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    Carbide is a its best with heavy cuts and faster...

    Carbide is a its best with heavy cuts and faster speeds.

    Light cuts and slower speeds do not carry off the heat generated as well.

    While touching up carbide edges has gotten easier with the...
  2. Thread: Lathe Stand

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    Looks like the top of the stand has been left...

    Looks like the top of the stand has been left with a lip to form a chip tray.
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    Cup thickness is NOT the only way to alter primer...

    Cup thickness is NOT the only way to alter primer cup strength.
    An extra strike during forming will work harden the brass more.
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    A hole EXPANDS as if it was filled with the same...

    A hole EXPANDS as if it was filled with the same material.
    That means the hole gets LARGER.
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    Looks like tool chatter. As in holder not tight...

    Looks like tool chatter.
    As in holder not tight enough.
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    It really is practice that does it. If I do not...

    It really is practice that does it.
    If I do not do lathe work for even a few months, the time is noticeably longer when I start up again.
    A lot comes back after a very few set ups.

    I miss having...
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    Sounds like they may have ended up with a low...

    Sounds like they may have ended up with a low bidder on the connector.

    While the electrical specs are pretty tight, the mechanical ones are not all that good.
    Thin metal used in connector shells...
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    I was there in the late 70s to early 90s. Mostly...

    I was there in the late 70s to early 90s.
    Mostly U2-R.
    My Company made all of the Prime Mission Equipment at one point.
    We had bought up the other vendors and subbed out to only a very few.

    I...
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    Site 2 was home for many months when we delivered...

    Site 2 was home for many months when we delivered a new SIGINT system.

    Did a little work on the SR. AKA the 'lead sled.'

    Space shuttles built at Site 1.

    Bombers at Site 3.
    Actual armed...
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    Well designed grade beams are a serious PITA to...

    Well designed grade beams are a serious PITA to remove.

    The rebar gives the composite beam the same strength in tension
    as the concrete has in compression.

    We had a very large vibration table....
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    The loads on a lathe with a large out of balance...

    The loads on a lathe with a large out of balance item being turned are huge.

    We anchor them so they do not tip over.
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    Works fine if the pad is large enough. The...

    Works fine if the pad is large enough.
    The concrete pad under our largest lathes was five feet thick.
    It had lathes as large as 40 feet used to turn casting up to
    around six feet in diameter.
    I...
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    My older tower computer died a few days ago....

    My older tower computer died a few days ago.
    Trump money came just in time to replace it.

    The thing I miss is Windows 7.
    Might buy a laptop and clone the old computer onto that.

    The old one...
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    My father enjoys reading a LOT. He wears glasses...

    My father enjoys reading a LOT.
    He wears glasses for everything else.
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    So they are going to arrest people and take then...

    So they are going to arrest people and take then into custody?
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    Sort of hard to enforce. Most of it is a...

    Sort of hard to enforce.
    Most of it is a 'voluntary request' to "self quarantine."
  17. Thread: Corona virus

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    The "common flue" death rate in the USA runs...

    The "common flue" death rate in the USA runs around 20,000 per year.
    Occasionally there is a 'bad' year and it runs as high as 70,000.

    You have to average all those years together.
  18. Thread: Corona virus

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    Someone else that gets it. The deaths per case...

    Someone else that gets it.
    The deaths per case is caulated by dividing cases by deaths.
    It the number of cases increases with deaths staying the same the 1 in N gets smaller.
    The N increases....
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    It makes for a far more permanent press fit. It...

    It makes for a far more permanent press fit.
    It was one of the 'secrets' of making large naval gun barrels for many many years.
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    I remember when we handled pieces of aluminum...

    I remember when we handled pieces of aluminum tube
    around that length and size for wing spars in drones.

    We used to clear the tool room as we moved them around overhead.
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    I use monovision for contact lenses also. One...

    I use monovision for contact lenses also.
    One thing you cannot do is have good 3-D vision with colored lenses glasses.
    The old red-green (or any other system).
    I just put on my distance corrected...
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    It is hard to grasp how many flights per day are...

    It is hard to grasp how many flights per day are in the USA.
    When we tested equipment and software it was often a nightmare to verify it was doing all that was desired.
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    Screw in is better than trying to anchor by push...

    Screw in is better than trying to anchor by push in.
  24. Thread: Corona virus

    by brickeyee
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    The hype is the hoax. Annual flu deaths start in...

    The hype is the hoax.
    Annual flu deaths start in the low tens of thousands in the USA.
    In a bad year they can approach 100,000.

    The flu (regardless of the actual virus causing it) has always...
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    I have always preferred the threaded plug over...

    I have always preferred the threaded plug over trying to achieve a press fit that will last forever.

    It is possible to achieve a press fit, but it needs a whole lot more precision.
    And the...
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