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    seems everybody had different opinions. its...

    seems everybody had different opinions. its amazing at times all the reasons resumes are thrown in trash without looking at. or they read something they dont like and its thrown away or resume is too...
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    OT Cleaning Tool Box and garage

    had a job where a lot of personal tool boxes at work and brought home (latest job of 7 years no personal tool boxes allowed or needed) plus tool boxes already in garage. garage so full hard to walk...
  3. 1) many places dont want personal tools taking up...

    1) many places dont want personal tools taking up their shop space. I had 7 big tool boxes at home from previous jobs and normal home tool boxes that I had to give away or bring many tool boxes to...
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    usually you rough out most of material with...

    usually you rough out most of material with roughing cutter and a 2nd cutter just takes a light finishing cut
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    if nothing else you get a better finish if only cutting small amounts
  5. milling I take .001 to .003" DOC on a lathe thats...

    milling I take .001 to .003" DOC on a lathe thats .002 to .006" on a lathe
    feed .003 ipt or ipr for lathe
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    just saying below minimum depth amounts its unstable cause chip not hot enough. feed...
  6. . try 600 sfpm 700 sfpm 800 sfpm 900 sfpm...

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    try 600 sfpm
    700 sfpm
    800 sfpm
    900 sfpm
    1000 sfpm
    yes i know its fast but as long as just taking finish cuts you need a minimum sfpm to get shiny surface. usually you reach a sfpm where tool...
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    local photographic supply company found out cheap...

    local photographic supply company found out cheap Birch plywood from 1000's of miles away was slightly radioactive causing fogging issues with photographic film
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    basically the trees in the area...
  8. on a mill I often run at higher than recommended...

    on a mill I often run at higher than recommended sfpm.
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    when depth of cut is too low you can get issues with chip not hot enough. just saying you might need to go past recommended sfpm to get...
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    . sure take a minute to remove any big pieces of...

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    sure take a minute to remove any big pieces of slag and carbide end mills normally can handle the rest.
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    i wouldnt waste a hour or much money when a few minutes with a grinder removing slag is...
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    might be more a measuring problem. . but also...

    might be more a measuring problem.
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    but also cnc dro calibration that is have you measured when you moved 10.0000 using a gage block against stop and indicator and zero dro and remove gage block...
  11. Thread: Recession?

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    facts are I made record breaking pay last year...

    facts are I made record breaking pay last year and this year will be less but it will still be $15,000 more at the end of the year than my average yearly pay. and my tax man said my tax % rate went...
  12. Thread: Recession?

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    got people disagreeing. take currency values if a...

    got people disagreeing. take currency values if a country deliberately devalues their currency it makes that countries trying to import other countries stuff higher in cost. if acts like a tariff...
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    i have also seen where G17 G18 G19 or plane...

    i have also seen where G17 G18 G19 or plane selected when incorrectly given messed up tool comp. usually G17 is used but 5 axis machines often G18 or G19 is used
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    probably a tool dia comp issue. line left and...

    probably a tool dia comp issue. line left and line right that is G41 and G42. obviously if using D3 what is the value in D3 ?? usually you compensate for radius / dia of cutter or you use wear comp...
  15. most modern shops use inserts and no hand...

    most modern shops use inserts and no hand grinding is ever done other than for deburring. even drill bits, if using a cnc where drill tip angles and clearance and rake are expected to tight...
  16. i agree if you show up late they might not say...

    i agree if you show up late they might not say anything but almost guaranteed they will be pissed. doesnt matter if its traffic congestion on the roads or any reason, dont be late
  17. with phones every shop different. one shop you...

    with phones every shop different. one shop you are expected to daily use phone for picture taking and putting in work instructions, taking picture of cnc screesn for recording work offsets, sending...
  18. every shop is different but most places dont like...

    every shop is different but most places dont like repeating telling you stuff. so if you got a pencil and paper and take notes that can help. obviously if somebody tells you 100 things in first few...
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    some MT tool holders have a short draw screw but...

    some MT tool holders have a short draw screw but the tool holder itself is just held in machine spindle by the hammer tapping. that is not all MT have a long draw bar pulling everything in all...
  20. depends on what you are teaching. but my...

    depends on what you are teaching. but my experience is many shops have no books in including machinery's handbook. if they have books its
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    1) the setup, operation and maintenance manuals that come...
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    . many try a type of spring washer or lock...

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    many try a type of spring washer or lock washer but obviously vibration can be quite strong at loosening things up. you might just need to limit not doing heavy cuts with a morse taper.
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    other...
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    many machines need either a mechanical alignment...

    many machines need either a mechanical alignment adjustment
    or a electronic grid shift adjustment (cause distance from zero return has changed)
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    some places check parts and if a problem calibrate...
  23. . grid shift adjustment. normally put a test bar...

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    grid shift adjustment. normally put a test bar in the spindle with indicator and magnetic base on the rotary table and touching test bar side at runout average indicator is zeroed. move in Z til...
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    . 1) if more error when drilling (compared to...

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    1) if more error when drilling (compared to boring) try a spot or center drill first before using drill bit. avoid a extra long spot/center drill.
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    2) if you got tram error or drill bit holder...
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    . most millwrights are not expert electricians...

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    most millwrights are not expert electricians or plumbers.
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    sure can check if a motor getting power or it fuses are not blown. just saying a Automated Equipment Mechanic is more electrical and...
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