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    Standard supervisor trick to get your people to...

    Standard supervisor trick to get your people to take ownership, and feel like they are valuable and needed.

    Never thought of using it on a supervisor, but if the supervisor needs to feel valuable...
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    Dude, its 1018. Its main property is "lump of...

    Dude, its 1018. Its main property is "lump of cheap steel". If it fails the worst that should happen is a gopher gets a plow on its head.

    I can't imagine any outlandish circumstance where the...
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    The VERY FIRST thing I would check when an...

    The VERY FIRST thing I would check when an interpolated hole goes oversize.

    The taper, and the tool holders. ALL OF THEM.

    Nothing can screw up your day more than a chip getting in your...
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    Is there even anything anywhere on a plane that...

    Is there even anything anywhere on a plane that is made from 1018? I'm just asking.

    Of all the parts and prints I've seen over the years, very rarely even see 4140 or other variations
    of 4xx0. ...
  5. Why? Do you only buy Band-Aid brand medical...

    Why? Do you only buy Band-Aid brand medical adhesive strips. Or Q-Tip brand
    cotton swabs? Kleenex brand facial tissue (Scotts are better).

    Screw Bridgeport. There is so much more out there...
  6. I know some folks believe a center drill is...

    I know some folks believe a center drill is "code" for a spot drill. But
    why do you have 2 center drills and a spot drill in your standard mill tooling
    list? Do your parts regularly move from...
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    One of these POS sets? Anytime Tools 5 Piece...

    One of these POS sets?

    Anytime Tools 5 Piece 1/2" Lathe Indexable Carbide Insert Tool Bit Set: Indexable Insert Holders: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

    You've probably just got some...
  8. Are their material prices reasonable? Most...

    Are their material prices reasonable?


    Most of my customers supply material, and I don't have to buy it
    from them, they just give it to me, they even pay the shipping.

    And a few of them,...
  9. Thread: O.T.CBD oil

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    Did you know you can get Bacon Flavor CBD oil for...

    Did you know you can get Bacon Flavor CBD oil for your dog?
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    I do a lot of long shafts that have to have keys...

    I do a lot of long shafts that have to have keys in them that are in line.
    Some longer than I have the travel for. Also some with keys that are off
    at some other angle.

    I use one of these. ...
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    grab the fixture plates in your vices.

    grab the fixture plates in your vices.
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    Are they tangless helicoils? And how would it...

    Are they tangless helicoils? And how would it deal with self locking helicoils, which are
    always a pain to install?
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    No Script foils me again.

    No Script foils me again.
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    I'd be interested in seeing one of those helicoil...

    I'd be interested in seeing one of those helicoil machines in action. Anybody have any videos?




    Strength wise, its a bigger diameter. A 10-32 STI is almost a quarter inch thread, (if I had...
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    Well.... Its Tuesday the 19th, in the...

    Well....

    Its Tuesday the 19th, in the afternoon. Is your machine sitting on your shop floor
    or LAYING out in the parking lot?

    What did you use?
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    ^ That. Once heat treated, 17-4 basically...

    ^ That.

    Once heat treated, 17-4 basically loses all of its "stainlessy" machining properties. And then
    should be treated more like a hardened alloy steel. Even in the solution treated...
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    What the heck is C37. I figured it was some low...

    What the heck is C37. I figured it was some low carbon steel, and you were from Europe.

    Nope. Some Magnesium-ish thing?

    Either way. to me at least, looks like you are tearing. Kind of like...
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    Should. That's pretty much the whole point of PH...

    Should. That's pretty much the whole point of PH grades (Precipitation Hardening, not pre-hard).

    Compared to most heat treats, its incredibly mild. Its one shot and done. Relatively low...
  19. Wow. Those are pricy. And for fun... I...

    Wow. Those are pricy.

    And for fun... I wanted to see how a scroll compressor worked, and I found a good video. That is NOT how I thought they worked at all.

    ...
  20. Many moons ago when I was having REAL 3 PHASE PUT...

    Many moons ago when I was having REAL 3 PHASE PUT IN!!!!! The electrician was trenching across the parking lot.
    And he hit a gas line. The electrician was at least smart enough to know what was...
  21. Thread: Titanium or SS?

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    Economical stainless or Ti. That's like...

    Economical stainless or Ti.

    That's like saying I have the budget for either a Yugo or a Ferrari.

    I'd go with 303, and if that isn't corrosion resistant enough or strong enough,
    I'd go with...
  22. 2024 is right up there, I think its a little...

    2024 is right up there, I think its a little friendlier than 7075, it doesn't seem
    as abrasive. I've also never had a melt down in 7075. 2024 either.

    6061 on the other hand.
    ...
  23. I'm going to ask a stupid question. Besides...

    I'm going to ask a stupid question.

    Besides NOISE, is there any other advantage to a scroll or a screw compressor?

    How are they on energy consumption compared to a noisy piston compressor?
  24. I didn't.. But seems everybody else has... ...

    I didn't.. But seems everybody else has...

    10/3 My Dad got himself some stage IV cancer.
    12/12 My aunt died,
    4/1 My grandma died.
    5/1 My better half's relative that I really liked died.
    5/11...
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    I had one screw shortening job years ago. It was...

    I had one screw shortening job years ago. It was a small screw, maybe a 4-40,
    HUGE compared to your screw, but still small.

    Instead of tapping my fixture for the small screw, I drilled through...
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