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    Weird forum/Tapatalk behaviour

    Something is going on, because my Tapatalk is not showing anything from June. I tried asking a question in abrasive matching a few days ago via Tapatalk and it didn't even post. I then posted it directly to the website and that didn't show up on Tapatalk either. Today, that is showing, but none...
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    Pratt & Whitney R6/R8 grinder help

    Thank you everyone, just to confirm, the company that I work for doesn't want to buy the machine till they prove it can be done. They have said, if it can be proven, then they are all for purchasing a used grinder. During our morning meeting, several of the engineers have told me that it can't...
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    Pratt & Whitney R6/R8 grinder help

    Sorry to revive an old thread, but I was wondering if any of you experienced guys could answer me a quick question. Here goes: I have an R6 here at my home. I work for a company now that has these multikutter things in their disposal system for cutting trimmings off of sheet goods. It...
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    Monarch 60

    That's a good claim...I'm a bit jealous... Sent from my S61 using Tapatalk
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    New to me Van Norman 3V

    That is a good looking mill and honestly I can say that is indeed a very rare machine. Sent from my S61 using Tapatalk
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    Short/Long term future of manual/repair shops?

    I agree with the repair work that Garwood mentions still being profitable. I also agree with what he said is that it is very fun to do those repairs. I will say, currently while in the process of moving, I am staying at a hotel down here in Norfolk and there is a trailer/semi repair shop...
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    Lathe Upgrade Suggestions

    Is the DRO able to be taken off the Jet? Sent from my S61 using Tapatalk
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    Metallurgist Admits She Falsified Test Results for Steel Used in Navy Submarines

    You know, not to get off topic, but again I agree. I will just leave it at that. Sent from my S61 using Tapatalk
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    Metallurgist Admits She Falsified Test Results for Steel Used in Navy Submarines

    We are in sort of agreement. I'm a QA guy and when exposed to some employees just saying, good enough, then it rubs me the wrong way. Rickover said it best, when he commented, if I wouldn't send my son to sea on it, how could I send anyone else's kids out on it. Sadly, it seems that a majority...
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    Metallurgist Admits She Falsified Test Results for Steel Used in Navy Submarines

    After being on these subs for the last 17 years, I can openly admit that we as sailors are held to a higher standard than the contractors we often times higher. This steel problem, coupled with NuFlow a few years ago, and several other instances where companies have taken advantage of the...
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    Short/Long term future of manual/repair shops?

    A little late to this thread, but I hope you don't mind me chiming in with some observations that I have made over my time in the skilled trades camp. A long time ago, I started doing repair work for a construction company that ran a side machine shop. Now, most of the work we did there, was...
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    Have you ever made your own chuck? If so how did it go?

    There's more than a few times where I could have used a 6 jaw that was fully independent. It's weird that got brought up actually. Sent from my S61 using Tapatalk
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    Is it normal for your tooling to cost as much if not more than your lathe?

    I don't know if it was mentioned earlier, but I highly recommend searching through auction sites. The deals there are someone's unbelievable and if you get a lot of something and a few of the items in the lot are of little to no interest to you, you can usually pass it on and gain some funding...
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    Re-registering threads

    Long story short, take threaded item, put it in the chuck, line up compound rest at 30, latch in threading at TPI you need with tool bit near piece threads that you want to fix, adjust compound rest in and out till lined up... Sent from my S61 using Tapatalk
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    Is it just me or do drill bits suck now?

    Honestly, I tend to agree with drill bits sucking now. In fact, it made make a very reasonable purchase a couple years back. I got a set of spade bits for my birthday and when I tried to use one out of that set, it literally only pulled wood on one side. I took it out of the drill and took my...
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