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    A yard I do work for had a pile of cars go up...

    A yard I do work for had a pile of cars go up last week. One of the guys said they saw the lightning strike on the security cameras and it spread over the pile of cars and across the ground like a...
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    Tapping strategies on lathes

    So I'm quoting a lathe job, 100,500,1000, 2000, pieces. 1 3/8" 1018 bar and the part is finished at 1.5" long with a 3/4-16 threaded hole through it. Now on the low qty I am happy to drill deep...
  3. Template for shop file management?

    I am trying to wrap my head around a usable file management plan. I don't feel a need for a real ERP system, but things are getting out of control in this place. We have 3 desktops used, one only for...
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    HI Bill, It is a AS 200 lathe.

    HI Bill, It is a AS 200 lathe.
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    Fanuc G83 Parameter?

    All I want to do is drill a stupid hole on the Nakamura. Trying to use G83, (I am used to Mazatrol) I have My Q .1 Z-2.75, R.1 F.0025 The cycle will work, but the peck won't retract from the hole and...
  6. So I want to make a 1 off part from 420 stainless...

    So I want to make a 1 off part from 420 stainless with a 2 7/8-16 UN 2B thread. Print says Pitch dia. is 2.8344"-2.8417" If I cut a quick plug gauge on the toolroom lathe and I make the pitch dia....
  7. Gone from $2.25 to $2.75 for me.

    Gone from $2.25 to $2.75 for me.
  8. They do, at but since I had been trying to diag....

    They do, at but since I had been trying to diag. the problem on the phone with the tech and he gave me a place in Canada to call I tried them first.
  9. Few years back the VM1 wouldn't run and over the...

    Few years back the VM1 wouldn't run and over the phone it was diagnosed as the X servo drive. without hesitation the tech said, " give me your visa # and for $4,600.00 US we will have a replacement...
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    Eggs is a reason, once you have eggs from your...

    Eggs is a reason, once you have eggs from your own chickens instead of factory eggs you will never go back.
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    Clark only lifts when reving

    We recently picked up an older Clark that works well except for one thing, it only lifts if you rev the engine, which is a pain because you have to put it neutral every time you want to lift...
  12. I understand what you mean about total costs, but...

    I understand what you mean about total costs, but I charge slightly less than what these guys quoted me for a new 200K CNC and $30hr guy to go along with it and expect to make a good return. I don't...
  13. Web developer/marketing co. labor rate 50% higher than our shop rate?

    Had a quote from a web developer/marketing outfit who wants to Take care of this stuff for us.But their rate is $125.00 an hour!?! I kinda thought the gravy days were over for this business type,...
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    Years ago I had a client that started as robotic...

    Years ago I had a client that started as robotic weld cell service company and decided to get a shop and start building the cells themselves. So they outfit this shop with a bunch of machines but had...
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    Looked good until the knurls chipped, then it...

    Looked good until the knurls chipped, then it stopped tracking properly. we had reduced it so it was about half depth so it wouldn't be sharp.
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    Cut knurling parameters

    We just started with cut knurling, Tool rep didn't seem to be to knowledgeable and we have only run 150 out of 7000 parts and the knurls are chipping. 1 1/4" dia in 12L14 x 1" long 650 rpm at .003"...
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    This keeps the kids busy in the summer.
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    Interesting, I have always been aware that my...

    Interesting, I have always been aware that my sense of direction as far as east or west etc.works well. For instance, you could put a sack over my head and throw me in the back of a car, drive me...
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    I think there is a big difference between a...

    I think there is a big difference between a working collection, and a pile of iron or whatever the hoarder happens to fancy. The owner of this collection has actually done something with it, vs....
  22. These parts get painted, so it's really just...

    These parts get painted, so it's really just about appearance when the customer gets them. And they are less likely to hide in the parts catcher than in the chip bucket/screen thing to catch them...
  23. We are currently running a 2000 pc. order of a...

    We are currently running a 2000 pc. order of a nice aluminum ring that I would rather not get stained from sitting in the chips. not a big deal to make something up, I am just surprised how little...
  24. It is a M38SP400 6 TPI

    It is a M38SP400 6 TPI
  25. Tooling and question for modified buttress thread

    We have to cut a internal modified buttress thread for taking a plastic bottle, SP-400. Is there any tool guys stocking a solid carbide tool to cut this on a lathe? I am finding conflicting...
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