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  1. In theory yes you can go back and forth forever....

    In theory yes you can go back and forth forever. In reality your composition will be changing a little with each heat. Especially if you are using an open atmosphere furnace where you may be losing...
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    This is probably one of the best hobby/vocational...

    This is probably one of the best hobby/vocational lathes you can get stateside before moving up into true toolroom type lathes. I love mine and have used the hell out of it for the last 7 years. I...
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    If the code is in there the control has to read...

    If the code is in there the control has to read it. Though that seems like a huge difference. Can you take out that variable and try again?
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    We work with very old drawings and this has been...

    We work with very old drawings and this has been my understanding of that tolerance. .005 flatness for any .5x.5 area. maximum of .010 for the full surface.
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    Multi start threads are usually designated as you...

    Multi start threads are usually designated as you stated. Say a Ø.750-16TPI 4 Start( or 4 Lead depending on the draftsman).

    I have not seen the lead specified on a drawing.

    The compound method...
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    I work for the DOD and we too have an issue of...

    I work for the DOD and we too have an issue of even getting enough applicants to interview let alone qualified people that can BE trained. Have yet to find someone that was worth hiring on the spot...
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    The same ballpark rule works for standard....

    The same ballpark rule works for standard. Nominal size minus the pitch gets you pretty darn close. For perfect, consult your machinery's handbook.
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    I would definitely try to anneal the welded area...

    I would definitely try to anneal the welded area as best as possible before stuffing a drill and tap in there.
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    My wife too wanted me to wear a sign of being...

    My wife too wanted me to wear a sign of being locked down when all possible. And since I machine by day and also when I get home, we settled on tattooing it right on my hand. Shouldn't catch on...
  10. Get a hold of your local dealer they may be able...

    Get a hold of your local dealer they may be able to help. If not I can reach out to our guy, he may be willing to track one down.
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    Well our biggest problem is that we are...

    Well our biggest problem is that we are government so getting new things in to "try" is very difficult. especially with hazmat type stuff.

    Some of the reasons the coolant team is pushing the...
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    Coolant reuse/recycle

    Our shop is in the middle of an ongoing significant discussion regarding the use and maintenance of our coolant.

    We are a very large machine shop with every variety of machine tool a shop should...
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    I was on the fence when we got our new 2016 VM10i...

    I was on the fence when we got our new 2016 VM10i because we had two of the 2003/04 VMX30s with ultimotion. I was blown away by the new machine and would very much recommend it. The control is rather...
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    KERN Precision on Instagram: “Thread machined...

    KERN Precision on Instagram: “Thread machined into carbide!!! Our applications engineers @kernmicrotechnik topped their part and added a thread... machined in tungsten…”

    Check 11 posts back on...
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    pure tungsten is quite soft and machinable. Kern...

    pure tungsten is quite soft and machinable. Kern just put up videos of thread milling a carbide endmill, they may have info on which tool used.
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    I recently had a student that was having issues...

    I recently had a student that was having issues with remembering. He got to do the old detention trick of writing "I will not leave the chuck key in the chuck" on a sheet of paper front and back. was...
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    price and pictures for sure will help. sounds...

    price and pictures for sure will help. sounds like a good lot.
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    I will take the 0-1 Mitutoyo. sending pm.

    I will take the 0-1 Mitutoyo. sending pm.
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    We make a split bushing of aluminum to grab on...

    We make a split bushing of aluminum to grab on the lands of the drill.
  20. Incorrect. Your indicator is rotating with the...

    Incorrect. Your indicator is rotating with the work. The needle movement is showing the axial angularity of the part. It can be forged or ground. Its measuring the axis of rotation not the part...
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    we turn a lot of drill shanks here. some come in...

    we turn a lot of drill shanks here. some come in soft as a millennials hands some are harder than a goats head. for the hard we use cbn for the soft regular carbide.
  22. in order to get you part centerline to run...

    in order to get you part centerline to run concentric with the axis of rotation the method I was taught and teach currently is as follows.

    With the part chucked up and the steady eye balled close...
  23. Brad at tactical keychains is going to be selling...

    Brad at tactical keychains is going to be selling his GT27 lathe at a very fair price. It may be out of your budget but I would hit him up. ( I already have but am going in a larger direction).
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    i would also be curious as to how the pallet...

    i would also be curious as to how the pallet itself behaves as far as bowing or twisting.
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    If you are brand new to CNC machines as you say...

    If you are brand new to CNC machines as you say and are trying to focus on learning how to program and operate it might be best to not throw in the extra variables of a used machine. If the budget...
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