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  1. Thread: Deburring parts

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    +1 for the C&M Topline Mr. Deburr. They've been...

    +1 for the C&M Topline Mr. Deburr. They've been building them for 40 years for a reason.

    How big are your parts? If they are small you can try an 18 lbs tumbler from HF or others, but you'll be...
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    It's not as good as anodizing IMO, but there are...

    It's not as good as anodizing IMO, but there are a couple paints we use for prototypes when there isn't time to go out to for anodizing.

    Cerakote is probably the best, but is a two part mix and...
  3. Here you go.

    Here you go.
  4. Spud, here's two VERY BASIC videos breaking down...

    Spud, here's two VERY BASIC videos breaking down CAD/CAM and running the program: YouTube & YouTube.
    DISCLAIMER- HOBBY MACHINE TOOL CONTENT. This isn't recommended for anyone else, it's just to get...
  5. In my younger/single/foolish days I decided my...

    In my younger/single/foolish days I decided my '94 Toyota pickup needed a bigger engine. So I found a Chevy 350 to jam in there. But the front suspension was in the way, so that got cut out and I...
  6. Pat, We have a .22 rifle my grandfather bought...

    Pat, We have a .22 rifle my grandfather bought in 1926 or 28, so similar age, and I wouldn't contemplate modifications. This isn't your question and you didn't ask for our opinions, but I suspect...
  7. I suspect the high resale value of Haas has less...

    I suspect the high resale value of Haas has less to do with the actual machine and more to do with the buyer/user friendly things Haas does. All the videos, the online pricing, getting Haas into...
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    I ran a couple sets of stones under a diamond...

    I ran a couple sets of stones under a diamond wheel in the surface grinder to flatten things out, they probably aren't Renzetti quality but I think it makes a difference on how well they'll remove...
  9. Not having coolant is going to kill bits even...

    Not having coolant is going to kill bits even when you have everything else sorted. Can you set up a mister? I would expect that to be a huge improvement over cutting dry.
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    I really like Ex-Cell-O. We have a similar...

    I really like Ex-Cell-O. We have a similar machine that came out of a technical college, and would say it is at least as good as a Bridgeport and probably better. The tilt/nod setup is more compact,...
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    Bidding on gov't work is a full time job on it's...

    Bidding on gov't work is a full time job on it's own. We've had a little success partnering with another company (run by an engineer, naturally) who would handle the paperwork, and we would make the...
  12. I had a 2006 TM-1, and would say it's a great...

    I had a 2006 TM-1, and would say it's a great beginner/garage machine with an eye toward making money. Single phase right out the gate doesn't hurt. Slow, but that also means you crash slower when...
  13. Here's something I like from Dilbert creator...

    Here's something I like from Dilbert creator Scott Adams-

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    Adams says you can raise your market value by being “merely good—not extraordinary—at more than one skill.” Adams told me his...
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    Depends on how good your accountant is if you get...

    Depends on how good your accountant is if you get audited. Maybe $15/hr? I'm taking this to mean you will take the rest of the profits as disbursements at a lower tax rate, correct?
  15. Like Janco said, the ones with two speeds will...

    Like Janco said, the ones with two speeds will handle aluminum and steel/stainless. The tooth shape probably should be material specific, but I use the same blades for everything as long as the wall...
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    You could have a valid point on some guys...

    You could have a valid point on some guys experience, but your numbers are off. I just bought an S500, similar work envelope to a VF-1 (we make small parts). With a 10k spindle and SMTC the VF-1...
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    Not to add to the battle, but has anybody made...

    Not to add to the battle, but has anybody made the switch from Brother to Haas? To get more done with that big taper? A bunch of of dedicated Haas to Brother users here, but nobody seems to go the...
  18. I think you would really appreciate a cold saw....

    I think you would really appreciate a cold saw. We have a 315mm, and I'm not sure of it would cut 6"x6" angle, it would be close. Might have to go to a 350mm. If you're cutting a bunch of blanks...
  19. Gundog, what size material are you cutting? We...

    Gundog, what size material are you cutting? We have a cold saw and a band saw, and they both have their place. Both are Jet brand.

    Pros on the cold saw- accurate, hold .005 tolerance and very good...
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    That is a funny way to look at it, focusing on...

    That is a funny way to look at it, focusing on retained vslue. Right now Haas hold their value unbelievably well, but with them dropping support for machines that aren't that old, and Brothers...
  21. I bought a used Haas TM-1 for $15,000, replaced...

    I bought a used Haas TM-1 for $15,000, replaced an $800 Y axis ball screw, and sold it a year later for $16,500. So it paid me $700 a year to use it. Which is probably a fair trade to wait on the 20...
  22. This might be totally not an issue, but is anyone...

    This might be totally not an issue, but is anyone tracking Doosan the company being for sale? Doosan Machine Tools put up for sale after IPO cancellation - Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea. I'm no...
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    Dumb question here- how are you all holding these...

    Dumb question here- how are you all holding these 1" shank Ripper and Shear Hogs? I'm new to the BT30 world and am getting paranoid about gage length, want to go with the shortest/stiffest possible...
  24. I've been using a single station vise and Delta...

    I've been using a single station vise and Delta Pallet jaws since they came out last year and really like it. It's a good compromise between a dedicated pallet fixture (like the Pierson system) and...
  25. Thread: Starting a Shop

    by LOTT
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    Don't stay unemployed. Work fast food for a...

    Don't stay unemployed. Work fast food for a couple weeks if you have to, but do something every day that is generating income. Another thing to help with mindset- start listening to guys like Zig...
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