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    Fanuc Oi-TB communication

    I have a lathe with a Fanuc Oi TB control.

    I can send programs TO the machine from my PC via and RS232.

    However, I can't send programs FROM the machine to my PC.

    I am able to receive...
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    tumbling zinc

    I received a shipment these die cast cam buckles from Europe that got water damaged during transport.

    Any suggestions on solution / tumbling media I can use to bring these back to life?
    332072...
  3. I lurnt sumthin today;)

    I lurnt sumthin today;)
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    Owning your own shop is a tough row to hoe. Make...

    Owning your own shop is a tough row to hoe. Make a list of your major stuff and put it up here. Ebay? Maybe try selling the whole thing on craigslist to see what you can get. Good luck.
  5. I would say 3

    I would say 3
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    Congratulations...it's nice to be recognized once...

    Congratulations...it's nice to be recognized once in a while. I'm sure you've probably stayed some late nights to get his work done and most of the time that doesn't get recognized.
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    I have customers that I am grandfathered into. ...

    I have customers that I am grandfathered into. It would be a pain in the ass for a new guy to acquire these customers without connections.

    I feel like that has value. From the posts that said...
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    You wont know until you try...go for it...just...

    You wont know until you try...go for it...just weld it on straight
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    Interesting...never thought of that.

    Interesting...never thought of that.
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    The Blaser and QualiChem target was 7-8%. ...

    The Blaser and QualiChem target was 7-8%. Running it any higher than that seemed to make the foaming worse. The Synergy, that's the clear stuff right? Are you using DI water?
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    Coolant Recomendations

    If you ask a salesman they'll always pimp their coolant as the best of the best so I'm hoping for an unbiased opinion.

    I'm running VMC's, not high pressure or TSC. 90% of my work are alloys with...
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    I would ask him to carry some paper. Give him...

    I would ask him to carry some paper. Give him 25% down, terms of 5 years + maybe some percentage of the profit. If it's legit he will make more money on the deal and you both win. If it goes south...
  13. Thread: Duroid

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    Duroid

    I got a request to cut .020" thick duroid. It's a thin laminated pcb that comes in 12" x 18" panels.

    Pieces cut to .020 x .060 (+/- .0015) with no burs, lifting, or peeling.

    What's the...
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    Just curious about the big job...where did it go?...

    Just curious about the big job...where did it go? Are the parts being made overseas or did they become obsolete?

    My biggest customer just opened shop in Tijuana and telling me I need to cut...
  15. Fanuc - parts catcher turning off control?

    I have a KIA 15lms with a fanuc OiTB control.

    When the parts catcher goes into the up position and before the unclamp of the sub-spindle the whole control turns off.

    I need to manually get the...
  16. Couple questions: What do people do with the...

    Couple questions:

    What do people do with the waste water? Have it picked up as hazardous waste or dump in the sewer?

    I was thinking about chopping up my Mr. Deburr so it sits lower to accept...
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    I'm never buying Walter again. I use their old...

    I'm never buying Walter again. I use their old modular parting tool system in my lathe....old Manchester line. I always have several blades and clamps on hand in case something goes sideways. I...
  18. That link is no longer good. Is it possible to...

    That link is no longer good. Is it possible to reload it?
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    You would think with everyone moving out the real...

    You would think with everyone moving out the real estate prices would start to fall. Rental rates in the city corrected but they're still sky high. My daughter pays $5500 for a 3 bedroom. Zillow...
  20. 11 year old commercial trucks that pollute are...

    11 year old commercial trucks that pollute are banned. I don't really see the problem with it.

    In my town people bitch and complain about increased water rates because we needed to stop dumping...
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    Hats off for investing in this caliber machine as...

    Hats off for investing in this caliber machine as a one-man shop.

    What do you figure the useful life of such a machine is and how do you estimate an roi without the work lined up for it?

    I have...
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    Congratulations it looks great. Are you willing...

    Congratulations it looks great. Are you willing to share what this cost you? I bought my building in 2017 using the SBA. Even though I didn't ask for it they paid 8 months of payments because of...
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    Is this your livelihood or some small-time side...

    Is this your livelihood or some small-time side project? If it's small-time I wouldn't be forking over big bucks to a lawyer.
  24. I used this outfit to repair/replace drives and...

    I used this outfit to repair/replace drives and boards and recommend them. Not sure if they're willing to help with a schematic or not but you can try. They're nice people.

    Zaritron
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    Biden was able to destroy a company that's been...

    Biden was able to destroy a company that's been in business for 40 years in 2 months?

    Wow, he really is a terrible president.

    Thanks for the education!

    My dumbass would've thought it was...
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