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    Florence, KY is just across the river from...

    Florence, KY is just across the river from Cincinnati, OH, so even though it's Kentucky, it's basically a suburb of Cincinnati, and thus fairly modern.

    Mazak first built a machine tool plant in...
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    Concrete work is like electrical work to this...

    Concrete work is like electrical work to this engineer/machinist: interesting as hell! There is just something fascinating about a soupy, rocky liquid getting poured out, then a few hours later it’s...
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    10,582 pounds is pretty beefy for a 16x30 C-frame...

    10,582 pounds is pretty beefy for a 16x30 C-frame vmc!

    Mazak is smart to offer these EZ machines at "Haas price points", as Haas has lost their edge in customer service, reliability, and cost.
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  4. Unless you're making steam turbines or some other...

    Unless you're making steam turbines or some other too-large-to-truck stuff, you don't want or need rail services.

    The six Class 1 railroads in North America have focused on larger customers and...
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    I am back finally, to put a bow on the air...

    I am back finally, to put a bow on the air conditioner story. (Russ has taught us well!)

    After running fine for 10 minutes, the unit shuts off. Turns out a 30-amp (3-phase, 240v) breaker wasn’t...
  6. Wow, it's great to see Haas do something...

    Wow, it's great to see Haas do something different!

    Gene and the gang need to put their money where their mouths are: install a few of these in the Oxnard factory and make machine tool parts with...
  7. For the T2 control, you "grid shift" after a...

    For the T2 control, you "grid shift" after a crash using parameters ZP-X and ZP-Z (zero point X & Z). These are in metric, it seems like 254 changes the grid .001". (Makes sense I guess...haha)
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    Another way to go about this would be to see if...

    Another way to go about this would be to see if your good customer would rather allow your biz to raise prices by similar amount, rather than receive bonus checks? That way his biz gets to deduct,...
  9. From all my experience with Mazaks, the servo...

    From all my experience with Mazaks, the servo drive is most likely your issue (unless it's the encoder...haha).

    Mits and Fanuc servo motors rarely fail, usually caused by coolant intrusion or...
  10. Daewoo/Doosan made a true slant-bed, box-way,...

    Daewoo/Doosan made a true slant-bed, box-way, Puma gang-tooled lathe. If you ever see one or a pic, it is stout for a gang lathe...and the tool plate appears to be about three feet long! And very...
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    Your only option for a machine like the Nakamura...

    Your only option for a machine like the Nakamura shown for extra-long tools would be to make an offset-toolholder block to get the drill short enough to clear when indexing.

    This Nak design would...
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    I hate to be "that guy", but if you are making...

    I hate to be "that guy", but if you are making smaller parts, you might want to check out a Brother....
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    Lathe Cutter Comp and Chamfer leaving step

    You guys and your g-code…[emoji2371]

    AFAIK, if you don’t use TNR on a g-code driven machine, the programmed path assumes a sharp-cornered turning tool, and will leave sharp edges on OD corners.
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    What is it about working under a vehicle that...

    What is it about working under a vehicle that requires getting back up and down so many darn times?!!:bawling:

    I don't care if you have three of every tool, the one you need is going to be up...
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    Damaged BT30 spindle. grrr

    JM pull studs are $37 each because they got a patent on having the “longer thread”. This prevents the tool holder shank from swelling due to over-torquing the pull stud.

    BUT…

    Are JM pull studs...
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    Dave, If I hired my local Haas HFO to replace...

    Dave,

    If I hired my local Haas HFO to replace a Y-axis ballscrew and thrust bearings, that’s all I would pay for.

    The service tech’s full day of unneeded diagnostics would most certainly be...
  17. OT-Top bucket list item.....secured. ParkTrain nut story

    I would probably keep the existing drive system in the F3A.

    To get more “throaty” sound, maybe you could gear-down the motor/drive, so the motor would have to rev higher for relative speeds?
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  18. OT: Anyone familiar with the Ford LCF (cab-over) trucks with the 4.5L diesel

    Cabover trucks are popular in Europe and Asia because they are the only type of truck that can negotiate the tight, narrow roads — especially in urban areas.

    In the U.S., conventional trucks have...
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    Medical device manufacturing is one of the few...

    Medical device manufacturing is one of the few maker industries left that still operates in a fantasy world.

    $1,000 for one bone screw, give me a break.

    Open the floodgates to 3rd world...
  20. D, Get in touch with the right people, and you...

    D,

    Get in touch with the right people, and you can have a small army of train-buff volunteers to help you build a railroad and fix-up equipment.

    I’ve always wanted to build an outdoor...
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    O/T V8 EMD Engine

    GE’s locomotives are definitely quieter, they never sound like they are working hard.

    On the other hand, to stand trackside as a quartet of EMD SD40-2’s approach on a grade dragging a mile of...
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    O/T V8 EMD Engine

    It is interesting to note the 2-cycle EMD diesels have not been EPA-compliant for new locomotive use for over a decade.

    EMD just couldn’t get the diesel engine to meet Tier-4 standards without...
  23. OT-Top bucket list item.....secured. ParkTrain nut story

    Awesome stuff dk! Keep us posted on your rebuild progress.

    I’ve always had a “thing” for HO-scale model trains, thus the full-basement, double-deck layout that I’ve been building since 2012.
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    I don’t know jack shit about Ivermectin, but I...

    I don’t know jack shit about Ivermectin, but I did read it (or it’s founders) received a Nobel Prize for coming up with it.

    Seems like a lot of praise for animal medicine….??
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    Seems like MariTool has “super-strong” pull studs...

    Seems like MariTool has “super-strong” pull studs now, (made from H13 maybe?).

    Might be worth the investment going forward...
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