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    CI Mess

    We machine a lot of CI, and whooo ...
  2. Call Bough and Kough to talk to uhhh Jason I...

    Call Bough and Kough to talk to uhhh Jason I think. I will get the name Friday when I return to the office. Or just call them. ...
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    Try powder coat, failing that; consult PPG and or...

    Try powder coat, failing that; consult PPG and or see what other blokes have done.
    Or possibly anodize.
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    You might look into a Farriers apron (You know...

    You might look into a Farriers apron (You know the guys nail horses 2 their shoes.)
    Tough as nails. It has been 12-20 years since I used one but; like I said really tough. Plus if you grinding it...
  5. I can see your point, however I have been...

    I can see your point, however I have been thinking of putting an Arduino on the compressor. Think of it as air on demand, by pulsing the air motor you could tell the compressor to keep running. If...
  6. That is the big problem, I am pretty sure know...

    That is the big problem, I am pretty sure know one (ownership) has any plan or idea where the Co. is going or to re-frase where do want to go. It seems I am the only one concerned about the future,...
  7. we don't have idle people, we only have 2 people...

    we don't have idle people, we only have 2 people including me. I run the majority of the cncs and would have time to run it.
    Thanks
  8. Two answerer the first point I have been running...

    Two answerer the first point I have been running programing and fixing cnc mills for 5 years, so I feel some grasp of cnc and shop economics maybe I over stated or maybe not. I am also acutely aware...
  9. Can you supply me with a schematic? No promises...

    Can you supply me with a schematic? No promises but I think I can help.
    Just PM me and I will give you my contact info.
  10. When to purchase a cnc from an econimcal point

    I know there will be as many answers as folks replying, that being said:
    I work in small shop we have a job that is perfect for a smallish cnc lathe nothing fancy at all.
    Now granted this job ca be...
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    When to Hold Funeral

    Have a Cincinnati Milicron Lancer 2000 ERD, with a lot of miles on her. She was being her usual crabby self yesterday and lost drive enable signal a few times. Oh FWITW has an Acramatic 2100 control....
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    Have a W&S 3A and 2 and they great for hogging of...

    Have a W&S 3A and 2 and they great for hogging of material exctra. Nice lathes but they need to be cared for, keep it cleaned and well lubed (don't as how I now). Also very versatile best of luck...
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    What type Mori do you have? how do the bearings...

    What type Mori do you have?
    how do the bearings sound?
    If you do end up doing autopsy just member bearings need to be tested under load. It gives me willies every time I see a guy pull apart a...
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    Interesting topic, about a year ago we switched...

    Interesting topic, about a year ago we switched to LED from Hg vapor, I believe. I was glad to read that people where putting so much emphasis on color of the light.
    I am not sure what color...
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    Interesting topic, about a year ago we switched...

    Interesting topic, about a year ago we switched to LED from Hg vapor, I believe. I was glad to read that people where putting so much emphasis on color of the light.
    I am not sure what color...
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    Bought a Quincy Q15 ~ 10 years ago, used, aside...

    Bought a Quincy Q15 ~ 10 years ago, used, aside from a broken connecting rod snapping in half a year later. I is still operating just fine. When the rod repair was done I replaced bearings, just...
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    Yup surplus like MPJA, even ebay. I had to...

    Yup surplus like MPJA, even ebay. I had to replace a few lights on a 1940's era gear shaper, the type that about an inch in diameter and ha facets like a jewel. Found a chap on ebay that had a ton of...
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    FWIW be aware that XO shown on the star or wye...

    FWIW be aware that XO shown on the star or wye config may not be accessible on the xformer, like on a 3 phase dual voltage AC induction motor.
    The fact that you are lucky enough to have a schematic...
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    Dealing with keeners

    :rolleyes5: I have been in similar situations, this is how I dealt with a PIA like you described.

    Just resign yourself to the fact that he is what he is and management does not care. Okay swallow...
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    On tool I still find useful in situations such...

    On tool I still find useful in situations such this is what I term an RS232 break out box. Plugs inline with the RS232 ribbon cable, has dip switches, LEDs and a pin for jumpers on all the wires in...
  21. Thanks Bob, so true as with most things that are...

    Thanks Bob, so true as with most things that are comprised of skill knowledge and art, ya gotta put in the time and never stop learning.
    I had the privilege of working with a tool and die guy for 6...
  22. I feel for ya, I have removed shafts from drums...

    I feel for ya, I have removed shafts from drums (MUCH smaller ~6 OD) and it can be a royal PITA. In my very limited experience the SKF method sounds like a great idea, along with the center burnout....
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    Cajo, I commend your creative thinking, but it is...

    Cajo, I commend your creative thinking, but it is a slippery slope. Case and point I just I just posted a thread in fab / welding forum about learning to TIG weld with the intent of asking all the...
  24. I get your point Jonok and it is a good one along...

    I get your point Jonok and it is a good one along with everyone else's. I have a good pair of nice snug leather gloves like you mentioned not too thick so I still have good sense of feel. Also a box...
  25. Personally I would like more back ground,...

    Personally I would like more back ground, forensics if you like. What machine are we speaking about, what did they primarily run on it CI Al Ti?
    How big are the chips take a real good look at the...
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