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  1. Friend of mine was just over, he still works at...

    Friend of mine was just over, he still works at the Tier 1 automotive supplier I used to work at.

    He said the labor issues are so bad, Ford is threatening to send Union workers to "assist".
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    I understand that anyone can sue anyone, but I...

    I understand that anyone can sue anyone, but I think that is one of the hardest parts of this game. The whole thing is calculated risk. If we are talking hypotheticals, that is what insurance is. To...
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    I noticed that my brothercomm would lose its...

    I noticed that my brothercomm would lose its definitions frequently. I never connected it with the fact that the software was open when the computer restarted. I always leave the computer on and the...
  4. For what it costs, it should be +1/2" -0. They...

    For what it costs, it should be +1/2" -0. They quoted me $7k to do my little 1000 sq ft shop. Based on how bad of a job they did with installing the regular insulation, I am very happy I did not pay...
  5. A friend of mine installs solar panels for a...

    A friend of mine installs solar panels for a living. He is a licensed electrician. Makes VERY good money doing it. Much more money than I could ever make as a machinist, working for someone else, or...
  6. I have a large freezer full of beef. I would...

    I have a large freezer full of beef. I would throw it all in the yard if someone offered to replace it with Elk.

    Definitely one of the top 10 things I miss living in CO.
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    Vidmar’s can be wild. I was at an auction that...

    Vidmar’s can be wild. I was at an auction that had 50+ vidmars or every shape and size, some were the huge multi box systems that probably cost as much as my house. The most expensive one went for...
  8. There are many companies that sell these...

    There are many companies that sell these products. I used to work at one, they made vmc loaders, pick and places, full blown machines and systems at times.

    They can be simple, they can be crazy...
  9. I would be really curious to learn more about...

    I would be really curious to learn more about that gripper. My biggest concern is the air line. How do you, or can you, rotate your turret?

    Otherwise it looks AWESOME. My jobs are so small scale...
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    I think that is the problem I am running into. ...

    I think that is the problem I am running into.

    I felt good about the calls last night, but this morning as I run the phone call back through my mind I am questioning myself.

    The fellow from...
  11. I bought a Sumitomo inserted high feed mill. It...

    I bought a Sumitomo inserted high feed mill. It IS slower overall than if I ran a rougher. However I decided the trade off of being slower was better than the cost of purchasing a rougher with...
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    There are certainly worse things to turn into! ...

    There are certainly worse things to turn into!

    How have you been Ray? I drove by your road the other day on my way to a wedding unfortunately.
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    Well, I wound up buying both. Should have...

    Well, I wound up buying both.

    Should have them home next week.
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    I put a call into Sentry and Federated and I felt...

    I put a call into Sentry and Federated and I felt like the phone calls were positive...
  15. Yea, the kids were really mad when they found out...

    Yea, the kids were really mad when they found out I was filling it with machines. They thought it was their new indoor play pen.
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    Boot Nuke was what we always used. . . ...

    Boot Nuke was what we always used. . .

    Anymore I find most any high velocity projectile works fine.
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    I will give them a call. I tried the job shop...

    I will give them a call.

    I tried the job shop routine with several insurance companies. They ALL wanted a list of everything made. One wanted a list of everything I had machined for the last 4...
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    Insurance Questions

    I am curious how you guys handle your insurance. Mine is killing me. I just got a renewal questionnaire from my insurance company, and after talking to my representative, I have to fill this out...
  19. 296007 I did 4ft of steel and then 8ft of OSB....

    296007

    I did 4ft of steel and then 8ft of OSB. Not my first pick, but it is great for quickly and easily hanging things.
  20. Walt, Any option for shipping? Boss may...

    Walt,

    Any option for shipping?

    Boss may not approve the 8 1/2 hr drive to pick it up :rolleyes5::D

    Seriously interested, looks like a nice grinder, and I have always wanted one with the...
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    Metrol Tool Setter Disassembly

    Anyone taken apart a Metrol tool setter before? I have a TM26D on my Brother and it has quit working.

    When I would touch off a tool I would get an error that the probe was on. After the tool...
  22. One of my favorite places to backpack includes a...

    One of my favorite places to backpack includes a crashed ww2 bomber. The last time I was out there I tried to make it up but the route was shut down due to a recent forest fire.

    One of the few...
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    I have no experience with this on a production...

    I have no experience with this on a production basis, so take this with a large grain (or bucket) of salt.

    I was spoiled, most of our precision tooling had location holes or details wire edm’d or...
  24. That seems to be the business model of the day....

    That seems to be the business model of the day. Instead of outperforming your competition, buy them and make them disappear. It isn't just in the software industry either...
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    Well. . . That’s what I don’t understand. They...

    Well. . . That’s what I don’t understand. They were there when I posted them originally. They were there when I checked about an hour later, they were there when I checked before I went to bed, but...
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