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  1. I’ve seen J.B. Weld used in soft jaws to provide...

    I’ve seen J.B. Weld used in soft jaws to provide a good grip on odd shaped parts. The cure time is a bit of a downer.
    I’ve used emery cloth with a lot of success too. It holds up better to coolant...
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    Well, I had to send the unit back about 3 weeks...

    Well, I had to send the unit back about 3 weeks ago. I re-installed it in my machine to run a job and it started freaking out. It would not zero return and kept throwing alarms. I pulled it out,...
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    a couple pictures of the forklift wouldn't hurt....

    a couple pictures of the forklift wouldn't hurt. Can't identify what we can't see.
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    I’m impressed. I wouldn’t have thought you could...

    I’m impressed. I wouldn’t have thought you could find a welder who would have taken on that job. Let alone one who would offer to fill in all those tiny pin holes for free. That looks to be a...
  5. Most fiberglass is made with polyester resin...

    Most fiberglass is made with polyester resin which is not really compatible with epoxy resin. It will hold, but the bond will degrade. There are some products used in the automotive industry for...
  6. Believe it or not, 304 stainless might be a good...

    Believe it or not, 304 stainless might be a good material for this. We have found it to have superior wear characteristics in abrasive environments such as grain harvesting equipment. Its softness...
  7. Minnpar sold their Allis Chalmers inventory to...

    Minnpar sold their Allis Chalmers inventory to TVH last year. Much of their inventory is in limbo. However, TVH does deal with a lot of forklift parts
  8. The air system in my shop runs at 140 psi line...

    The air system in my shop runs at 140 psi line pressure. It’s all made of schedule 40 black pipe with 3” main lines running the length of the shop. 40 years later and no problems. If you don’t plan...
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    At least everyone is used to wearing masks now.

    At least everyone is used to wearing masks now.
  10. Get to a doctor and hope you get better before...

    Get to a doctor and hope you get better before you get worse. Drink lots of water and take some anti-inflammatory medicine (ibuprofen). Don’t do any heavy lifting. Chiropractor is not a bad...
  11. 6-8 ft-lbs. of torque should be all it takes....

    6-8 ft-lbs. of torque should be all it takes. Torque all the screws down evenly. Torque the top ones down lightly at first. Then as you reach the target torque on the centering screws, snug down the...
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    I’m in agreement with hanermo and Johnk. The true...

    I’m in agreement with hanermo and Johnk. The true value of the machine in your case where one half of the company is buying out the other half is strictly bookkeeping. It is now a financial tool to...
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    The air conditioning will be wind powered. Go...

    The air conditioning will be wind powered. Go green
  14. If I’m reading your thread correctly, you are...

    If I’m reading your thread correctly, you are experiencing spring in your part. It will always be there. You may also be dealing with a certain amount of spring in your machine tool holder.
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    185 - 195 sfpm is a good starting point for...

    185 - 195 sfpm is a good starting point for process reliability. But that can be way different depending on a whole bunch of variables. Rigidity of the part, rigidity of the setup, rigidity and power...
  16. Are you trying to write a macro to adjust the...

    Are you trying to write a macro to adjust the number of parts it runs based on variable bar lengths? Many bar feeders have “end of bar” sensors that will produce an alarm when the push bar reaches a...
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    I never center punch mark a drill hole position...

    I never center punch mark a drill hole position unless I’m using a drill press. If the hole requires positional accuracy, I will either start with a couple short pecks, or use a spot drill to guide...
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    Our parts manager had his favorite coffee mug...

    Our parts manager had his favorite coffee mug that he would drink out of every day. It was an insulated mug with a two piece closeable lid. He refused to clean it, and after a year it had built up an...
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    Dubbing the drill helps a lot on bronze and...

    Dubbing the drill helps a lot on bronze and brass. Don’t bother with the pilot hole. If you need a stepped hole, run the bigger drill first.
  20. Bright finish HSS. Sharp and fast

    Bright finish HSS. Sharp and fast
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    You know you really like him. Lol

    You know you really like him. Lol
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    Get a 10” or 12” 3 jaw chuck and make some custom...

    Get a 10” or 12” 3 jaw chuck and make some custom soft jaws with steps in them to accommodate different diameters. Since your parts are thin, the steps can be pretty shallow allowing for a lot of...
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    You would want your soft jaws to be made of...

    You would want your soft jaws to be made of harder material than what you plan to hold in them. In the event of chips getting trapped in between them and your part, the chips will tend to stick into...
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    I use excel to generate setup sheets. I name the...

    I use excel to generate setup sheets. I name the file by the part number and name (I.e. 2749stem). Each file has the first page with part name, number and description along with program name, stock...
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    If you have a lathe, it may be quicker to thread...

    If you have a lathe, it may be quicker to thread the part before welding. Most threadmills can be used on ID and OD, as long as it will fit inside the hole.
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