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    Concrete is basic and therefore incommodious to...

    Concrete is basic and therefore incommodious to the growth of many organisms. If I were you I'd consider two treatments. Where appearance is an issue I'd use a water based silicone wood treatment...
  2. Pancreatitis and associated hyperglycemia now...

    Pancreatitis and associated hyperglycemia now resolved. Also feeling stronger and rebuilding lost muscle mass. GI problems mostly resolved and vision near normal.
  3. Hi Tony, Nice catch, never seen one of those...

    Hi Tony,

    Nice catch, never seen one of those before.

    Cheers,
    Rob
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    VICTORIA You guys must be blessed by the computer fairy. ...

    You guys must be blessed by the computer fairy. These are some of the dead hard drives I've accumulated over the past 10 years.473699

    Makes me angry to even look at them because of the years of...
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    VICTORIA Despite the intervening 40 years Silicon Valley...

    Despite the intervening 40 years Silicon Valley has yet to produce a robust data appliance. Show me a PC that has been around as long as your refrigerator.
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    VICTORIA Those were the days. I learned BASIC and did all...

    Those were the days. I learned BASIC and did all of my physical chemistry lab projects on it.
  7. and hyperglycemia Hyperglycemia and the novel...

    and hyperglycemia

    Hyperglycemia and the novel Covid-19 infection: Possible pathophysiologic mechanisms doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109699
  8. Some more showing Covid 19 induced pancreatitis....

    Some more showing Covid 19 induced pancreatitis.

    Pancreatic injury patterns in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia Redirecting

    COVID-19 presenting as acute pancreatitis Redirecting
  9. This sounds familiar. medRxiv...

    This sounds familiar.

    medRxiv 2020.02.28.20029181; doi: Highly ACE2 Expression in Pancreas May Cause Pancreas Damage After SARS-CoV-2 Infection | medRxiv
  10. Another experience. Paul Garner: For 7 weeks I...

    Another experience.

    Paul Garner: For 7 weeks I have been through a roller coaster of ill health, extreme emotions, and utter exhaustion - The BMJ
  11. China and India are problematic. Both had...

    China and India are problematic. Both had government imposed restrictions on outgoing items that are only partially lifted. Ship time from China for a 500kg item has taken 10 weeks. Air freight...
  12. Summer weather apparently offers little...

    Summer weather apparently offers little protection. Impact of climate and public health interventions on the COVID-19 pandemic: A prospective cohort study | CMAJ
  13. The problem of gun violence is rooted in economic...

    The problem of gun violence is rooted in economic disenfranchisement. Resistance to tyranny is invoked, in most cases, speciously. The motivator IMO is atomization of the society and an 'Every man...
  14. I wouldn't call the US a failed state. In my...

    I wouldn't call the US a failed state. In my estimation the elements of state power rest on three legs.

    The first and most important is possession of 'the bomb' and the means to deliver it. ...
  15. Hi Alex, The loosening of strictures on social...

    Hi Alex,

    The loosening of strictures on social movement will increase both the number of cases and the number of deaths. There have been comparisons of the dynamics of spread in Kentucky and...
  16. The sneezing wasn't a chorus but there was quite...

    The sneezing wasn't a chorus but there was quite a bit going on and the venues were packed shoulder to shoulder, a couple of hundred people present at each. At the time SF was having a flu outbreak...
  17. In my experience most don't have the education...

    In my experience most don't have the education and basic understanding of how society works to be able to make such a decision. All of the partners (including SWMBO but excepting me) in our current...
  18. Hi Brett, The data at this point appear to...

    Hi Brett,

    The data at this point appear to show that a number of demographics have enhanced liability to death because of Sars2. Among them are the usual suspects of age, cardiovascular and...
  19. 473104 I just came across this. The original...

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    I just came across this. The original is dated 5/4. Looks like things may get considerably worse.473105
  20. Roche test sounds good, let's see how expensive...

    Roche test sounds good, let's see how expensive and available it is. Pharma giant Roche gets US go-ahead for Covid-19 antibody test | World news | The Guardian
  21. We were never tested. At the time of our illness...

    We were never tested. At the time of our illness there were no tests available locally. Our diagnosis is based on symptoms. The symptoms fit to a T. We both watch the medical literature closely...
  22. Thanks Matt and Brett. In describing my...

    Thanks Matt and Brett.

    In describing my symptoms I forgot to add the difficulty taking breath. Even slight exertion left us gasping even after several weeks. My feeling of breathlessness is just...
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    Might need a placard warning users of the...

    Might need a placard warning users of the alignment issue, don't want any accidents.:oo:
  24. Yep, too bad it wasn't real, the deal on offer...

    Yep, too bad it wasn't real, the deal on offer was pretty sweet at $5M for a 10% stake.
  25. Identity theft scam using forged Japanese passport

    A while back we signed up for a membership on an investment matching website Invstor.com (Investors | The Largest Investor Network at Startups.co | Invstor.com)

    After the trial period finished we...
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    Prefer frying bacon? From art history class I...

    Prefer frying bacon?
    From art history class I recall something about a bare foot implicating willingness or availability:doh:.

    Shoes as symbols in art

    Interpretation of a dream in which you...
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    Now for a look at the flatness of the bed...

    Now for a look at the flatness of the bed instrumentally.

    Here is the rig I used to set the plane up such that the bed is as close as I can get it to parallel to the top of the surface plate. ...
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    Stewie, The highest of the contact points was...

    Stewie,

    The highest of the contact points was the thin raised ridge or burr on the left margin.
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    This is how the blade was contacting the bed...

    This is how the blade was contacting the bed before I started scraping.

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    Thanks Paul, Rather than reinvent the wheel I...

    Thanks Paul,

    Rather than reinvent the wheel I find it more profitable to investigate what has gone before, in this case saw blade tapering, as a guide in doing my own work.

    What I've found is...
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    #2.

    #2.
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    I hope not.

    I hope not.
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    Matt, Lapping is the more expensive technique,...

    Matt,

    Lapping is the more expensive technique, both in time and money.

    For lapping you need an iron lapping plate or more preferably three, the expensive thing(s), and an assortment of...
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    Could be, there are plenty of false idols and...

    Could be, there are plenty of false idols and prophets around :).
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    Paul There does seem to be an overlap of the...

    Paul

    There does seem to be an overlap of the #7's and the #77's in the 1878-1888 time period as I have a marked 77 from the early part of that range and an unmarked taper ground saw, the plate of...
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    Ian, Yes, I thought about that too while...

    Ian,

    Yes, I thought about that too while scraping the bed.

    When I started the blade was bearing on the right near the mouth and toward the bed. On the left it was resting on a ridge left...
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    Matt, Yes, the bottom side of the iron is...

    Matt,

    Yes, the bottom side of the iron is lapped, coated with spotting compound and then inserted into the plane.

    Cheers,
    Rob
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    Cleaning up my phone pictures and saw that I did...

    Cleaning up my phone pictures and saw that I did take a pic of the plane with the 6" flat wringing down. The interference bands are somewhat harder to see because the flat is made of Zerodur which...
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    It took a while to scrape the blade bed flat...

    It took a while to scrape the blade bed flat because I could only approach it from the ends of the plane but I think I got pretty good contact.

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    The two pads on either side of the...
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    Disston No. 77 and 7 saw features

    Here is a family portrait of the Disston No 77's (left column and bottom) and No. 7's (right column) discussed above.

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    All of the above saws have double houndstooth features at the top...
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    Paul, I think the hollow grinding is an...

    Paul,

    I think the hollow grinding is an artifact of the grinding technique. Unless the thickness is monitored instrumentally it is relatively hard to control. A hollow ground blade, sharpened a...
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    If you don't yet want to take the plunge on...

    If you don't yet want to take the plunge on French rasps, which I highly recommend, you can get a good wood shaper in Nicholson Superior milled tooth files like this: VTG. NICHOLSON , SUPERIOR, 12"...
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    Wenzloff 77's

    These saws both have plates that are 0.025" at the toothline. The larger saw is 16" with 8ppi / 12 ppi differential toothing. The smaller is 14" and has 12 ppi / 15 ppi toothing (Yes I counted,...
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    Disston No. 77 Handsaw

    To round out this study of No. 77's here is the data for the handsaw. This saw has an 1896-1918 medallion, a 26" toothline it's toothed 8 ppi and is owner stamped J.S.Potter.

    I'd been searching...
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    458308458306 It seems that Disston didn't...

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    It seems that Disston didn't start to really grind the saws heavily until the last period of production from 1896-1918. From the 1850's up until 1875 the grind depth was about 0.005"...
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    I see, the wind helps to keep the flat surface...

    I see, the wind helps to keep the flat surface clear of obstructions - correct?
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    Paul, That's a question that I have yet to...

    Paul,

    That's a question that I have yet to address. I've found that the smaller and thinner saws in this series have less taper, by the 1896-1918 period the saw plates of my examples all started...
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    Uncluttered flat surface? What's that?

    Uncluttered flat surface? What's that?
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    1878-1888 Disston No. 77

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    From what I see on the Disstonian Institute website this saw is from the second production period of No. 77's (Online Reference of Disston Saws -- No. 77 Models). The medallion...
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    Quick check with spotting compound

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