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    In my shop we made metal parts for most of the...

    In my shop we made metal parts for most of the big guys in the stringed musical instrument business on the west coast.

    The reason you see so many Fadal's in the shops was explained to me. The...
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    Brian, I sent you a private message.

    Brian, I sent you a private message.
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    If you're at the level you "need" Creo, of course...

    If you're at the level you "need" Creo, of course you'd hate BobCad.
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    When you put someone on ignore does it only...

    When you put someone on ignore does it only eliminate their postings? Or, does it also eliminate quoted posts of theirs?

    I find that I quickly lose interest in threads Thermite participates in. ...
  5. Thread: UPS Rant!!!

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    Who hasn't had problems with UPS? A few years...

    Who hasn't had problems with UPS?

    A few years ago the UPS truck broke down in from of my house. Narrow streets in our close neighborhood, the replacement truck couldn't park close enough to...
  6. The thing I most like about being owner/boss is I...

    The thing I most like about being owner/boss is I can do anything I want. And I will give the customer extras free of charge. On low dollar parts we always made extras as an insurance policy...
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    First CNC lathe part, down memory lane...

    My first CNC lathe customer part, found it in a shop cleaning. 1986, nylon, 4" long x 2" diameter, on my then new Emco Maier CNC lathe. No CAM, only GenericCADD so the part was trigged out and hand...
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    The moss growing on everything, including cars,...

    The moss growing on everything, including cars, is a relatively new phenomena. It's due to the increased acidity of our rain.

    For thirty years we never had moss on our walkways, in recent years...
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    Based on Seattle wages I was about to say...

    Based on Seattle wages I was about to say Motion's wages were too low. But, after Googling maybe not. The real biggies, housing and home prices, are much lower in Vancouver than Seattle.


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  10. Yes, of course make suggestions to customer's...

    Yes, of course make suggestions to customer's drawings. Phrase it like, "the part will be less expensive if you ....".

    One customer paid me shop rate to participate in their Tuesday design...
  11. Thread: DanASM's Shop

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    Last screw machine auction I attended was a...

    Last screw machine auction I attended was a family operation, father who started the business and his two sons. When the father retired the sons weren't up to running the business. For the machines...
  12. Thread: DanASM's Shop

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    There's a shop north of Seattle with 50+ B&S's. ...

    There's a shop north of Seattle with 50+ B&S's. Some are permanently tooled for long term jobs. I was told the machines are kept in storage and fork lifted out when a particular part is needed.
  13. No toilet facilities on site???? And nobody...

    No toilet facilities on site???? And nobody wants to work for you?
    You work all day, then you and the wife work another 4 hours in the evening.

    This is all a joke, right? If not, does your...
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    Not machining related...but the family...

    Not machining related...but the family construction business has never been busier. Hard to find good workers. The architect we use says she has never seen anything like the boom in Seattle...
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    Dunham makes a dead length collet stop. It...

    Dunham makes a dead length collet stop. It attaches to the rear of the pneumatic closer body. The closer body itself does not move in/out as the collet is actuated, only the inner part.

    A copy...
  16. Replacing posts in a punch press die set...??

    As the title says, I want to put longer posts in a die set. I have the die set and would rather not buy a new one with the long posts.

    So, is it simply press out old posts and press in new?

    My...
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    Fluke "used" to be a better company. My first...

    Fluke "used" to be a better company.

    My first Fluke meter (years ago) had a bad screen. Called Fluke, they gave advice on how to replace it and sent me a new screen, no charge. But....that was...
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    Here's another scary Seattle scene a short walk...

    Here's another scary Seattle scene a short walk down hill from the occupied area on Capitol Hill.


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    I was skirting the protest area on Capitol Hill...

    I was skirting the protest area on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Found a rare on street parking spot so walked down to see the action. At great risk of my life I managed to get a photo of the...
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    A wild guess, more renters than home owners. The...

    A wild guess, more renters than home owners. The so-called black neighborhood of once-affordable older classic homes is being decimated by gentrification.

    I don't see the BLM protests having an...
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    Of course, there are tens of thousands of...

    Of course, there are tens of thousands of innocent, tax paying citizens living in that area.

    I'm sure if they called 911 they would get a police response. No reason to believe they wouldn't,...
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    I live in Seattle, here's my take on the supposed...

    I live in Seattle, here's my take on the supposed take over the SPD's east precinct by "rioting" protesters.

    The Seattle Police Department has been under DOJ oversight for 10+ years because of...
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    Yes, it's Fremont neighborhood AKA "the center of...

    Yes, it's Fremont neighborhood AKA "the center of the universe".

    It was purchased by a local and resides on private property. Most people have no idea who Lenin was. I don't believe it was meant...
  24. NO, NO, NO..... There most likely are good...

    NO, NO, NO..... There most likely are good reasons why those shops are "less-busy".
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    FWIW, old Delta Unisaw "bullet" motors had a...

    FWIW, old Delta Unisaw "bullet" motors had a similar spring. It was referred to as a necklace spring. There was a thread on the old woodworking machinery site about making a new spring. It...
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