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    I probably wouldn't bother, but if I did.. 3M...

    I probably wouldn't bother, but if I did.. 3M 5200 epoxy.
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    Ahh bubble memory.. that takes me back..

    Ahh bubble memory.. that takes me back..
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    Congrats !!. Ready the chip shovel !!

    Congrats !!. Ready the chip shovel !!
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    That's good. Left and right is static, unless...

    That's good. Left and right is static, unless you want to open the side panels to load some longer stock, like an extrusion you want to mill, slide sideways and do more milling. The back side you...
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    Good to know.. i set up the ftp server when it...

    Good to know.. i set up the ftp server when it got installed, and Ive never taken the cap off the USB drive yet..
  6. I have used the Maritool 1/2" serrated rougher...

    I have used the Maritool 1/2" serrated rougher and as others have said, you can really push it. The chips are very small though. I also use yg-1 alupower, but opposite issue with super long chips...
  7. Thanks, I'll check'em out

    Thanks, I'll check'em out
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    WOW. I'm running way conservative :-). Those #'s...

    WOW. I'm running way conservative :-). Those #'s with HSS tool. I'm a child in the woods..lol.
  9. I certainly get it. I'm a one man one machine...

    I certainly get it. I'm a one man one machine shop myself. I'm a designer who machines, not a machinist.. yet, but a work in progress:-). I just happen to have the space. As others have said,...
  10. I used to dick around with buying small...

    I used to dick around with buying small quantities from my local supplier. But realized after a year, that no matter what I buy, it will get used up quickly. I can order 1000+ lbs of various sizes of...
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    I made 3 vacuum pallets for some of my own...

    I made 3 vacuum pallets for some of my own products. The parts are thin wall 3" x 2.25" x .3" tall, .05 wall. (clam shell type assembly) that fits together. In my case, foam cord stock wasn't...
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    Thanks for the explanation, Ive only used a...

    Thanks for the explanation, Ive only used a single station vise to this point.
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    FWIW I've run 1.8" wide .2 deep 120 IPM on my...

    FWIW
    I've run 1.8" wide .2 deep 120 IPM on my speedio using a 4 insert, 2" ripper mill in 6061. I have talon jaws, but machined my own grips that run the full length of the 8" jaw on a Kurt D688...
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    Could you expand on this ?. Is this with the...

    Could you expand on this ?. Is this with the Orange vise ?. I've got 2 Kurt 688's and never had to tap it to get it to open. Just turn the handle.
  15. I use InventorHSM/InventorCAM. I'm mainly on the...

    I use InventorHSM/InventorCAM. I'm mainly on the design side and machine the parts as well. With constant design iterations, integrated Cad/Cam is a must. Despite it's issues, saves a lot of time....
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    I do big mix of aluminum, plastics, 303 and...

    I do big mix of aluminum, plastics, 303 and 304ss. Very rarely do any other steels. I have my speeds all done in CAM.
    I can only think of a couple times when I would have used spindle override. MPG...
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    Similar story here. I searched for what seemed...

    Similar story here. I searched for what seemed forever to find a used Minimill. I think the timing was bad, and the fact that all of them were on the west coast/midwest, and I'm in Austin Texas....
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    I did the exact same thing with Mcmaster parts.....

    I did the exact same thing with Mcmaster parts.. Works great. That tiny pump can move some flow. Regarding the MPG, Mine never leave the holder. I guess I've just gotten so used to it, I can do all...
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    Amen to that !. 187 hours?. I use my 2019 part...

    Amen to that !. 187 hours?. I use my 2019 part time amd have 450 cutting hours on it.
  20. Filter caps on the power in are a common thing to...

    Filter caps on the power in are a common thing to go out. Especially electrolytic caps. You can put a volt meter on the 5v using the lowest AC setting on the meter (better if you have an...
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    What CAM software ?. InventorHSM has feed rate...

    What CAM software ?. InventorHSM has feed rate reduction on internal/external arc/corners.
  22. FWIW, This has worked well for me the last 2...

    FWIW, This has worked well for me the last 2 years, 10K speedio S500no issues.. American rotary 20HP/ Larsen MT-BBT-240D-3P-53.1

    312500
  23. Thread: Milling MACOR!

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    I milled a few parts, nasty stuff. I used food...

    I milled a few parts, nasty stuff. I used food coolant and speeds and feed from the macor web site. Of two identical parts, one was fine, the other had some breakout/chipping on sharp corners. It...
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    If you have a perpetual Inventor license, why not...

    If you have a perpetual Inventor license, why not use that ?. I do everything in Inventor, but all mill work. I heard the turning side of things wasn't great though.
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    I've got the Haimer which works great. They claim...

    I've got the Haimer which works great. They claim it's liquid tight, but something is getting sticky near the zero position. I have to let it slowly work its way up to zero on the last .005 " to...
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