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    For the OP: I've never made steel rule dies, but...

    For the OP:
    I've never made steel rule dies, but I've seen a fair number over the years, and have paid attention to how the guys said they were making them.
    The big thing seems to be a bandsaw with...
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    Greetings, I just saw this thread. I've got...

    Greetings,

    I just saw this thread. I've got one of the mills (and about 6 of their lathes.) Don't have much by way of spare widgets for the mills, but if you still need a tooth count off the...
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    Greetings, I've got (for the moment) 6 of...

    Greetings,

    I've got (for the moment) 6 of them, and have moved them a bunch of times. They're not that heavy, on the scale of things, but the big thing to watch out for is that they're top-heavy...
  4. HI guys, Update: I managed to track down an...

    HI guys,

    Update: I managed to track down an entire (allegedly working) pullout gearbox. Should have it in a few weeks. Once that arrives, clean, check, etc, then do a hot swap on the whole unit....
  5. HI guys, OK, pull the round-top cover. Sounds...

    HI guys,

    OK, pull the round-top cover. Sounds plausible.
    Is there a thread somewhere with a procedure? There are a couple of knobs and levers that look like they go through it, and it'd be...
  6. Further data: So I got to wondering: With the...

    Further data:

    So I got to wondering: With the machine set to 'feed' I can hand spin the lead screw with no real drag on it at all. It just spins freely.
    In 'thread', it doesn't move at all. By...
  7. HI guys, New day, new data. A) thanks for...

    HI guys,

    New day, new data.
    A) thanks for reminding me that the reverse knob on the apron has to be in neutral too. The detent ball isn't real energetic, so I'd just blown through the 'middle'...
  8. More data: Now I'm really in the soup. I went...

    More data:
    Now I'm really in the soup.
    I went back to it after the shop shut down for the day, and I could actually hear.
    Put it into thread mode, and got it spinning. Suspiciously quietly.
    Why?...
  9. HI guys, New data. I futzed with the...

    HI guys,

    New data.
    I futzed with the selectors a bit, and still got the same noise. The shop was running full out with the big CNC's rolling along, so I couldn't really hear crap, but from...
  10. DualValve: don't worry about it. I'm not any...

    DualValve: don't worry about it. I'm not any kind of bent. It *was* a pretty vague description. I'm sorry if my reply sounded like I was. Wasn't intentional.
    I'll go futz with the selectors...
  11. Salinas? I'm in Santa Cruz, and live in...

    Salinas? I'm in Santa Cruz, and live in Watsonville. We should get together sometime.
    Good point about the differences between the round and square machines. I'll re-read the manual and make...
  12. '54 Square dial w/ threader gearbox issues. Any guess on downtime?

    HI Guys,

    I've got a '54 square dial with issues with the threading gearbox. Sounds like a rock crusher when you try to thread.
    I've never actually *tried* to thread anything with it like that. ...
  13. HI guys, No, unfortunately it's not my laser. ...

    HI guys,

    No, unfortunately it's not my laser. It's one of those giant Mitsubishi 'load one/cut one' style machines. So it's loading sheet 2 out on the infeed table while it's cutting sheet 1. ...
  14. HI guys, Thanks for all the replies. They've...

    HI guys,

    Thanks for all the replies. They've given me some very useful info, especially about the possible die life.

    I think what I'm going to do from here is first send out RFQ's to see how...
  15. HI guys, Thanks for all the replies. A...

    HI guys,

    Thanks for all the replies.
    A little more information: the laser is a giant +3Kw industrial cutter. We're running full sheets of aluminum 10x4 feet at a pop. The bed is a little...
  16. Yeah, that's us, Knew Concepts. I try not to...

    Yeah, that's us, Knew Concepts. I try not to turn things into a PR campaign when I'm asking for help. Seems...wrong somehow.
    That's not exactly the current design, the windows are simpler, and the...
  17. Custom broaches for laser cut knockout die? Weird custom tooling alert

    HI guys,

    OK, here's another weird one.
    We make hand saws. Fancy hand saws. The spines look like trusses. They're laser cut in 6061-T6, .190 thick, so there's lots of little slugs to knock out...
  18. HI Guys, Yeah, timesavers are the giant flat...

    HI Guys,

    Yeah, timesavers are the giant flat belt automagic flat surface sanders. This one's smallish (19") and a little older (2001 model), so it does have an open, exposed tank. The sander...
  19. Rubber duckies to control evaporation from coolant tank?

    HI guys,

    Now that I have your attention, I have a question.

    Once upon a time, I was a jeweler, and did a fair bit with plating tanks. To control evaporation from the tanks, we used little...
  20. Greetings, You'll probably get more help if...

    Greetings,

    You'll probably get more help if you post a few good quality pictures (like the ones you've already posted), focusing on the rats nest of parts in the middle of the thing. Are there...
  21. I've got a Doosan 3016 VMC, and we ended up...

    I've got a Doosan 3016 VMC, and we ended up cannibalizing a roll-around I-beam crane. One of the one's that's an I beam with two legs, and the legs have wheels? One of those. There's a roller...
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    Giogamesh: I think you've found the bear trap...

    Giogamesh: I think you've found the bear trap hidden in the woods.
    When I read that your two main customers had just merged, and they now want *you* to take on the cost of storing their high...
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    Good idea, I'd be for it. (Much as I don't like...

    Good idea, I'd be for it. (Much as I don't like the necessity of it, I am forced to agree that there *is* a necessity for it.)
    Someone early in the thread proposed limiting it to a pretty basic...
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    Need help IDing a weird panel switch

    Hi guys,

    I need help ID'ing a weird punch button switch off the power box for my hydraulic shear. (Peck, Stowe & Wilcox. Yeah, that old. )
    I'd guess 60's, at a bet.

    It's a sort of push...
  25. Wet widebelt sander: coolant mix? and other new owner questions.

    HI guys,

    So I found a used wet timesaver for not insane sums of coin. Yay. It arrived today, more-or-less un-smashed by the LTL guys. Bigger Yay.
    We're still sorting it all out, but it looks...
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