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    Layout 1 allows for teamwork and you can see who...

    Layout 1 allows for teamwork and you can see who is busy and who is not, and operators can learn from one another. Layout 2 isolates everyone and this tends to lead to slowdowns as your mind...
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    I built vertical opening sidewalls for a...

    I built vertical opening sidewalls for a greenhouse. 240’ wall rises as one door 8’. I used Harken sailboat traveler cars which use recirculating Torlon balls. Harken made me 18’ long tracks, I...
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    There are other issues here. If he asks...

    There are other issues here. If he asks permission he will almost definitely get shot down. Second is you may have a 200 amp rated panel but in a residential area it is almost guaranteed the power...
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    There is NOTHING wrong with aluminum except the...

    There is NOTHING wrong with aluminum except the idiots installing it! I have done lots of aluminum cable feeds for machines of all kinds for small manufacturers with never a failure. Simple rules,...
  5. Not free but 40 sessions that can be 24 hrs will...

    Not free but 40 sessions that can be 24 hrs will get it done. CamBam. About as simple but fairly capable CAM you will find.
  6. Can’t see a single flute that size being useful...

    Can’t see a single flute that size being useful with only 8,000 rpm. 30,000 is closer to what you need.
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    Yes, That is a Y wound motor and the changes...

    Yes,
    That is a Y wound motor and the changes will convert it to the higher voltage. A simple clamp-on ammeter would have clued you in real quick.

    If there is a control transformer in there and...
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    Just an update. I've been using Isopropyl...

    Just an update. I've been using Isopropyl Alcohol in my fog buster style coolant applicator cutting aluminum and I am really pleased with the results. No chip welding at all and I've been pushing...
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    Interesting thought. I had the vise completely...

    Interesting thought. I had the vise completely apart and replaced all the seals and such and it was in excellent shape. That was of course BEFORE the gorilla got on it!
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    48 years so far buying from McMaster Carr. I was...

    48 years so far buying from McMaster Carr. I was leaving the house at 6:30 the other morning and saw the guy in the minivan delivering my order from yesterday afternoon! I live 5 miles from their...
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    For those of you with that stuff you can't buy at...

    For those of you with that stuff you can't buy at any price, and can't give it a way either, you might be interested in the thread currently running in the Dilbert comics. Mine is in the shape of a...
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    Parabolic drills?

    Parabolic drills?
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    Looks like a really first class piece of...

    Looks like a really first class piece of equipment.

    We have a SOCO taiwanese manual cold saw that used to cut silky smooth through everything. I had a fully automatic version of this saw at a...
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    Yes I meant PLUS 68F and yes it freezes. Pain in...

    Yes I meant PLUS 68F and yes it freezes. Pain in the ass putting heat tracing on lines and pumps and storing drums with a heat blanket
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    Now there is a guying renting by the square ft...

    Now there is a guying renting by the square ft and using it by the cubic ft!
  16. So if any of you guys want make knives and stuff...

    So if any of you guys want make knives and stuff the wife of an old friend who passed away recently has a gas forge sitting in her shed. It was next to the foundry furnace she gave to my grandson and...
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    You can train them and gain their respect, or...

    You can train them and gain their respect, or bitch at them for what they don’t know when they become your boss. Your choice.
  18. You might follow McMaster Carr's lead. They don't...

    You might follow McMaster Carr's lead. They don't organize by item or type. They organize by space required and let the computer keep track of where it is. They also purposely don't put things in...
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    Yes some things are very surprising. Our school...

    Yes some things are very surprising. Our school still has a wood shop. I was surprised that the Robotics team wasn't getting help from the wood shop teacher or students. I met with the wood shop...
  20. We actually got the Marvel 1970 vintage off Ebay...

    We actually got the Marvel 1970 vintage off Ebay for $4K including shipping. Why an old Marvel? Every part was still available, unlike lots of others.
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    Bob, A few things you should know. I agree about...

    Bob,
    A few things you should know. I agree about letting the students make the parts. This past season was a look and learn for me, to learn more about the program and the personalities. The team...
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    Any FIRST Robotics mentors here?

    I became a mentor for the local FIRST robotics team Mercury 1089 last season, because my grandson joined the team. I casually mentioned I could make parts on my home built CNC mill if needed. What I...
  23. We have a Marvel II series 8. Easy peasy to set...

    We have a Marvel II series 8. Easy peasy to set up a fence bolted to the T-slots in the table to cut 20 degrees. Heck then you could still tilt the head over for some really funky compound angles. ...
  24. I started a new job as a machine designer doing...

    I started a new job as a machine designer doing Cad design. Next day they fired the one CNC operator running a Fadal 4020. The owner asked if anyone had CNC experience. I had played with an old...
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    I loved VisualCadd and used it for about 6 years...

    I loved VisualCadd and used it for about 6 years after GenericCad which was great as well. When I was closing my company because my partner bailed with the capital I saw the handwriting on the wall...
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