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    Sticky: I agree with Pat on the "if you haven't read it,...

    I agree with Pat on the "if you haven't read it, don't post it" stance. I am retired and still don't have the time to read everything available on any subject. If a person doesn't think a...
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    I would tend to agree with you on the...

    I would tend to agree with you on the questionable nature of the crimped style terminals except with a qualification or two. First off, I used them with great success for many years when I was...
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    Pure borax is readily available at your local...

    Pure borax is readily available at your local supermarket in the laundry aisle. Look for 20 Mule Team Borax. It's mined right here in the good old U.S. in Death Valley, or at least it was at pne...
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    Unless you are just looking for the challenge...

    Unless you are just looking for the challenge there is no need to cast your terminals, they are readily available from any number of suppliers. Some call them lugs, some call them terminals but as...
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    Ron, good on you. It's great to hear that you...

    Ron, good on you. It's great to hear that you are putting the more important things first. I hope you had a great day with those Grandchildren. My heart goes out to you over your health problems. ...
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    J. Vilbert, I love it. This clip explains...

    J. Vilbert, I love it. This clip explains perfectly just how logical and easy the Imperial system of measurement. actually is
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    Anon sums up the argument for the metric (base...

    Anon sums up the argument for the metric (base 10) system quite eloquently. If I were a defense attorney I would rest my case on the strength of his closing statement..
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    This thread is the most fun I've had with my...

    This thread is the most fun I've had with my clothes on for a long time. I just hope everyone else is taking it in the same vein as I am. That said I am going to take Rasper to task on two points. ...
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    Melting aluminum swarf is not easy. I have a lot...

    Melting aluminum swarf is not easy. I have a lot of it and the method I use may sound a little weird but it works fairly well for me. I made a form out of heavy angle iron that has an inside area...
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    Richard, FYI- I retired from Chrysler on...

    Richard, FYI- I retired from Chrysler on 30Dec2005 and we had been using the metric system for a long time. As far back as 1981 all of the prints that I used had both metric and Imperial dimensions...
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    I can't help it, I have to say this. Compared to...

    I can't help it, I have to say this. Compared to the metric system the Imperial system makes no sense what so ever. This is coming from a U.S. American and I will back up my contention with a...
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    Wolfcreek Steve. a lathe does not have to have...

    Wolfcreek Steve. a lathe does not have to have gears, aamf, the first lathes didn't. On the other hand, a milling machine is not so rreat for making pulleys and shafts.
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    Hey Glumpy, I have been to your beautiful country...

    Hey Glumpy, I have been to your beautiful country down under and loved it. That being said I think that you are whistling in the dark when it comes to a lot of what you posted. Most of the...
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    Ron, so sorry to hear about your medical...

    Ron, so sorry to hear about your medical problems. My Mother-in-law always said getting old is not for sissies! Just a note about depression. It takes many forms and what you describe is the normal...
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    I worked on electric hi-los for the last fifteen...

    I worked on electric hi-los for the last fifteen or twenty years of my time at Chrysler and can attest to the corrosion issue with lead acid batteries. You will have this with either brass or...
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    Makes sense to me, Richard

    Makes sense to me, Richard
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    The passing of a genius

    I wonder how many more of you were as saddened as I was by the passing of Robin Williams. He was a true genius, both in comedy and serious drama. How sad it is that a person who brought so much...
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    If you had an employee who would do what ever any...

    If you had an employee who would do what ever any one told him/her no matter how stupid it was would you consider them to be a good employee? You would no doubt fire them after the third or fourth...
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    First off I will have to say you are starting off...

    First off I will have to say you are starting off pretty big. 500 lbs is a lot of refractory. For my first furnace/melter I used 1/2 a bag of Cast-o-lite in an old helium tank. I didn't have any...
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    Moore's law is not an actual law, therefore it is...

    Moore's law is not an actual law, therefore it is impossible to graph and document data as to its fulfillment. Originally Moore stated that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit would...
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    Anon, I didn't forget about you, I just got...

    Anon, I didn't forget about you, I just got hornswaggled into helping with my wife's yard sale. ( yes, that is a word, at least where I grew up I went thru all of my bits and the closest I could...
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    Anon, I have a raft of carbide drills , both...

    Anon, I have a raft of carbide drills , both solid and tipped, that I was able to scrounge while I was still working. I don't know if there is a 1/4" among them but I will check and see tomorrow. ...
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    How many of you are even aware of what Moore's...

    How many of you are even aware of what Moore's law is and that this (13) was the first year that it did not even come close to being fulfilled?
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    I use a piece of 3/16" brake line for the feed line in my Brute. It is readily available most anywhere, is easily formed to whatever shape you require and is, most importantly, cheap. As Rasper...
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    Hey Jesse, I've missed you. I have been dealing...

    Hey Jesse, I've missed you. I have been dealing with life myself so I can relate. I loved the boat, if you need more flotation you can just add more pipe. A friend and I once built a pontoon boat...
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