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    Shimming a large block on a magnet does not work...

    Shimming a large block on a magnet does not work with thicker shims, If it was clamped to a angle iron or something that is a different story.
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    You must be quite the tool maker

    You must be quite the tool maker
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    The zig zags work ok, are too small size wise and...

    The zig zags work ok, are too small size wise and I don't like the creases in them. I also found that when you put a thin film of light oil on the part the shims stay in place pretty well before...
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    Sorry to dig up an old post.... At an older shop...

    Sorry to dig up an old post.... At an older shop I use to use onion paper with great success. I cant find anywhere what I use to use. We had a roll of it about 1 inch wide. Anyone have a vendor...
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    Listen to some jocko podcasts about leadership...

    Listen to some jocko podcasts about leadership and you should be good to go. He changes how I think about leadership in a big way.
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    Hows this for a crazy good deal USED KURT...

    Hows this for a crazy good deal

    USED KURT ANGLOCK VISE D SERIES 6" | eBay
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    Can you tap too Slow?

    I do not do production work, occasionally a 30 part order or something along those lines. Most everything is one-offs. I have had good luck with my current process tapping holes but was wondering...
  8. When my family owned the shop I made injection...

    When my family owned the shop I made injection molds during the day and what ever the hell I wanted to at night....... Miss those days. Creativity is what keeps me going, so make something your...
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    This sounds like the owner that bought my dads...

    This sounds like the owner that bought my dads shop. I stayed on for two years after the sale...... and at the time I left he still did not know why the designer couldn't send a file to the machine...
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    The print does not have a flatness call out which...

    The print does not have a flatness call out which is my saving grace here. Just a thickness with plus or minus .005. So I should have no problem hitting that. I made the two parts I needed for the...
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    Our coolant Blaser eats through adhesive in...

    Our coolant Blaser eats through adhesive in seconds, titanium is not magnetic. Clamping it in multiple spots on a fixture and flipping it a few times is probably my best bet i am thinking. If I...
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    The material cannot be changed. Its a government...

    The material cannot be changed. Its a government part and they stock is already defined by their print and is already sitting on my floor. I'm going to make a fixture to clamp them against and I...
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    Titanium Machining Troubles

    I am working on an order of 25 parts made out of Ti 6Al HTa. I have only machined Titanium a few times so I am no expert.

    The dimensions of the finished part will end up being (Inches) .25 X...
  14. I do this all the time and I feel your doing this...

    I do this all the time and I feel your doing this too. Where I get an idea of what I want or a specific product in my head and all my research only validates my choice rather than looking for what...
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
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    Do you do a mix or different materials? ...

    Do you do a mix or different materials? Example: one steel machine and one aluminum machine. Other than that I would keep them the same.
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    Jesus Christ that's talent

    Jesus Christ that's talent
  18. Pretty amazing little set up!

    Pretty amazing little set up!
  19. That little Mori looks cool!

    That little Mori looks cool!
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    My last shop was using a Vibra-Free set up for...

    My last shop was using a Vibra-Free set up for dust extraction as well as a Makino SNC. Both were great trode machines, I liked the Makino more. Both however lacked at dust collecting. We...
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    It seems like the word dog is used in a few...

    It seems like the word dog is used in a few instances in the machining world and I have no idea of the meaning other than the animal. Dog screw, lathe dog, stop dog on a surface grinder. What is a...
  22. I used a torch for a year before I got a...

    I used a torch for a year before I got a machine.... slow but works fine.
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    I know my issue is a different model but maybe...

    I know my issue is a different model but maybe there is similarities. My newest Kurt 3600V Sticks when I tighten it. I can use a little pressure to close it but I need to hit the handle to open it....
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    I mill small inserts for injection molds using a...

    I mill small inserts for injection molds using a toolmakers vise all the time with no issues.
  25. I would go Maritool for ER and collets and...

    I would go Maritool for ER and collets and Pioneer as a mid level brand for shrink fit.
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