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    Destiny makes some pretty rockin' alu cutters....

    Destiny makes some pretty rockin' alu cutters.
    Not sure of availbility in Portugal though.
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    Still watching this. Lots of interesting and...

    Still watching this. Lots of interesting and differing opinions.
    Im digesting this information, both from here and other sources.

    Thank you all for the input, keep it coming.
    Ill be updating...
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    My hope is, that by drying the air before it hits...

    My hope is, that by drying the air before it hits the tanks, I shouldnt have any moisture in the tanks.
    I know dewpoint plays a role in all of this.

    I just dont want to go through the process of...
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    Dry air tanks in attic of shop?

    Since I'm going to be installing a screw compressor here shortly, Im trying to think of air reciever placement.

    Curious what the thoughts are regarding placing my air tanks in the attic of my...
  5. Report back and let us know how you made out. ...

    Report back and let us know how you made out.

    Cheers.
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    Tebis is the big ticket in the Windsor tool...

    Tebis is the big ticket in the Windsor tool shops. I've never used it, but its supposed to be the cats meow.
    A "mostly" full seat of Esprit will run into 40K US from my personal experience.

    I...
  7. Your feed rate is going to be based on chip load...

    Your feed rate is going to be based on chip load and cutting speed.
    For full engagement HSM type endmilling I like to be between 180-220 sfpm. Chip load (accounting for radial chip thinning) is...
  8. I had to ask, as those sizes are near identical...

    I had to ask, as those sizes are near identical for a turn key I did for a client in 2507.

    What condition are you getting the castings? (post cast annealing\stress relieved?)

    Turning is pretty...
  9. Is this for a project in the USA by chance?

    Is this for a project in the USA by chance?
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    Definately have a look at the unloader valve. Is...

    Definately have a look at the unloader valve.
    Is it building oil pressure on the guage?

    I have a 325-7 from 1961, and its next to impossible for it to NOT make air, unless the unloader isnt...
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    I do everything from high end architectural...

    I do everything from high end architectural machining, 1 off COMPLEX automotive stuff, to fixing combine chain cases.
    Specialize in the stuff nobody else can\or wants to do, and you'll be golden.
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    My personal experience is to ship any tools or...

    My personal experience is to ship any tools or expensive electronics that cant be taken as carry on, expedited, ahead of time.
    Saves BS crossing borders, and minimizes potential "regular" airport...
  13. I've been searching for one of these for AGES.......

    I've been searching for one of these for AGES.... no luck.

    Belt driven, so no worries about eating up the gears.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjvIp0txPd0
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    I've had to do "interesting" things to get...

    I've had to do "interesting" things to get oversize parts to fit inside of the machine travels.... not going to go over it.

    BUT, if you have accidently set x,y, or z to zero in a position other...
  15. I dont do "stress relieving" per se. But, if I...

    I dont do "stress relieving" per se.

    But, if I have something I dont want moving around (and have the time, and its a picky enough job), I'll do a low temperature aging cycle.

    Ill see if I can...
  16. I tend to work from t651 plate when I can. ...

    I tend to work from t651 plate when I can.

    Usually big parts (30x15), and tolerances are usually right loose.

    I dont find much warpage\movement aside from temp changes.
    Could be my machining...
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    Im simply going to post here to let you know I'm...

    Im simply going to post here to let you know I'm PM'ing you.

    Ive done some work for a simply fantastic designer.
    Honestly, the shit this guy comes up with is obscene.

    Just know, if you cant...
  18. So you pulled chute, cause solidworks... blah...

    So you pulled chute, cause solidworks... blah blah?

    I mean, I get it. But ffs dude, you dont even remember what scanning tool was being used.
    Who was this chitshow being put on by?

    Im pretty...
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    Im also quite interested in this compressor. In...

    Im also quite interested in this compressor.
    In a small space that doesnt reqire air for more than spindle purge and toolchanges, quiet is key.\

    Currently running a 1961 quincy 325-7 that is...
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    While Im not nearly as technical as motion guru...

    While Im not nearly as technical as motion guru or jst, I can offer my experience.

    Im currently using a 3hp actech to drive the 5hp motor on my 325 quincy.
    It wont start it up snap on, but I want...
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    Absolutely. 1/4 million in sales is possible...

    Absolutely.
    1/4 million in sales is possible with 1 guy.

    Problem is that its not a linear extension. You know that!

    There is a happy place for any business. Its up to the owner to discover...
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    Same here. Ive been amazed the amount of China...

    Same here.

    Ive been amazed the amount of China spamming ive experienced through my business email in just the last 3 months alone.
    Seems they are getting desparate.

    Good.
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    The last thing the employees of that business...

    The last thing the employees of that business want, is someone that doesnt know the business.
  24. I have a quincy 325-7 from 1961 that was the...

    I have a quincy 325-7 from 1961 that was the ORIGINAL air compressor at my previous employer.
    Was setup for full time run, load\unload. Ran that way for over 35 years with nothing but oil changes....
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    Jeebus H!!! I've always been warned about arc...

    Jeebus H!!!

    I've always been warned about arc flash, heard it was bad news.
    I once had a (crap) multimeter blow up on me, was on a shitty old 380v Italian machine while probing. That was pretty...
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