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    The best part of in-house HT is the time...

    The best part of in-house HT is the time element.. If I can make/harden/grind/ a part in a day or 2, and get a machine back running... It is worth a nice premium over the one to 2 week quote...
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    For S-7, a furnace that will go to 1750F, and a...

    For S-7, a furnace that will go to 1750F, and a file are the 2 basics needed... But in reality, that furnace should go to 1900+ so you can do H-13 and other metals. A roll of stainless foil is a...
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    Wright is my favorite brand... You can find good...

    Wright is my favorite brand... You can find good buys on Ebay.
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    A few years ago, I had a storage unit broken...

    A few years ago, I had a storage unit broken into... Lost about 5K in air compressors, welders, tools, etc. Of the 8 units broken into, all but one held expensive items, one guy lost a Harley......
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    On that note, perhaps it is also a test to see IF...

    On that note, perhaps it is also a test to see IF the applicant wants to work there, after seeing the condition of the machines and tooling...
  6. I know a lot of people that have "bought" tax...

    I know a lot of people that have "bought" tax properties here. They all got redeemed right before the deadline.. Buyers did get a bit of interest, but all said it was not worth the hassle...

    A...
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    Hey, I am only 59, and have made lots of chips on...

    Hey, I am only 59, and have made lots of chips on Hendy, G&E, and At*%s shapers. Shop foreman was a believer in using a regrindable tool bit, instead of using expensive end mills. We often roughed...
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    I keep a cutoff tool on my Hardinge.. 3/32 wide...

    I keep a cutoff tool on my Hardinge.. 3/32 wide ISCAR, I have learned that more cutoff tools get wrecked by UNDERFEEDING, than overfeeding.. Touch off and get moving.. I have some tightly wound chip...
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    Depending on the material, you may be...

    Depending on the material, you may be work-hardening the cutting area. Letting the tool dwell will harden the surface, and make it difficult to cut. Keep the tool feeding, or back out a few thou..
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    I can relate to that ad.. Seeing a nice Hardinge...

    I can relate to that ad.. Seeing a nice Hardinge Lathe go is almost like losing a loved one..
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    Back in 1993, I bought a new Hardinge HLV-DR. A...

    Back in 1993, I bought a new Hardinge HLV-DR. A person I knew had an almost new copy from Taiwan, Feeler, IIRC. I tried it out.. At the time, I would rate it at 60 to 70% of the performance of the...
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    I would toss those wheels out.. Old wheels are...

    I would toss those wheels out.. Old wheels are rotten and dangerous.
  13. Another brand of wire cutter comes to mind.....

    Another brand of wire cutter comes to mind.. Bernard? or something similar.. A compound set of parallel pliers with a side jaw to cut wire... Had a few pairs that are long gone due to working around...
  14. Starrett makes/made a pair of pliers to cut music...

    Starrett makes/made a pair of pliers to cut music wire.. I had a pair, but let a friend talk me into selling them...
  15. "I run them thar Lay Machines"

    "I run them thar Lay Machines"
  16. One that really bugs me: " That is not the way we...

    One that really bugs me: " That is not the way we do it at (Person's past employer)". A person I am forced to deal with uses that reply to almost every suggestion or statement I make.. Worst part...
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    For grinding thin electrodes, I sometimes use a...

    For grinding thin electrodes, I sometimes use a Finger fixture, with a variable weight, same one I use to kill vibration in thin round parts when grinding in a spin fixture. A little experimenting...
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    Now I see... the cone is a centering ring......

    Now I see... the cone is a centering ring... Congrats, ZK, I was thinking about sending an offer, but waited too long...
  19. As annoying as terms such as "Maker","Artisan...

    As annoying as terms such as "Maker","Artisan bread/cheese","Craft beer/booze, etc" are.... At least they do attempt to pay tribute to actually making something. Hopefully this is the start of a...
  20. Most custom tooling/gages/fixtures/etc cannot be...

    Most custom tooling/gages/fixtures/etc cannot be identified..... I often find tools/gages/fixtures that I built 25 years ago... They look familiar, but no idea who/what job I built them for...
  21. I can remember the DoAll salesman trying to sell...

    I can remember the DoAll salesman trying to sell us one of those back in the early 80's. They called it a Jack Knife Drill.. Would have been great for drilling small mold waterlines. We never could...
  22. I have a set of V magnetic transfer blocks that...

    I have a set of V magnetic transfer blocks that are pretty close.. Best part of grinding V's is that as long as both sides are the same, square and parallel, you have some room to play to get things...
  23. I once had that same tester... The tech from ...

    I once had that same tester... The tech from the gage house that calibrated it said as follows. If it is only a point or 2 off, don't touch it.. Very difficult to get both high and low ends right...
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    I am of the opinion that MIC-6 is meant to be...

    I am of the opinion that MIC-6 is meant to be used as is, as a fixture plate, drilled/tapped/minor pockets, etc, rather than used as machining stock.. JMHO...
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    Replacing Kennedy Box Locks....

    Looking at replacing locks on 8 or 10 Kennedy boxes with missing keys. Will Kennedy sell keys by the lock number? I can understand then not doing this.

    Or: Are these locks unique to Kennedy, or...
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