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  1. I am confused/ I didn't say $17/hr was good...

    I am confused/ I didn't say $17/hr was good money, but good money for a starter job. My first job paid $5/hr... .25 cents over the minimum wage at the time.

    Are you really comparing knowing what...
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    I don't know why everyone thinks it is a stupid...

    I don't know why everyone thinks it is a stupid question. I mean, I would say 100% not practical, but possibly doable, but as mentioned, not sure why?



    Back to the question in general, obvious...
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    I highly doubt you will warp aluminum 3/4" thick...

    I highly doubt you will warp aluminum 3/4" thick with a shop bead/sand blaster. Certainly not anymore than the machining of something that long will.
  4. Doug is known to do that. But what he is getting...

    Doug is known to do that. But what he is getting at I *think* is -

    1) 'restoring' vintage items usually brings value down unless you are an expert at it.

    2) getting a 100 year old shaft out...
  5. How many jobs start at $17+ per hour AND give you...

    How many jobs start at $17+ per hour AND give you .72c/per mile? I don't know what an average day driving is, but if it's in the hundred mile range that pays your gas for a week or two maybe. Not a...
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    Well it's your money. Not sure why you are so...

    Well it's your money. Not sure why you are so interested in the NIST inspection. Anyone can say it is (forge and/or fudge it), and if it is indeed going tobe used as a Master, it will need claibrated...
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    If you are looking at Shars, may as well consider...

    If you are looking at Shars, may as well consider these. Marked and serialized AND probably made by the same peoples that make all the off brand and elcheapo (skars) stuff anyways.
    ...
  8. He probably saw some youtube videos of people...

    He probably saw some youtube videos of people building 3d printers!
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    Electroless Nickel Plated Fasteners - ENP Coating...

    Electroless Nickel Plated Fasteners - ENP Coating & Process | AFT Fasteners
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    Not a grinder aficionado by any means... will you...

    Not a grinder aficionado by any means... will you regret losing capacity? Certainly. Will it matter? Probably once in a while...

    That said, sometimes I just gotta have what I want (tools or not )....
  11. There was a guy that posted pics of his miniature...

    There was a guy that posted pics of his miniature Lego machine shop! I think he had some rigidity problems though. LoLoL :D
  12. You're off by half. NVIDIA Quadro GV100, 32GB...

    You're off by half.

    NVIDIA Quadro GV100, 32GB , 4 DP DP-DVI-I, (Precision) (Customer KIT) | Dell USA

    !! :eek:

    Hmm, linky no work fo some reason. Anyhow, just saw one for $11,999
  13. Great! Now he will be over there! LoL. :D

    Great! Now he will be over there! LoL. :D
  14. Says the guy from West Virginia haha!!

    Says the guy from West Virginia haha!!
  15. Go away. You are full of shit. If you had a clue,...

    Go away. You are full of shit. If you had a clue, you wouldn't be here asking. Stepper motors and tenths, to use or not use "some sort" of ballscrews, Linux, open source yada yada.... :rolleyes5:
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    I've not had a problem with USPS. I recommended...

    I've not had a problem with USPS. I recommended using priateship though, about half price or so from flat rate. All free, create an account, measure/weigh your package, print label, done.


    Free...
  17. That's what I was wondering. We have 1000 grit...

    That's what I was wondering. We have 1000 grit paper, and... well... it's like polishing with printer paper...
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    I am not sure, but once upon a time I worked in a...

    I am not sure, but once upon a time I worked in a shop that had a 4' x 8' plate with a sizable chunk broken off the corner. ;) It was never certified or anything to my knowledge, but never got a part...
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    So I guess tolerance is tolerance.... 1.002"...

    So I guess tolerance is tolerance.... 1.002" seems an odd size though? Is it a slip fit on a 1" pin? If you can get a 1.002" and not a 1.003" I'd say you are good to go, or as you said a bore mic,...
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    Depending ont eh accuracy you want, can take 3 4"...

    Depending ont eh accuracy you want, can take 3 4" blocks + whatever else you need and lightly clamp to a taller angle plate. I mention accuracy because I believe gage blocks are not perfectly square...
  21. Another thread asking for advice, but refusing to...

    Another thread asking for advice, but refusing to accept any. And having an "answer" for anything countered to the OP's "design". This is getting old.
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    we do 0-80 form taps in aluminum and half hard...

    we do 0-80 form taps in aluminum and half hard brass day in and day out. also do some 000-120(?) cut taps once in a while. Haas VF2
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    We should re-name this forum/board Political...

    We should re-name this forum/board Political Machinist. I'm about done even looking here, much less posting... :rolleyes5:
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    Huh? I didn't know crap about G code when I...

    Huh? I didn't know crap about G code when I started programming. I learned it while learning to CAM program... to each their own I guess.... For the record, been programming for 15 years now.... (of...
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    We are looking at this 6-Station Pallet Pool,...

    We are looking at this

    6-Station Pallet Pool, VC-400/SS

    It will be a crap ton of work for me to set up, but excited if it happens. :D

    edit: I'm salary, so it will suck pay wise as it will...
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