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  1. I'm still using a phone (LG G5) from 2016. It...

    I'm still using a phone (LG G5) from 2016. It was one of the last mainstream phones built to allow user replacement of the battery. So I get a new battery each year, and use the previous year's...
  2. Thread: Book cases

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    I don't know how much more remote teaching I'll...

    I don't know how much more remote teaching I'll be doing, but I spent some time this summer improving my garden shed for video recording/streaming. I've replaced the logitech C920 with a GoPro Hero...
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    George Daniels' book Watchmaking is really a DIY...

    George Daniels' book Watchmaking is really a DIY guide and gives pretty clear instructions on how to make a watch from scratch.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  4. Thread: Pillar Drills

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    For work holding, rather than cutter holding, 5C...

    For work holding, rather than cutter holding, 5C would be nice. :)

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  5. Thread: Pillar Drills

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    On the mill/drill? No one kind of thing...

    On the mill/drill? No one kind of thing regularly, but I do use it regularly for various different kinds of one off stuff. For example, I don't like standard trays for working on watches, so I made...
  6. Thread: Pillar Drills

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    For the Mill/Drill I use either a really big MT2...

    For the Mill/Drill I use either a really big MT2 16mm drill chuck, or MT2 ER16 collet chucks for milling, and precise drilling. I also have an ER16 collet chuck on a faceplate for the Sherline,...
  7. Thread: Pillar Drills

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    I too have a Sieg mill (smallest, badged, funnily...

    I too have a Sieg mill (smallest, badged, funnily enough, Axminster) that I use mostly for drilling, but sometimes for light milling. For accurate, precise, small milling, I would be more inclined...
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    Second hand, but .......

    Second hand, but ....
    http://ninanet.net/watches/others04/Mediums/mbebaf51.jpg

    http://ninanet.net/watches/others04/Mediums/mbeba.html

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  9. Thread: Face Masks

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    I bought some washable linen (4 ply) ones from a...

    I bought some washable linen (4 ply) ones from a swanky woman's clothing store (Plumo) for both me and my wife. A variety of colours, in order to coordinate with my the rest of my outfit. :)

    Best...
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    Mine are A&F, although the blades are various...

    Mine are A&F, although the blades are various brands. If I have to get any replacements (don't see why I would, however), I would probably get Horotec, but no stand. I don't use my A&F stand, as I...
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    "Senelity" and "serendipity" are nearly kissing...

    "Senelity" and "serendipity" are nearly kissing cousins in the shorter.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    With a printed dictionary there is also a better...

    With a printed dictionary there is also a better chance of running into nifty new words while looking up something. There have been a number of occasions where I've had to remember what I was...
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    Birds do it, bees do it Even educated fleas do...

    Birds do it, bees do it
    Even educated fleas do it ....


    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    The shorter is also my "go to" printed dictionary...

    The shorter is also my "go to" printed dictionary (when I have access to my office).

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    I still spend nearly as much time in a terminal...

    I still spend nearly as much time in a terminal as I do using GUI programs, linux however.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  16. Thread: Telescope

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    Thanks for this, dunk. There is some internal...

    Thanks for this, dunk. There is some internal reflections with the layer upon layer of tubes I have when going for the highest magnification. I think that I've often baffled my flock, so, perhaps...
  17. Thread: Telescope

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    I think that this is about the best picturing I...

    I think that this is about the best picturing I can do using the highest magnification I have, and the equipment I have. I think that I'll spend more time looking, and less time fiddling now. :)
    ...
  18. Thread: Telescope

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    Nice pictures, Phil! This one isn't as well...

    Nice pictures, Phil!

    This one isn't as well framed, as I was testing a couple of things.

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/various_2020/moon_29May2020.jpg

    Best wishes,
    Bob

    The...
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    Sock are for winter! Best wishes, Bob

    Sock are for winter!

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  20. Poll: Do the experiment! Set up a very bright...

    Do the experiment! Set up a very bright environment, with lots of light and lots of aluminium foil, then look.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    I had the problem earlier this year. (Apologies...

    I had the problem earlier this year. (Apologies for the bad picture.)

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/various_2020/squirrel_18Feb2020.jpg

    The bird feeder is the double cage type for small...
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    I don't think that I've change in weight very...

    I don't think that I've change in weight very much, but I hadn't been getting enough exercise. Very little bicycle riding, and long work days. Then I hurt my back, and it was all I could do to get...
  23. Thread: Telescope

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    That picture looks okay. At the edges where...

    That picture looks okay. At the edges where there are shadows and light for good constrast is pretty sharp. I would think that the moon was pretty bright when you pictured it.

    I don't know...
  24. Thread: Telescope

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    I've finally been able to get around to using...

    I've finally been able to get around to using this for a bit, and there is a waxing moon. So, a first effort.

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/various_2020/moon_27May2020.jpg

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Although it would be best to test it locally for...

    Although it would be best to test it locally for logistical reasons, and it is a population where one's knows the health service, etc., that it was developed in England doesn't mean that it has to...
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