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  1. Thread: Belt Grinders

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    Yeah, let's not start that one. I agree, there's...

    Yeah, let's not start that one. I agree, there's a whole lot of idjits calling stuff 'billet' like it means something important.
    But in this case, the thing is milled down out of block, rather than...
  2. Thread: Belt Grinders

    by Alberic
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    Greetings, Add another vote for 2x72. There's...

    Greetings,

    Add another vote for 2x72. There's loads of belts out there cheap.
    I've got a pair of old Burr-King 2x60 machines, and have to have the belts made for those.

    I also just picked...
  3. Yeah. But that's not the entire motivation, just...

    Yeah. But that's not the entire motivation, just an added goodie. The real thing is being able to look at our in-process orders and forecast parts needed, which QB just can't do effectively.
    We...
  4. General reply: Thanks for the replies. You've...

    General reply:

    Thanks for the replies. You've given me much food for thought.

    In regards to the person who had the 'kits' of screws and gear on the shelf for putting particular assemblies...
  5. ManicMetalBasher: Wow, thanks for the...

    ManicMetalBasher:
    Wow, thanks for the references. I shall have to go digging.
    The good news is that for now, it's mostly just me, my XO, and bookkeeper who'll be messing with this, so the whinging...
  6. inventory system part numbers: building the perfect numbering system?

    HI guys,

    So I'm pondering picking up an inventory/MRP system to help get a handle on things.
    (I'm looking hard at Fishbowl, but if anybody has any suggestions for a similar system that can...
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    I've got an early 80's FTV-1. They're good...

    I've got an early 80's FTV-1.
    They're good beasts.
    Two tips:
    A) save your pennies for a power feed for the knee. Trust me on this.
    B) Late 70's, early 80's was when they switched over to the...
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    Schmidty: Outstanding info. Many thanks. ...

    Schmidty:

    Outstanding info. Many thanks.

    Looking forward to the O2/N2 spreadsheet. That sounds very useful.

    Regards,
    Brian
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    Thanks guys, food for thought. Especially...

    Thanks guys, food for thought.

    Especially about the 200,000 mile trade ins.
    I'm definitely going to chat up anybody who'll talk before I jump, especially this year.

    Next question: I worked...
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    Industrial laser cutter-cost of ownership?

    Hi guys,

    So I'm pondering getting a large laser cutter. As in 48x120 sheets, .190" thick in aluminum. So not a desktop toy.

    This leads to questions:
    A) what's the minimum wattage I need to...
  11. For taking that thing apart, you are a far braver...

    For taking that thing apart, you are a far braver man than I.
    I salute you sir.
    You always do amazing work.

    -Brian from Knew Concepts
  12. OK, what gear have you got to do this with? It's...

    OK, what gear have you got to do this with?
    It's hard to know what to advise until we know what you have.

    A picture of the part would really help too.

    Regards,
    Brian
  13. HI Woz, With the PFS Pink, we get a finish...

    HI Woz,

    With the PFS Pink, we get a finish about like what you saw with your plastic. We get the little 'galvo' stripes, which I don't mind, particularly. They disappear under ano. (or at least...
  14. HI Woz, We use Professional Finishing Systems...

    HI Woz,

    We use Professional Finishing Systems pink plastic for our 6061 deburr, and get a finish about like what you're seeing. The advantage to the plastic versus ceramic is we get that finish...
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    HI Pete, Yeah, I looked into getting the roll...

    HI Pete,

    Yeah, I looked into getting the roll re-covered, but it was going to end up being nearly as expensive, and nearly as slow, and the company that does them has just started doing them,...
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    Wet timesaver-when to change fine belts?

    HI guys,

    This may be a bozo question, but I've got a new-to-me wet 19" timesaver, running 220 grit belts.
    We'd just got it up and running after a full rebuild when the shutdowns hit.
    (Bought it...
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    For the OP: I've never made steel rule dies, but...

    For the OP:
    I've never made steel rule dies, but I've seen a fair number over the years, and have paid attention to how the guys said they were making them.
    The big thing seems to be a bandsaw with...
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    Greetings, I just saw this thread. I've got...

    Greetings,

    I just saw this thread. I've got one of the mills (and about 6 of their lathes.) Don't have much by way of spare widgets for the mills, but if you still need a tooth count off the...
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    Greetings, I've got (for the moment) 6 of...

    Greetings,

    I've got (for the moment) 6 of them, and have moved them a bunch of times. They're not that heavy, on the scale of things, but the big thing to watch out for is that they're top-heavy...
  20. HI guys, Update: I managed to track down an...

    HI guys,

    Update: I managed to track down an entire (allegedly working) pullout gearbox. Should have it in a few weeks. Once that arrives, clean, check, etc, then do a hot swap on the whole unit....
  21. HI guys, OK, pull the round-top cover. Sounds...

    HI guys,

    OK, pull the round-top cover. Sounds plausible.
    Is there a thread somewhere with a procedure? There are a couple of knobs and levers that look like they go through it, and it'd be...
  22. Further data: So I got to wondering: With the...

    Further data:

    So I got to wondering: With the machine set to 'feed' I can hand spin the lead screw with no real drag on it at all. It just spins freely.
    In 'thread', it doesn't move at all. By...
  23. HI guys, New day, new data. A) thanks for...

    HI guys,

    New day, new data.
    A) thanks for reminding me that the reverse knob on the apron has to be in neutral too. The detent ball isn't real energetic, so I'd just blown through the 'middle'...
  24. More data: Now I'm really in the soup. I went...

    More data:
    Now I'm really in the soup.
    I went back to it after the shop shut down for the day, and I could actually hear.
    Put it into thread mode, and got it spinning. Suspiciously quietly.
    Why?...
  25. HI guys, New data. I futzed with the...

    HI guys,

    New data.
    I futzed with the selectors a bit, and still got the same noise. The shop was running full out with the big CNC's rolling along, so I couldn't really hear crap, but from...
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