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    Yes, basically just using air to sweep away chips...

    Yes, basically just using air to sweep away chips from the cut zone. Doesn't have to be super-powerful, just enough to ensure there's not a bunch of chips piling up over the cutter - recutting chips...
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    If they're doing a proper job, it's not a good...

    If they're doing a proper job, it's not a good idea to clamp on the gage diameter, you'll inevitably do some damage to the surface, compromising the value of the part. Go with soft jaws that are...
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    Another thing - if the plate is getting welded...

    Another thing - if the plate is getting welded using that left side face, the loads are going to be concentrated along the sides, the .35" section isn't going to add much. I'd beef the .35" to .75"...
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    I hate DA collets with a passion, but if you must...

    I hate DA collets with a passion, but if you must use them and you can get the bits to fit, I'd try to use a smaller collet over a bigger one. Just be careful!

    Is this all for drilling, or...
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    Ahh, don't sweat it. Moonlight and I get out the...

    Ahh, don't sweat it. Moonlight and I get out the handbags every so often and have a little slap fight. No biggie...
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    Wait - you're a redneck but you can do math? ...

    Wait - you're a redneck but you can do math? What sort of strange beast are you??

    [big :D]

    Yeah, it may be fine, but I'd still rather see more metal there. It's the impulse loading that...
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    Just saw the drawing - agree with EG, unless I...

    Just saw the drawing - agree with EG, unless I totally don't understand the loading I don't like how thin a section it becomes at the bottom of the two tapped holes.
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    I second the idea of using 1/2" endmills - in...

    I second the idea of using 1/2" endmills - in fact, if you can send the 3/4" ones back and get more 1/2". Not as fast perhaps, but much less painful when you break one, and you will...

    Make your...
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    I'll take it! But more than a little pissed...

    I'll take it! But more than a little pissed about Tracing Point calling in Hulk to get Baby Stroll ahead of him (yeah, NH may have needed new tires, but Softs?!).
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    Hey, they have "some" standards. Besides, they...

    Hey, they have "some" standards. Besides, they probably can't get their "wide stance" rockin' in a bus station stall.
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    Don't judge Republicans - now that airports are...

    Don't judge Republicans - now that airports are so lightly traveled, they have to get their jollies somehow...
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    Yup, nothing more lefty than a F1-loving,...

    Yup, nothing more lefty than a F1-loving, blue-collar machinist. Shur-nuf, hanging around with them perfessor types musta wittled my brain a bit, how dare I have some appreciation for, uh,...
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    In the your first link: The Hill: WHO Halts...

    In the your first link: The Hill: WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trials After Failure To Reduce Death

    So you're happy to cherry pick the one study that claims efficacy over the dozens of studies...
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    Not interested in wasting my time further. Good...

    Not interested in wasting my time further. Good luck to you and your fantasies.
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    Fact - hydroxi-whatever is a fantasy from the...

    Fact - hydroxi-whatever is a fantasy from the TIC. Study after study shows it has no beneficial effect on Covid.

    Your "belief" does not "trump" science. People who think that way have a bit of a...
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    How old is the mill? How many tool changes on...

    How old is the mill? How many tool changes on the drawbar? What condition are the pullstuds? And the toolholder and spindle taper surfaces? Any chips floating around inside the spindle?
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    You're welcome to be right wing. You're welcome...

    You're welcome to be right wing. You're welcome to support a toddler as president. You're welcome to support cops who murder black people. You're welcome to do your part to spread a horrible virus...
  18. If the tool bits are truly HSS with carbide, you...

    If the tool bits are truly HSS with carbide, you might just try selling them on Ebay - some of the home shop guys may buy them at a buck apiece or so. Factor in Ebay costs, so maybe a bit more.
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    For those interested in a "historical units...

    For those interested in a "historical units calculator":

    Historical Weight Converter - Online Units Conversion
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    Why are you attributing to me what Mark Rand...

    Why are you attributing to me what Mark Rand said?

    And as to my political affiliation, I'm a Librarian. Or is it Liberian? All these different political parties confuse me.

    Hey, wait - Mark...
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    Yes, beer drinkers in the USA won't be happy...

    Yes, beer drinkers in the USA won't be happy about this. And for that matter, the ever-cordial Canuckistanians have made clear they won't take this sitting down:

    Canada to retaliate dollar for...
  22. What he said. There are devises called "load...

    What he said. There are devises called "load reactors" that can clean up aspects of "bad power", but as I'm also not really a electrical type I can't say if they would help you.
  23. You can rent something like this:...

    You can rent something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Fluke-3-Phase-Power-Logger/dp/B01HAWWUYY or maybe call the power company and ask them if they can do their own testing (they may not want to...
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    Best part is you can eat in the dark.

    Best part is you can eat in the dark.
  25. I'm not an expert on small taper machines, but I...

    I'm not an expert on small taper machines, but I like the thinking of trying to stay with axial loads to lessen stress on the pullstud.

    Another thing to consider is chip transport and removal from...
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