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    breakfast beams

    Breakfast Beam is what I put in my coffee
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    Craigslist funny time!

    https://www.auctionsinternational.com/auction/30723/item/minigraph-cc-machine-190435 They got one of them there see and sees
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    Bar Puller Recommendations?

    Thinking that all of that fucking around costs $0 is a recipe to stay poor.
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    My dilemma.....Y axis lathe w/sub or invest in pallet system for 2nd ops?

    I wouldn't be overly concerned about the lathe being slower if it runs unattended because it's scalable. I do a lot of production turning at lower rates because as long as it's MAKING money while I'm sleeping, I'll just add more machines if I can't keep up. At a past employer, I made my own...
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    Craigslist funny time!

    Blows my mind someone thought that conglomeration of junk was a going to be a viable business. Looks like some instagram kid's wet dream.
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    Which lathe to buy? New Doosan vs used Haas??

    Almost every machine I own has come from local shops. It's made some great connections and sales. Not bad either to have someone near buy that knows the machine in case you get hung up on something. Huge risk to truck in someone else's nightmare.
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    Which lathe to buy? New Doosan vs used Haas??

    +/-.001 is doable if someone checks parts and adjusts offsets until it is up to temp. Over the course of 4-5 hours the x will grow a few thousands. I really do think you're getting a good machine for the money, seems like your expectations are realistic.
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    Titans of CNC at IMTS 2022

    What you guys are forgetting is that his persona is not directed at grumpy old timers. His intent is to draw interest in manufacturing from high school students. I'm not his biggest fan either but the kids in the local trade school love watching his videos. We should be thankful of anything that...
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    Which lathe to buy? New Doosan vs used Haas??

    Really depends on what you need to do. If you need high accuracy and lots of torque walk away. We have a 2007 that had a hard life playing demolition derby with itself prior to my tenure. The z way has a .001 bow in it and the spindle sounds like it's about to come unglued. But it makes +-.005...
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    Old acetylene tanks

    I don't remember the cut off but up to a certain size you can own and exchange. At some point they decided bigger bottles you have to rent and exchange. In both instances the weld shop will only exchange their own branded bottles. Of course, there's lots of large tanks in the wild that people...
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    What's the best "Giveaway Gizmo" you've seen? IMTS,WESTEC, Salesmen, Etc

    Allied Machine had the best both IMO. Sports bar theme and lots of swag. Thing that stuck out to me as a simple idea they had that most shops could make themselves. Bottle opener from sheet with their info on it, and a magnet glued to the back so you can stick it to the fridge.
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    IMTS '22

    Show was a lot of fun, but after 3 days I'm glad to be back. My legs and liver are exhausted.
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    Lassy Tools - anyone had contact with them recently?

    I was going to tell the guy looking for the lassy tapper that HGR has one on blowout cheap. Doesn't appear he's been on lately though...
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    Haas Mini Mill, how to realign X axis for squareness error?

    I would leave it alone, you may do better, you may do worse.
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    Haas Mini Mill, how to realign X axis for squareness error?

    6 tenths over the travel of the machine. I don't know that it was designed to do much better than this. It is a weldment base garage machine.
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    Working capital financing?

    I bet that CNC paid for more than a few kitchens, my wife doesn't always see it that way either.
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    Calculating Profit

    Great topic, just getting started I’ve wondered a lot about this myself. It’s not very transparent how much the typical owner actually makes. I get that there’s a million variables. Right now I still have a day job and haven’t claimed a penny. So it looks like the shop is making money hand over...
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    Craigslist funny time!

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1006051286718844/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp:6609d377-6436-43b7-ba9e-02d503904387 Here's your chance fella's, now I don't want to hear any more of you bitching about your machine shop. Listed as a "money...
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    Machine Tool Rebuild, Manual Machinist

    If this is the typical scenery, I don't give a flying rat's ass what your politics are.
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    IMTS '22

    I paid $50 a few weeks back and they had a deadline that they were going to bump the price up soon. I think I paid $35 in 2018. I'm sure you can get a promo from an MTB to go but for someone with real work to do it's like tripping over dollars to pick up dimes chasing shit like that. The $50 is...