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  1. I hate paying people to fix stuff. I hate...

    I hate paying people to fix stuff.

    I hate wrenching on vehicles, but 99% of the time, its just too easy to do to
    pay somebody. In my life I've had a vehicle in a shop 4 times. 17 years old ...
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    This is exactly how its supposed to look. ...

    This is exactly how its supposed to look.

    Courtesy of Mtndew.


    I think what is needed here is to go back to basics.

    I think the basics of how cutter comp works isn't
    completely understood....
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    Wasn't that you???

    Wasn't that you???
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    When I need an airblast, I just take a second HF...

    When I need an airblast, I just take a second HF POS compressor and use that solely for the air blast,
    usually with an accumulator tank or 2... I also take the time to program my air blast for...
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    My air story. The motor on my big compressor...

    My air story.

    The motor on my big compressor shorted out. I don't even know what the
    specs are on it. Its a real compressor, 5hp 220 single phase, 120 gallon tank.

    So I ordered a new motor...
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    One more thought. The top of the spindle...

    One more thought.

    The top of the spindle motor is just sheet metal that holds a fan, you might be able to
    gain your inch by modifying that.
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    Already been said, but I'll say it again. If...

    Already been said, but I'll say it again.

    If you limit the Z one inch lower, you won't even have to worry about tool changes,
    tools in the carousel won't fit under the spindle. Do a TC,1, there...
  8. My 2 cents. Balls to stop evaporation is a...

    My 2 cents.

    Balls to stop evaporation is a sound idea, however on a machine tool (A time saver is that giant belt sander thing, right?), I don't think your primary evaporation happens from the...
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    Sounds like this one is your Brother's problem.

    Sounds like this one is your Brother's problem.
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    Canada.. Its cold up there, I'm sure somebody...

    Canada.. Its cold up there, I'm sure somebody would take it for fire wood.

    Chop her into 18" long pieces and stick it out by the road. Somebody will
    take it eventually. If nobody takes it,...
  11. Alodine is about as easy as you can possibly get...

    Alodine is about as easy as you can possibly get for any type of coating..

    Stick in liquid..

    Wait a bit..

    Take out of liquid..

    Rinse...
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    My 2 cents on that.. Soldering, Brazing, even...

    My 2 cents on that.. Soldering, Brazing, even welding, if you are out of practice and especially if you are new at it.. PRACTICE.

    For me anyways, its amazing how BAD those first joints are if...
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    Making the parts is your problem, those people...

    Making the parts is your problem, those people are there to help you figure out the paperwork side of it.
    How do you bid on it, how do you bill it, how do you get paid for it.. How to get all the...
  14. Ceramics are almost the polar opposite of...

    Ceramics are almost the polar opposite of carbide.

    When you have an issue, do the opposite thing you would do with
    carbide.

    You need more surface speed through the interruption.
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    I agree. Its rather amazing how many people...

    I agree. Its rather amazing how many people don't have a grasp of basic xyz coordinates,
    and which way is what.

    quick test. Take them to the machine and have them tell you which way is
    X...
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    I've never used a diamond single wheel, always...

    I've never used a diamond single wheel, always doubles, but I have used single
    straight knurls. Just regular knurling tools, none of that fancy cutting stuff.

    Here is my method. Just a few...
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    And if you get the belts tight enough, nothing...

    And if you get the belts tight enough, nothing will move at all.
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    This chair was pissing me off so much.. Wouldn't...

    This chair was pissing me off so much.. Wouldn't roll, wouldn't move, one wheel was so crunched that the chair leaned to the side..

    I was making a mental checklist of materials and bearings on...
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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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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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