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    One of the big NE US trunk lines runs along 30...

    One of the big NE US trunk lines runs along 30 near where I live. As far as I know it has been there 20+ years. I just found out this year we MIGHT get hooked up to fiber...

    FredC, good luck, and...
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    Thoughts on price for the Nardini?

    Thoughts on price for the Nardini?
  3. If your very familiar with firearms safety...

    If your very familiar with firearms safety classes, could you explain to me how they are a lawsuit waiting to happen? Specifically you referenced a child or teacher getting shot on accident?

    My...
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    I’ve never been able to get a pdf to work on...

    I’ve never been able to get a pdf to work on Practical Machinist.

    I would recommend converting the pdf to jpg and loading it that way.
  5. I just replaced my spindle probe batteries , just...

    I just replaced my spindle probe batteries , just shy of 1 year. It doesn’t get used every day, but when it gets used, it gets used a lot.

    I shopped for Saft batteries for awhile, in the past I...
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    There are lots of guys on the forum that provide...

    There are lots of guys on the forum that provide prototyping/product development services. Wink wink nudge nudge. . .

    Hell, what some of you pay in rent would put me on full time service at your...
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    Maybe I am missing some hidden feature, but when...

    Maybe I am missing some hidden feature, but when they announced they were going to the new "plan" I tried to download my pictures. I found an old webpage showing how to do it, but the options were...
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    This is mean, and so I apologize ahead of time. ...

    This is mean, and so I apologize ahead of time.

    I am SOoooo glad I bought a Brother....

    Payments are tough, but take 5 minutes and a scrap piece of paper and write yourself a bill for the...
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    I have considered a similar path for my business....

    I have considered a similar path for my business. There is an enormous shortfall of skilled labor in our area. However, due to the cyclical nature of industry, most are very slow to hire on skilled...
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    When I signed up it was free. Then they decided...

    When I signed up it was free. Then they decided advertising revenue wasn't profitable enough. That would be fine if they would let me have my pictures, which I own last I checked. I can have my...
  11. A friend and I looked at a couple Brother...

    A friend and I looked at a couple Brother machines from the 90’s that were cheap. Stupid cheap. Took nearly every bit of gumption not to bring one home. $1500 or $2k? Anyway, idea was to build a big...
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    If I understood right, their target price was...

    If I understood right, their target price was less than what you would quote? Then I wouldn’t have taken another minute to worry much about it.

    As to actual cost, I have worked places that the...
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    Unfortunately their schedule changed, so tomorrow...

    Unfortunately their schedule changed, so tomorrow I start pulling parts. If you need/want any parts off this lathe, please message me. I’m just pulling the quick easy stuff unless someone really...
  14. Hell of a tinker toy! :D:cheers: I’m just...

    Hell of a tinker toy! :D:cheers: I’m just jealous....

    I have a 200A service, 50A breaker to a American Rotary 10hp, to a 3 phase sub panel, to a 30A breaker, to two buck boost transformers, to my...
  15. In the state of Ohio in 2018, 27 people were...

    In the state of Ohio in 2018, 27 people were beaten to death using; hands, fists, or feet. 3 were killed by rifles.
  16. On this we can agree. A very shallow attempt at...

    On this we can agree. A very shallow attempt at “governing”. I was startled at the lack of knowledge possessed by what were supposed to be ranking elected officials, seasoned, with years of...
  17. I’ve known more than one family that the only...

    I’ve known more than one family that the only reason the kids stayed fed was because of poaching.

    Hell, had a friend when I went to school in CO, that prior to joining the army at 18, he had...
  18. Lots of great advise, and I pretty much follow...

    Lots of great advise, and I pretty much follow the three rules posted.

    All of my programs have option stops, and on the first run I use them. However, as toolmaker posted, a lot of my work is one...
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    Personally I am shocked the thread has continued...

    Personally I am shocked the thread has continued to exist this long. The number of issues with the original poster would take too long to type, most of you have covered it already.

    When I have a...
  20. When I was working on my ME (did years 3&4,...

    When I was working on my ME (did years 3&4, funding dropped, so did I.) we had a CNC class with a lab and those little toys. They bogged down cutting plastic. Entirely useless for anything other than...
  21. "win-win" :D:cheers:

    "win-win" :D:cheers:
  22. I have not seen a desktop machine yet that I...

    I have not seen a desktop machine yet that I would see the value in adding to my shop. I have yet to see one that is capable of holding the tolerances necessary in a day to day, for profit, machine...
  23. I do not know availability where you are... but I...

    I do not know availability where you are... but I would seriously take a look at a Brother 300 or 500.

    I have never understood the "desktop" interest in machines. I like small machines, do not...
  24. I am surprised at the high price? This is one...

    I am surprised at the high price? This is one topic that I covered 2 or 3 times before I bought the machine. I have in my notes, replacement cost of the spindle as "around $4k". That does not include...
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    I took a college class on "entrepreneurship"...

    I took a college class on "entrepreneurship" taught by a self made millionaire. He came up with a product, developed it, made a company around it, then made so much money he had no idea what to do...
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