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  1. I use MSC almost every day. I think the website...

    I use MSC almost every day. I think the website is the easiest one I have dealt with yet.

    I searched plug gage, clicked class X -. Then typed in .188 into the search bar and wham...
  2. I got some updates to share. After getting one of...

    I got some updates to share. After getting one of these jobs dialed in and got some decent data to share.

    1215 CS 7/16" round.

    I ran a .250" wide part, .209" hole with this drill...
  3. I have had this discussion with Niagara about...

    I have had this discussion with Niagara about Stressproof last year. I think min qty was 6k lbs. Mills can order 2000lb mins cause they spread it out.

    Sounds about right.

    I have a new customer...
  4. I was having a hard time getting steel suppliers...

    I was having a hard time getting steel suppliers to take my cash on any orders recently. No buying power what so ever.

    I have to put it on the account. No C.O.D. either. Same price either way.
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    I do this type of stuff all the time. Right now I...

    I do this type of stuff all the time. Right now I am working 5k parts 8.75" long, Diamond knurl on one end, 1/4-20 on the other, 303 SS.

    Platers all have their own specialties. Anything threaded...
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    I have never had this happen with AL before. I...

    I have never had this happen with AL before. I wash my parts off in Kerosene and let air dry. The little bit of Kero still on the parts protects it I guess.

    I dont send stuff to be anodized that...
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    Here is another way to look at things. Tier 1...

    Here is another way to look at things.

    Tier 1 Supplier (OEM. Auto, Honeywell, Lockeed, GE, etc)

    Tier 2 Supplier (Most ISO Shops, some certs, able to sell to Tier 1's)

    Tier 3 Supplier (Job...
  8. Thread: old man shoes

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    This is the only way to go. Seriously. Its...

    This is the only way to go.

    Seriously. Its not the shoes. Its the insoles. You can put them in any pair of shoes you want.

    I got em for my snowboard boots. Then I put them in my work boots and...
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    If you want to make the trip up my way sometime...

    If you want to make the trip up my way sometime you can pick my brain all you want. I am 45 min up rt 202 from you.

    I essentially re built my fathers company after a bad spine injury took me out...
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    on the rare instances that I would draw or...

    on the rare instances that I would draw or re-draw a print for a job I would have the customer look it over and approve of it.

    Anything that gets revised will be noted on the print with a revision...
  11. So I just got some of the custom tooling in this...

    So I just got some of the custom tooling in this week and yesterday I ordered some drills.

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/55077366 118* (for the Al job)
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    I have a bunch of Brown and Sharpe Box tools. Got...

    I have a bunch of Brown and Sharpe Box tools. Got em in 5/8 shank too.

    Do you still need them?
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    I was thinking to myself about steel mills being...

    I was thinking to myself about steel mills being essential business but the lumberjacks werent. I di not even think of the rest of the world steel mills. Maybe a lot of them shut down as well. I have...
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    I have been having trouble finding some 303 SS. I...

    I have been having trouble finding some 303 SS. I waited a little bit for my main supplier to fill the order and it wasnt showing up. I then started shopping it around and was told they dont have...
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    I have been quoting my jobs as time + material...

    I have been quoting my jobs as time + material lately. It helps show the customer why the price went up or down and not have to explain why your quotes are all over the place.
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    I dont have any Springfield vendors for...

    I dont have any Springfield vendors for anodizing. The one with a good rep up here is Metal Plating, Anodizing and Surface Finishing - AOTCO

    I have guys south of you sending stuff up to them....
  17. This makes sense to me. I just grind away the...

    This makes sense to me. I just grind away the ends until the bugs or BUE are ground away. Still maintaining Geometry when the drill is big enough to do it.

    I saw some old data from like 1979 on a...
  18. I saw that drill but for some reason I skipped...

    I saw that drill but for some reason I skipped over it. Maybe I liked the slower spiral flutes on the M.A. Ford. I will most likely go with this one due to the price.



    These look good. If the...
  19. Here is the drill for the first part. 1215 steel...

    Here is the drill for the first part. 1215 steel .235 +.005 hole (reamed)

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/93322725 (carbide) 50 bucks
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    I use the asterisk *

    I use the asterisk *
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    Surcharges are standard practice when trading...

    Surcharges are standard practice when trading metal commodities.

    Every month they have a "base" price that they go by. Then Depending on the amount of scrap needed to make more product for the...
  22. Guhring 118* split point drills are pretty much...

    Guhring 118* split point drills are pretty much standard use in my shop. They always work on everything my machines run. I have great data on these tools and can make them last a long time. I am...
  23. One of the problems with the cam automatics is...

    One of the problems with the cam automatics is when a part gets jammed in the x-slide or some chips or a part fall and jam into a gear/ trip dog.

    the slides will shutter back and forth as the...
  24. Usually when I get recommendations they are based...

    Usually when I get recommendations they are based on very rigid cnc machines with coolant not cutting oil.

    I see a lot of the TIN coated cobalt ghuring drills for not much more money than...
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    I am glad you got somewhere with this. I looked...

    I am glad you got somewhere with this. I looked yours over a bit and it looks like it does way more than I need.

    I love how Excel works. It can be a pain in the ass to make templates and write...
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