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    We used a Timesaver sander, it worked great!

    We used a Timesaver sander, it worked great!
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    Yeah, yeah sorry for the vertical video but I was...

    Yeah, yeah sorry for the vertical video but I was trying to hold my phone and push buttons at the same time. Simple monkeys like me have trouble with that sort of thing sometimes.


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    We did stuff like that on our old Strippit turret...

    We did stuff like that on our old Strippit turret punch press and you had to keep everything oiled and still stuck the tool and ripped the sheet out of the fingers sometimes. It seemed to like to...
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    Obviously you'll need to register it and such,...

    Obviously you'll need to register it and such, and I can't guarantee it will work on any other machine but mine. I use G116 for the tool change and G113 for the tool breakage detection.

    T0 call...
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    Otchk (set gcode param. G116 to otchk) (at tool...

    Otchk
    (set gcode param. G116 to otchk)
    (at tool change key in g116 t=tool no. Q=stage tool)
    if [vtlcn ge 900] nstop (long tool condition)
    if[pt eq 0] nskp1
    if[vtlcn eq pt]nst1 (active tool)...
  6. BK Mikro. Cheapest and fastest, unless you...

    BK Mikro. Cheapest and fastest, unless you already have toolsetting then it is just the fastest.
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    An apps guy came by today and installed the...

    An apps guy came by today and installed the Renishaw GUI - it is really well put together. He also modified my tool change macro and added a tool breakage detection macro.

    Now, I can make tools...
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    I've not worked on that old of an Okuma but on...

    I've not worked on that old of an Okuma but on the new ones they use G15 H__ for the work offsets and they use G56 H__ D__ for the tool offsets. Work offsets are cancelled by G15 H0 and Tool Offsets...
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    One thing I haven't gotten into is the...

    One thing I haven't gotten into is the accel/decel settings for the rapids on this thing. On really small moves it gets a little jerky and word is they set it at "50%" from the factory. Even at 18k...
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    Oh, them's fightin' words LOL #speediomafia

    Oh, them's fightin' words LOL

    #speediomafia
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    Drywallers got a bunch done today and will be...

    Drywallers got a bunch done today and will be back tomorrow and Friday between other jobs. The new Garage Door is in!!!!!

    I went with windows, and I'm glad I did. I'm going to have shelving or a...
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    I think the $3-4k I got quoted for the chip...

    I think the $3-4k I got quoted for the chip shower system would likely pay for itself if this thing continues to run like it is now.
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    Yeah on my main product I do a outer contour,...

    Yeah on my main product I do a outer contour, flip and then blend. On the Hurco it was fine if I ran one or two but as soon as I was running the machine for about 5-6 hours, the entire casting...
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    For the record my air conditioning compressor...

    For the record my air conditioning compressor wasn't turned on - breaker was off from when the electricians were here LOL.

    Anyways, the Okuma still held really tight tolerances over the day even...
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    Pro Tip: When you think the A/C is blowing...

    Pro Tip:

    When you think the A/C is blowing kinda warm and the temperature climbs 12*F over a twelve hour day... maybe check and see if the breaker for the A/C Compressor is actually on... The...
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    I haven't run anything faster than 288ipm in...

    I haven't run anything faster than 288ipm in actual production, but we did some testing on some 3D surfacing toolpaths at like 500ipm just to play with the Hicut parameters cutting air. I'm limited...
  17. I doubt you'll ever outrun one of those screw...

    I doubt you'll ever outrun one of those screw machines for that work at those volumes. Shops around here still gobble them up for just that.
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    Just a quick update on some of this. I've been...

    Just a quick update on some of this. I've been running some parts in 4140 at 41-44HRc and this thing is amazing. I'm having to play with the Hicut settings on some things but this thing absolutely...
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    The STATE does not levy any property taxes in WI....

    The STATE does not levy any property taxes in WI. Property taxes are levied by municipalities and paid to municipalities.
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    Not what I wrote. Real Property (my parcel)...

    Not what I wrote.

    Real Property (my parcel) and equipment not directly used in manufacturing are taxable. Manufacturing equipment is NOT subject to property tax. The parcel can be included on...
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    Wisconsin has a state property value and...

    Wisconsin has a state property value and depreciation system for manufacturers to stop local governments from taxing them to death on real estate, but I'm just learning if it works or not on a...
  22. How straight does it need to stay? 4140 likes to...

    How straight does it need to stay? 4140 likes to move during heat treat.
  23. Length to diameter ratio is a big reason since...

    Length to diameter ratio is a big reason since the fundamental difference is that it has a sliding headstock and tooling that is fixed in Z, so you are always supporting the material within a few...
  24. I made a 47" long part in that same machine! I...

    I made a 47" long part in that same machine! I had to remove the work collection cabinet I made and make a really long rear ejection tube. The part had a clevis on one end and the back side had an...
  25. Carmex are local for me. Fantastic product line,...

    Carmex are local for me. Fantastic product line, but not cheap. We would call them to get part numbers and then order through DXPe or MSC.

    That said I've got one of the Harvey multi-thread...
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