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CRA and weakened mortgage underwriting standards produced the crash


May 29, 2015, 11:59 am

Two narratives seem to be forming to describe the underlying causes of the financial crisis. One, as outlined in a New York Times front-page story on Sunday, December 21, is that President Bush e... Read more »

I'm so sorry, it has only gotten worse.


May 29, 2015, 11:16 am

You would think this was spoken yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY Mikek --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http... Read more »

Re: Here's how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bil...


May 29, 2015, 2:09 am

Google Groups spam/troll... -- Read more »

Cute arbor press


May 28, 2015, 10:39 pm

I went to a tag sale this morning and among other things I bought an arbor press. It had a bunch of surface rust, but no pitting. And has no brand name or for that matter no text on it. The w... Read more »

Small eye bolts - M4


May 28, 2015, 9:00 pm

Trying to track down a source of small stainless steel eye bolts for use in a product. I need M4 and cannot locate anything below M5. Something like this: I've tried all the hardware sellers a... Read more »

Dennis Hastert indicted by Feds


May 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dennis-hastert-us-house-speaker-indicted-feds/story?id=31376076 Without knowing much detail, I find this article to be deeply disturbing. It seems that the crime tha... Read more »

Installing a ball bearing


May 28, 2015, 7:50 pm

I'm making a set of wheels to roll a Harbor Freight electric hoist on an overhead rail of 3 C channels. The wheels are nearly a copy of the ones on the HF 1 ton Trolley which I turned down to fit... Read more »

Who owns service drop copper cables


May 27, 2015, 11:05 pm

I am discussing purchase of some amount of copper cable with the owner of a recently closed company and its building. He is okay with me buying any cable that provided service to previously owned ... Read more »

Another Shaper question


May 27, 2015, 6:54 pm

The AAMCO 7 shaper has a 'feature' I don't understand. Maybe one (or more) of you guys has an answer. All the machine tool feed collars I have used (not really all that many) have been graduated i... Read more »

OT Any printer gurus here ? OT


May 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

My HP 3510 printer is giving me fits , keeps throwing a paper jam error even with no paper in it . I've had it almost completely disassembled , after a thorough cleaning it printed exactly one ... Read more »

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Blacken Stainless Steel Patina Darken Metal Finishes

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I've tried some retail store cold bluing products on cold & hot rolled steel parts, and have seen the sketchy results which weren't impressive. I was looking for a cold method to darken a small st... Read more »

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WaterJet machining rates


Ready to cut some 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick alluminum plates. Any ballpark numbers for pricing - in terms of $$$ per inch cut ? There will be many openings cut, so the waterjet will have to stop/go about... Read more »

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Ammco Brake Shoe Abrasive Belts - Need a supplier


I have a model #880 Ammco brake shoe grinder and need to find a supplier of the abrasive belts. I have contacted Ammco and the parts person did not have any information on the product at all. I hav... Read more »

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Carriage play on Atlas Lathe


Hi all, I just ordered in a new Phase II quick change toolholder. Man I had no idea what I was missing. I was working last night and just loved it. However after setting it up I was checking my 10 At... Read more »

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Need advise about buying Millrite mill


There is local guy selling his Millrite mill for $1300. I haven't seen it but he is saying it's tight. Any word of advise? What should I check when I'll get a chance to see the machine? I posted li... Read more »

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Mitutoyo Quick Vision 200pt CMM measuring machine for sale


New in 1999 and can be tested.. For full spec go to www.mitutoyo.co.uk Machine located in Larkhall which is 20miles south of Glasgow Read more »

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Ebay Scam - Safeharbor Request


I just got the Safeharbor security verification notice. Just for fun, I did a trace to the ip of megabank.com and found it went to Bank Internasional Indonesia in Jakarta. One way to solicit fund... Read more »

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Trailer sides, solid or expanded?


I have a 12 foot dual axle trailer with angle sides. Been thinking of building a ramp and enclosing the sides. WOuld solid 1/8 inch or 3/4 inch expanded be better? The floor is wood. Read more »

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Brazing history


In reading some stuff on early automotive history, there was some discussion of late 19th century bicycle history. It mentioned that the steel tube frames were brazed in 1880s and 1890s. I know that ... Read more »

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Mounting Conundrum, Revisited

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OK, here it is again with more pictures and explanations. Sorry for starting a new thread, but it seemed reasonable given that I did such a poor job of getting the design problem stated in the l... Read more »