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    How do we know? I mean, what are you looking at...

    How do we know? I mean, what are you looking at doing, complex assemblies, toys and trinkets, "simple" shapes that would be easier to print instead of machining? I can say I have a home hobby...
  2. How do we continue to go back and forth on this??...

    How do we continue to go back and forth on this?? First it's people complaining they can't find people to show up every day and sober, next time it's "YOU'RE REPLACEABLE AND DON'T FORGET IT!"...
  3. I made this for a guy at work to go with his...

    I made this for a guy at work to go with his phone and drone controller

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    In red - spring grooves designed around a torsion spring I found on McMaster.
  4. I would try double sided tape, or spray adhesive...

    I would try double sided tape, or spray adhesive before I messed around with a vacuum fixture for such a small piece, as long as cosmetics aren't a huge issue. We mill .005" and .010" shim stock...
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    Not sure I follow? Are you talking about this...

    Not sure I follow? Are you talking about this page?

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    Normally I don't have to mess around, I just change (when needed) top to 1, etc. Most of the time I let the setup guys do find and...
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    This is an old thread but... @Carbide bob, don't...

    This is an old thread but... @Carbide bob, don't be a dick! If I "sign up" for a salary job, I have as much right to expect the company to keep their end of it as much as they expect me to do the...
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    Speaking of sockets.. 1) I did not know a 12...

    Speaking of sockets..

    1) I did not know a 12 point socket was ONLY for square bolts. :willy_nilly:

    2) I fuc*ed up and bought speed handles for our 4" vises, which have a 9/16" hex, not 3/4",...
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    That's the thing, everything was set to -1,...

    That's the thing, everything was set to -1, posted as G55. Set top to 0 and op2 to 1 and posted everything as G54?? :confused:
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    Necro thread alert LoL! I think $25/hr 10...

    Necro thread alert LoL!

    I think $25/hr 10 years ago was not a bad wage. Hell, still find jobs today in 2021 for $25 and less, PLUS you need to know 10 axis, macro programming, setup, programming...
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    With the exception of large drills and taps...

    With the exception of large drills and taps (which you can make up for with interpolating and thread milling), you just can't make the spindle turn faster than it's max RPM. We use 1/16" and under...
  11. That's what I say! I am not some stupid...

    That's what I say! I am not some stupid anti-vaxxer or anything, but fuck that. Maybe in a year, or few years time when it is *proven* maybe...
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    Depending on qty ^ those will certainly do it,...

    Depending on qty ^ those will certainly do it, but be prepared for sticker shock, especially in larger diameters.
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    As mentioned in the previous posts... more rpm =...

    As mentioned in the previous posts... more rpm = bettr IMO. My thought is you can make up HP with dynamic milling so I think that is a wash (unless you are drilling large holes, etc). And just...
  14. Well I guess that has been all of them, lucky me...

    Well I guess that has been all of them, lucky me I guess. (I'm at a decent place now I want to say)



    Yabutttt... Teach, I think we (collectively) can agree you are in the minority with a good...
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    No I don't think so. Never had a problem in the...

    No I don't think so. Never had a problem in the past with work offsets. I did figure out my X problem (at least I'm not going nuts LoL). Had my datum at the fixture instead of part... :leaving:
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  16. Call me a dick or whatever, but I think Bob here...

    Call me a dick or whatever, but I think Bob here is starting to get dementia or somethin' ....

    Who the fuck knows any CEO's that gives two shits about their employees? Hands up please (hands...
  17. Well it's your (the customers) money so... BUT I...

    Well it's your (the customers) money so... BUT I agree with you a .1251" pin WILL NOT fit into a .1251" hole. even if the hole is perfect, some clearance has to be allowed. I would ask them "what are...
  18. Good question, but as I stated, I make just...

    Good question, but as I stated, I make just slightly less than that doing much simpler work so....???

    (ps, I have done 4/5 axis work, worked in prototype military drone engine work, top secret...
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    OLD Mastercam x6 issues

    So this probably won't get many responses as this software version is pretty old.

    Posted a program yesterday Op1 and Op2, both set to work offset -1 (first available), posted both out as G55...?...
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    Discount my previous post then. :hole:

    Discount my previous post then. :hole:
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    Haas makes one that has roughly 3" (I think...

    Haas makes one that has roughly 3" (I think without checking..) of stroke. Activated by a simple toggle switch, adjustable air pressure to change holding force. Love ours. :cloud9:
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    My wife had it pretty bad. Like a terrible flu,...

    My wife had it pretty bad. Like a terrible flu, sick, achy, stuffy, etc. Has lingering effects Doc said likely won't go away. I didn't get it though we slept in the same bed, shared living area, etc....
  23. :rolleyes5::rolleyes5: I make slightly less...

    :rolleyes5::rolleyes5:

    I make slightly less than that, doing mostly 3 axis work, with a bit of (uncomplicated) 4th axis stuff....

    People these days... 75K WOW! (perfectly average IMO for a...
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    Because when you need 23 or 24 tools.. Our...

    Because when you need 23 or 24 tools..

    Our older Haas machines only have 20 pockets, and it gets to be a PITA when you have a job that needs 21 or 22 tools...
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    Not sure what you mean by a "good" spotting /...

    Not sure what you mean by a "good" spotting / chamfering tool, but we use these -

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/06298541

    The tip diameter is about .005" so they work well if...
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