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    The first industrial revolution was the...

    The first industrial revolution was the introduction of machines, actually the steam engine. First slow, then faster after Watt, culmination in the Big Boy locomotives of the 1940s.

    Second...
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    You are right that being a mechanic is fun, or...

    You are right that being a mechanic is fun, or rather a joy. You are wrong with being a machinist, that is not fun. Do avoid to take jobs with houses full of CNC equipment, you will only be an...
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    What you forget is the material. Steels are...

    What you forget is the material. Steels are sheared into chips differently from bronze, brass, aluminium, titanium or plastics. Great differences also among steels and then hardened ones to round it...
  4. OP didn’t show the entire drawing, the part may...

    OP didn’t show the entire drawing, the part may be very long. In that case I’d understand why he wants to thread away from chuck, else it’s a joke. Anyway the part can’t be made in one clamping.
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    You can push a broach through the egg-oval shaped...

    You can push a broach through the egg-oval shaped holes. Main time about five seconds. Only the setup will take longer time. Maybe you want to go more into servicing of those machines.
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    There are so many uses that we can’t possibly...

    There are so many uses that we can’t possibly overlook the variants. Some inserts are made for use in face millers as well as with turning. I remember how I drove my master almost crazy when I asked...
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    It is not forbidden to use carbide inserts and...

    It is not forbidden to use carbide inserts and HSS tools alternately. Among the standardised inserts you choose the one that offers best rigidity with the biggest number of edges to use down. In that...
  8. I would clamp a 4 by 10 inches part on the table...

    I would clamp a 4 by 10 inches part on the table of a horizontal milling machine and go over it with a plain cutter on arbor, one roughing pass, then a finishing. Carbon steel no problem
  9. Brian, very kind of you, thanks for your words ...

    Brian, very kind of you, thanks for your words

    I got layed off today. Friday last day there. Sad but in a way a big relief. I can’t perform like the others while seeing what a luxury business that...
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    W form for roughing whenever I can, D or V for...

    W form for roughing whenever I can, D or V for final passes. R insert as spinning turning tool

    Walter Tiger
  11. Boss has acquired TopSolid and installed it but doesn’t make use of simulation

    Girls, I’m having a hard time here with my chef who is 54 years old, so four years younger than me. I have learnt to use Esprit (for turning) and visited a training course on Mastercam X8 a few years...
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    Engineer says, disposable must be softer than...

    Engineer says, disposable must be softer than remainder. Screw or bolt thus simplest steel you can find, rolled if possible, not cut

    Aluminium is an instant oxygenizer. When you scratch its...
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    No, that not. I’m clearly right handed but have...

    No, that not. I’m clearly right handed but have trained my left so far that I can change for filing, scraping, lapping (yeah, hand lapping on little plates) or sawing.
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    I can file LH and RH. Nobody cares.

    I can file LH and RH. Nobody cares.
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    Schäublin are first class. If you treat them...

    Schäublin are first class. If you treat them right, they deliver perfectly. My practical experience includes the 102, 110, 135, and 180 CCN. Speak Schäublin like shoybleen.

    In return I’d like to...
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    Inserts with full-area smooth surfaces are still...

    Inserts with full-area smooth surfaces are still available. They’re not the most expensive ones and can be useful in some circumstances. For these you need the right angled holders. Am thinking of...
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    Dear Paul, are you mad or destitute?...

    Dear Paul, are you mad or destitute? Grundig-Dialog 4 is an about 35 years old control. I had to use one last year together with the original manual that wouldn’t match in all points, hatred arousal...
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    In case no useful answer turns up think of how...

    In case no useful answer turns up think of how the old did it hundred years ago, they made simpler parts but some more frequent. Thus deep axial grooves can be achieved by assembling simple turn...
  19. Beech is antibacterial, that’s why cutting boards...

    Beech is antibacterial, that’s why cutting boards are made from beech. Plastic is not good in the kitchen. Knife handles should be wooden, too.
  20. Of course a vertical shaper. She is making a gear.

    Of course a vertical shaper. She is making a gear.
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    When you have nothing to do clean your oil...

    When you have nothing to do clean your oil stones. I rub them on pieces of corundum paper with a little petrol, then put them back into fresh oil. Wife will notice the petrol smell and send you to...
  22. My German is indistinguishable from that of 999...

    My German is indistinguishable from that of 999 permille of Germany’s population, better even because I know about finesses among Bavarian, Brandenburg or Hamburg dialects. Piece of Schwarzwälder...
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    The drawings are ridiculous, if not bold....

    The drawings are ridiculous, if not bold. Overdimensioning, mad angle measures, no tolerances, crowded arrows, and more. People lose themselves in computer things. Working now with a company that...
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    - - - CONNEX - -...

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    Connex spring pins, for the interested
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    +1 for pushing through a steel ball. Takes a...

    +1 for pushing through a steel ball. Takes a press, a ball, and oil. Quick and exact, no chips
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