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Old 03-03-2011, 11:24   #31
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You guys are in great company. lol
From an industrial stand point, it's very costly to just change out machine and hand tooling at the whim of somebody on the other side of the pond.

And on a lathe, have you ever tried to single-point cut a metric thread up to a shoulder? It's very time consuming and costly. Only the CNC's have that capability. In the valve industry 99% still use imperial threads (threads per inch) on metric valve stems.

The US is slowly making the change, but at an economic level ! When the tooling wears out it's replaced with metric. I already have two different tool boxes.
BTW where can I buy some metric wood screws?
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Re: A little wind

Here in Toronto. Brafasco, Fastenal, Pacific Fasteners...they even have a Seattle outlet: Pacific Fasteners - Our Catalog

Surprisingly, the Newfound Metals circular SS ports I bought required 6 mm hex bolts. So their tooling must be new!
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Here in Toronto. Brafasco, Fastenal, Pacific Fasteners...they even have a Seattle outlet: Pacific Fasteners - Our Catalog

Surprisingly, the Newfound Metals circular SS ports I bought required 6 mm hex bolts. So their tooling must be new!
Hey! Thanks for the link. I've needed some SS spirol pins. But still no metric wood screws.
And the last page was very useful.

And it seems the storm has passed. It's sunny out (t)here today.
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Re: A little wind

I'm curious seeing as we are straying ...

We've used the term 2x4 forever. When I was a kid renovating homes I occasionally worked on a house framed in rough 2x4 but lumber from a yard was always 1.5 x 3.5 in. and while we still use the term 2x4 they are 38x89 mm now. I don't know about the mills in the states but the US buys a lot of softwood from Canada dimensioned this way. Are carpenters using lumber in two different sizes?

Change can happen slowly sometimes. I believe a 2.5 in. nail is still called an 8d nail in the US, a term that can't likely be tied to anything understandable for *200 years?

*Wild guess
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Re: A little wind

This all goes back before WWII. An 8d is 2-1/2" where as a 5d is 2".

Heres a link that'll tell ya all about it. nails

What I hate are the chinese nails now. You hit them with a hammer and they just bend, and they rust so quickly too. If the wood is a bit hard I have to pre-drill a small hole first. Although, the nail guns seem to get'm in there.
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And it seems the storm has passed. It's sunny out (t)here today.
Look again, Del.
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What I'd like to know is how to convert a dozen into the metric system?
10.2?
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Look again, Del.
OMG What the hail!
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10.2?
10.2 x

Yep! Someone came up with the answer. But it's also the rate of unemployment in Oct./10 in the US of A. And not much different now. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/07/bu...my/07jobs.html
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10.2 x

Yep! Someone came up with the answer. But it's also the rate of unemployment in Oct./10 in the US of A. And not much different now. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/07/bu...my/07jobs.html
What is sad that a country like Canada with only 33 million people created more jobs then the U.S. with over 300 million in January.

Many of us up here hope the U.S. gets their act together...they are our largest customer by far!
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Re: A little wind

I think the storm is passing but it's doing it in fits and starts.
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Re: A little wind

The forecast says the big one is suppose to be tomorrow just N. of Vancouver Is. before noon.


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Re: A little wind

Good grief. That's considerably more than a little wind. That's 4,000 pairs of Nikes up the beach weather.
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Re: A little wind

At least it's moving north and back to Alaska where it's suppose to be by this time of year. It's going to be a little wild on the Haida Gwai tonight I'm guessing.
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Re: A little wind

Doing a closer shot it looks like the worst of it is staying outside of Vancouver Island. This shot is of the San Juan's at 7am Fri. morning. But it's a forecast, so we'll see.

You should see the animation of the one above. Its like watching a tornado building.
http://www.passageweather.com/

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