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Offline Mosey

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Too good to be true
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:39:31 PM »
OK, I'm a sucker. I bought a W12 die on Ebay described as "for W12 Schaublin collets". $28.00.
Guess what, it is 11.75 x 1.25 mm, but isn't buttress thread, so it is useless to me.
No problem, sent it back for full refund except for the $9.50 in customs and postage.
Why do I go for these obviously useless bargains?
A real die for that collet is about $175.00 I think.
Mosey

Offline Tennessee Whiskey

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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 09:51:20 PM »
We have all done it pal and don't think the ones trying to do it to us know how to make us do it to ourselves. Did that make sense?

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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 09:55:01 PM »
$175.00 makes a real good case for screwcutting, dunnit
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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 10:02:07 PM »
We have all done it pal and don't think the ones trying to do it to us know how to make us do it to ourselves. Did that make sense?

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Offline Bearcar1

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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 10:14:59 PM »
And I'm sure they would "throw in the white keys for free" in order to make the sale.


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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 10:58:25 PM »
Mostly, we do it to ourselves.
I give up on the W12, and will make a new drawbar and turn some nice US 7/16" x 20. Can't buy 15/32" DOM as far as I can tell. That would be really close.
Make all of my own collets, etc.
M.

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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 11:40:59 PM »
We have all done it pal and don't think the ones trying to do it to us know how to make us do it to ourselves. Did that make sense?

Only in parallel universes within the event horizon of particularly massive black holes.

So where do you live that's so different from us?  :Lol:
We're in a parallel universe and not so far from a massive black hole...considering.

I can certainly say I'm in a hole right now.
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Too good to be true
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 12:05:13 AM »
Get out of it Carl, it's good up here.

Hugh.

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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 12:19:20 AM »
Now see I know the hole Zee is in (private joke), he will get out. That thang that Marv lives in that we know as Hollyweird is virtually a black hole. Few that have ever entered it have ever come out. Well, a few did and are now on one of RuPauls reality shows :lolb:. Then there are those like Marv: educated, well spoken, informative, and are hopefuls for the RuPaul gig :old:. Luv ya Marv.

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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 12:44:36 AM »
I like to watch history channel at night in bed or discover, etc. A while back i was channel surfing and saw Ru Pauls dragrace on a nearby channel. Thinking it was a show about cars and big engines, etc. I selected tbe channel....boy was i surprised!!!

Bill

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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 12:55:46 AM »
See, that's what I mean Bill.

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Re: Too good to be true
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2013, 02:37:52 AM »
Mosey,

What are you trying to make...an arbor for a drill chuck?

I'll cut the thread for you.

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