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    One more Sign of California self-destructing. I...

    One more Sign of California self-destructing.
    I just hope they all stay there.
    Biggest problem with California.....Californians
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    I wonder how many of us here learned this and/or...

    I wonder how many of us here learned this and/or similar safety related no-no's by almost having a trip to the E.R.
    Been machining for about 32 years now and I can definitely think of a few times I...
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    I have seen both ends of this. Shops where guys...

    I have seen both ends of this.
    Shops where guys are half assing things because they dont want to get off the chair. I have also seen shops that benefit from having guys able to sit and deburr,...
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    Did this many times with My former father in law....

    Did this many times with My former father in law. Surprising how much 2 guys can move with the right amount of leverage. Often times (depending on weight) we did use three 1" diameter pipe and...
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    Maybe it would help pay off the 2% they should be...

    Maybe it would help pay off the 2% they should be paying toward NATO ? lol
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    Detailed meetings help. Lay out what success...

    Detailed meetings help.
    Lay out what success will look like. This will help avoid the "never ending" project.
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    Beyond all the issues this brings up. I find...

    Beyond all the issues this brings up. I find myself asking the same questions....Would giving more money to government (taxes) improve anything? I understand I am ignoring many issues raised......I...
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    We have a "No Cameras / Pictures" policy. Not...

    We have a "No Cameras / Pictures" policy. Not sure what I would think of an applicant bringing me pictures of someone elses products, equipment or shop.....but I dont think I would like it.
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    I am not certain....but I believe the school will...

    I am not certain....but I believe the school will have something in place.
    I think you need to ask some questions and get some answers. Alot of speculation at this point.
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    I can't help much with the liability aspect. I...

    I can't help much with the liability aspect. I think that would be a good question for the people who are offering you the position and maybe for a lawyer.
    I can say that I have been teaching for a...
  11. It is the logical outcome of a society that does...

    It is the logical outcome of a society that does not value human life.
    In my opinion...we do not have a gun control issue....the issues we have will not be solved by anything related to guns. It can...
  12. Quick (not really) snoring story. Years ago me...

    Quick
    (not really) snoring story.
    Years ago me and a couple buddies went duck hunting together. We had 2 tents....but it was fall and pretty chilly at night. The decision was made that we would...
  13. My experience was the same. It didn't take long...

    My experience was the same.
    It didn't take long to adjust
  14. 30 years ago I worked for a military contractor...

    30 years ago I worked for a military contractor in Minneapolis. I machined magnesium in a Mori Seiki turning center. A few things I remember about it...
    We got it in bar form ...probably 1.5"...
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    I use a cpap and love it. The first one i had i couldnt use because the mask was huge and hurt my face. I got the nasal pillows and love it. During my sleep study you could see oxygen levels going...
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    milling hard (58-60 Rc) A8 is very doable....

    milling hard (58-60 Rc) A8 is very doable. Typically it is done with an endmill spec'd for hard milling rather than an inserted cutter. Speaking in general terms.....when machining hard steel...
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    Typically machinist' are narcisistic......to be a...

    Typically machinist' are narcisistic......to be a toolmaker one must also become an ass and lose the ability to smell ones own stench.
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    Think support..... Used Powermill for a...

    Think support.....
    Used Powermill for a while.....it made difficult task' easy....made what should have been easy difficult. (just my opinion)
    Here their support was non existent. If you had a...
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    make room on the couch...i wanna watch too:drink:

    make room on the couch...i wanna watch too:drink:
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    A few years ago i needed to rebuild the carb on...

    A few years ago i needed to rebuild the carb on my Stihl weed whip. I found the carb for sale on Amazon from the same Chinese supplier used by Stihl.I ordered it...it cost about $3 more than ordering...
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    Its ok for you to use it....I am not gonna. My...

    Its ok for you to use it....I am not gonna. My experience has been that any sort of diaphram or any thing made of rubber or plastic that gets immersed in ethanol everyday becomes brittle and no...
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    Once again...just my opinion. I started my career...

    Once again...just my opinion. I started my career as a machinist. I have ran manual machines and 5 axis mills and Multi Task. My "home" has always been on the floor. I wouldnt consider having a...
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    I do quite a bit of programming. 80% of it with...

    I do quite a bit of programming. 80% of it with CAM. 100% of it is on the floor. I am looking at the machines as I write this, eating lunch at my desk. At times it is a good thing to be on the floor,...
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    Dont dismiss the classes on ANY cam system. I...

    Dont dismiss the classes on ANY cam system. I would Base part of my decision on what system to use on the availability of classes....

    Just my opinion
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    How do you feel about your Niagara cutters since...

    How do you feel about your Niagara cutters since Seco bought them?
    We have used ALOT of Niagara Stabilizers. Since Seco bought them they have chasnged the grind and we noticed a significant decline...
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