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  1. looking to get my first CNC looking at VF2 or VF2SS

    Hey guys thanks for any help or insight.

    Going to get first machine for my business and will be cutting more aluminum then anything else was wondering is the VF2SS worth it over a standard VF2?
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    I will have to go back and look at the ones I got...

    I will have to go back and look at the ones I got but they are 6 and 8in files mostly cost I don't remember.
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    Sorry location added I see it is a new...

    Sorry location added I see it is a new requirement since I've been on. I figured files were small enough I could mail any place. Anyone willing to give it a try with a surface grinder? And cost? ...
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    Ok I was kinda thinking a surface grinder might...

    Ok I was kinda thinking a surface grinder might be the way. Anymore out there bother with small jobs like this? Someone that can do a handful of files?
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    Custom files or someone who can modify files

    I need some files to do a few custom jobs and was wondering if there was anyone I could send some files to and have them modified. I need a few thinned down and a few 1/2 rounds turned into 1/4...
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    I paid for the material and had it delivered. It...

    I paid for the material and had it delivered. It starts as aluminum extrusion I had the die made and got the material. A reasonable size run is 700 parts in the first batch and if thing were to go...
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    well I was given a verbal quote but my fault for...

    well I was given a verbal quote but my fault for not getting it in writing because the lead time to get the part was off by 500% and the price is off by 350% so there is no way I can get these made...
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    production shop rates?

    I have spoke to several machine shops I'm familiar with and gather that the average job shop rate it 60.00 and hour of cycle time. Now I'm wondering if there is a difference in rate for a production...
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    Well it seems we were able to crack the nut with...

    Well it seems we were able to crack the nut with a US company.

    Finally after some back and forth I got a real good response and communication with Futura industries in UT.

    Thanks
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    I guess I have to take my work overseas...

    Ok I'm betting I'm gonna get the shit flamed out of me for this or MAYBE someone else knows the solution.

    I've been on here for a long time I'm a hobby machinist and have a business on the side. ...
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    Need a solid works guy in San Diego

    I got a couple of project I want to work on but my skills in solid works are very weak. I'd like to find someone who is very skilled to work with on making the modles up.

    Please feel free to...
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    Removing Remington 700 barrel

    I have a Remington 700 barrel I can’t seem to get off. It has the factory barrel and seems to have some sort of adhesive holding it on. So far I've broke one action wrench I've tried heat to break...
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    Thanks for the help guys. I'm drilling a .280...

    Thanks for the help guys.

    I'm drilling a .280 hole in stainless that is 1.5in O.D.

    I would like to keep it to with in say .020 straitness and I can turn it down afteward but if I drop a...
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    Deep hole drilling

    I have only a standard home shop manual lathe and want to do a projectthat will require drilling a strait hole in a round piece of stainless about 13in long.

    Now from what I know I would not...
  15. would like to begin looking at this and would...

    would like to begin looking at this and would like to get a handle on the basics for now.


    thanks
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    bcstractor-thanks that was a good tip I figured...

    bcstractor-thanks that was a good tip I figured out I need to change a gears and description is right on the chart once I figured that out.
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    Ok sorry for the delay was tryin to figure out...

    Ok sorry for the delay was tryin to figure out the pic thing but dont have a camera for it.

    I think I figured out the deal though.

    Looking at the threading setting the settings are the same for...
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    it is an insert and I thoughtit had to be too...

    it is an insert and I thoughtit had to be too deep but the math seems good
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    ok I've never cut ACME thread and gave it a shot....

    ok I've never cut ACME thread and gave it a shot.

    I squaredup the cutter and decided to not use the compound and just cut light and strait it.

    It was 6TPI and when I was done they were...
  20. Neil, Thank you for the handbook info looks...

    Neil,

    Thank you for the handbook info looks like a wealth of info I'm liking it lot of good reading.

    Grinch
  21. LOL I never said expert I do operational test and...

    LOL I never said expert I do operational test and evaluation I take finsihed products out to be tested by operators but I also have to deal with the vendors from the stand point of telling them what...
  22. See once again you chim in with knowing nothing...

    See once again you chim in with knowing nothing of what I'm doing just assumptions of what I'm doing.

    I'm not doing defense work I'm making something for the civilian market and am only getting...
  23. superalloy, LOL well very very sucessful...

    superalloy,

    LOL well very very sucessful idiots then

    I find it comical you feel the need to post in this thread just to act like a jackass.

    bet you got picked on as a kid and over the...
  24. Cool thanks guys. I'm not an engineer or a...

    Cool thanks guys.

    I'm not an engineer or a machinist as you can tell I just do design concept work and have some engineers I consult with to get stuff done. I come here on a regular basis for the...
  25. oh oh oh please say it aint so oh great one ...

    oh oh oh please say it aint so oh great one

    Yes if you found the right one smart ass them post it. Funny several engineers didnt come up with it today.

    nanosecounds LOL ass clown
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