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    Dude... That's complicated.. Replacing her....

    Dude... That's complicated..

    Replacing her. Well... On paper it would be easy, she doesn't bring any fantastic skills
    to the shop, and "On Paper" anybody with a pulse could do her job. If...
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    If you are the owner, and the main machinist.. ...

    If you are the owner, and the main machinist.. No hire is going to match your output.. They don't
    have the motivation, and they don't have the knowledge of your particular shop, and your...
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    Is it fine in the morning, and then gets worse...

    Is it fine in the morning, and then gets worse during the day?

    Then its freezing up.. That's the only way I've had an air dryer
    restrict flow.

    Either pull less air through it, or get more...
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    Engraving sucks. Its just not a fun process. ...

    Engraving sucks. Its just not a fun process. And honestly, with conventional tools,
    its not an efficient process on a mill (or live tool lathe).

    I have 2 customers that got sick of the charges...
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    My quick story. take from it what you will.. ...

    My quick story. take from it what you will..

    One night I was just yelling at my girlfriend, and it was about work..

    *Click*.. the light bulb went on...

    I stopped dead.. I apologized. ...
  6. The few times I've messed with it, I've set the...

    The few times I've messed with it, I've set the gap at around .020, that seemed to be where it started
    working right. You can go less than that.

    Move the sensor down first, then if you have to...
  7. I'm going to say you have a slight mis-alignment...

    I'm going to say you have a slight mis-alignment of the pulley to where
    the hall effect sensor is.

    It looks like its really close. Try dropping the sensor closer to the pulley.
    What gap do...
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    I think since the T2, or at least the M32, so at...

    I think since the T2, or at least the M32, so at least 30 years, you've been able to cap your spindle revs just for doing a part off.

    So, yeah... He could do that.

    I also hear the newer...
  9. Dude... Bill.... THINK about that... I'd...

    Dude... Bill.... THINK about that...

    I'd be a Genie in the Bottle if I could just take that scrap part and drill a smaller hole in it.
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    I'm gonna have to have a talk with little Studly...

    I'm gonna have to have a talk with little Studly Spud Lee when I get
    home.. I didn't know he could type? Little f'r has been playing me
    all these years.
    ...
  11. Only if it has a DOLLAR sign on it.. And HIS...

    Only if it has a DOLLAR sign on it.. And HIS boss doesn't like it.

    New quote on stupid tolerance PLASTIC.

    Set up fee: $50,000 for temperature controlled room, $18,000 for CMM, $100 per...
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    I've held down to 1/8" in soft jaws on an 8"...

    I've held down to 1/8" in soft jaws on an 8" chuck.

    Not that hard to do, you just have to do some jaw prep,
    and then cut them flying, and NEVER EVER close the jaws
    without a piece of material...
  13. Roll a radius from the chamfer out into the floor...

    Roll a radius from the chamfer out into the floor of the counterbore.. Then it becomes a real
    pain in the ass to measure, unless you are using a ball, but whos going to do that?

    You could ask a...
  14. That is WAY MORE information about o-rings than I...

    That is WAY MORE information about o-rings than I ever wanted to know. Kind of interesting. Though
    I feel sorry for the guy who's job is to "Engineer O-ring specifications".. But somebody has to...
  15. I may be wrong here, but isn't it kind of stupid...

    I may be wrong here, but isn't it kind of stupid to try and seal an o-ring
    against a chamfer?

    Wouldn't a counter bore make more sense, then all you have to control is depth,
    and its easy to...
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    I've lost it on a few also. But I've also made...

    I've lost it on a few also. But I've also made some pretty good money.

    I HATE doing safety wire holes, unless its a straight through shot, or at the least
    just 2 holes. Drilling them every...
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    Another thought here. Are the nuts cast? or...

    Another thought here.

    Are the nuts cast? or are they made from bar stock.

    I'm going to guess that at least the 2" is made from a big
    cast mess.

    One of my customers, on occasion needs...
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    The minor on the 1" is .800.. You're only taking...

    The minor on the 1" is .800.. You're only taking out .030 a side, no need to spiral.
    Unless this a CNC knee mill. One shot and done, drop her in the middle, spin her
    around, and pull her out. ...
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    I love these threads. Some are going to say...

    I love these threads.

    Some are going to say WAY!!!! too cheap.. Some are going to say WAY!!!! too much.

    Of course part of that depends on the customer.

    I also wouldn't drill, I'd drop...
  20. Thread: Moon Shot; 1969

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    Its about fricken time they used the space port...

    Its about fricken time they used the space port for something.

    Kind of anti climactic. I didn't get a shot of the capsule actually
    going up, just didn't think of it, but it was kind of cool. ...
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    Multi Axis machines are awesome. But I think...

    Multi Axis machines are awesome.

    But I think this is one of those cases where its not the tool for the job.

    So.. Bushing. I'm assuming the ID/OD are to size already.. 2 vices, maybe
    a 3...
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    I'd drill and tap and screw in a stud. I'd...

    I'd drill and tap and screw in a stud.

    I'd keep close tabs on the depth of my tap so that
    the bottom of the tapped hole will act a bit
    like a self locker, and keep the stud from
    penetrating...
  23. Thread: 8020 Principle

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    Isn't a tool maker just a really really slow...

    Isn't a tool maker just a really really slow machinist?
  24. Here is how somebody I know dealt with this same...

    Here is how somebody I know dealt with this same issue. Installed floor drain, put saran wrap over it, poured the floor,
    and then skim coated over the drain. After final inspection he just knocked...
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    I always have this up on one of my monitors in...

    I always have this up on one of my monitors in the shop. Little tweet thing on
    the side where this type of info will pop up.

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