 months ago a...

    Wait, Covid is a real thing? 18 months ago a bunch of people here said it wasn't. Now they're saying vaccines are garbage. I'm so confused.
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    I wouldn't hesitate to put a quality ISO 32...

    I wouldn't hesitate to put a quality ISO 32 hydraulic oil in there. They probably spec Mobile DTE Light because it's sort of an iconic industry standard, and most shops either have it or can get it...
  22. What did you score on the SATs? Kidding of...

    What did you score on the SATs? Kidding of course, I totally see that 3 is an acceptable answer. I remember taking them a few decades ago and wishing I could elaborate rather than checking a box.
  23. Yeah he was ranting that someone should tell GM,...

    Yeah he was ranting that someone should tell GM, and everyone else that they're wasting money heat treating, centuries of steel tech development for nothing, everyone just use whatever pig steel for...
  24. This is starting to remind me of a thread a...

    This is starting to remind me of a thread a decade or so ago where a member lost it because someone said the elasticity of steel is the same whether it's heat treated or not, hahaha. I can't remember...
  25. A while back I helped prototype this watch. The 4...

    A while back I helped prototype this watch. The 4 arms make a clockwise revolution every 20 minutes, so the hands have to move backwards to go forward correctly. The technical designer missed the...
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