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    I think he should have his own subforum that...

    I think he should have his own subforum that enshrines ALL of the past grains of knowledge that he has bestowed upon the plebes.
  2. Thread: Recession?

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    Ok. Then try to hire a good tooling guy right...

    Ok.
    Then try to hire a good tooling guy right now. Go ahead try it.

    I can hire engineers, I.T. folks, accountants, salesmen, and even janitors all day long.

    We CAN"T FIND good tooling guys....
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    Hospitals. If you fly twenty minutes in any...

    Hospitals.

    If you fly twenty minutes in any direction from where this fat white ass is parked, you'll not find ANY hospitals without a construction crane over top.

    They're palaces of...
  4. Have you tried Dayton Progress? Surface...

    Have you tried Dayton Progress?
    Surface Treatments and Coatings for Improved Productivity | Dayton Lamina Corporation

    I've never had them do any coatings, but I have used them extensively for...
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    Simply trolling the troll. It ain't rocket...

    Simply trolling the troll.

    It ain't rocket surgery.

    Hey, where's Mrs Clarke in all of this?
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    From what I've seen in the local media, it's...

    From what I've seen in the local media, it's pretty much across the board.

    The big ones locally are R.N.s, Teachers, engineering (chemical being the top of the list) but also civil, and...
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    From what I've seen, he only trolls the trolls....

    From what I've seen, he only trolls the trolls. You, on the otherhand troll the normal folk, and drive them away from this subsection of the forum in droves.
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    By all measures, the unemployment numbers are...

    By all measures, the unemployment numbers are VERY low.

    The pay rates are increasing in real numbers, not imaginary, "adjusted" ones.

    Every shop owner, manager, foreman, personnel manger that I...
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    If your cnc has an engraving option then the sky...

    If your cnc has an engraving option then the sky is the limit.

    Ask your wife about this option......just sayin'.
  10. That's kind of why I suggested talking to a...

    That's kind of why I suggested talking to a plating pro.

    You also might try acetone with a micro fiber wipe. I'm afraid that the naptha will leave residue.

    Have you tried Dawn dish washing...
  11. We use a vapor degreaser for our hard to clean...

    We use a vapor degreaser for our hard to clean parts.

    It uses Trichloroethylene, slightly heated, and is very effective in cleaning parts and leaving no residue. it cleans with only the vapor from...
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    OK, I'm old......But not THAT old.

    OK,
    I'm old......But not THAT old.
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    Wow. Tough room......

    Wow.
    Tough room......
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    Have YOU ever spoken to an American farmer? I...

    Have YOU ever spoken to an American farmer?

    I know many of them. Most are hobby farmers that do it just to be able to say they're farmers.

    The real farmers, that ones that actually make a...
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    As the moderator, he has every right to define...

    As the moderator, he has every right to define his own role.

    And for the record ,I didn't see any "insult". I saw a member of the forum (who just happens to the moderator sometimes) voicing his...
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    I do exactly that. .020 x .188 tall and about...

    I do exactly that.
    .020 x .188 tall and about .300 reach.

    Works well for plastics and carbon, even aluminum is ok with some lube.
  17. We make stamping tooling for very small stuff. So...

    We make stamping tooling for very small stuff. So take this with a grain of salt.

    Have you tried changing materials? I would be very interested in seeing how A CPM alloy would perform.

    We...
  18. That's pretty much my job in a nutshell. My...

    That's pretty much my job in a nutshell.

    My boss (V.P. of manufacturing) comes out with an "opportunity" and we brainstorm for a few minutes, and I start mocking up stuff.

    If it's really small...
  19. It's called working for a small business. And...

    It's called working for a small business.

    And I do only have one job.......I make my boss look good, That's my job.

    If I need to weld a chair, and I'm the only guy who can run the welder, then...
  20. "Decent wage" depends on the situation. We can't...

    "Decent wage" depends on the situation.
    We can't pay Honeywell wages, but we can get close, and offer the opportunity to design and build your own tools. And we offer flex time.

    For apprentices...
  21. Bullshit. We've been trying to hire a full up...

    Bullshit.

    We've been trying to hire a full up toolmaker for YEARS.
    Nada.

    And we're willing to pay WAY more than McDonald's wages.

    We've resorted to promoting from within, just to get the...
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    Slow it down. Smaller radius on the tool. Light...

    Slow it down.
    Smaller radius on the tool.
    Light d.o.c.
    higher feed rate.
    Watch the tool height closely.
    Try WD40 as a cutting oil. (Cheap, works great on Al. Leaves a great finish to boot.)
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    Depends on lots of things. Do your dies run...

    Depends on lots of things.

    Do your dies run left to right or right to left? Both?

    what kind of derealers do you have? how big? how fast will they operate?

    If they're on the slow side, you...
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    You can purchase .035 x 8.0 blue steel shim stock...

    You can purchase .035 x 8.0 blue steel shim stock from many sources.

    If you don't want the half hard stuff, buy the shiny kind, or the stainless option.

    It will be in tolerance for thickness...
  25. Don't know a ton about this, but from What my...

    Don't know a ton about this, but from What my sister tells me(interior designer)

    Hooker and American heritage are hard to beat, at least for the leather/living room stuff.

    Ethan Allen is no...
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