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  1. One of the guys at our shop just got that one a...

    One of the guys at our shop just got that one a few months ago
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    I have a cheap printer in my office that has been...

    I have a cheap printer in my office that has been running at least 40hrs a week for the last few weeks making tool organizers for our setup carts.
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    I like having a 46-60" roll around for the main...

    I like having a 46-60" roll around for the main toolbox so I can have a work surface wherever I am at in the shop without disrupting the work bench. (Usually doing troubleshooting or machine...
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    Forget the bolts in on the pulley on the motor...

    Forget the bolts in on the pulley on the motor side? (The ones used to open up the sheaves)
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    I have a 5hp Quincy piston compressor that is...

    I have a 5hp Quincy piston compressor that is surprisingly quiet. If you cannot justify a screw compressor, those quincy piston units seem very nice.
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    Could it be there is an axis issue? Is there...

    Could it be there is an axis issue? Is there somewhere you can check to see if an axis is out of the "in-position" tolerance?
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    IF we had a machine that size (We do not) it...

    IF we had a machine that size (We do not) it would be a no quote or if we did quote it at least $1500 to make it barely worth the hassle. Maybe a fab shop that does machining or a "hobby shop" would...
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    I left one because the owner said if he paid me...

    I left one because the owner said if he paid me more than x he may as well go fishing. The next weekend when I was working on my own stuff off the clock (a supposed benefit) he blew up at me that all...
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    Live tools I set XYZ0 to center of tool dia and...

    Live tools I set XYZ0 to center of tool dia and tool tip
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    I agree that giving kids some experience with...

    I agree that giving kids some experience with things like machining, welding, woodworking, small engines, auto repair and so forth will be valuable no matter what they choose to do in the future. We...
  11. I have used both KM and Capto in B-axis mill...

    I have used both KM and Capto in B-axis mill turns, and would echo that capto is the best choice.
  12. Thread: This Old Tony?

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    Yep, I look forward to his return. He is one of...

    Yep, I look forward to his return. He is one of my favorites! My kids and I enjoy watching his videos together.
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    I was looking at there site but I am hoping to...

    I was looking at there site but I am hoping to find a surplus set. But if all else fails, they are my goto for jaws
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    Bumping this up

    Bumping this up
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    We got a demo, but could not get pricing or...

    We got a demo, but could not get pricing or availability.
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    We have 5th Axis vises and Schunk Vero zero...

    We have 5th Axis vises and Schunk Vero zero point. I like the Schunk zero point and the 5th axis vises are...... fine. When I needed another one I bought a Schunk vise and will do that as the 5th...
  17. I am not sure where in MN you are, but Coremark...

    I am not sure where in MN you are, but Coremark Metals has all kinds of drops for sale in their store at $0.60Lb (Last time I was there was a few months ago) and they are usually sheared or laser...
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    My kids have really been enjoying creating things...

    My kids have really been enjoying creating things in SolidWorks for Kids. It is NOT Solidworks, but it does push/pull modeling and you can create mechanisms in there as well to show motion. It...
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    WTB Kitagawa B215 Hard jaws and T-Nuts

    I am looking for a set of hard jaws for a "new to me" lathe I am getting delivered soon. It is a Kitagawa B215. I am interested in 2 or 3 step reveresable hard jaws and the mounting hardware. If you...
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    When I was making knives, I would use down to...

    When I was making knives, I would use down to .02" thick G10 for liners and accent pieces.
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    A long time ago, I ran and Integrex that had...

    A long time ago, I ran and Integrex that had issues like that and it was some tuning for the C-Axis that was needed. I don't recall much for details as I was young and it was quite a while ago, but...
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    Is the Iscar CNMX or HeliTurn what you are...

    Is the Iscar CNMX or HeliTurn what you are thinking of?
  23. Thread: Saw upgrade

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    I have seen jib cranes work well for loading saws...

    I have seen jib cranes work well for loading saws without a forklift. One centered between the two saws could work nicely.
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    I did quite a bit of digging last year and Fusion...

    I did quite a bit of digging last year and Fusion 360 is not ITAR compliant. There is something about the cloud servers being able to be compliant, but with how Autodesk has it structured it is not...
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    Unity Tool has made many drawtube adapters if you...

    Unity Tool has made many drawtube adapters if you need. I used them many times in the past.
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