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    On the older controls .5 volt +/- is bad. I...

    On the older controls .5 volt +/- is bad.

    I know the 5 volts had to be between 5.00 and 5.1 volts for the control to fire up on all the old 6M's I've had.
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    Ebay takes 10% you know?

    Ebay takes 10% you know?
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    Yep. No batteries. It has bubble memory.

    Yep. No batteries. It has bubble memory.
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    What control does it have? When I look up HS...

    What control does it have?

    When I look up HS Va-40's they all show up with a Fanuc 6M.

    Fanuc 6M does not have any batteries.
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    I spent 3.5 years on a Navy FFG. 453 feet, 42k HP...

    I spent 3.5 years on a Navy FFG. 453 feet, 42k HP and a single large variable pitch prop.

    The coolest thing a variable pitch prop can do is instant reverse.

    Believe it when they call it...
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    Didn't mean it as a putdown at all. I started...

    Didn't mean it as a putdown at all. I started with old shit and I think it's a great way to go. Just pointing out the hopefully obvious that it's bad to spend a lot on old CNC's.

    I invested about...
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    Looks like a little guy- 10k lbs about? I...

    Looks like a little guy- 10k lbs about?

    I can't imagine you're moving it very far. I mean, the machine is worth about negative $1000 so the further you move it the more you lose.

    Without power...
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    This is an easy machining job with a decent...

    This is an easy machining job with a decent lathe. You don't need to make the entire toolholder. Just start with one close and whittle away what you don't want.

    I have toolholders that were welded...
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    I was thinking like .015" or maybe .025" thick...

    I was thinking like .015" or maybe .025" thick max.

    Look at a pair of dog tags. Tough as hell, but they're like .01" stainless with a rolled edge.

    Use thin material and add features to make it...
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    I used to think you could make money by making...

    I used to think you could make money by making something for $50 in hard costs and selling it for $100.

    That's not profitable. At the end of the day most things like that aren't profitable.
    ...
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    Go away hobby hobber

    Go away hobby hobber
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    I would use 2" minus/crusher run/road base and...

    I would use 2" minus/crusher run/road base and pack with a jumping jack until solid.

    I have a plate packer and a jumping jack. Jumping jack is more work, but it will make shit solid. 10x10 area is...
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    To the root or deeper if you like. Think of it...

    To the root or deeper if you like. Think of it like a one flute tap. You have to give room for the crud to go.
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    Old Kurt vises have this problem. Kurt fixed this...

    Old Kurt vises have this problem. Kurt fixed this some years ago by adding a milled slot down the screw. The screw then works just like a thread chasing tap. Gunk and corrosion collects in the slot...
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    Your prices are inline with what I'd hope to get....

    Your prices are inline with what I'd hope to get.

    I hear you on the earning potential of old stuff. I have a manual HBM that I really love having, but I could sell it for $15k and buy a very nice...
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    I hate Fusion. It's like information overload...

    I hate Fusion. It's like information overload with tutorials and millions of videos to sort through that have no relevance to the software version you have or the CAM side of it. Fusion tries to do...
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    Why do you think it needs to be hard?

    Why do you think it needs to be hard?
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    BT35 is pretty common stuff. I sold a BT35...

    BT35 is pretty common stuff. I sold a BT35 Kitamura not long ago and had several face mill arbors for it.

    If you really can't buy one, modify the holder you have to be what you need. That seems...
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    How are you planning to mark them with brand,...

    How are you planning to mark them with brand, model, made in USA, etc?

    That could play a part in how you produce it.

    If you want to retail this for $7 you're going to have to make it for 70...
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    So when someone asks what I do I can say I'm a...

    So when someone asks what I do I can say I'm a reverse 3D printer?
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    They have a shoulder. The threads don't center...

    They have a shoulder. The threads don't center it.

    I have reverse engineered hundreds and hundreds of parts. Thousands of holes picked up with a DTI.

    IMO gage pins are better than any other...
  22. With a QR-25 Quincy you just jump into it. If you...

    With a QR-25 Quincy you just jump into it. If you have a little bit of mechanical aptitude, a hammer and a crescent wrench that's most of what you need to get it working. Sandpaper and thin cardboard...
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    I think that was the original purpose of them....

    I think that was the original purpose of them. Then other uses were found and "shoulder bolt" was the all encompassing name.

    Anyone who builds a forming tool will quickly realize the sizes and...
  24. I would expect it has box ways. Kitamura has a...

    I would expect it has box ways. Kitamura has a hard on for box ways. It's kinda their big thing. Making box ways fast. My 2003 kit has a big sticker on it touting the 10 year way warranty.
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    It doesn't kill you in 5 minutes. It slowly wears...

    It doesn't kill you in 5 minutes. It slowly wears you down, shuts your organs down and stops your lungs from working. You'll be on oxygen for a few days or a week and then a ventilator for weeks...
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