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    YES! a drill is a "primative" tool, but still...

    YES! a drill is a "primative" tool, but still very efficient in the right area. After that, a variable helix type solid carbide end mill is very hard to beat!
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    I have had some good results in FINISHING 304 and...

    I have had some good results in FINISHING 304 and 316 SS. However when it comes to rough turning...Horribly disappointing.
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    I will have to try that grade, just to be TOTALLY...

    I will have to try that grade, just to be TOTALLY certain that you are exaggerating. I have tried MANY, MANY different SS grades, with very few "stand-outs". In roughing operations that is. My...
  4. Thread: Keeping good help

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    It is a little different when YOU are the...

    It is a little different when YOU are the business owner! You do as much of WHATEVER type of work there, as you see fit. It really is "all about YOU!" If you WANT to hire someone else to do...
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    I don't have time to lean. I run as many CNC...

    I don't have time to lean. I run as many CNC lathes and mills as possible. Set-up, program, everything. Should I run fewer machines and fewer parts to clean and do other people's (that are paid...
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    EXACTLY!!! Those gestures from a company are nice...

    EXACTLY!!! Those gestures from a company are nice of them, but.... As long as the people are good to work with and pay/benefits are tolerable. THAT is what counts. The trouble is, there are a lot of...
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    Besides, this 3D printing thing is HERESY!!! :)

    Besides, this 3D printing thing is HERESY!!! :)
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    Most engineers SHOULD have a working knowledge of...

    Most engineers SHOULD have a working knowledge of machining and the processes used, but from what I have experienced, they are lacking much of these things.
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    There are different grades of CBN.

    There are different grades of CBN.
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    How do you connect the other end of the RS-232...

    How do you connect the other end of the RS-232 cable, to the lap-top? An adapter for THAT would be WAYYYYYY too convenient!
  11. Thread: tool sharpening

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    If you want them to kick ass, "Mountain Top...

    If you want them to kick ass, "Mountain Top Sharpening" is your place. Forum member "jamesu229" should be able to get you the address.
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    Private message me your address, and I will send...

    Private message me your address, and I will send it to you.
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    I have one of the "red" books for the 1050 HL...

    I have one of the "red" books for the 1050 HL controls, but not the HLX. LOTS of similarities between the two, though.
    It is basically a technical manual of the ladder and other things that may be...
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    23 error is from not having any tool OFFSET, you...

    23 error is from not having any tool OFFSET, you CAN (at least the way I have the parameters set) have nothing in the tool DATA. You were very close amdinc. 0.0001 for X and Z will do the job. A #9...
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    I see the inside of the door pic now. Look to the...

    I see the inside of the door pic now. Look to the left of it. It isn't in the picture, but it should be just to the left. A little higher or lower, but just to the left. Metal toggle switch.
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    I have lathes with BOTH controls. They BOTH have...

    I have lathes with BOTH controls. They BOTH have the switch...in the same place. I am not sure I saw a pic of the inside of the control's DOOR, that is where the switch is. Next to the rack of...
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    Yes. There is a toggle switch in the door of the...

    Yes. There is a toggle switch in the door of the "blue (control) box". Turn the control off, turn the flick the switch to it's UP position, then turn the control on. The screen will prompt you to to...
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    Too much nickel, not enough carbon and not enough...

    Too much nickel, not enough carbon and not enough iron in 300 series SS to harden by heat. Friction AND PRESSURE, are the culprits. I machine a lot of 316 ss. The wear that I get on tools, really...
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    Nothing to do with heat. 316 ss cannot be...

    Nothing to do with heat. 316 ss cannot be hardened (any more than a point or two) by heat treatment. Friction and pressure (rubbing, that you mention! YES!) are what causes work hardening. High...
  20. Thread: New machine video

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    Glad to hear it! I want our military personnel to...

    Glad to hear it! I want our military personnel to be well paid. It is a very important profession. I wish you the best of of luck in your endeavors.
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    The Army must pay better than they say, for you...

    The Army must pay better than they say, for you to buy that kinda equipment!
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    Not enough people in this shop to be very likely...

    Not enough people in this shop to be very likely a person pissing or spitting in it. I am the first one in and the last one out.
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    Never did figure out what was going on with the...

    Never did figure out what was going on with the Trim-sol. Got some other soluble oil type and haven't had those problems again.
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    It has been a VERY "interesting" time since then!

    It has been a VERY "interesting" time since then!
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    It is amazing how many people on this site do...

    It is amazing how many people on this site do NOT/have NOT "run production"! 4 jaw chucks aren't conducive to production. The 4 jaw is the doorstop.
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