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    If you do it in Canada, make sure that your buns...

    If you do it in Canada, make sure that your buns comply with GCS 32.4M, Type 2, Class C, Style B.

    And if you serve tea, follow ISO 3103.
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    Check SDP-SI or KHK Gears

    Check SDP-SI or KHK Gears
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    The guy I knew who made spool valves used 440C....

    The guy I knew who made spool valves used 440C. I'm not sure if it's the same style of spool valve; his were ridiculously tight clearance, lapped, air gaged, etc.

    From an ease of machining and...
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    If you're a shop, ISO-certified or not, and your...

    If you're a shop, ISO-certified or not, and your internal procedures don't allow you to call the customer and ask if a slightly out of tolerance part is okay to use-as-is, that's on you. Don't blame...
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    ISO/AS certification for a small shop can be...

    ISO/AS certification for a small shop can be either very easy and inexpensive or very hard and expensive. It mainly boils down to picking your registrar and auditor carefully. ISO/AS doesn't actually...
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    Exactly, which is why a good website for a...

    Exactly, which is why a good website for a builder (e.g. Brother) would make it easy to find your contact information. Instead, they make it difficult to find out about Yamazen, which is bad website...
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    Brother requires giving your contact info to...

    Brother requires giving your contact info to download the catalog on their website as well. What percentage of people actually put in real information in these?

    Setting aside the salesman question...
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    It gets even weirder when dealing with 6+ axis...

    It gets even weirder when dealing with 6+ axis machines. I used to use Delmia to make sure that our machine designs could reach all of the required locations/surface normals.

    It was for robots...
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    Are you looking at the mill in Saco/Biddeford?...

    Are you looking at the mill in Saco/Biddeford? It's a nice complex, but there are better light industrial spaces if you're going to have heavy equipment. Most of the tenants seemed to be...
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    This is a recipe for water. Take the drop of the...

    This is a recipe for water. Take the drop of the top of the main line, not the bottom. At user level, either put a T pointing off to the side or put a manifold, which gives you four or more ports...
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    If you're going to try to pull that one, make...

    If you're going to try to pull that one, make sure that you don't have multiple lengths of sawhorses.
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    Are those annular groove or a thread on the ID of...

    Are those annular groove or a thread on the ID of the aluminum (?) cylinder. If they're threads, why not just machine the nut out of nylon or acetal and thread it in with some primer and red loctite....
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    3.24" dia, 1/8" thick disks

    I am in need of 3.24" dia disks cut from 1/8" thick 6061. Temper does not matter. The 3.24" diameter is to fit into a 3.25" ID tube. The current process is routing, so 3.24 is a good size. I'm open...
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    Why not put a trunnion on a speedio? I feel like...

    Why not put a trunnion on a speedio? I feel like I've seen that quite a bit.
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    So if I understand your complaints correctly,...

    So if I understand your complaints correctly, it's that you bought non-vented blow guns rather than safety blowguns, despite the fact that you can buy a safety-vented blow gun at harbor freight for...
  17. I've always wanted a bar fed mill. A piece of...

    I've always wanted a bar fed mill. A piece of flat bar comes in the side of the machine. The bar feeder sticks it out the appropriate length, vise grabs on, single-axis saw chops off the blank. Now...
  18. I was always surprised that pull studs aren't...

    I was always surprised that pull studs aren't shot peened to improve the fatigue performance, or maybe they are and I just didn't know. It seems like for the high production BT30 guys it would make a...
  19. Careful, you'll get the Brits up in arms

    Careful, you'll get the Brits up in arms
  20. Welcome to Maine! I'm not a job shop, but I...

    Welcome to Maine!

    I'm not a job shop, but I moved to Maine and started a company as well. It has it's frustrations like anywhere, but it's been a good state for me.

    It sounds like your inbox...
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    Look at MIL-H-6088 for the heat treat, and...

    Look at MIL-H-6088 for the heat treat, and QQ-250/12 for the SCC tests
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    If you're willing to take a little bit of a...

    If you're willing to take a little bit of a strength hit, you can use -T73 rather than -T6. T73 is a little bit weaker, but much better from an SCC standpoint. It's very easy to turn -T6 into -T73,...
  23. I'm no gear expert, but cutting gears that small...

    I'm no gear expert, but cutting gears that small is going to be very difficult.

    1) You can cut spur gears with an indexer and B&S-style milling cutters, but this is smaller than any I've seen. If...
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    Auto-feed mag drills: Fein, Hougen, BDS

    I need to buy a new mag drill. My current unit is a Milwaukee, which has served me well and I like. Unfortunately, I need to drill a bunch of holes in 30' long 5/8 wall HSS and in big C15x50...
  25. My understanding is that carbon steel pans are...

    My understanding is that carbon steel pans are much easier to season, but the seasoning is less durable.

    Some of the old cast iron pans were very smooth, but still hold seasoning very well....
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