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    Hi, My name is Bob, and I have a cast iron pan...

    Hi, My name is Bob, and I have a cast iron pan addiction..

    I think I have a little bit of everything.. Every size square pan,
    every size round pan, dutch ovens, several styles of corn bread...
  2. Like Lanagos said, you can CS it anywhere (which...

    Like Lanagos said, you can CS it anywhere (which can be a BAD thing), but in your case,
    not a bad thing.

    And if you do crash the tool changer, its no big deal, I've had them crash quite
    the...
  3. In the pic.. The valve sitting on the top left...

    In the pic.. The valve sitting on the top left of the pump.. The one the
    black hose and the clear hose attaches to, ugly bluish green on the left,
    black on the right, with the muffler on it..
    ...
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    I just bought a set of these for my chair at the...

    I just bought a set of these for my chair at the shop.. So much better than the
    half crunched crappy plastic ones that came with the chair.. Rolls so nice and
    smooth. Now I can just kick myself...
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    I disagree with that.. It depends on what you...

    I disagree with that.. It depends on what you are trying to sell..

    If something that everybody NEEDS. PRICE, and for the most part PRICE alone dictates sales.

    If its a luxury item, a "Toy"...
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    I don't think I've seen this asked or answered...

    I don't think I've seen this asked or answered yet..

    Is it common to Mag Particle or some other form of NDT before shipping
    a pull stud?
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    Are you trying to create a delivery service? ...

    Are you trying to create a delivery service?

    Or do you want to charge for delivery of parts that you are making..
    If that's the case.. good luck..

    I myself have never gotten paid for...
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    My New Years resolution is going to be "Don't try...

    My New Years resolution is going to be "Don't try and think too hard and do math in the middle of the night".

    :dunce:
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    But that 200ksi is for a square inch.. and we...

    But that 200ksi is for a square inch.. and we only have .059 inches^2 if your math is correct
    on that one, or .069 in^2 by Ox's estimation.. So either 11,800 or 13,000 for Ox's size...

    Which...
  10. My 2 cents... If you don't know how to do it...

    My 2 cents... If you don't know how to do it right now..

    TAKE PICTURES!!!

    The fact you are talking about it *now* means you are going to wake up tomorrow to
    a wiped out control. Its...
  11. Woops, I didn't even see the pic, or I did last...

    Woops, I didn't even see the pic, or I did last night and forgot about it...

    Its got all the stuff in there to run a 4th.. Driver board, and controller card.
    That's not "pre-wired", that's...
  12. Don't get too excited, it does not mean that you...

    Don't get too excited, it does not mean that you have everything for a
    4th axis in the machine.. It basically means that it was cheaper to
    build one type of a wiring harness than it was to build...
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    Hey Bob.. Years ago I looked high and low for...

    Hey Bob.. Years ago I looked high and low for matched sets of the bearing size Fadal uses..

    I could not find them.. I might not have known where to look, or whatnot, but I couldn't find them.
    ...
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    It doesn't stay shiny.

    It doesn't stay shiny.
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    Sweet that you fixed the issue. But I have...

    Sweet that you fixed the issue.

    But I have a dumb question.. Shouldn't a '96 4020 have AC motors???
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    The FJV's are the high end bridge style machines,...

    The FJV's are the high end bridge style machines, had one where I worked years ago.
    A '95. It was 25hp, 12.5 constant (Less than the FADAL next to it). single speed
    integral spindle, 12k...
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    Titan dude.. I appreciate your tools, I enjoy...

    Titan dude.. I appreciate your tools, I enjoy your quality and pricing.. Its a lot of bang for the buck.. But resurrecting a 5 year old thread, not the the way to do it here.. Participate, add...
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    I'll add a little more.. I find that females are...

    I'll add a little more.. I find that females are really good shop helpers.. Not because they
    smell better and are nicer to look at, but they tend to not have the "Mechanical Ego" of a male.
    ...
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    In case some of you guys are out searching and...

    In case some of you guys are out searching and didn't yet know. The Collis Rapid-Switch is
    identical to the UE Kwik-Switch.


    And the 200 series are so damn expensive.. Though it seems...
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    Wrenching is good learning for playing with a...

    Wrenching is good learning for playing with a machine tool.. Its a lot of small systems that
    just so happen to be on the same machine.. Just like a car.. Obviously the electronics are
    a little...
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    Or maybe not... 1400 Main CPU...

    Or maybe not...

    1400 Main CPU


    That's why I said Fadal.. compared to most machine tools, parts are almost free...

    Before I went out on my own, the shop I was in had Fadals and Mazaks. I...
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    I do a ton of shaft work.. Its not fun, but its...

    I do a ton of shaft work.. Its not fun, but its easy money..

    This morning its an 8ft, 1.25" stainless shaft that just needs to be keyed about
    18" on both ends.. A simple one.

    I'm going to...
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    Parts and Support... If you can't get parts and...

    Parts and Support... If you can't get parts and support, you might as well just
    buy a boat anchor and have the rigger drag it straight to the scrap yard..

    On the parts, you also have to be able...
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    I'm with KPotter on this one.. For a while,...

    I'm with KPotter on this one..

    For a while, I had a skilled helper.. But it didn't help me all that much..

    What I really needed was an unskilled helper to do the stupid stuff..
    Pick ups,...
  25. Ok.. So now what is the rest of the plan?? ...

    Ok.. So now what is the rest of the plan??

    I'm voting for an Oompa Loompa sitting on top of the spindle pouring velocite down a
    funnel out of a powder horn.. That would make a great video. ...
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