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    I've not worked on that old of an Okuma but on...

    I've not worked on that old of an Okuma but on the new ones they use G15 H__ for the work offsets and they use G56 H__ D__ for the tool offsets. Work offsets are cancelled by G15 H0 and Tool Offsets...
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    One thing I haven't gotten into is the...

    One thing I haven't gotten into is the accel/decel settings for the rapids on this thing. On really small moves it gets a little jerky and word is they set it at "50%" from the factory. Even at 18k...
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    Oh, them's fightin' words LOL #speediomafia

    Oh, them's fightin' words LOL

    #speediomafia
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    Drywallers got a bunch done today and will be...

    Drywallers got a bunch done today and will be back tomorrow and Friday between other jobs. The new Garage Door is in!!!!!

    I went with windows, and I'm glad I did. I'm going to have shelving or a...
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    I think the $3-4k I got quoted for the chip...

    I think the $3-4k I got quoted for the chip shower system would likely pay for itself if this thing continues to run like it is now.
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    Yeah on my main product I do a outer contour,...

    Yeah on my main product I do a outer contour, flip and then blend. On the Hurco it was fine if I ran one or two but as soon as I was running the machine for about 5-6 hours, the entire casting...
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    For the record my air conditioning compressor...

    For the record my air conditioning compressor wasn't turned on - breaker was off from when the electricians were here LOL.

    Anyways, the Okuma still held really tight tolerances over the day even...
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    Pro Tip: When you think the A/C is blowing...

    Pro Tip:

    When you think the A/C is blowing kinda warm and the temperature climbs 12*F over a twelve hour day... maybe check and see if the breaker for the A/C Compressor is actually on... The...
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    I haven't run anything faster than 288ipm in...

    I haven't run anything faster than 288ipm in actual production, but we did some testing on some 3D surfacing toolpaths at like 500ipm just to play with the Hicut parameters cutting air. I'm limited...
  10. I doubt you'll ever outrun one of those screw...

    I doubt you'll ever outrun one of those screw machines for that work at those volumes. Shops around here still gobble them up for just that.
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    Just a quick update on some of this. I've been...

    Just a quick update on some of this. I've been running some parts in 4140 at 41-44HRc and this thing is amazing. I'm having to play with the Hicut settings on some things but this thing absolutely...
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    The STATE does not levy any property taxes in WI....

    The STATE does not levy any property taxes in WI. Property taxes are levied by municipalities and paid to municipalities.
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    Not what I wrote. Real Property (my parcel)...

    Not what I wrote.

    Real Property (my parcel) and equipment not directly used in manufacturing are taxable. Manufacturing equipment is NOT subject to property tax. The parcel can be included on...
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    Wisconsin has a state property value and...

    Wisconsin has a state property value and depreciation system for manufacturers to stop local governments from taxing them to death on real estate, but I'm just learning if it works or not on a...
  15. How straight does it need to stay? 4140 likes to...

    How straight does it need to stay? 4140 likes to move during heat treat.
  16. Length to diameter ratio is a big reason since...

    Length to diameter ratio is a big reason since the fundamental difference is that it has a sliding headstock and tooling that is fixed in Z, so you are always supporting the material within a few...
  17. I made a 47" long part in that same machine! I...

    I made a 47" long part in that same machine! I had to remove the work collection cabinet I made and make a really long rear ejection tube. The part had a clevis on one end and the back side had an...
  18. Carmex are local for me. Fantastic product line,...

    Carmex are local for me. Fantastic product line, but not cheap. We would call them to get part numbers and then order through DXPe or MSC.

    That said I've got one of the Harvey multi-thread...
  19. You can rechuck and infinite number of times in a...

    You can rechuck and infinite number of times in a swiss and you could do phased turning with the part running through (and clamped in) the subspindle, with a collection tube sticking out of the...
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    Shout out to AD for great service

    I know, I know.

    Lots of folks hear about shit not going right, and I am a believer that if something goes much better than expected, I should say something instead of just bitching when things go...
  21. Jergens also makes a "low rent" Lang-compatible...

    Jergens also makes a "low rent" Lang-compatible system with 52mm or 96mm zero point patterns. Not a *ton* cheaper, but cheaper. And they aren't Lang.
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    Cast iron sucks. It doesn't cut it crumbles. And...

    Cast iron sucks. It doesn't cut it crumbles. And hardened cast grades (Austempered Ductile Iron, I'm looking at you) SUCK for tooling but at least cut okay while they wear your tooling like crazy...
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    Plus, as much of a CAMplete fanboi as I am, I...

    Plus, as much of a CAMplete fanboi as I am, I don't think you can make your own machine definitions in it. Give Jeff up there a call and ask but I think it is licensed on a per-machine basis. It is...
  24. Lang is the gold standard but they are pricey. ...

    Lang is the gold standard but they are pricey. We put a zero point plate on the 4th and then another on a pallet on the table, so we could take one part from the table to the 4th and even over to...
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    316L is low(er) carbon. I think it helps weld...

    316L is low(er) carbon. I think it helps weld embrittlement problems in the HAZ. I know it is used as a filler wire.

    Cast stainless cuts fine. I had a project for medical cart wheel spacers...
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