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    Re: Happy birthday to Paulf....

    Thank you all so much! JA-SUS 71 years. If I had known I was going to live this long, I surely would have taken better care of myself!

    Yes, isla, still working the Iron, Ill post some of it as I...
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    Re: i need a shop, ideas please. . .

    In Cllalam county Washington, you can build a 20X20 shop without a permit.
    I just had all my rough cut lumber graded to start this summer.
  3. Thread: A coal burner.

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    Re: A coal burner.

    Look just beyond the turn in the line going aboard and you can see a return line in the aft.
  4. Thread: A coal burner.

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    Re: A coal burner.

    OH, the people are expendable and are marched into the sea.:D
  5. Thread: A coal burner.

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    Re: A coal burner.

    Coal weighs 80-85 lbs per ft^3 so it looks like about 100+ lbs each approximately.
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    Re: Man arrested near the Naval Observatory

    charger guide, standard stuff.


    https://www.ds-solutions.co.uk/image/cache/catalog/rifles/Other/M14%20Charger%203-480x480.jpg
  7. Thread: Zumwalt

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    Re: Zumwalt

    I thought the test was firing missiles in those seas and hitting target.
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    Re: exams which teach you something

    I had a professor that would gladly hand out all the questions that he drew from, for tests. If you used it for a study guide you would know a lot more than you bargained for!!

    All his questions...
  9. Thread: Shipyard #11

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    Re: Shipyard #11

    Built in jigs and set by crane ?
  10. Thread: Shipyard #11

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    Re: Shipyard #11

    Back in the day, that's just how we did it at Todd's and Lockheed on harbor Island. I became a Ship Fitter at Todd. Then realized, I can't do this for the rest of my working life!

    That hull at #11...
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    Re: A question about steel heat treatment

    I'll bet a cord of wood, a big fire , a leaf blower and a stock/cattle water tank (full of light tempering oil) and it might work!
  12. Thread: kragerÝterne

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    Re: kragerÝterne

    Thanks!
  13. Thread: 4 nanometers

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    Re: 4 nanometers

    Yes, I found that out. But still, even making an etch that size is incredible. When the stuff I worked on needed a microscope I retired. Pounding on hot steel is just right for size for me now.
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    Re: A question about steel heat treatment

    It is an interesting problem.
    These guys used FLAME Spray.

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229328238_Thick_tool_steel_coatings_using_HVOF_spraying_for_wear_resistance_applications
    ...
  15. Thread: 4 nanometers

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    Re: 4 nanometers

    How the hell do they even lay down a trace that small on a multi layer board??
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    Re: 4 nanometers

    Smaller than the wavelength of vis light!

    Soon they will realize we are the problem...the AI robots I mean.
  17. Thread: GPS

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    Re: GPS

    The Fire cooked Salmon is a better hobby anyway!
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    Re: A question about steel heat treatment

    I thought you were just a guy poking around in your shop, you have access to better info than here after almost 40 years in the business.
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    Re: A question about steel heat treatment

    There is a lot of information out there on the web, some of it very good, some not so good.

    Play around with some junk steel and get a feel for how it responds. Having the tools to really test...
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    Re: A question about steel heat treatment

    CASE HARDENING OF STEEL COMPONENTS & STRAIGHTENING
    30% carbon or any alloy steel which has a carbon above . 30% and additional alloys of chromium, nickel, molybdenum, etc. (4140, 4150, 6150, 1060,...
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    Re: An idle steel question.

    Yes, makes the work go much easier!

    I purchased a set of Japanese hardness testing files, about 60 bucks. I had access to a Rockwell hardness tester at work and checked out my technique against...
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    Re: An idle steel question.

    L6 -
    Normalize - 1600F ,15 minutes, air cool.
    Anneal - 1400F,1 hour,cool at 40F/hr to 1000F, air cool to room temp.
    Stress relieve - 1200F,15min,air cool.
    Harden - place blade in cool oven and...
  23. Thread: Magnets

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    Re: Magnets

    I used some to test a magnetic Thru Hull shaft coupling. I use them now to hold drawings on my machine tools.

    You need tool to remove them from heavy iron things!
  24. Thread: Magnets

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    Re: Magnets

    Put all your credit cards on top of it for a few minutes. it will take care of your debt !
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    Re: Single leading light.

    some tests:
    Phase‐Doppler anemometer measurement of bubble concentrations in laboratory‐simulated breaking waves William E. Asher
    Paul...
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    Re: Single leading light.

    That's the principal of LASER Phase Doppler Anemometers, we called them interference fringes. They can be "injected with" a signal from a Bragg cell to determine flow velocity and vector of minute...
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    Re: Perseverance rover only three weeks from Mars

    Well the folks who built them can pay rent.
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    Re: Perseverance rover only three weeks from Mars

    The price goes up when it has to work flawlessly for more than 10 years, a power failure would be the end of a more expensive program.

    I also suspect Plutonium is spendy, along with all the...
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    Re: Impeachment Trial

    Have a good night OZ, things will turn out .
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    Re: Impeachment Trial

    Just read a report about why they folded, Witnesses would have drug things out, no gain, and some risk of hostile witnesses turning things into a "circus".

    I'm just POed no one was hammered. Trump...
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    Re: For the Vietnam War vets

    My experience was just the opposite of that. heading for Force logistics command, rear safe place post, then short circuited to 3rd Mar Div on the DMZ...just like that! it got real from there.
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    Re: Impeachment Trial

    Looks that way. They hold the cards, but not playing the game...hope there is more to it than that. Trumpster crowed said they would grind everything to a halt if witnesses were called.

    They...
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    Re: Impeachment Trial

    Someone may have reminded them of their own involvement in the lead-up BS.

    Can't have that!
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    Re: Impeachment Trial

    Ya, right!
    This $hit show is just gettin started. You think this is over? Guess again.


    There are Legions of them just pumped up big time, to step up.

    But assume you are safe.
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    Re: Impeachment Trial

    As witnesses are called, it will be enlightening to see if they uncover some juicy stuff that will rip this all apart.

    We can only hope!
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    Re: Right wing wack jobs.

    I've come to the conclusion the Air Force has been taken over by the "born again" command.

    I can't think of a worse situation than serving in combat with a religious zealot.

    God is on our...
  37. Re: Item #200- What sticking it to the govít looks like

    The target assignment information is what they were afraid of getting out. The code would have been changed as soon as the compromise was made known. That bag is is equipped with all kinds of back...
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    Re: I'm not exactly feeling the love

    Norm, You have been a target of this crap before.
    When a troll starts trying to impact your personal life it becomes criminal.

    Stay safe out there.
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    Re: Small house for emergency generator?

    I always loved living on a ship, when every 4 hrs they would swap port and starboard gen sets.
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    Re: Reaction time test

    Indeed! I should have posted a smiley. :d
    How would liquid Helium work?!
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    Re: Reaction time test

    I've been hearing that if you super chill yourself like in an ice bath, your reaction speed increases ten fold because the small electrical signal faces less resistance!

    Who's first, I can't do it...
  42. Re: Why the GOP is doing its best to stop Biden's agenda

    Then insist on giving it back, no problem. Or pass it along to a poor person.
  43. Re: Why the GOP is doing its best to stop Biden's agenda

    Just think what unfettered capitalism and greed could do if they could get rid of those pesky, socialist, commie libtards!
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    Poll: Re: Property is a universal unalienable right

    Aussie Barney got this one right on!
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    Re: Will the Senate convict?

    I think way deeper than that. Cruz and Graham are but small players.
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    Poll: Re: Life is a universal unalienable right

    We are flimsy, There are no guarantees. Millions of things can take you out in an instant.

    That's why man invented God, very afraid to face the truth about life. That is...aint none of us getting...
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    Re: Will the Senate convict?

    The real problem I see is that if this all gets uncovered put in clear sight as evidence, there are several GOP big wigs who are guilty as hell in other ways and it will all be there. They don't want...
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    Re: Biden calls Trudeau

    That pipeline passes through a lot of Native areas. They aren't as enthused as the folks in Alberta.
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    Re: Ya'know that new Canada Dry BOLD Ginger Ale?

    Fever Tree Ginger beer.

    Bites the nose! great with Gin.
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    Re: the patriot party

    This is why Trump must ,in legal terms, get what we would all face if prosecuted for the same crimes. He and none of his associates should skate through this unpunished, if they do, then all is lost.
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