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  1. Persistence is your friend here. Or as my FIL...

    Persistence is your friend here. Or as my FIL used to say "even a blind pig occasionally finds an acorn". At some point you will find something. While waiting you can look around some scrap yards for...
  2. Nicely done. Prob makes the sound more uniform...

    Nicely done. Prob makes the sound more uniform too.
  3. Nicely done. Prob makes the sound more uniform...

    Nicely done. Prob makes the sound more uniform too.
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    Paint Ball gun in a shop is only good for...

    Paint Ball gun in a shop is only good for discipline. Give an employee a serious warning? Paint ball shot. Later that day if they do it again you can easily see the paint splat that you warned them...
  5. Are you really that cheap? Buy an aluminum body...

    Are you really that cheap? Buy an aluminum body venturi from McMaster and mill the top half off. You will be able to see exactly what the inside looks like. There are a whole lot of things that make...
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    You are in a different world. Shipping a "lot"? 2...

    You are in a different world. Shipping a "lot"? 2 parcels is twice as many as 1 parcel? Define a "lot". Some days we load the truck. We prefer shipping volume on pallets but sometimes gotta go brown....
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    Fiber laser wavelength is supposed to be fully...

    Fiber laser wavelength is supposed to be fully absorbed by metal. That is why it works well on the mirror finish sheets they were cutting. I have easily cut mirror finished copper with my 1000 watt...
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    Each pod has its own vacuum generator and all are...

    Each pod has its own vacuum generator and all are connected to a single valve. It does consume air continuously. This is important as ALL vacuum cups leak, more so with age. Other thing is that they...
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    Somehow I think that is a bad habit to get into....

    Somehow I think that is a bad habit to get into. Like both hands reaching through to adjust a back gauge with power on.
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    I need to find that on my Worldship screen. Now...

    I need to find that on my Worldship screen. Now they can bust up my stuff at a cheaper price.
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    Were those vids shot before the show opened? I...

    Were those vids shot before the show opened? I wanted to go, but the interest was not strong enough.
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    Many "pre owned" to choose from if you are...

    Many "pre owned" to choose from if you are hitting a marked line to bottom bend. Punches and die selection will be a big $ factor. Dies more so. Employees and employee protection need to be factored...
  13. I'm with the people who suggest several helpers....

    I'm with the people who suggest several helpers. If the space is very tight there could be a possibility of a hand crunch happening. It would be a bitch to get your hand crunched against a door frame...
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    Running any plastic with coolant on a machine...

    Running any plastic with coolant on a machine where I also ran metal was just a PITA. All plastic has been run dry for the last 18 years. But I have machines for plastic only, and metal only. So no...
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    Phenolic sheet is not to hard to find. Just drop...

    Phenolic sheet is not to hard to find. Just drop a chunk on your CNC router and have at it. OK, may not have a CNC router. Get thinner phenolic sheet and do it. I need to make a small router table...
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    I made a small air flat coil of .125 ID plastic...

    I made a small air flat coil of .125 ID plastic hose and zip tied it to a metal frame. Coil had pin holes in it. Sunk in the bottom of a open barrel of old coolant to evaporate the water content....
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    Blaser coolant in my VMC is 17 years old? Machine...

    Blaser coolant in my VMC is 17 years old? Machine gets used maybe once a month. Sometimes it gets a tiny smell that goes away after a few hours. I add water and fresh coolant with every use. Lathe 16...
  18. Yup, not a job for an automatic transfer switch....

    Yup, not a job for an automatic transfer switch. Unless it is mandatory for all employees to drive a Tesla and all have their own charging setup at the plant and all are wired to backfeed the...
  19. Maybe that answer applies to the OP? People who...

    Maybe that answer applies to the OP? People who make parts need to keep spindles running. I make PRODUCTS, big difference. I made some parts for a customer a very long time ago. Once. It was like...
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    I have a lot of their tools. Joker wrenches are...

    I have a lot of their tools. Joker wrenches are no joke and some of their socket sets have a ball detent to hold onto a nut or bolt (metric only). Yeah, stainless holds too.
    KC Tool has many sets on...
  21. Sigh. I have tons of excess machine time. Do not...

    Sigh. I have tons of excess machine time. Do not care. Trying to use it up would give me a PITA. But I feel so much better ignoring it. I don't call it excess. I call it redundancy.
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    When my cat40 tool came out all was intact....

    When my cat40 tool came out all was intact. Except the enclosure where it hit. And spindle bore needed some love along with a drive lug.
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    Apology for going OT. About 139 mph at Lime Rock...

    Apology for going OT.
    About 139 mph at Lime Rock Park road course in CT, "street" tires, MPSC2s. Then commit to turn one. No drag race 1/4 mile stuff, I like to turn the wheel.
    Opentrack.com is who...
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    I use 4+4 vac pods that are 4x220 pounds and...

    I use 4+4 vac pods that are 4x220 pounds and 4x800 pounds total vac pull. Most lifting is 4x10 sheets but frame is adjusted out to grab 4x8 or 4x10 sheets.
    All pods are compressed air powered with...
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    I have it for my newest 520 HP 9000k RPM machine....

    I have it for my newest 520 HP 9000k RPM machine. 10% deductible. Yearly policy but well worth it. Things get a bit dicey at 11,880 sf/min. Got to have your game on.269542
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