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  1. Are you sure you have your X offset set...

    Are you sure you have your X offset set correctly? If you program it to go to .416 but have to cheat it .035 , it doesn’t sound like it.

    How are you checking the minor?

    Ok, so now you have...
  2. All of my customers are local and either they...

    All of my customers are local and either they pick up or I deliver. I usually deliver at the end of the day on my way home.

    I find it incredibly valuable to put myself in the customer's shop. If...
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    Writing linear equations using the...

    Writing linear equations using the slope-intercept form (Algebra 1, Formulating linear equations) – Mathplanet
    The Pythagorean Theorem (Pre-Algebra, Right triangles and algebra) – Mathplanet
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    We're going to need more info, a pic even.

    We're going to need more info, a pic even.
  5. Optical comparator Edit: Just did a quick...

    Optical comparator

    Edit: Just did a quick check on a hardware store 1/2-13. Minor checked .400. Also had a .010 radius at the root.

    A smaller rad. would take the minor smaller to get the...
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    This is the view from the front door of the shop....

    This is the view from the front door of the shop. Probably 200yds away. It's 2 tracks, main line.
    Trains go by at least once per hour and I have no problems.

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  7. Machinist Handbook lists the minor for 1/2-13...

    Machinist Handbook lists the minor for 1/2-13 UNC-2A at .404.
    I have never had a thread gage correctly and have the minor anywhere close to what The Book says it should be. It's always been...
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    Yep, vendors liscence is so you can collect sales...

    Yep, vendors liscence is so you can collect sales tax. If you’re doing business with other companies they should give you a tax exempt form.
    You should also give one to your suppliers.
  9. Single point.

    Single point.
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    I try not to show more than 10% profit. If I’m...

    I try not to show more than 10% profit.
    If I’m being taxed on profit as if it’s my income I’m going to make it my income.
    Typically, quarterly bonuses. Hurts less paying taxes 4 times during the...
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    I'm an S corp too. I pay payroll taxes monthly....

    I'm an S corp too. I pay payroll taxes monthly.
    The profit from an S corp is taxed as the owner's income which is lower then the corporate tax rate a C corp pays.

    If you're owing that much at...
  12. I remodeled our master bath and bedroom last...

    I remodeled our master bath and bedroom last winter. I put wainscot on the bottom half of the wall and didn't want to spend days with a brush, so I bought one of these.
    ...
  13. Emoticons and Smileys | Free animated Emoticons...

    Emoticons and Smileys | Free animated Emoticons for MSN and more
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    A tooling ball in the center and some trig should...

    A tooling ball in the center and some trig should get you on location.
  15. You could cut the plywood into a shape, say a...

    You could cut the plywood into a shape, say a star. Then if it does leave an imprint at least it will look decorative.
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    Acetal comes in blue, green, white and black. ...

    Acetal comes in blue, green, white and black. Maybe there is a family of parts run off that fixture and the inserts are color-coded?

    To keep the parts from getting marred?

    Maybe just to make a...
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    Are you using .960 dia collet pads? If not,...

    Are you using .960 dia collet pads? If not, that's part of your problem. Try boring a set of soft jaws to .960.

    How long are the bars? Are you using a spindle liner? How fast are you spinning...
  18. One of these maybe? McMaster-Carr...

    One of these maybe?

    McMaster-Carr
  19. I think I’d router the edges of the down facing...

    I think I’d router the edges of the down facing side just to make sure I didn’t leave any edge imprints.
  20. Shouldn’t this be moved to “Shop Management and...

    Shouldn’t this be moved to “Shop Management and Owner Issues” forum?
    Seems it would fit better there.
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    I would suggest you only spot as big as the web...

    I would suggest you only spot as big as the web on that 5/8 drill or you'll be burning corners off your drill pretty quick.
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    I use one of these on my depth mics....

    I use one of these on my depth mics.
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/52434321
  23. You get the side holes by rocking the tombstone...

    You get the side holes by rocking the tombstone +/- 90.

    Yeah, you're looking at sub 2 min cycle for 5k a month running one shift.
  24. I use this arrangement on my 4 axis mills. You...

    I use this arrangement on my 4 axis mills. You would get one part complete per cycle.

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    Could you just use duct tape? Otherwise, maybe...

    Could you just use duct tape?

    Otherwise, maybe just get some brass or copper shim stock and bend up your own.
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