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  1. An existing successful machine shop is likely...

    An existing successful machine shop is likely making better money than the $100K or so you might make working at a decent shop job.

    Quoting, CNC programming, setup and operation, manual machining,...
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    A darn shame that the craigslist posting is gone...

    A darn shame that the craigslist posting is gone after I have almost half my backyard dug up looking for my money.
  3. Thread: Road Trip

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    For shame ...you coulda shoulda got a roll of...

    For shame ...you coulda shoulda got a roll of clothing line for $2.00

    what now $8.00.. skip the rope.
    Amazon.com: Whitmor 100-Foot Cotton Clothesline : Home & Kitchen
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    Spare tire and a jack of sorts A trailer wedge...

    Spare tire and a jack of sorts
    A trailer wedge jack can be handy for a couple of thousand pounds or so,
    seems like if you are prepared then you don't need backup. I just made one of stacked...
  5. Good that you added the rest of the story. Qt: [I...

    Good that you added the rest of the story. Qt: [I planned to enroll in machining classes at a nearby community college.]...and you might take some business courses. keep close contact with your dad...
  6. QY:[Dad has to change his attitude if he wants...

    QY:[Dad has to change his attitude if he wants you to take over.]
    Unless you deserve such an attitude because you are too busy doing your thing rather than taking the shop seriously, or some other...
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    Qt: [I did not wrap it because the weather was...

    Qt: [I did not wrap it because the weather was supposed to be good the entire way.]

    I like to wrap if just to keep some loose part from falling off and being lost.
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    Nice looking parts you made. QT: [I am going...

    Nice looking parts you made.

    QT: [I am going to make a new spindle collar for use with my collets.]

    A chuck-held collet holder may also be considered, perhaps to collet larger parts

    Having...
  9. Some such parts can be run through a bushing ...

    Some such parts can be run through a bushing
    Yes, a steady of sorts need be there to hold the bushing.
    Often TIR is held to very close that way..with the but end in a collet or something and the...
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    Straps over sharp edges a no-no. Even a 1/4"...

    Straps over sharp edges a no-no.
    Even a 1/4" bevel can be a sharp edge to a strap.

    Strap long ways and sideways..you never know that you may need a quick swing around something.
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    So many guys tip over a lathe moving it about....

    So many guys tip over a lathe moving it about. Just a little push and over she goes.
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    3G,4G, and 5G have to be considered as Verizon...

    3G,4G, and 5G have to be considered as Verizon won't activate a 3G phone anymore...

    at kellyroadcamp (My hunting property) Verizon works but some others services don't work.
  13. Quite a number of oil viscosities, sometimes...

    Quite a number of oil viscosities, sometimes clearance can be adjusted (a little ) with a different oil.
    Warm-up has to be considered for OD and endplay.
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    I have seen people who with being non-mechanical...

    I have seen people who with being non-mechanical and having little teaching try very impractical things.

    Quote Originally Posted by dgfoster View Post
    [It escapes me why this part needs to be...
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    Good to wrap it tightly so falling off things...

    Good to wrap it tightly so falling off things might be caught in the wrapping.
    utility trailer tires are full up. low tires fail.
    You might pull into a car wash building if caught in the rain.
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    qt; There are two jam nuts tightened against both...

    qt; There are two jam nuts tightened against both ends of the wheel and a set screw to keep it in place.

    Possible the entire apparatus could use design help;
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    A taper pin might be considered...one beefy...

    A taper pin might be considered...one beefy enough to not be easily sheared off.

    Taper Pins
  18. E kerts: Hell, even a quick swipe with a wire...

    E kerts: Hell, even a quick swipe with a wire brush for the knurls.

    or brushing on a rag wheel.
    rag wheel - Bing images

    But likely the shop knows all the simple methods.
  19. (guess that would be "y", perpendicular to the...

    (guess that would be "y", perpendicular to the table),

    Letter feeds are not for manual grinders. Long and cross are best said.
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    You can set the part on the drill press table...

    You can set the part on the drill press table flat side down. Bring a chuck held point down to center/locate the existing hole. Crank tight/down two pre-set hold-downs, and then drill and tap with...
  21. A precision work head is best, perhaps a TC or OD...

    A precision work head is best, perhaps a TC or OD grinder one. A good quality collet holder would be Ok.
    Might run 250-300 rpm and try down grinding, wheel going down and part spinning downward on...
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    Ricks post # 23 (tools needed) along with a 1/2...

    Ricks post # 23 (tools needed) along with a 1/2 hp drill press with stepping up the drill size or a 1 hp (or larger) DP for one shot at the hole.

    Re: The OPS Part is a cast iron machine handwheel...
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    Oh the actual problem.. If it is a reoccurring...

    Oh the actual problem..

    If it is a reoccurring job I would re dimension the print to the plus .010... but I am not the CNC guy*.
    That way one can see the relationship to other features and not...
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    At Cutmore Tool our best guys at drawing would...

    At Cutmore Tool our best guys at drawing would draw a fancy part on clear plastic and we would place them on /over the comparator screen. It was about the only way to get a bunch of angles/sizes...
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    A center drill or spotting drill out of a quill...

    A center drill or spotting drill out of a quill feed like a drill press, mill, or lathe tailstock may actually drill off a bit due to the clearance in the quill or the drill point being off.
    Back...
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