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  1. Well as it would turn out, a little off topic, i...

    Well as it would turn out, a little off topic, i did lose my mind not long after this. I think i was in shock for months trying to figure out what was happening. funny, just now i am getting back on...
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    PT design/modeling and CAM

    Looking for some part time CAD/CAM work in the Roanoke VA area. I also don't have a problem doing any work remotely from home.

    Familiar with Fagor,Fanuc/Fadal and HAAS controllers

    From home...
  3. yea, after all of that (the job, house and girl)....

    yea, after all of that (the job, house and girl). I think I've more or less made up my mind.
  4. Well lookie lookie... So its been quite a long...

    Well lookie lookie... So its been quite a long time since i started this thread. Left the girl, left the house and was removed from the o'l jobby. So im not at the point where i am going to buy any...
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    Help!!!! Need nesting software advice!!!!!!!!!

    So my boss has me manually nesting a bunch of parts, He recently has been on a kick of me nesting in autocad, then going back and tracing over it to bridge the parts and get the controller to not...
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    It's carbon fiber parts.. so no magnets.

    It's carbon fiber parts.. so no magnets.
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    I can PM you pics and description/opinions. But...

    I can PM you pics and description/opinions. But I'm not sure how it would be viewed by my company if i posted them on a forum. Not that it is proprietary or anything.
  8. I imagine so, I had a few things come in that...

    I imagine so, I had a few things come in that were sub par but just made due. BMG was never terrible, but not always reliable.
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    Feel free to pm me for details.... in particular,...

    Feel free to pm me for details.... in particular, I'm not a fan of waterjets, they have a purpose in manufacturing but not my flavor, easy to program, finicky machines at best. In a multi stage...
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    Yup!!! The part is formed and this is an attempt...

    Yup!!! The part is formed and this is an attempt to cut to final shape on this machine.
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    Waterjet Vac Fixture...

    Has anyone ever needed to create a vacuum fixture to work with a waterjet? well... We made one.. Its interesting but i wish i could find a simpler solution. Not to mention the tooling needing to...
  12. This! A thousand times this!! Do I want some nice...

    This! A thousand times this!! Do I want some nice CNC mill and lathe, you bet your ass I do.. but I love a fixer upper.. you have to know what you're looking at, if I could get my hands on a fadal...
  13. What part of VA are you located?

    What part of VA are you located?
  14. Southwestern. Sadly and I'm sure someone will...

    Southwestern. Sadly and I'm sure someone will have something to say.. but I've always ordered my raw from BMG depending on what I get might take a week or so. For aluminum bar stock and the likes...
  15. No offense taken, this isn't intended to happen...

    No offense taken, this isn't intended to happen soon. Just looking for advice, most seem to steer towards what you said, get a lathe and mill, do some hobby work for cash and see whats happening. I'm...
  16. Lol, I didn't just sit here and go "well im bored...

    Lol, I didn't just sit here and go "well im bored with work, i should start a business" Lets go a little further then. When i was 16 i started learning a trade. Brick laying. I went to a trade...
  17. Yea, planning on having that. As well as a nice...

    Yea, planning on having that. As well as a nice grinder and some basic polishing tools. Don't get me wrong, ive tacked a lot of stuff with a mig and done very very little with a stick. but i don't...
  18. There is somewhat of a demand from the DHM racing...

    There is somewhat of a demand from the DHM racing sscene for custom hardware as well as frame modifications. Not to say that is going to pay for a new machine.. but it would help pay for a nice small...
  19. Eh, ive seen the guys in the o'l tool room use a...

    Eh, ive seen the guys in the o'l tool room use a welder a handful of times. Where as the lathes turned every day, as well as the mills. Is it understandable to turn down work because of not having...
  20. Ok, so thank you so far for your input. to touch...

    Ok, so thank you so far for your input. to touch on a few..

    Jashley73, If that didn't make since... I've managed a shop for awhile, I was a mold tooling designer/programmer. Im well versed in...
  21. In my mind, Ill borrow for a few necessities....

    In my mind, Ill borrow for a few necessities. Keeping my day job and accepting a loan. The machines will pay for themselves, no profit. just work to pay off. and eventually it will turn a profit....
  22. I figured if I could start with a CNC lathe and...

    I figured if I could start with a CNC lathe and an old knee mill that would be ideal. I've made one off parts for people in the past, but that was with former company machines. Do I want it to grow...
  23. Funny you bring up that aspect.. for several...

    Funny you bring up that aspect.. for several years I've talked to a machinist at the shop we worked in, always about how we would run our own. Always with the plans.. so it isn't some sudden want....
  24. I could see easily getting drill presses,...

    I could see easily getting drill presses, grinders, cutters, etc .. but milling and turn machines seem like short term financing items. I've followed a lot of fadals before on eBay and online machine...
  25. Sadly, no, very little.. maybe a couple of junky...

    Sadly, no, very little.. maybe a couple of junky spots. Im semi familiar with the equipment... less so on its operation. Lol
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