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    I think I've mentioned this before, but worth...

    I think I've mentioned this before, but worth repeating. Some 40 years ago I saw a cartoon with a scientist on the phone, standing next to a mouse dead in a mouse trap. He says into the phone,...
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    Wait - that was you? In that case, what I meant...

    Wait - that was you? In that case, what I meant to say was the gentleman in question had a very manly smell ... :)

    But actually, it can't have been you; I've never been to Patagonia.

    Sent from...
  3. Yum, fried contactor. Add some bacon and coffee...

    Yum, fried contactor. Add some bacon and coffee and we have breakfast! :)
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    One of the bus passengers next to me had clearly...

    One of the bus passengers next to me had clearly decided not to risk any sort of deodorant at all. I couldn't tell if was keeping Alzheimer's away, but clearly it was keeping other things - or...
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    I echo all the positive comments. They are a...

    I echo all the positive comments. They are a pleasure to do business with!
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    For reference, I picked up a K&T 2H (? I think?)...

    For reference, I picked up a K&T 2H (? I think?) for $100 at the state surplus auction. It did not have any arbor supports (other than the two round bars), nor any tooling other than a 50-to-40 taper...
  7. Thread: Admin fee?

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    Hmmm ... this might be a place to fight policy...

    Hmmm ... this might be a place to fight policy with policy.

    "I'm sorry, but our company policy does not allow generating a _____ [W9, 1099, fill in the blank for whatever forms] for any jobs...
  8. Given standardparts' experience, I'd guess the...

    Given standardparts' experience, I'd guess the Elgato will do everything you need, and as long as you are on Windows (or maybe Mac), the included software sounds easy to use.

    But just in case,...
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    Actually, sounds like standard BP behavior to me....

    Actually, sounds like standard BP behavior to me. Back gear reverses the rotation, so you have to switch it the opposite way (what would have been reverse if you were not in back gear). My BP switch...
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    It didn't lead to an injury, but it definitely...

    It didn't lead to an injury, but it definitely fits the "dumb" part:

    I was 18, dating a girl who lived where the road went up hill fairly steeply, then had to turn right into the driveway which...
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    I use "hydraulic fluid" of the appropriate weight...

    I use "hydraulic fluid" of the appropriate weight - choices are generally 32, 48, or 68 (or something like that. I buy it in 5-gallon buckets for maybe $35, figuring I'll use it up eventually, but...
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    A picture of the levers in question would be...

    A picture of the levers in question would be helpful, or better yet several pictures showing the chart, the levers, pulling back further to show all of the head stock controls. Some of us don't know...
  13. I'm surprised no one has identified this yet as a...

    I'm surprised no one has identified this yet as a fixture for making turboencabulators ... !
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    No, I just got excited at the idea of shooting...

    No, I just got excited at the idea of shooting one shot gun shell at another. :)

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    Ooh! Hey, hold my beer while I try somethin' ......

    Ooh! Hey, hold my beer while I try somethin' ...

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    Economical approach: go to WalMart, buy as many...

    Economical approach: go to WalMart, buy as many bicycles as you need parts, remove handlebars, throw the remainder of the bikes away.

    Done!

    :D

    On edit: I see that you already anticipated my...
  17. Uhmm ... much as I love my 3d printer, and much...

    Uhmm ... much as I love my 3d printer, and much as I use it for all sorts of things, I wouldn't trust a 3d-printed double-gauge for tramming.
  18. Hmmm ... for a second I thought you had wiggled...

    Hmmm ... for a second I thought you had wiggled out of it, but as I thought further: When it comes to metric threads, I'm pretty sure no one "determines" the pitch on the basis of tpi. They determine...
  19. That's actually what I have always assumed when...

    That's actually what I have always assumed when I've seen your user name, so it communicates clearly ... except when some smart alec comes along and starts talking about irony and such! Sorry for the...
  20. Wait - I always thought pitch was the reciprocal...

    Wait - I always thought pitch was the reciprocal of tpi, and vice-versa. Metric threads are measured in pitch (distance between threads), while imperial are measured in tpi ( = 1/pitch ).
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    Since the original thread is nearly 10 years old,...

    Since the original thread is nearly 10 years old, and since memofornow hasn't posted since early 2010 ... I suspect you are unlikely to hear from him.

    I hope what I'm about to say is totally...
  22. Clearly it isn't just you ... but there is a...

    Clearly it isn't just you ... but there is a certain irony in working through the night with a name like "moonlight machining" :)

    J/K, and I hope you have gotten some sleep and have a chance to...
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    I volunteer to help Fal. Send one machine to me...

    I volunteer to help Fal. Send one machine to me and one to him, and in a couple of years we'll swap and compare notes. Should have some really good answers for you in ... what do you say, Fal - four...
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    My understanding is that the DNA is going to be...

    My understanding is that the DNA is going to be different for each person.

    :) You can thank me later for my help!
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    Hmmm ... could be that there is a new movement,...

    Hmmm ... could be that there is a new movement, parallel to the "me too" movement: the "machine too" movement, which seeks to evaluate (expose and address) abuse of machines. Based on some of the...
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