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    You are young enough and have a business degree....

    You are young enough and have a business degree. You have a desire to learn the trade - go work for a machine shop that needs a good business manager. Very few good machinists are good businessmen, I...
  2. Run it - you don't have a seal problem! I...

    Run it - you don't have a seal problem!

    I recommend using Mobil 1 as Haas suggests, check and adjust oil output and run the break in program. Run a spindle warm up daily.

    I am impressed, do...
  3. :D Fair enough! I learned of labyrinth seals...

    :D Fair enough!

    I learned of labyrinth seals in my work on steam turbines and related pumps. I suppose what we called 'spill strips' the seals along the outer and inner edges of the blades and...
  4. I mean no insult by this question: Have you done...

    I mean no insult by this question: Have you done this work before?

    You wrote "..toss a set of bearings in." proper bearings for this are very expensive and fit up very particular and precisely to...
  5. I have had the honor and pleasure of working with...

    I have had the honor and pleasure of working with some brilliant minds. ADHD, OCD are common traits among them in various degrees. When managed they are superpowers. I have made some great...
  6. They are labyrinth seals, very close fit to the...

    They are labyrinth seals, very close fit to the shaft with no physical contact.
    Works with low pressure air supplied to the spindle when on and for a time period when turned off.

    I believe that...
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    Tool changer motor. It is not well sealed, it...

    Tool changer motor. It is not well sealed, it will fill with coolant and die. If you have one working, remove it, disassemble / clean / seal joints and wire entrance.
  8. Naa! Then it would be work.

    Naa! Then it would be work.
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    Thank you for the compliment. My vintage machine,...

    Thank you for the compliment. My vintage machine, 1993 VF-0 has plain carbon steel way covers, marginal drain and plastic housing. I keep a fairly rich coolant myself but there always seems to be a...
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    I use these items; 16oz tub of Lucas Red "N"...

    I use these items; 16oz tub of Lucas Red "N" Tacky from your local auto parts store. 3in1 oil. WD-40 in gallon quantity w/pump spray bottle. Big tub of Vaseline - yes Vaseline, if you must ask;...
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    First a question, do you have the service manual?...

    First a question, do you have the service manual?
    If not - go here: https://www.haascnc.com/content/dam/haascnc/en/service/manual/service/english---vf-series-service-manual---1993.pdf

    Page 71
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    Sticky: I admire concise writing. I especially admire the...

    I admire concise writing. I especially admire the writing in the preface. It could just as well been the summation.

    With modern inexpensive technology this applies to today even more than it did...
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    You got more going than I do. How did you get...

    You got more going than I do.

    How did you get the work you have?
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    To be perfectly honest no, I don't have intimate...

    To be perfectly honest no, I don't have intimate knowledge of this specific machine. I am surprised it is as you describe. Have you looked into the service manual. Are you the original owner? If not...
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    Put it back - leave it alone! This is the 21st...

    Put it back - leave it alone!

    This is the 21st century. We have sliced bread and Permanently Lubricated Bearings,enjoy!
  16. Thread: Haas vf-2

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    "..what am I supposed to do tell the owner that...

    "..what am I supposed to do tell the owner that were not doing what he wants with the machine he bought?

    First tell him you did your homework, then show him what a cynical 60 year old bastard with...
  17. Thread: Haas vf-2

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    I will tell you how to connect and control air...

    I will tell you how to connect and control air thru the the coolant line simply and for about $75 in parts. I will also try to convince you why you should not because
    you already have the best...
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    I suspect you simply need to dismantle the table,...

    I suspect you simply need to dismantle the table, clean and lubricate. That is an assumption to be sure and only from the look of it in a picture.
    These are very simple mechanically, no lube and...
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    Here is my go to source for answers such as your...

    Here is my go to source for answers such as your 'what is an SCR'?

    Thyristors (SCRs)

    It's a bit technical for my reptile brain but over time I have come to understand more. Look at the picture...
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    It's very simple. The greased spindle only needs...

    It's very simple.
    The greased spindle only needs clean dry air controlled by N/C solenoid.

    For the oil/air it connects to a T fitting to waylube supply with a restrictor, then to the top of the...
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    They say that Shaft Maker is a bad Mother*******!

    They say that Shaft Maker is a bad Mother*******!
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    85% Showing up on time. 10% Paying attention....

    85% Showing up on time.

    10% Paying attention.

    5% Willingness to do the difficult task; continually rise to your personal level of incompetence [aka: Learning]
  23. Thread: New shop setup

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    Im envious - hurry and get the roof painted or is...

    Im envious - hurry and get the roof painted or is that primer? Still with any building the roof is most important!
    Best of luck!
  24. Ok, so many of you have been hammering on Andy...

    Ok, so many of you have been hammering on Andy for having a hidden agenda.
    Thats fair - we are a sullen and cynical bunch from experience.

    Smoke / Sunshine, it's often hard to tell the...
  25. How much, seriously, pm me.

    How much, seriously, pm me.
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