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  1. The controlling factor here is how the code is...

    The controlling factor here is how the code is generated.
    Are you programming with CAM software? Or are you manually writing code?
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    Yes, bar stock. I have no source for extrusion. I...

    Yes, bar stock. I have no source for extrusion. I told him extrusion exists.
    He did not want to do the leg-work of finding it. And, I wasn't about to lay the coin out for it anyway.

    I have...
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    Doesn't matter. I couldn't care less. I'm not...

    Doesn't matter. I couldn't care less. I'm not playing that game.

    I had another guy come in. Wanted AR charging handles. I was like (in my head) okay whatever, its work.
    "Yea I've made them...
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    I was running gun parts, LOL. Pretty much don't...

    I was running gun parts, LOL. Pretty much don't want to run gun parts any more. Especially AR specific parts. Margins are waaaaaaaay to low.
    I would be open to random accessory type bullshit....
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    Not even close.........

    Not even close.........
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    To be quite honest: Scaling back to just me,...

    To be quite honest:
    Scaling back to just me, two VF2's, and the lathe is a pretty attractive option right now.
    If I sold the last Brother, and the big fat haas? I could be 100% debt free (besides...
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    Man that sucks! Sorry to hear your in that spot....

    Man that sucks! Sorry to hear your in that spot. I know what I would do.

    As for the big job. Lets just say "its out of our control" (no they are not being made somewhere else).

    There is a slim...
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    No new work as of yet. Just about plowed through...

    No new work as of yet. Just about plowed through the existing work as well. It is getting pretty interesting.
    Couple more weeks, and I am afraid if nothing pops up, I will be all by myself out here...
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    And there you have the foundation under my input...

    And there you have the foundation under my input to this dumb thread. These bikes are all over 30 years old, and all abused. WTF do you expect.
    You have to at least know what you are starting with...
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    Good on ya! We need more Brian Block's these days!

    Good on ya! We need more Brian Block's these days!
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    These are super high quality die-castings. Unless...

    These are super high quality die-castings. Unless it is catastrophic? Most can probably be repaired, budget willing.
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    Yes. And as you suggest, some better. ...

    Yes. And as you suggest, some better.

    Otherwise, exactly...................

    I talked to an old buddy of mine that I hadn't heard from in a long time last night. This thread made me think about...
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    Like I said: "all it has to do is look good on...

    Like I said: "all it has to do is look good on ebay".
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    Don't take the bait.

    Don't take the bait.
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    Bob, there are 4 bearing fits in these cases....

    Bob, there are 4 bearing fits in these cases. Crank shaft, balance shaft, tranny main shaft, tranny countershaft. 5 if you include the shift drum.
    One of these bearings happens to be a very precise...
  16. I have spent more time than I care to remember on...

    I have spent more time than I care to remember on these conversations.
    To often I am 100% familiar with the application, and I have to educate the "engineer" on "affordable manufacturability".
    The...
  17. This is excellent. And I wish I could be so...

    This is excellent. And I wish I could be so diplomatic. Thank you for the lesson!
  18. I doubt it. As it is, you have to set position...

    I doubt it. As it is, you have to set position parameters to position the column just so, to even do a pallet change. And the 4ths just clear the new wider opening created by the new sheet metal...
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    That was never the point I was trying to make...

    That was never the point I was trying to make bud. Seriously. None of what I posted in here was a "dig" at anybody.
    All I was saying is: this is not a simple job. And there is a reason these repairs...
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    Yes, foot peg is key. if there is no other option...

    Yes, foot peg is key. if there is no other option than tow. Towing a bike sucks!
  21. And.......SOLD! Thank you Gentlemen.

    And.......SOLD!
    Thank you Gentlemen.
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    This is my problem. The thing that I am still...

    This is my problem. The thing that I am still very proficient at is speed. Those techniques seem to stay with me no matter. The technical stuff slips away.
    Even wheelies, yea, perfect traction on...
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    I can totally relate to that stuff right there...

    I can totally relate to that stuff right there Bob. I lived dirt-bikes pretty much right up until I started my shop in 2013.
    At only 50 now, and 8 years in business, I already feel that way...
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    Also, I am not trying to prolong, or antagonize...

    Also, I am not trying to prolong, or antagonize the drama. It is just that I am very familiar with this stuff.
    I'm just trying to share the reality of this situation with my machinist peers who may...
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    Tell me then: what all do you intend to inspect...

    Tell me then: what all do you intend to inspect on this case after your repair? That has your name all over it.

    Even better, are you going to do a pre-inspection to determine if the requested work...
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