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    Do not even need nuts. TIG heat in spurts with...

    Do not even need nuts. TIG heat in spurts with epoxy picking in between. Should be very quick to heat it loose and if you can not weld a nut on top, deposit a blob big enough for a vise grip....
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    I have never done anything with the Y on my...

    I have never done anything with the Y on my second lathe. In fact it makes only 4 small brass parts from .625 360 rod. 3" through spindle. I run those programs when I need the parts. Last ran it in...
  3. Lot of parameters to play with. For sure you can...

    Lot of parameters to play with. For sure you can go deep enough and for sure you will see the lines under paint. Power level, height, gas pressure all come into play, focus too. Low height, high...
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    Load a bar. Walk away. Go take a dump. Make a...

    Load a bar. Walk away. Go take a dump. Make a phone call. Turn the F'n lights off and go home. Finished parts with your coffee when you come in the next day.
    I ran mine 24/7 sometimes when we lived...
  5. We had a 2014 version of QB pro and my new book...

    We had a 2014 version of QB pro and my new book keeping company switched us over to QB Online. I hated it and it was sorry ass slow. Early last year I switched to QB Pro with 3 seats. Made my book...
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    What happens when the slug stays in the cutter?...

    What happens when the slug stays in the cutter? That would be my concern.
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    You are also going to need a vacuum lifting...

    You are also going to need a vacuum lifting system setup. Magnetic lifting systems are really nice but you have little control on how many sheets it grabs at once. Bad enough that a vacuum lifting...
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    There are plenty of companies that sell crane...

    There are plenty of companies that sell crane components and most will have span/load tables for you to work from. I just bought 2 sets of Harrington Hoist end trucks @ 1 ton per span. I just hung...
  9. I run about 400-500 lin ft black acetal bars...

    I run about 400-500 lin ft black acetal bars through my lathe every month. Raises hell with my tooling. I get maybe only 10-15 years before I need to flip the chip. But not really cuz I really don't...
  10. Mazak has a PUSH option somewhere in the TRANSFER...

    Mazak has a PUSH option somewhere in the TRANSFER section. For transferring from main to sub spindle. Used to press a part against a step jaw.
  11. Do at least 2 applications of oil finish if going...

    Do at least 2 applications of oil finish if going that route. Dampen surface after with a wet sponge and the grain will raise. Lightly sand it down when dry and oil again. Always apply the oil finish...
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    I ran a tool at full tilt boogie into the...

    I ran a tool at full tilt boogie into the spinning sub spindle of my Mazak lathe. Tool stick ruined. Double sided VDI tool holder ruined. Jaws jacked up. Turret way out of alignment. Noticeable...
  13. It also depends on laser assist gas. If using...

    It also depends on laser assist gas. If using Nitrogen carbide is a must. Nitrogen makes the edges very hard. I got one csink done in 14g 304 with HSS and gave up. Even with most of my weight is was...
  14. Wiggle or pulse? Something makes that mini stack...

    Wiggle or pulse? Something makes that mini stack of dimes.

    Nitrogen may not be the best gas. But now this has me thinking. I can see myself spending a whole day playing with this.
  15. There is a hidden danger of using cheater lens in...

    There is a hidden danger of using cheater lens in a welding helmet, or reading glasses. Say you are standing on a short platform for a better position to weld something. Mine was 18" up. I went to...
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    I would laser cut. But I have a laser.

    I would laser cut. But I have a laser.
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    I have 2 of these at the top of the enclosure on...

    I have 2 of these at the top of the enclosure on my VTC 300. Makes all the difference in the world. And they are cheap, filters cheap. The difference between waking up with a congested cough in the...
  18. Turn something like a 2" dia x 4" long on main...

    Turn something like a 2" dia x 4" long on main and sweep it with an indicator mounted on the sub chucks face. Sweep both ends of 2" bar. Mic both ends of bar first.
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    I only know the fusion control. In AUTO mode...

    I only know the fusion control. In AUTO mode there is a soft key to the right TRACE. It will give you the part time and screen will show tool movements and part shape. Somewhere in the control is...
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    What about lunar clusters? Shooting a moon? In my...

    What about lunar clusters? Shooting a moon? In my youth I have shot a few moons. Wifey however used to shoot pressed hams. Window up with cheeks pressed against the glass. I agree pressed ham is much...
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    http://www.electricstuff.co.uk/scarylaser.gif

    http://www.electricstuff.co.uk/scarylaser.gif
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    The helmet works by laminar flow. The water will...

    The helmet works by laminar flow. The water will adhere to and flow around the curve quite a bit. It would take a huge flow for it to become free and go straight down. Even then plenty will still go...
  23. Centroid also an ALL IN ONE control with DC servo...

    Centroid also an ALL IN ONE control with DC servo drivers right on the board.
  24. The man has a titanium dick. Snooze when he...

    The man has a titanium dick. Snooze when he wants. Wakes up with hard decisions to make.
    Some days just need to feel good by finishing something you started. Found a half smoked joint this Saturday...
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    My Syncrowave 250 popped the 220 breaker at full...

    My Syncrowave 250 popped the 220 breaker at full tilt so I had it wired for 480 volts. No problem after that. 10 years and maybe 10 total hours and traded in for a Dynasty 350. Both units were...
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