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  1. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Sweet, I just bought one myself 2 months ago. I...

    Sweet, I just bought one myself 2 months ago. I have alot of maintenance things to do to my building that honestly just weren't going to get done if I had to use ladders. I saved up for it for a...
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    Do the short segments or spline and change from...

    Do the short segments or spline and change from G61 to G64 and it will be smooth. You will want it only on the section of the part you want to smooth. Otherwise it will cut corners short. This is...
  3. When I started my own place app 8 years ago, I...

    When I started my own place app 8 years ago, I read everything on here about late/non payers etc and I decided then that I would do my best to try and keep that from happening. I tell new customers...
  4. Scruffy, do you need rigid tapping or would a...

    Scruffy, do you need rigid tapping or would a tapping head work? You wouldn't have to reverse rotation or really know where the spindle is oriented that way. Only have to program correct feed for in...
  5. My scrap isn't typically metal, I run mostly...

    My scrap isn't typically metal, I run mostly plastic and wood products. I have asked the local plastics vendor about the chips and was told there wasn't really anyone that wanted it. I didn't...
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    Well, some places in SW Ks you are only sharing...

    Well, some places in SW Ks you are only sharing the whole county with 4 other people. :)

    My Mom grew up in Liberal, now I am on the opposite end of the state, few more trees over here.


    FG,...
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    I agree, go look at it asap and check it out. Do...

    I agree, go look at it asap and check it out. Do as much legwork and homework as you can yourself. You will fairly quickly determine if you want it or not without needing to talk to anyone else.
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  8. Skip, I never made any significant progress on...

    Skip, I never made any significant progress on it. Have a kid now and she is taking a little more time than I expected... Ha

    What are you working on?
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    A couple places you can look are irsauctions and...

    A couple places you can look are irsauctions and exfactory. Irsauctions seems to be searchable and you can see what things sold for. They are going to have similar machines vs some other sites. It...
  10. I am doing the weird hours thing since we had our...

    I am doing the weird hours thing since we had our daughter. She will be 3 in a couple months. I have her until lunch time and then take her to my parents house where they have fun for a couple hours...
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    It has been a long time since I used Esprit, but...

    It has been a long time since I used Esprit, but our dealer made up a set of CD's with video training on it. It wasn't free, but I think it was a good price. It really made the difference for me at...
  12. I think you just have to decide if it works for...

    I think you just have to decide if it works for your business to deliver to begin with. If it does, then figure out how to get compensated for it, whether by the sales part of the delivery or if you...
  13. I have mine backed up, one of the first things I...

    I have mine backed up, one of the first things I did when I got it powered up. But I am not as diligent about backing up the pc's...

    Anyway, somewhat on topic, I am looking at a same MTB machine...
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    Just some thoughts here, if the 2 main customers...

    Just some thoughts here, if the 2 main customers just merged, now you only have 1 main customer and if they want you to feed them only when they want it at your expense, then I'd be very leary of...
  15. Yes, he still has it. Shoot me an email: jason at...

    Yes, he still has it. Shoot me an email: jason at upfrontduck.com

    Jason
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    I am out of the loop on the newer tech in wood...

    I am out of the loop on the newer tech in wood shop automation, so I am not familiar with what is even offered. But, one thought I had for this is an older automatic horizontal bandsaw for metal. You...
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    I don't understand why you would even trust them...

    I don't understand why you would even trust them enough to think about getting in bed with the old company, they already let you go. If they really cared about you or thought it would be a good idea...
  18. I remembered to look while at the shop. I used a...

    I remembered to look while at the shop. I used a 65-023 it is 1/4" dia. Looks like I dialed into 10,000 rpm at 30 ipm to run them out.

    I assume you are asking about delamination of the mdf spoil...
  19. I cut some 0.080 sheet on my cnc router, not sure...

    I cut some 0.080 sheet on my cnc router, not sure the alloy but it was gummy to cut. I had trouble with it and the guys here said to get an onsrud cutter. I don't recall the part number, can find it...
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    No, SW. I am going to pass at this point. If you...

    No, SW. I am going to pass at this point. If you don't find the ad, let me know and I can forward what I have.
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    Van, that is very helpful. I am mostly OK with...

    Van, that is very helpful. I am mostly OK with old, seems most my stuff is, but I don't want old that was not good or junk when new.

    If I keep looking, would a machine with an OT control be the...
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    Thanks guys, I don't know how long since it ran....

    Thanks guys, I don't know how long since it ran. I have not asked too much from the seller the only reply I got back was these tiny pictures, figured I'd ask here first to see if it was worth...
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    I don't really have anything to add but I will...

    I don't really have anything to add but I will anyway. I have been on both sides of it. I am on my own now and I am very aware that I would have a hard time being a boss. Too many variables and...
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    Daewoo Puma 6 lathe questions

    I have a line on a Daewoo Puma 6 cnc lathe that is cheap and not too far away from me. I don't have alot of info on it which is why I am asking you guys. Ad says it runs and has Fanuc 6a control. It...
  25. I recall you said you already had a large stock...

    I recall you said you already had a large stock of rod stock, if so then I would use it before buying sheet. So, that said, I would buy a used wood shaper with a good sized spindle (1-1.25" OD). I...
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