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  1. I used a coolant pump, so nothing stops me :D

    I used a coolant pump, so nothing stops me :D
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    I wonder how much MDF he cut with the router? I...

    I wonder how much MDF he cut with the router? I bought a bridgeport that was used in an environment with MDF, that stuff is flippin' NASTY to machine tools!

    My Fadal had MDF dust caked on it too,...
  3. Seems my memory was faulty, I was thinking of the...

    Seems my memory was faulty, I was thinking of the SL-0.
  4. IIRC Mori made a "phone booth" CNC mill back in...

    IIRC Mori made a "phone booth" CNC mill back in the day too, like the HAAS OM-1.
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    Methinks English is his second language.

    Methinks English is his second language.
  6. Was he a Darwin award winner?

    Was he a Darwin award winner?
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    Hmm, the 0.01mm snuck past me. That's 4 tenths!...

    Hmm, the 0.01mm snuck past me. That's 4 tenths!

    The thinnest feeler stock I'm aware of is 0.001"

    Just handling a 40" piece of Al would probably move it more than 0.01mm over 40".
  8. I just had this vision of someone riding a Fadal...

    I just had this vision of someone riding a Fadal spindle head like one of those mechanical bulls in a bar.
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    I wonder what the economics are of packing up US...

    I wonder what the economics are of packing up US made Aluminum machined parts, shipping them to Taiwan for finishing, then shipping them back to the US?

    Those machines will have more sea miles on...
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    What I find interesting is that he doesn't appear...

    What I find interesting is that he doesn't appear to have proper metrology to inspect these parts. At the minimum he would need a granite table large enough to check the bow, twist, and dimensional...
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    The only reason I've posted anything in this...

    The only reason I've posted anything in this thread is that I detected a dangerous level of over-confidence mixed with a ridiculous lack of transparency.

    When he *has* tried to be transparent, it...
  12. That poly tubing might kink inside the cable...

    That poly tubing might kink inside the cable chain, the rubber hose has a rather thick wall and doesn't kink. That's the main problem I've had with plastic tubing, except for air-brake tubing...
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    I read the latest update here and I have more...

    I read the latest update here and I have more questions than I did before.

    Why do millionaires and deca-millionaires have an interest in your business?

    You are building a machine tool that is...
  14. My solution is a period correct replacement for...

    My solution is a period correct replacement for the "Prestone can" cooler it would have had from the factory. I don't have chilled screws, so only the spindle heat is being transferred to the cooler...
  15. Aaron, this is what I have, I feed into the lower...

    Aaron, this is what I have, I feed into the lower port and out the upper port.

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    I think it's much more likely that he sold the...

    I think it's much more likely that he sold the design to a 3rd party MTB in Taiwan. I bet the next iteration of the SwissMak only resembles the current version lightly, the new MTB will use proven...
  17. I took a small coolant tank and put a 1/8HP ebay...

    I took a small coolant tank and put a 1/8HP ebay coolant pump in it, ran that to the head, then ran the return to a pressure washer screen filter, then to a transmission cooler with a couple 12v...
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    Ox, it's probably a case of burned out IGBTs in...

    Ox, it's probably a case of burned out IGBTs in the spindle drive, so maybe just get a set of IGBT modules and replace them?

    A volt meter can tell you which of the 3 phases died, assuming it lost...
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    The thing I didn't like about that type of work...

    The thing I didn't like about that type of work is "here's some random widget, make 10 of them" and you have no real idea how the thing is used or what is legitimately a tight tolerance...
  20. I'm gonna take a stab and say you are doing this...

    I'm gonna take a stab and say you are doing this on a Tormach 440 and don't have flood coolant. I used to do a lot of Aluminum with Kool-mist and a Shizuoka AN-S.

    Chip welding is just a thing...
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    I wonder if the control had a selfie camera on it?

    I wonder if the control had a selfie camera on it?
  22. I'm assuming he took a PS/2 keyboard library and...

    I'm assuming he took a PS/2 keyboard library and dropped it in, then replicated the matrix pattern Fadal used for the keypad.

    The Parallax Propeller is suitable for this as well, there is a ready...
  23. Since all Fadals accept "keyboard" input from the...

    Since all Fadals accept "keyboard" input from the serial port, I don't see why you couldn't make a "terminal" that takes a PS/2 keyboard input and echos the Fadal character codes to the serial port....
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    I bought a digital mitutoyo indicator with the...

    I bought a digital mitutoyo indicator with the intent of measuring camshafts. The idea was to motorize a rotary table and have a computer digitize the camshaft. Motor spins rotary table and then it...
  25. Bobw knows more specifics, but I would presume...

    Bobw knows more specifics, but I would presume they are talking about a 32MP control. The one with a Windows computer running along side the Fadal.

    These were based on the -6 CPU card I think. ...
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