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    Update, Got new hard jaws, loaded an OD tool...

    Update,

    Got new hard jaws, loaded an OD tool (WNMG432 with medium positive geometry), and chucked up on some scrap that came in the machineís chip tray. Machine cut through .060Ē/side at .013Ē...
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    Yeah those sheaves (shivs?) for the belts are...

    Yeah those sheaves (shivs?) for the belts are crazy. I canít believe thatís how a lot of the machinery still transmits, but I guess metal to metal connections would make a mess on failure. I really...
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    It was just a tapered sleeve on a euro drive. It...

    It was just a tapered sleeve on a euro drive. It was a year ago or more and Iíve forgotten the details. Big electric motor, this coupling, then a reducer.
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    Thatís nuts haha I helped change a coupling...

    Thatís nuts haha

    I helped change a coupling sleeve out for the gearbox that drove the conveyor coming off the primary crusher. They did all the safety lockout stuff and it was a pain, but I...
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    My current business (drawings/programs/machine...

    My current business (drawings/programs/machine set up/fixture design) is 50% CIA net 30. Keeps people honest. Is that not something you can realistically look for as a small job shop? Guess it...
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    Does anyone know of offering cash up front to the...

    Does anyone know of offering cash up front to the big name machine makers makes a difference won price? Haas does their own financing, but I wonder if I could knock down the price at all with an...
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    Alphonso, The quarries have 2-3 engineers...

    Alphonso,

    The quarries have 2-3 engineers each, but they wonít want to make a design, decide on clearances or tolerances, or any of that.

    You will get a broken shaft, housing or do-dad and...
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    Between Austin and SA yea. Working in SA right...

    Between Austin and SA yea. Working in SA right now.



    To augment what Ox said, equipment is definitely expensive now: if you buy new or refurbished.

    I truly believe more people earlier on...
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    Posting pics may prove to be difficult, Iíve got...

    Posting pics may prove to be difficult, Iíve got a 2 year old that keeps me busy when Iím not at work, or doing contract stuff. I havenít sat in front of a PC in idk how long to do something other...
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    Yea Iím not fully aware of all the posting tools...

    Yea Iím not fully aware of all the posting tools here yet, itís only my second post.

    Iíve always dug through here if I hit a snag fixing something at work, and figured Iíd contribute. Iíll try to...
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    Yea itís kind of a commodity here. I got it from...

    Yea itís kind of a commodity here. I got it from tractor supply, but it may be cheaper elsewhere.
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    I doubt that little tractor would lift a VTL like...

    I doubt that little tractor would lift a VTL like that either. Iím not looking forward to rigging costs if I keep growing
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    Alphonso, It was for me, my buddies, and my...

    Alphonso,

    It was for me, my buddies, and my parents. We got some good quality Mexican food. I did almost drop a lathe on one of their toes after all.
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    Itemized Cost of A Garage Lathe Shop

    Hey all!

    I bought a lathe from work and threw it in my garage.

    The short details for those looking for numbers:

    $450 machine cost
    $41.40 cleaning tools (harbor freight)
    $65 breakfast for...
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