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  1. A reduced shank will be stiffer than more flute...

    A reduced shank will be stiffer than more flute length so you might actually get more speed and a better finish.
  2. Sad but incredibly true. Just got fired because a...

    Sad but incredibly true. Just got fired because a worthless brown noser threw me under the bus and I lost it with the boss, not him.

    Now I am struggling to find a job because of my age and he is...
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    Back when I was an industrial electrician and...

    Back when I was an industrial electrician and about 20 years old I was troubleshooting a size 1 combination starter. I turned it on with the door open so I could test it and about 30 seconds later...
  4. For the past 6 years I’ve worked from home a...

    For the past 6 years I’ve worked from home a couple days a week and away from home a couple of days. When I’m home I dress as if I am going to the office, which I do at home. I go out for lunch every...
  5. I had a 350mm SOCO cold saw that I added jaws on...

    I had a 350mm SOCO cold saw that I added jaws on top which allowed the 3-1/2” saw to cut 1/2” x 6” plate with no problem.
  6. Depending on the type of nut the preload to...

    Depending on the type of nut the preload to eliminate backlash may have been accomplished by loading with oversized balls. So you don't just buy stock size balls you get ones made to the right size. ...
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    One issue I can see with larger taps going slow...

    One issue I can see with larger taps going slow is that a VFD spindle with say a 6,000 rpm spindle tapping at 100 rpm is well into the speed reduction where the torque really falls off. So the...
  8. I'd put in exactly what the manufacturer says,...

    I'd put in exactly what the manufacturer says, strictly to make sure you don't have a problem. 4" may sound like a lot but it likely has to do with how much motion can be absorbed without crushing...
  9. Yep, That was my recommendation. Lower height...

    Yep,
    That was my recommendation. Lower height than the skates, all wheels tied together so one doesn't walk away, steering is much easier and you can use it for what it was intended moving pallets....
  10. Post on Home Shop Machinist Forum.

    Post on Home Shop Machinist Forum.
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    I used to do parametric programming on a Fadal...

    I used to do parametric programming on a Fadal using the macro language all the time. BIG hint, it is based on Microsoft Basic! I did a program that cut a 15 degree tapered pocket 12"x18" and 7"...
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    As I said I don't believe it will happen. It was...

    As I said I don't believe it will happen. It was just interesting to hear from a person outside the company suggest it. She did initiate a contact, so far no response from the company which is what...
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    I think Mitebite sells a heat release tape just...

    I think Mitebite sells a heat release tape just for this purpose.
  14. I had one the same size with a V-Block to hold...

    I had one the same size with a V-Block to hold the work and it had an adjustable chain hold down with a foot pedal you stepped on to tighten it. Very simple and fast to use. It looks to me like...
  15. Buy one of the aluminum block style units from...

    Buy one of the aluminum block style units from McMaster Carr. Look it over carefully and return it in re-sell-able condition. I'd say you simply need a hole clean through your block with 1/4" pipe...
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    An interesting conversation today. Right after I...

    An interesting conversation today. Right after I got fired I emailed a lady that owns one of the vendors whose equipment we sell about a job. I emailed her because I worked on a very bad and...
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    I once owned an Adira upstroking hydraulic press...

    I once owned an Adira upstroking hydraulic press brake. Upstroking means gravity return so it is cheaper to build. I really liked the upstroke to because if you rest your hand on the press you...
  18. On single phase 120/240 the neutral which is the...

    On single phase 120/240 the neutral which is the center tap does on see just the difference in the two phases. If the 120 volt load on both phases are equal the neutral will see no current flowing. ...
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    I the plastic is the problem, especially ones...

    I the plastic is the problem, especially ones like polypropylene. The oils in coolants are not dissolved they are in suspension. We used to make oil coalescers that seperated the oils from machining...
  20. A softstart could be a lower cost option over a...

    A softstart could be a lower cost option over a VFD. We used softstarts on all pumps 10 hp and up to keep the pressure surges from damaging the membrane systems we built. I personally have done...
  21. Aaron, I see they make 6600 lb pallet jacks that...

    Aaron,
    I see they make 6600 lb pallet jacks that lower to 3". They cost about the same as these casters and then you'd have a useful tool for moving other stuff. The larger wheels and steering bar...
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    If you can’t sell at a price it is too high. If...

    If you can’t sell at a price it is too high. If the customer has a big smile the price is too low. A grumbling customer leaving with product is ideal.
  23. I don’t get why Ebay allows this without penalty....

    I don’t get why Ebay allows this without penalty. You look for a product and there is a picture of what looks like the real trademarked product. Then right in the description it says “Manufactuer:...
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    My job was quite enjoyable, I was planning on...

    My job was quite enjoyable, I was planning on staying a few more years. My pushback with the boss was always about the company doing better. Whenever we had a disagreement it always ended the same...
  25. A trick I learned. At the right annealing...

    A trick I learned. At the right annealing temperature the blade is no longer magnetic. Use a small bar magnet and stop heating when it won’t stick.
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