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  1. I dont know if I should or not. Or if they care,...

    I dont know if I should or not. Or if they care, or not. But I do and explain that I regretfully must no-quote due to xxxxx and appreciate the chance to quote. My main issue is getting steady work...
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    Wish I had the work to need one!

    Wish I had the work to need one!
  3. I wish it was this easy. Been in business 6yrs...

    I wish it was this easy. Been in business 6yrs and still have a hard time finding customers. No problem keeping them. I have to take what I can get. Whats awesome is when one particular customer...
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    Gagemaker Thread Disk. It does the math. The...

    Gagemaker Thread Disk. It does the math. The companies I do work for use every size imaginable, ( Oil field ) Rarely the common sizes. Example 4.454-4 Acme 2G RH
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    Probably this. I have thread milled Acme and Stub...

    Probably this. I have thread milled Acme and Stub Acme, every time I can remember I have had to take PD to near high to get the mating part to go. Acme threads are very loose by design. On a 1.062-10...
  6. Very, very much the same reasons. The cost of...

    Very, very much the same reasons. The cost of paying him, for me, is the the one that bothers me the least, as long as I have work. Been slow the last 6 weeks or so, so have been paying him for 40...
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    That looks way better than the Duplomatic turret...

    That looks way better than the Duplomatic turret on the one "we" had.
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    Assuming its the Duplomatic VDI turret, its not...

    Assuming its the Duplomatic VDI turret, its not well suited for deep boring due to the design. The standard holders are 2" but you can buy 3", seems like we got them from Evermore. We did a good bit...
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    Yes. Ran one a few years at the last shop I...

    Yes. Ran one a few years at the last shop I worked at. I think it was a 2006 or 2007. 160" C/C if I remember right. We put 2 SMW hyd steady rests on it.
  10. Being this small I dont see issues that can be...

    Being this small I dont see issues that can be resolved as far as workflow, documentation, quality etc. Its easy to control those aspects at this size. I have been in other shops that needed it...
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    I only know the oil related machining business....

    I only know the oil related machining business. So I dont know if you are crazy or not. But I do know that there is no way I would have started my shop if I had any other option, skill or money....
  12. ISO Certification and oil related manufacturing

    Another lively thread got me to wondering whether ISO would help non aero or govt machine shops get work.

    I have a small shop, 2 full time guys ( including myself ) and 2 part time guys. We are a...
  13. I dont work alone anymore since I hired a guy...

    I dont work alone anymore since I hired a guy about 8 months ago, but when I did I absolutely loved it. As soon as I hired him it took all the enjoyment out of it. Dont get me wrong, its not him, hes...
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    There a people that can recut the taper ( if...

    There a people that can recut the taper ( if thats the actual issue ). I believe there.was one on here. There was a guy around here that did it but sadly he passed away. Worse case scenario there are...
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    Yes sir. In my instance I am talking about Acme...

    Yes sir. In my instance I am talking about Acme and Stub Acme. ( the tools themselves were assembled using stub acme and acme but the connections to drill stem was API ) I did work for one shop that...
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    A company I worked for is an oil tool OEM. They...

    A company I worked for is an oil tool OEM. They assemble, run, disassemble, clean then reasseble some tools repeatedly. The engineers didnt typically call out the angle going from thread OD to thread...
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    Have to start in thread relief and feed out. I...

    Have to start in thread relief and feed out. I dont know of a way to do it without trial and error. Adjust start point for timing and end point to get full thread
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    I havent seen the other post, but sure sounds...

    I havent seen the other post, but sure sounds like a bad deal. Hate to hear it, best of luck finding a new gig. I would be getting ahold of people you have worked with in the past etc
  19. Yep. We deliver everything. Agree with above, it...

    Yep. We deliver everything. Agree with above, it is important to make contact with customers, it keeps you on their mind. I dont charge for it, its part of the deal. I do have to admit it hurts a bit...
  20. Dont know. Some things just dont seem important...

    Dont know. Some things just dont seem important till something goes wrong. Of course, then its too late. My brother has a 1998 or so Excel mill that I tried to back up parameters on for him but we...
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    Good to know, and agreed.

    Good to know, and agreed.
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    I reloaded all data from the special key startup...

    I reloaded all data from the special key startup mode ( dont know what its called, but not the 2 soft keys next to each other . Are you saying the way the startup process works, if it hangs on...
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    Are you talking about the big one in the back...

    Are you talking about the big one in the back control cabinet or the little one on the main board? It appears the small one on the main board knocks it down to 24 and 5v?
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    Yes, it is a B. The card came in today and I put...

    Yes, it is a B. The card came in today and I put it in and it allowed me to load all the system files. It appears as if Fanuc did replace the original part number with one that locks us out. Seems...
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    Fanuc World has one of the original cards. I...

    Fanuc World has one of the original cards. I contacted their support and they think the "new card being protected but not the old one" theory is plausible, but wouldnt/couldnt say for sure. They had...
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