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  • #31
    Originally posted by Randall View Post
    I drilled my holes about the same size as the machine stud, so instead of just pushing into the hole, I drove them in with a driver. When I came to the woord screw threads, that's when I got very puzzled for a bit.
    I was wondering what you were talking about earlier when you said "drive the machine threads in clockwise", as it should be loose and just push in for the machine thread part. Now I get it.
    "Everything is better with a tube. I have a customer with an all-tube pacemaker. His heartbeat is steady, reassuring and dependable, not like a modern heartbeat. And if it goes wrong he can fix it himself. You can't do that with SMD." - Mick Bailey

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    • #32
      Originally posted by nosaj View Post
      It's caused those left's are considered Evil

      nosaj
      For good reason.

      Unless you enjoy a little Cholera, Salmonella and Yellow Fever ... and who nows what else can be carried through the contaminated hand.

      Old Religions are actually way more than just "religion" and usually carry a ton of safe Health practices built-in.

      Useful practical knowledge from way before anybody had any technical grasp about germs, sanitation, antiseptics, antibiotics or vaccines.

      In fact, given the apparently irreversible trend towards Antibiotic resistance shown by many nasty bugs, applying old "keeping it clean instead of trying to clean it later" tidbits are a good safety measure.
      Juan Manuel Fahey

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      • #33
        This has certainly become one of the <BETTER> examples of Thread Drift in recent memory...

        Jusrin
        "Wow it's red! That doesn't look like the standard Marshall red. It's more like hooker lipstick/clown nose/poodle pecker red." - Chuck H. -
        "Of course that means playing **LOUD** , best but useless solution to modern sissy snowflake players." - J.M. Fahey -
        "All I ever managed to do with that amp was... kill small rodents within a 50 yard radius of my practice building." - Tone Meister -

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        • #34
          It actually didn't drift that far... We were discussing screws. Screws that poke through a baffle. If you get a shitty hand in poker you're screwed. No one wants a shitty hand.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by Chuck H View Post
            It actually didn't drift that far... We were discussing screws. Screws that poke through a baffle. If you get a shitty hand in poker you're screwed. No one wants a shitty hand.
            Hold that dodgy deal in your left hand then. But remember what's really important, pass the dutchie on the left hand side.
            Enjoy. Every. Sandwich.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Justin Thomas View Post
              This has certainly become one of the <BETTER> examples of Thread Drift in recent memory...

              Jusrin
              Why are you surprised?

              We started with coarse reverse thread screws and ended with coarse right thread ones, ... in the middle and for sake of completeness mentioning coarse "straight ahead thread" ones , meaning those which are "screwed in" .... with a hammer , so typical of MEF we have kept out madness completely logical.

              By the way, what thread can be coarser than a couple ribs along "screw" sides?

              EDIT: as of the "transition" from (proper) left thread to (improper) right thread ones, I bet somebody at one of the "reproduction vintage parts" got a complaint from Randall : "hey, I canīt screw these in my front baffle" and they said "wtf? ... that dumb Chinese supplier must have made a mistake copying the sample we sent" and from that point on ordered the "right thread" ones.
              Last edited by J M Fahey; 04-28-2019, 02:40 PM.
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              • #37
                This one time I didn't have a hammer, only a file & a screwdriver, so I turned all my nails into screws. S'okay, I got paid by the hour.

                Sorry, inspired by your straight-thread screws that go inn with a hammer.

                Jusrin
                "Wow it's red! That doesn't look like the standard Marshall red. It's more like hooker lipstick/clown nose/poodle pecker red." - Chuck H. -
                "Of course that means playing **LOUD** , best but useless solution to modern sissy snowflake players." - J.M. Fahey -
                "All I ever managed to do with that amp was... kill small rodents within a 50 yard radius of my practice building." - Tone Meister -

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