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  1. Some one more knowledgeable may come in and...

    Some one more knowledgeable may come in and lambast me but this is how I do it. Caveat: I know my parts and products and know how the threads are used and that there is no life safety concerns....
  2. Not beat up means relatively new, I'd look for a...

    Not beat up means relatively new, I'd look for a kingston and stay the hell away from smtcl.
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    I just want to offer a counter opinion or...

    I just want to offer a counter opinion or completely different path really.
    First I am assuming that at tens of thousands of holes you are doing this via cnc.
    I drill tens of thousands of 3mm...
  4. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Engineer: Why can't you do!?! Machinist/Business...

    Engineer: Why can't you do!?!
    Machinist/Business Owner: I can do, but not profitably!

    Age old conundrum. Good luck Wheelie you'll survive and I know your pain, my family and I had to sell off 4...
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    I am not familiar with this control specifically...

    I am not familiar with this control specifically but when encountering problems like this on a conversational machine I find it's typically that the tool's dimensions aren't properly defined. The...
  6. Thread: China on Mars

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    I couldn't agree more, the only way out is up. If...

    I couldn't agree more, the only way out is up. If it weren't for the buckets of money "wasted on space when we have problems right here" in the 60's we wouldn't be having these conversations on the...
  7. No comment on the reheat but I have had trouble...

    No comment on the reheat but I have had trouble in the past with the tongs I use to take things out of the oven cooling small parts before they make it to the quench. I use a little boat made of...
  8. Exactly as above I made a 1" wide ring, .005...

    Exactly as above

    I made a 1" wide ring, .005 oversized the bore to the Od of the part, drilled and tapped it then split it. Clamped it to the part and used one of its faces to teach x.
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    We had all haas machines at one point and now we...

    We had all haas machines at one point and now we have all Mazaks. Got our first one in 2011 and it will be hard for anyone to sell me on anything else at this point. I vote Mazak.
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    My only experience comes from bicycles and having...

    My only experience comes from bicycles and having made a few sprockets for bicycles but when the root of the tooth becomes worn the chain sits lower on the sprocket causing it to interfere or rub on...
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    Yeah man good to talk to you too, I think we both...

    Yeah man good to talk to you too, I think we both fell off instagram around the same time. I'm still here still having fun with fixturing.
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    Do you have thru coolant? I will preface by...

    Do you have thru coolant? I will preface by saying I've done very little Ti but we do have a family of parts in all forms of stainless and nickel superalloys that have have thousands of holes and...
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    Reading that legit made me anxious, like Steven...

    Reading that legit made me anxious, like Steven King for machinists lol.
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    Realize that all the different styles of tool...

    Realize that all the different styles of tool holding exist to solve a particular problem or set of problems. Side locks are cheap and easy to replace if damaged, and the tool usually will break...
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    I've done this in a vertical with a keyseat...

    I've done this in a vertical with a keyseat cutter but I did leave a tab (as mentioned above) and twisted off the parts.
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    boy that's neat but somehow uncomfortable to...

    boy that's neat but somehow uncomfortable to watch. The description said valve block - I could see this being useful in situations where you just need fluid or gas communication or just vent holes -...
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    Batch production From Wikipedia, the free...

    Batch production
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    Batch production is a method of manufacturing where the products are made as specified groups or amounts,...
  18. I have been thinking lately that govt....

    I have been thinking lately that govt. requirements should be on a graduated scale. Maybe like 3 tiers of small business, less than 5, less than 20 and less than 50. There are so many econ's of scale...
  19. I find that customer satisfaction has less to do...

    I find that customer satisfaction has less to do with giving the customer what he wants and more to do with giving him what he expects. Set the expectations, meet the expectations if that's not good...
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    I came up as the boss's kid in a small tight knit...

    I came up as the boss's kid in a small tight knit shop with a lot of long time guys that literally watched me grow up so when I hit the shop floor at 17, unbeknownst me, they were all under orders...
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    I'd go with the lower number, that kennametal...

    I'd go with the lower number, that kennametal number is designed to get you to buy more inserts after you burn up the ones you got lol.
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    I will not argue that my method is superior to...

    I will not argue that my method is superior to the above mentioned methods, in fact, the above methods are superior in their accuracy. My way is quick and dirty and has worked for me although a .125"...
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    I mill a fair amount of inconel and for this I...

    I mill a fair amount of inconel and for this I would recommend going with a largeish slitting saw. Reason: No matter what you use it will breakdown fairly quickly. In my experience it's best to...
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    We run both occasionally but often enough that we...

    We run both occasionally but often enough that we keep a fair amount in our material inventory. Personally I liken monel 400 to a 304 or 316 in that it can be stringy and gummy, build up on inserts,...
  25. I've been to a few shop auctions and have seen...

    I've been to a few shop auctions and have seen lots of granite surface plates go for very little money. I've seen chipped and out of calibration 2' x '3 plates go for about $50. For what you are...
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