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  1. I assume that you've already checked that the...

    I assume that you've already checked that the tailstock is dead in line with the headstock?

    Is it always the same holes that are off? Are the holes in one position of the tube always off the...
  2. I agree. Hate fork extensions with a passion. ...

    I agree. Hate fork extensions with a passion. They never give a weight rating for the extension. Red flag right there.

    I like a 48" fork. We have an electric lift that stays inside that has...
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    I've got to ask, what would be the result if this...

    I've got to ask, what would be the result if this thing were hacked?

    Pumps shut off, wave stops, guy on surfboard just stands there? Or heaven forbid, falls in the water. This thing is at a...
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    I would keep in mind the possibility that you may...

    I would keep in mind the possibility that you may want to walk away some day for some reason. Business fails, place gets too busy or becomes the wrong kind of neighborhood, retirement, etc.

    For...
  5. I can't even remember where it was or what they...

    I can't even remember where it was or what they were machining, but heard about a fixture one time where the part was fairly small and in a shape that was almost impossible to clamp, but seems like...
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    Flex hone is a good, cost effective, suggestion....

    Flex hone is a good, cost effective, suggestion.

    I'll throw out a roller burnish tool.
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    So what makes the wave? Is there a hump in the...

    So what makes the wave? Is there a hump in the middle of the pool that the water just rides over? Or is it something with the water that makes the wave?
  8. I used to deal with engine engineers a lot and...

    I used to deal with engine engineers a lot and was always told 1D was the minimum they would allow.

    This was on a 3/8" exhaust stud hole btw.
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    Put me down for mill a slot in one side, flip the...

    Put me down for mill a slot in one side, flip the tube over, and mill a slot in the other side.
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    $500 ea. I only say that because it seems...

    $500 ea.

    I only say that because it seems every time I buy a pair of solid cushion tires the bill is about $850. That's tires swapped and reinstalled.
  11. Thread: Cutbacks

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    Well, when I posted this, we were still running...

    Well, when I posted this, we were still running "normally". I guess you'd say our output had dropped to about 75% of normal due to a week of in August. Sales for August came in at about 25% of...
  12. Do you see anything on the starter marked line or...

    Do you see anything on the starter marked line or load?

    Post a picture of the inside of the mag starter.
  13. Thread: Cutbacks

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    It is a 10% pay cut, but what actually matters is...

    It is a 10% pay cut, but what actually matters is how long it lasts. If it only lasts the rest of the year, then I only took a 10% cut for 4 months. Still sucks, but like I said, the unknown...
  14. Thread: Cutbacks

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    Cutbacks

    Does it ever get any easier?

    The 15 man shop I run is finally experiencing the economic effects of COVID, at least that's what we think it is. I run a 15 man shop that's owned by an out of...
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    What sides do you have to do? Just the flat...

    What sides do you have to do? Just the flat sides, or do you have to get the edges too?

    I believe I've seen machines that are basically conveyor belts on the bottom and brushes/rolls/belts on...
  16. All they had to have to stay in the lines was a...

    All they had to have to stay in the lines was a procedure to expedite "receiving inspection" and deliver straight to the customer.

    All ISO is is having a procedure to do something and following...
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    You don't have enough pipe. One 25' stick of...

    You don't have enough pipe.

    One 25' stick of pipe and you want the thing 10'-12' tall?

    Get another stick of pipe and report back.
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    McMaster says the 1/2" eye bolt is rated for...

    McMaster says the 1/2" eye bolt is rated for 2400-2600 lbs. And that's straight vertical I presume.
  19. Buy his business. And don't give too much for...

    Buy his business. And don't give too much for the product line.

    Put him on as a sales guy with whatever title he wants. Pay him a salary and/or commission. He can be a shareholder in the...
  20. Semi OT, but I have recently read a book called...

    Semi OT, but I have recently read a book called "The Perfectionists" by Simon Winchester. It dealt with similar challenges and how people overcame them. Length standards, time generation and...
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    Thank you all very much for the discussion. ...

    Thank you all very much for the discussion. Obvious that I have asked in the right place as there are several people here that know far more that I do about PWM.

    The valve block is in fact...
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    OT: Reading PWM Values

    Anybody in here deal with PWM signals?

    I deal with a valve block that is controlled by an industrial computer. All the communication between the two is PWM values.

    It sure would be nice to...
  23. I installed a V94iN in our house last year. My...

    I installed a V94iN in our house last year. My wife basically insisted, and with two daughters I knew this would be the only option to ever have "enough" hot water.

    After a year I have nothing...
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    Loved (love) Lego ! I firmly believe that a...

    Loved (love) Lego !

    I firmly believe that a healthy set of LEGO Technic toys had much to do with my path of becoming a mechanical engineer. Gears, shafts, motors, pulleys, pneumatics, etc. I...
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    Cutting Mitered Ends on Pipe

    I've got some manifolds that I need to make up. They will be made from 3 1/2" pipe.

    I've got a DoAll 500SNC saw to cut the miter joints. Luckily all the miter joints are on a 45 degree angle. ...
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