Re: [mlathemods] Lathe Choices (more OT)and long
We get parts like that in for quote all the time. We send back two quotes,
one at the print tolerances and one with normal production tolerances. We
usually end up getting the job at the production tolerances.
Long Beach, CA
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to
take it all away.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene Furr <gene-furr@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 1:37 PM
Subject: [mlathemods] Lathe Choices (more OT)and long
> Collage engineers working for the government are a lot of fun. While
> working at a machine shop was given blue prints for a stainless steel
> .50 inch thick by 12 X 72 inches with .50 holes drilled on 2 inch centers.
> No problem till I saw the tolerance of .0001 Needless to say we didn't bid
> on it. It was a drain plate for a airplane hanger floor. Some where in
> world there is a very expenses drain plate that we as tax payers paid for.
- In a message dated 5/26/2004 9:47:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
contract that will require them to take forty years to
pay off a $4K credit card debt at the minimum payment
OK I am doing it again, sorry guys and gals, but had to put in here. I knew a
gal who had to move in my place and sleep on the couch after she had been
using one card to make payments on other cards (She had a MA from UC and looked
down on my BS from USC). I don't know if she ever got out the hole she dug for
herself or not.
Then I had a sister in law who signed a contract to buy a condo with negative
amortization. Every time she made a payment the balance went up. When
interest rates go up (say "when" not "if" look at history) there will be a lot of
folks looking for some way to pay off their variable interest rate home loans.
Everyone should take a course in basic economics about the time value of money
and why interest is necessary. (or at least a course in common sense) BTW my
long held belief in not investing in stocks has proved to be valid, us small
fish don't even know the rules that the sharks make when playing that game.
in the high desert of California
12 inch Atlas, Minimill, HF bandsaw
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