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    I try to keep Inventory to a minimum. I'll look...

    I try to keep Inventory to a minimum. I'll look at the history of a part if it's a common repeat part. then decide if putting on a few xtra on the shelf makes sense. machine is already set up so the...
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    2018 was a really good year for me until...

    2018 was a really good year for me until October.. then things started to slack.. I beat my 2017 even with the slowdown.. added another brand new machine.. that's when things started to slow down for...
  3. yup.. that's the way I'd do it. was going to...

    yup.. that's the way I'd do it. was going to explain it the same way as Saymourdumore until I saw his post... so "what he said" :)
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    I agree.. and am very comfortable with Featurecam...

    I agree.. and am very comfortable with Featurecam as it makes short work out of pulling out geometry and multiple parts are easy to do. Autodesk is counting on the face that you've built up a few...
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    I did led lights when I built my shop.. so far so...

    I did led lights when I built my shop.. so far so good. you'll want to put in a 5K light. I believe my builder just went with econo led's.. my optometrist recommended a minimum of 5000 kelvin...
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    That's a good bit of info.. I've had featurecam...

    That's a good bit of info.. I've had featurecam since 2013 and have only upgraded it to 2015. I'm still up to date on my maintenance.. but never upgraded it for two reasons.. first I like where I'm...
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    nope.. just the bearings.

    nope.. just the bearings.
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    Wow.. haven't seen my gearbox rebuild post in 5...

    Wow.. haven't seen my gearbox rebuild post in 5 years... yup.. she's still runnin :)
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    Default I should have read this one...

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    I should have read this one before I said I had no bugs :/ my next gen controller does that too.. along with my 1991 Vf-1. particularly when trying to do countersinking. the first...
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    I should have read this one before I said I had...

    I should have read this one before I said I had no bugs :/ my next gen controller does that too.. along with my 1991 Vf-1. particularly when trying to do countersinking. the first hole dwells just...
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    I bought my first vf2ssyt last year, it's got the...

    I bought my first vf2ssyt last year, it's got the next gen control on it. I've not come across any bugs yet. but what do I know. I can only compare it with my old 1991 Vf1. so far it rocks!.. :)
  12. I Saw the writing on the wall.. I'm still paying...

    I Saw the writing on the wall.. I'm still paying my maintenance fee but I've never upgraded from version 15. got tired of reloading an entire program and reloading all my preferences for such a...
  13. I've never had a problem with the Haas retention...

    I've never had a problem with the Haas retention knobs before.. but my ol Haas is 26 years old.. albet the draw bar aint what is used to be. on the new machine however... :/
  14. Agreed.. I'd hate to have a pull stud snap in...

    Agreed.. I'd hate to have a pull stud snap in the middle of a tool change. :(

    I tried some of my older retention knobs they fit just fine.. and have shorter pilots.
    I have a couple of em that...
  15. Gap between retention knob and toolholder

    I Just put a new Haas machine on the floor last week, and am starting to receive tooling for it. Noticed when I assembled the retention knob on the tool holder that there is a .004 / .005 gap between...
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    which is only one of the reasons i won't be doing...

    which is only one of the reasons i won't be doing cloud based anything. particularly cloud based cad/cam.. I've already had the high pressure sales pitch on how cheap it is for fusion 3##. yes it...
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    Bought my set of 1-4" Nsk set back in the early...

    Bought my set of 1-4" Nsk set back in the early 80's. still use them today. though I've worn off the NSK Marker on the 0-1" they've got the digital counter on them. keeps you from mis-reading a full...
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    Anodizer's inc in boise Idaho can do it. I've...

    Anodizer's inc in boise Idaho can do it. I've seen their orange, looks pretty good. also used to send to superior metal finishers in Tualatin, or. however they were bought out by pioneer metal...
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    Just watching this particular Auction as the time...

    Just watching this particular Auction as the time elapsed. I really don't think anyone bidding on these machines is paying attention to the buyers premium.. couple of machining centers which should...
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    Machine Tool Auction

    Had an auction site ad appear on my Facebook the other day. saw a Machining center I became interested in, and am encouraged to put a bid in on it. I read the buyer info at the bottom of the page. ...
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    in you're case. I'd bore out an 5E-collet with a...

    in you're case. I'd bore out an 5E-collet with a single diameter at your cam offset, then turn your offset Then you'll need to bore out another 5E bored with one primary at the same offset then the...
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    I'd make an offset split bushing and run it in in...

    I'd make an offset split bushing and run it in in a larger 5C collet for turning the offset if you have a 5C collet system on your lathe. I used to do a job like that one as well. we did 100's of...
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    what? no one?.. everybody must be getting screwed...

    what? no one?.. everybody must be getting screwed equally then..
  24. I found an old engine analyzer platform someone...

    I found an old engine analyzer platform someone used for a rolling tool box on Craig's list where I put one of my laptops next to my machine. it's sole function is to access my server and feed...
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    Aluminum swarf prices

    Got a couple of bins of clean 6061 loaded up ready to run to the recyclers. called three recyclers for pricing. two of them are at .24LB. one of them wouldn't even quote me. what are you getting for...
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