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    Light oil and grease recommendation?

    I got my new VF2ss commissioned last week. I keep reading about light oil for taper of the spindle, with so much different types of oil makes up now, curious what other people are using.
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  2. VF2 Coolant tanke clearance and skimmer

    Have a new VF2ssyt coming in 2 weeks. Been laying out the shop but I haven't been able to get a creditable number on, is how much room do I need for the coolant tank to service it/clean it?


    With...
  3. Please post your finished unit. Looks like I'm...

    Please post your finished unit.

    Looks like I'm putting the back of the machine 30-36" off the side wall like shown below


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    In opt to it's 50" or so, going by memory. I'm...

    In opt to it's 50" or so, going by memory. I'm keeping all the feet on one slab, but by placing the mill on the same wall, across the room I can push it back to being 36" off the. There is no...
  5. You load out the front pretty easy on the VF2? I...

    You load out the front pretty easy on the VF2? I never done it before, we didn't have 4th at community college. Once the machines are set, I'm not moving them unless it's a last resort.
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    So it's looking like with the way I need to...

    So it's looking like with the way I need to position my mill in my shop to provide the max floor space, I would have to go through the front. I know can I hack down my engine hoist for ground...
  7. I got quotes for the swing out cranes and they...

    I got quotes for the swing out cranes and they are pricier than I originally thought. Looks like I'll just be building my own.
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    Table stones

    Happy New Year to everyone!

    Expecting my first piece of new equipment (VF-2ssyt) at the end of Jan. What stones are you guys using on your mill table? Below is one I've always used on my Chinese...
  9. Diesel started to get a bad wrap when all the EPA...

    Diesel started to get a bad wrap when all the EPA bs has to be put on them. Cummins 5.9 motor is vuritally bullet proof (P pump motors)
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    First VMC...tooling

    The ER32 collet sett comes with up to 3/4. I've limited my self to 3/8 from small machine, it would cut with a 1/2 but trade for a increase cycle time. I've got some 1/2" endmils coming with LOC...
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    Thanks guys, I did remove the extra 1/8 collet in...

    Thanks guys, I did remove the extra 1/8 collet in er32 for more in er16.-

    I’ve reached out to a few tooling manufactures and one came back with a one time discount. So I’m trying to take...
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    I'm ordering some YG1 tooling to try out, most of...

    I'm ordering some YG1 tooling to try out, most of what I've always used as been 45 degree helix from Helical.

    When I was taking night classes, we never went over different helix rates. To keep...
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    For real for real? Lol. I’m in

    For real for real? Lol. I’m in
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    Thinking about this one YouTube...

    Thinking about this one


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    First VMC...tooling

    In 3 weeks I'm hoping to take delivery of my first "real" vmc. Most of my endmills are Helical. I plan to pick up some YG1 as I've read good things about them. I do have to destiny as well.

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    Following this. I asked about Dorain tool...

    Following this.

    I asked about Dorain tool holder when I talked to MSC and replied was "no discount". Granted I don't do a lot of business with them anyway.
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    I do have the work. I don't have the means of...

    I do have the work. I don't have the means of moving my machine around once set.
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    It's largely due to this being my first "real"...

    It's largely due to this being my first "real" machine.

    My family's business is in the concrete industry (fabricate rebar and sell commercial building supplies). Concrete is 8" thick in the...
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    The reason why the machine sticks out is to keep...

    The reason why the machine sticks out is to keep it on one concrete square. There’s a control joint that’s stocks out of that corner 28”. Hard to see in the picture
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    new shop layout help

    Looking for advice on shop layout options.
    I'm a small one man shop that is inside my family's warehouse. Looking for advice on how to lay out the machine and maximize space. Room is 30x20.
    I'll...
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    I just realize I can turn the mill 45 degrees...

    I just realize I can turn the mill 45 degrees roughly and have less wasted space, more room to roll engine hoist to pick up my 4th axi.





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    Plan to put material that is waiting to be cut...

    Plan to put material that is waiting to be cut for the next job there and another tool box if need be.
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    I've go a 80 gallons 5 hp dual compressor and a...

    I've go a 80 gallons 5 hp dual compressor and a 30cfm dyer. The compressor is a 20cfm. The compressor is going to be outside my machining room. My shop is built in a warehouse, that my family...
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    Since the room is relatively small, I was going...

    Since the room is relatively small, I was going to use a Rapid air system, 3/4" line. Going up from the tee and back down might not work/ be a pain to do with that kit. We have this system for our...
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    Air setup, layout and skimmer.

    Hey guys,

    This is a 3 question post. I'm building little shop here and doing different layouts.

    1) In a goal to keep water out of the lines (3/4" pipe blue halo on top of the walls),...
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