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    7 days after creating an account and completing...

    7 days after creating an account and completing the "onboarding" process, today I received an email with a "survey" and a "quiz".

    As a business owner and potential "partner" I have to say so far...
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    Frank, two other thoughts that occured to me this...

    Frank, two other thoughts that occured to me this morning. Since you already have material ordered it is sort of a mute point, really more thinking aloud...

    First being a case hardened part, hard...
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    I am probably one of the most nostalgic people...

    I am probably one of the most nostalgic people around, but I don’t think it’s dangerous. I know barbter was joking about the Bridgeport’s, but in the regards to old machinery I think we should be a...
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    So, I’m going to throw a little curve ball into...

    So, I’m going to throw a little curve ball into what has already been discussed. I’m no arm chair metallurgist, but a thought occurred to me.

    Ever seen a shcs that popped its head?

    Usually a...
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    The bars I receive have a tag taped to them,...

    The bars I receive have a tag taped to them, material, bar size, and heat number. Again, that relies on the supplier...
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    Beat me to it, every piece of steel I buy comes...

    Beat me to it, every piece of steel I buy comes with complete documentation as to the alloy, origin, etc.

    Now... as stated... tying the actual BAR I get to the piece of paper... guess you have...
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    Is this the appropriate time to mention that I...

    Is this the appropriate time to mention that I have done some hardmilling in it without any issues?
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    I've looked at the super stubby holders, but for...

    I've looked at the super stubby holders, but for the tools that make me sweat, they don't have the sizes needed. Most of the normal stuff, 1/4" to 1/2" roughers I am not really concerned about. I may...
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    I'm glad this was brought up. SRT Mike, I've...

    I'm glad this was brought up.

    SRT Mike, I've had my machine just over 1 year (which I owe you guys a 1 year report) and I already plan on swapping my spindle to Dual contact when finances permit....
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    Not much, 2 out of 3 (:D) of the pull studs I...

    Not much, 2 out of 3 (:D) of the pull studs I broke were JM.
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    I did a set of metric keys something like 24mm...

    I did a set of metric keys something like 24mm wide, 26mm deep about 12” long. It’s been a long time. . .

    They were going to sink them on an EDM at work. But had calculated over 30 hours of burn...
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    The last pull stud I broke was in a Doosan, dual...

    The last pull stud I broke was in a Doosan, dual contact 40 taper spindle. I was cutting a plastic part, some type of tube or bar, it was round, but I remember I was using a long reach 1/2” endmill,...
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    This is all a little startling for me. ...

    This is all a little startling for me.

    Yesterday I was running a 3” face mill in 4140, and a 3/4 high feed endmill with 2.5” stick out.

    I know I’m timid with my feeds and speeds, because I...
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    Easy peasy. One guy works the office,...

    Easy peasy.

    One guy works the office, answering phones, quoting, programming, ordering, etc from 6am until 6pm. That way business hours are covered.

    Have one guy running all the machinery in...
  15. I bought a bunch of these inserts for my Iscar...

    I bought a bunch of these inserts for my Iscar facemills. I sold some of the batch as I bought 20 packs from a wholesaler. On 1018/1045 I did not notice much a difference. However a customer that...
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    That’s very possible. Either way I’ll be posting...

    That’s very possible. Either way I’ll be posting more as I go.

    I frankly doubt I’ll be a good fit. I typically do high value work, with tighter tolerances and harder to machine materials. I...
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    Keep them for the Old Cincinnati, and when you...

    Keep them for the Old Cincinnati, and when you get rid of that, include the tooling. They will help sell the machine... or convince someone to take it away.

    Shop I used to work at had several...
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    Glad to hear your input. I started the...

    Glad to hear your input.

    I started the onboarding process yesterday after talking to a "partner" something or other manager. He was pretty candid with me and admitted the first 5 jobs I most...
  19. I called square and spent about 30 minutes...

    I called square and spent about 30 minutes talking to them. The girl repeatedly told me, if you have a legal business and are selling legal products we do not care what your products are.
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    Wife had me go to the Re-Store yesterday with her...

    Wife had me go to the Re-Store yesterday with her and the kids. While I was waiting for them to finish I parked myself here.

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    For $25 it followed me home... best $25 I have spent in a...
  21. Just based on your drawing and guessing, if it...

    Just based on your drawing and guessing, if it were me, I would use a full radius key seat cutter to rough profile the form before finishing it up with a form tool.

    Depending on the profile, I...
  22. I'll just paraphrase what I was told by a friend...

    I'll just paraphrase what I was told by a friend when I made a comment on Saunders. I did not know anything about him, I don't do YouTube, other than the occasional video trying to figure out some...
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    Ugghhhh Are they 40 taper or 50 taper...

    Ugghhhh

    Are they 40 taper or 50 taper machines? Will dig out my literature this afternoon and take a look.
  24. I am shocked at what people put out on the...

    I am shocked at what people put out on the internet. But it is a good way for people to learn. If I watch someone else’s stupid mistake there is a chance I might not make that stupid mistake. And...
  25. WTS - Troyke 9" Rotary Table - $250 + Shipping

    A real nice Troyke, I have used it a few times over the years, and it is a NICE table.

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    $250 plus shipping, prefer local pickup, unfortunately this won't ship in...
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