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    I think there's a scale factor that applies to...

    I think there's a scale factor that applies to everything you wrote above.

    If you're making a product that a bunch of other people already do you'd damn well better have some kind of crazy unique...
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    I've been doing products since 2006 and pricing...

    I've been doing products since 2006 and pricing is a gray area, but one thing is 100% certain- The higher your margins are the better off you are plain and simple.

    I have made and sold stuff that...
  3. Thread: B&A Precision

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    I use two verticals with 4th's and one has it on...

    I use two verticals with 4th's and one has it on the right and the other on the left. The one on the left has a steel subplate that overhangs a foot just for the indexer and I like it. Can't really...
  4. It's a Leadwell LTC-30 something or other. Motor...

    It's a Leadwell LTC-30 something or other. Motor says 65KW on it and it's the size of a small refrigerator laid on it's side. Standard was 40HP, but this one was ordered with extra oomph I guess. I...
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    That Midaco deal looks like a disaster waiting to...

    That Midaco deal looks like a disaster waiting to happen. A regular Midaco has enough trouble with chips and alignment. Lets put a bunch more shit out in the open and add that whole extra indexer...
  6. Roughing 1018 with cnmg 632's I can run 80% load...

    Roughing 1018 with cnmg 632's I can run 80% load for about 20 minutes at a time. Spindle startup with a 300 lb 16" Chuck and 200 lb part is pretty aggressive.

    No gearbox, belt drive spindle,...
  7. Will a 115 kva generator power an 80HP (65kva) CNC lathe?

    Thinking about picking up a newer diesel generator to back up my shop. If it will run my biggest machine I will buy it.
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    I wish my shop had a wall of old factory windows....

    I wish my shop had a wall of old factory windows. It just looks right.
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    I have no experience with that machine, but I...

    I have no experience with that machine, but I would certainly agree on get the most bang for your buck if you want a biggin like that.

    I have a 4" HBM with all the whistles and bells- Power...
  10. I'd love to learn more about the entire operation...

    I'd love to learn more about the entire operation if you care to share. Properties of clay and water filtration kind of fascinate me.

    Lowering the operating pressure will definitely help long...
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    I have always been really happy with all the...

    I have always been really happy with all the toolholders, pullstuds and endmills I have bought from Maritool. Never a problem, Everything is perfect. Tooled up several 40 taper machines using...
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    Seams like you could use just about any way you...

    Seams like you could use just about any way you desired to move the table back except for the crank. I would probably look around for a long piece of wood. Maybe a 4x4 or 2x4 and use as prybar...
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    Looks like Japanese Shibaura/Toshiba/Kuraki.

    Looks like Japanese Shibaura/Toshiba/Kuraki.
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    no pitting/fretting I would run them.

    no pitting/fretting I would run them.
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    For me, the roof over the machines has been the...

    For me, the roof over the machines has been the most expensive part.

    Thanks to the pot industry for driving the cost of prime rural manufacturing real estate and rental rates through the fucking...
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    I don't think you see many offspring of the...

    I don't think you see many offspring of the original owner take over an existing business and thrive. Especially if the business is more or less some machines and a talented guy.

    I bet when you...
  17. I get bored watching most machining videos. My 2...

    I get bored watching most machining videos. My 2 year old likes watching rock bouncer and dirt bike videos. One out of left field I think is pretty cool is Codyslab. He's just a dorky smart kid doing...
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    I think the biggest barrier is not price, it is...

    I think the biggest barrier is not price, it is communication. If you can't effectively communicate what you need then you're probably going to get hosed or turned away.

    How you state they have "A...
  19. I would recommend stripe. They are the current...

    I would recommend stripe. They are the current tech/process leader. You can configure it to do anything you need.

    If you're using a terminal you are probably paying way too much and unknowingly...
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    I have a 3ft 9 in column Taiwan radial and have...

    I have a 3ft 9 in column Taiwan radial and have used a same size Carlton. There's no comparison. The Carltons are a real machine. The imports are a delicate copy.

    I've used Carlton and Cincinnatti...
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    The analog drives are pretty simple. I'm not a...

    The analog drives are pretty simple. I'm not a rocket surgeon, but I was able to download the Fanuc analog drive manual for free and use a ohmeter and a O-scope to repair mine.

    I've actually...
  22. There are plenty of old machines that are...

    There are plenty of old machines that are perfectly practical. Just about anything can be accomplished with a "practical" approach.

    Telling someone who has absolutely no experience and is thinking...
  23. I don't get this crap. The antique part of this...

    I don't get this crap. The antique part of this "practical machinist" sure doesn't seem to be very practical at all.

    There's a lot of scrap in those pictures. The time you spend sorting through...
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    Owned quite a few 16-20" actual swing lathes and...

    Owned quite a few 16-20" actual swing lathes and they have all come with Aloris or Dorian CA sized posts.

    Note there are wedge and plunger type. There probably isn't that much difference, but I've...
  25. If I run 46 weight oil my machines are louder...

    If I run 46 weight oil my machines are louder than if I run 68.

    I run the lowest cost 68 weight hydraulic oil I can get my hands on. No issues whatsoever.
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