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    Here is one from Parlec: Parlec - BT30...

    Here is one from Parlec:
    Parlec - BT30

    Friggin' thing appears huge, but that's nothing a good saw can't take care of easily....

    You should be able to make it virtually flush with the bottom...
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    Does Frank make a "blank" holder that you can...

    Does Frank make a "blank" holder that you can machine?
    Just thinking out loud, if you can find something like these: CAT 40 Blanks – Fitz Rite Products
    but in BT30, you might be able to hack off...
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    Yes, I have noticed that! My Minimill needs that...

    Yes, I have noticed that!
    My Minimill needs that for anything other than the parameters, but the other 3 does not.
  4. It's not a dumb question at all, rather a...

    It's not a dumb question at all, rather a difficult one to answer.
    The blade is a blade, there are garbage brands and good brands.
    As a result, if you stay away from the garbage brands, all you've...
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    I'd take the RS232 over a floppy anyday,...

    I'd take the RS232 over a floppy anyday, specially if that is how they transfer programs anyway.
    The above procedure works on any machine with the RS232 button.
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    To send the parameters via RS232, you go to the...

    To send the parameters via RS232, you go to the PARAMETERS screen, type in serial#.PAR and hit SEND RS232.
    This will send your parameters to the receiving PC.

    Actually, you can just type in .PAR...
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    It is this statement by the op: that...

    It is this statement by the op:




    that made me think he IS cutting inside and out.
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    Marcus Unless I misunderstood the OP, he...

    Marcus

    Unless I misunderstood the OP, he only has a taper on the inside diameter.
    The outside profile is a straight cut.


    As far as the "constant radius" and CAM ...
    I guess I am lucky...
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    Holy Crap that code looks .... I know you can...

    Holy Crap that code looks ....

    I know you can trust Espirit with the code, but Damm that looks UGLY!
    Point to point linear segments are OK, but don't see the reason for it nowadays.
    Are those...
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    If those shapes are just rectangles with rounded...

    If those shapes are just rectangles with rounded corners, then I would say something is DEFINITELY wrong with the code!
    Looks like you're just doing a one-cut, no skims ( unless I missed something...
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    Guys I think we can all agree that a .040"...

    Guys

    I think we can all agree that a .040" deviation ( heck even a .004" deviation ) is likely due to some silly screwup during the setup or perhaps a mismatch between the program and the actual...
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    And repeatedly again, my better judgement was...

    And repeatedly again, my better judgement was correct ...
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    Against my better judgement ... Yes, it is...

    Against my better judgement ...

    Yes, it is either a setup or program issue.
    BUT!
    If your wire EDM is made within the last 25 years and you cannot reliably locate within .0001 to a feature, then...
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    :toetap: ( please imagine that to be a facepalm...

    :toetap: ( please imagine that to be a facepalm )

    To the OP


    Would you mind posting the code?
    Seems pretty simple shape and feature with straights and radiuses so it should be no more...
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    Nahh. Not for a New York minute! Read: If...

    Nahh. Not for a New York minute!



    Read: If everyone drove EV-s, there would be no snow, ice, traffic jams and, most certainly no incompetent government officials!
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    Perhaps a dumb thinking on my part, but what...

    Perhaps a dumb thinking on my part, but what about having a standard shank size over a range of drill sizes to use with adjustable ( floating ) holders?

    Say a complete set of drills from 1/8...
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    Fair 'nuff! Suggestion: Try one of the good...

    Fair 'nuff!
    Suggestion: Try one of the good brand's soluble first.. You only need a bucket, perhaps two.
    If it fails, you still can empty it, evaporate the water and have little left over to...
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    I think you maybe underestimating the...

    I think you maybe underestimating the capabilities of modern, premium water based coolants and putting too much weight on past experiences.
    Garbage coolant of today is still garbage, but there have...
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    False comparison. Doesn't matter where the zero...

    False comparison.
    Doesn't matter where the zero is. Anything and everything below it is still negative.
    Just like everything below the spindle nose is negative.
    Nobody thought this to me, though I...
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    Hence the reason for negative tool offsets. The...

    Hence the reason for negative tool offsets.
    The math is the same for positive or negative numbers, might as well keep it consistent and stay negative. :stirthepot:
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    Yes, they will both work..... But!!! Here is...

    Yes, they will both work.....
    But!!!
    Here is another counter: If the top of your part is 0, then why are all features below it negative?
    'Cos if that makes sense to you, then so should negative...
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    Nice! But the state of TX consumed an average of...

    Nice!
    But the state of TX consumed an average of 4071MW / hour in 2020, so that battery pack would have lasted all of 3 minutes maybe?

    EIA - State Electricity Profiles
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    Actually Don, in 2017 I've got a 45' high cube...

    Actually Don, in 2017 I've got a 45' high cube for $2600 as a drop-ship.
    Drop-ship meaning that the dealer asked if I can wait 'til next week as they are delivering a trailer to NJ and pick up a...
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    Well, NYC has beaten you to the punch:

    Well, NYC has beaten you to the punch:
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    According to the US statistics, in year 2020 the...

    According to the US statistics, in year 2020 the total US generation capacity was 1,124GW, total installed storage was 24GW of which 96% is of pumped hydro.
    The remaining 4% is split between all...
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