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    Hello Bob, You are half right Bob, I've seen the...

    Hello Bob,
    You are half right Bob, I've seen the bottom, and I've never looked back.

    Free advise to you Bob; never look back
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    You took the bait that I set, many of you...

    You took the bait that I set,

    many of you just want to argue, PM knows this, and they know who you are.

    Haas, or "Gene" have no intention of making a quality machinetool, that is obvious. ...
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    Now let's not fly off the handle empower, You...

    Now let's not fly off the handle empower,

    You may have to shine my boots someday.
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    I would prefer if no one started a machining...

    I would prefer if no one started a machining business.

    I would also love to see many hotdog carts competing for everyone's business.

    My wish of this happening will never come to fruition.
    ...
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    I would love to hear from Gene, you can reach me...

    I would love to hear from Gene, you can reach me at; 867-5309
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    I have read many complaints from shop owners that...

    I have read many complaints from shop owners that have had severe problems with their Haas machines. My reply to this thread is to perhaps reach out Haas engineers, and promote my services. It's...
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    Hello Gordon, When it comes to shop safety, my...

    Hello Gordon,
    When it comes to shop safety, my comments perhaps were not strong enough.

    An apprentice needs to keep his mouth shut and ears open. He/She does not have any say on how they are...
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    Stonechip, You should be immediately relived...

    Stonechip,

    You should be immediately relived of your position. "It's on a manual lathe, the injury risk is minimal".... there you go, you said it, you and your bumbling school are on the hook....
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    Hello Garwwod, I think we got off to a bad...

    Hello Garwwod,
    I think we got off to a bad start. Let me clarify, at no point during this thread did I recommend that one Blue Chip customer was all that a shop needs to succeed. Does this...
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    Hello Again Garwood, For those business owners...

    Hello Again Garwood,
    For those business owners that think they know their true net worth; Go get a loan from your bank, you will then see the perhaps ugly truth of your business valuation.
    ...
  11. Thread: Space X

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    Excellent execution SpaceX. Congratulations,...

    Excellent execution SpaceX.

    Congratulations, Mission Control Hawthorne
  12. Thread: Space X

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    SpaceX, ElSegundo Blvd, Great job to all...

    SpaceX,

    ElSegundo Blvd,

    Great job to all of SpaceX employees!!!!
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    Hello Garwood, For an example; Machineshop buyer...

    Hello Garwood,
    For an example; Machineshop buyer has 2 choices. Machineshop #1 has good paying steady clients, Machineshop #2 does not (good reason to sell).

    Guess what shop has a higher...
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    The true monetary worth of any business has very...

    The true monetary worth of any business has very little to do with property or equipment.

    It's all about who your customers are in your pocket.
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    Thanks Doug for your input, Should grounding...

    Thanks Doug for your input,

    Should grounding rods be used for non cnc applications as well?
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    Hello Naeg;le, This is a very important subject...

    Hello Naeg;le,
    This is a very important subject that I have been interested in for quite some time. My shop is located in Northern California and in 30 years I can count 7 to 10 outages that...
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    My business is toolmaking, I only use Blanchard...

    My business is toolmaking,
    I only use Blanchard ground STEEL. I do not care what it weighs, we build our tools to last.
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    CNC lathe hands, (the good ones) seldom use CAM. ...

    CNC lathe hands, (the good ones) seldom use CAM. The best manual lathe pros provide a great pool of cnc lathe machinist.
  19. Use a 4-jaw lathe chuck at least a 12" dia....

    Use a 4-jaw lathe chuck at least a 12" dia. chuck. If you can rough-out an ID and grip the ID all the better. Do not use Mitee Bite clamps in heavy applications. Your work piece weight is close to...
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    Keep checking Goldmember, You certainly have an...

    Keep checking Goldmember,
    You certainly have an abundance of time on your hands. I'm sure you will find any wrong doing, if it occurred at all. I would not want you to to overwork yourself in the...
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    Hello Goldmember, $12.00 Living Wage...

    Hello Goldmember,

    $12.00
    Living Wage Calculation for El Dorado County, California
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    I don't know what the exact minimum wage is, I...

    I don't know what the exact minimum wage is, I use the $12 rate for unskilled labor. I do not primarily train applicants to load parts and press buttons. We do very little production machining.
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    I do not base pay on what the "going rate"...

    I do not base pay on what the "going rate" allows.

    The best way to find out if an applicant is worthy is to pay him minimum wage for 6 months. Many of these kids do not know how to loosen or...
  24. Thread: First Hone

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    Hello Micmac1, I think your decision is good on...

    Hello Micmac1,
    I think your decision is good on this purchase, but it might be a good idea to buy a used hone that is fully tooled.

    Honing machines create the truest bore, these tools magically...
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    Most of you will never grasp what I say, and that...

    Most of you will never grasp what I say, and that is ok, if you want me to leave, that's ok to.

    thank you from release of your scorn.
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