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    Same here. What alloy are forks made from, and...

    Same here. What alloy are forks made from, and what is a typical HT spec?
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    This. ^^^^^ Grow or die is kind of a business...

    This. ^^^^^ Grow or die is kind of a business reality. Some folks manage to run a small business and keep it small and still be profitable, but usually in niche/craftsman/service industries like...
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    First, don't let one customer be more than 40% of...

    First, don't let one customer be more than 40% of your sales. Even 40% is probably too much, depends on how fast you can scrape up work to replace it if they pull out, go bankrupt, get sold, get...
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    What do comparable CAM softwares charge for...

    What do comparable CAM softwares charge for maintenance? I'm paying $2050 for Edgecam Prod. milling and turning w/solids, that's 3D w/4th wrapping & HSM toolpaths
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    I recently learned of Earth Chain and Techniks...

    I recently learned of Earth Chain and Techniks holders, I think they are the same items, which are said to be superior to the cheap Nogas but priced less than Fisso and MP Tech. Price said to be...
  6. Thread: NX good,bad,ugly

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    What a radical concept! :) Once upon a time I...

    What a radical concept! :)

    Once upon a time I experienced that sort of thing when I used Smartcam and CADMAX, even had Edgecam create a chamfering macro just for me then include it's function in...
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    FWIW, old 286 and 386 PCs depended on a battery...

    FWIW, old 286 and 386 PCs depended on a battery to maintain data they needed to recognize the disk drives and etc. When that battery died after 5 years or so, you had to hand enter some parameters to...
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    You can use a 50 to 40 adapter for your 40 taper...

    You can use a 50 to 40 adapter for your 40 taper tools. Sandvik made tapered pots with a hex on the outside for this, I have one in 40 and one in 50, found on ebay. It's something easy enough to...
  9. Thread: NX good,bad,ugly

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    How would the software people ever know which...

    How would the software people ever know which features were the good ones? They all seem to think the latest features in theirs are the best ones. The only ones better are the ones under development.
  10. Here's a tiny version of what Chuck posted. I...

    Here's a tiny version of what Chuck posted.
    I think this, scaled up, made much taller, the angle greatly increased, fastener sizes increased, the moveable jaw registered to the fixed body side to...
  11. Was thinking that myself. Without knowing the...

    Was thinking that myself. Without knowing the intended application and constraints, I'm reluctant to offer too much. Do you need full size 6" chuck jaws for the job? Mitee Bite has some really neat...
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    Great posts. The powerplant in the first photo...

    Great posts.
    The powerplant in the first photo appears to be a 1937-early 1938 engine, if that helps date the rig.
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    How much control do you have over the toolpath...

    How much control do you have over the toolpath after it is created? Edgecam will also do this automatically, but then you are pretty much stuck with what it created and sometimes the strategy is...
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    How many times do you normally have to blue up...

    How many times do you normally have to blue up and flip a table like that while scraping to get a good pattern? Assuming a less than journeyman scraper hand, and "so don't get hung up trying to do...
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    Yes, looks like a Goodyear Grasshopper. I see...

    Yes, looks like a Goodyear Grasshopper. I see rivet holes, that might have had a sprocket riveted on.

    FWIW, the Grasshoppers are being reproduced. And copied.
  16. I modified one for way lube. I just removed all...

    I modified one for way lube. I just removed all the plunger bits and welded a cap over the end. I fill it by unscrewing the body, and I store it with the hose end up, pump it with the hose end down,...
  17. I'd take the zerks out and run a small drill...

    I'd take the zerks out and run a small drill through the grease passage until it touches the pin. Then fill a porta power pump with ATF and adapt the hose to the NPT thread where the zerk was and...
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    Can you elaborate on that? I tried googling W-FLT...

    Can you elaborate on that? I tried googling W-FLT and got nothing about steel tubing,
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    When you fill the tube, that prevents the short...

    When you fill the tube, that prevents the short side from shrinking while bending so the long side has to stretch more than when the short side can shrink, that's why it's tearing.
    A mandrel...
  20. That's a good decision. Bye Felicia! It's...

    That's a good decision. Bye Felicia!

    It's almost 3PM. This Old Fart's going to hit the Early Bird Special. Who's with me? :)
  21. Thread: Moon Shot; 1969

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    Aluminum is still commonly gas welded in auto...

    Aluminum is still commonly gas welded in auto coachwork panel beating and some tank construction but seldom heavy sections. It's used on sheet because the finished product is more workable. I read...
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    My (previous) welding supplier put an energy...

    My (previous) welding supplier put an energy surcharge on every invoice, and put a hazmat surcharge on every invoice regardless of what the item(s) on the invoice were or were made of. Even a single...
  23. There's been quite a few discussions of deckel...

    There's been quite a few discussions of deckel retrofitting here on PM, have you reviewed those?

    I expect my Dialog 4 on my FP7nc to outlast me. I'm pretty pessimistic about old electronics in...
  24. This is interesting, I'm installing is now. I'm...

    This is interesting, I'm installing is now. I'm wondering how it's paid for, is it just advertising for the manufacturers, or is it sucking up our data and selling it?
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