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    Now the AFJ is out I’m thinking that I am always/often talking about TC grinders. Good joke would have been "what are the merits a tall cumbersome grinder over a shot skinny one. Why are TC grinder advertised and not SS ones."
    Perhaps next year I will come up with a funny something.
    This year jokes on me trying to be serious…..

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    Tungsten Carbide,
    accept nothing less.

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    OK WOW! I was not trying to pull an April Fools joke but it was good timing! I was seriously laughing reading through all the replies!!! This is a good first impression fo this forum!! you guys are fun!

    Ok, on a more serious note.
    I mainly wanted to make my parallels was for more practice. However, I will take everybody's advice and just buy a set.

    Just to answer some questions:
    1) No, I didn't buy a Tormach I got a Microkinetics Mill.
    2) my nickname is Shady and my first name starts with a B so thats how I get Bshady. the fact that it becomes Be Shady is just a cool coincidence. Also, I am pretty shady in real life.
    3)I didn't buy my mill form, Grainger, I didn't buy it at all!
    4) I guess @plastikdreams was the closest to what ti have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post

    And forget about Grainger, Home Depot, Walmart or Menards as your metal suppliers. You didn't buy your CNC mill from one of those, did you?
    There is a Grainger near my house so I don't have to pay for shipping. What supplier do you use?

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    There are specialized metal suppliers out there. See if you have one locally, talk to machine shop people. Some shops will allow you to take or buy scrap/cutoffs.
    You can shop online: Speedy Metals Online Industrial Metal Supply, Metals Depot(R) - Buy Metal Online! Steel, Aluminum, Stainless, Brass, https://onlinemetalsupply.com/, McMaster-Carr, https://www.ebay.com/, https://www.metals4uonline.com/tool-steel , etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bshady View Post
    OK WOW! I was not trying to pull an April Fools joke but it was good timing! I was seriously laughing reading through all the replies!!! This is a good first impression fo this forum!! you guys are fun!
    Sometimes on April the first - it's difficult to tell whats real

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbideBob View Post
    Tungsten Carbide,
    accept nothing less.
    TC is sooo 1960's.

    Whisker reinforced ceramics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Whisker reinforced ceramics.
    At least it would be really easy to grind with diamond

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    At least it would be really easy to grind with diamond
    Mold them to size....

    How about glass (long fiber) re-enforced Bondo ?
    Mold them in those sillycone ice cube trays, use a HF $9.99 angle grinder to "size" them.

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    QT Mold them to size: ..Marshmallos mold to size easily...but get full of grinding dust so might damage your teeth.

    You make them from roots, Take a shovel and DIY (dig in the yonder)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bshady View Post
    OK WOW! I was not trying to pull an April Fools joke but it was good timing! I was seriously laughing reading through all the replies!!! This is a good first impression fo this forum!! you guys are fun!

    Ok, on a more serious note.
    I mainly wanted to make my parallels was for more practice. However, I will take everybody's advice and just buy a set.

    Just to answer some questions:
    1) No, I didn't buy a Tormach I got a Microkinetics Mill.
    2) my nickname is Shady and my first name starts with a B so thats how I get Bshady. the fact that it becomes Be Shady is just a cool coincidence. Also, I am pretty shady in real life.
    3)I didn't buy my mill form, Grainger, I didn't buy it at all!
    4) I guess @plastikdreams was the closest to what ti have.
    Too bad you don't even have an Original nickname. Maybe you could try out Nick, see if it suits you. Maybe I should try out Lilrob.

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    3D print them like everything else these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Keeley View Post
    3D print them like everything else these days...
    HA! I was thinking about that!

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    OT:
    I just did a securities stock research on 3D printer manufacturing companies and found that most of the listed outfits are not making profits..Yes talking about the makers of the machines..not the companies using them for making parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Keeley View Post
    3D print them like everything else these days...
    If you have a printer, why would you even need parallels ?


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