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  1. Good advice from everyone, thx.

    Good advice from everyone, thx.
  2. Lathe: when is support needed for long stock?

    Looking for some safety recommendations about when one should provide support on left side of lathe head for long stock to avoid whiplash issues, etc.? e.g. length, diameter, etc...
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    This is for very limited volume in-house work....

    This is for very limited volume in-house work. Will out-source for most tasks. My shop is way out in the boonies so having TC grinder on-hand for late night work when I really need something done...
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    Very useful and helpful information, thanks!

    Very useful and helpful information, thanks!
  5. You could contact FPS in Germany, they...

    You could contact FPS in Germany, they manufactured a variety of these for me recently.
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    It strikes me that the Deckel S11 is like a...

    It strikes me that the Deckel S11 is like a Monoset on steroids, and as you say the KO Lee is modelled after the Cincinatti #2. So maybe the question should be "How to contrast a Cincinatti #2 versus...
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    KO Lee versus Deckel S11

    Can someone with experience with these T&C grinders give me some feedback about tradeoffs. Obviously the Deckel is more expensive, but would like to understand from a capability standpoint what the...
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    My setup has two on-site generators, both 80KW,...

    My setup has two on-site generators, both 80KW, each of which can handle full load, so I've got N+1 redundancy, but I'm also running computer equipment that can't go down...probably overkill for just...
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    Last time I rented a generator of that size it...

    Last time I rented a generator of that size it was roughly $1000/week. The hard part is getting the generator on short notice. I would expect that with these PG&E outages, you'll have trouble finding...
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    I'm not gonna disagree with many of the...

    I'm not gonna disagree with many of the "problems" california has, BUT the weather is still the best here....
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    You don't need to insulate the high power lines,...

    You don't need to insulate the high power lines, those are not causing fires. It's the lower smaller voltage lines that are the problem, those are the ones close to trees. And yes, thats a LOT of...
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    There are other factors in play in California...

    There are other factors in play in California beyond PG&E failings:
    - California law is structured such that utilities are liable for damage even if they aren't at fault
    - folks in California keep...
  13. I'll leave the answers for the PhaseConverter to...

    I'll leave the answers for the PhaseConverter to others as I have 3-phase power supplied by utility, BUT having just installed a Brother Speedio I ended up installing a 230V to 208V transformer per...
  14. Yes, the Weiler is really good...reputed to match...

    Yes, the Weiler is really good...reputed to match Monarch 10EE in accuracy, and since it is new modern machine it has some really nice digital features including computer aids for tapering,...
  15. Checkout my thread New Machine Day: Deckel,...

    Checkout my thread New Machine Day: Deckel, Weiler and Brother showing my Brother Speedio being inched under the 82" height doorway.....Yamazen did a great job on this install....
  16. To get my S300 into my shop, Yamazen sent a tech...

    To get my S300 into my shop, Yamazen sent a tech out who removed a bunch of attachments that sit on top of machine, then re-installed after we got the machine into my shop. It is possible to get a...
  17. Keep in mind that the Brother S300 has identical...

    Keep in mind that the Brother S300 has identical casting to the S500 and S1000, and other than work envelope is pretty much identical, thus not totally fair to expect price of S300 to be...
  18. Brother Speedio S300 is not special order, I just...

    Brother Speedio S300 is not special order, I just bought one out of their (Yamazen) existing stock.
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    Ross, that is SOOO COOOOL !!!

    Ross, that is SOOO COOOOL !!!
  20. I spent a great deal of time and energy trying to...

    I spent a great deal of time and energy trying to identify a very small CNC machine, started with benchtop ideas, worked through all the trade-offs, looked at all the usual suspects, even some very...
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    All finished, provide your address and I'll ship...

    All finished, provide your address and I'll ship you some samples....
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    Having founded multiple companies, at least one...

    Having founded multiple companies, at least one when I was younger than GD, I'm inclined to give GD some leaway. When one is young, inexperienced, don't know what you are doing, and OPTIMISTIC, you...
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    Your updates are very much welcomed, and we all...

    Your updates are very much welcomed, and we all definately would like to see those photos!!!
  24. This is the mode of use I am thinking for my...

    This is the mode of use I am thinking for my shop, can think of all sorts of useful little tasks it would be good at.
  25. Yes, surface grinder is a given.

    Yes, surface grinder is a given.
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