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  1. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    Alright. Turns out holding a thou with...

    Alright.

    Turns out holding a thou with granite table and surface indicator is working well. My peaks were within a couple tenths of eachother on each extremity relative to granite plane.

    Got...
  2. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    I do. I've got over a tenth... I was moving in...

    I do. I've got over a tenth... I was moving in the right direction to begin with anyway, so it is no big deal. Just added an extra step...

    saddle was up 5.5 thou on one corner relative to the...
  3. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    Ha. Oh I was there for about 30 minutes. Talk...

    Ha. Oh I was there for about 30 minutes. Talk about kickin yourself in the ass for overlooking something that would take a mere moment to double check.

    Kinda like an expensive satellite they...
  4. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    I really appreciate the input Charles. I am...

    I really appreciate the input Charles.

    I am still trying to find the most effective method to communicate my thoughts... it is difficult, though that may sound absurd.

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    The nature of...
  5. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    Fucked up pretty good this time... If the...

    Fucked up pretty good this time...

    If the numbers seemed to good to be true for that fixture post, they were. Realized that I was reading my tenths indicator incorrectly yesterday afternoon....
  6. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    Well... Got to execute the base component for...

    Well...

    Got to execute the base component for a fixture assembly that will allow light milling and drilling on the ends of some rectangular bar. It'll provide precise mounting locations for some...
  7. Thread: B&A Precision

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    You are right. I suppose that it is not a...

    You are right.

    I suppose that it is not a pleasant thought to be taken lightly by those that represent what I admire in individuals. It is a flaw that I need to work out of my system.

    The first...
  8. Thread: B&A Precision

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    It took a bit, but I think that I understand the...

    It took a bit, but I think that I understand the disrespect... I guess I would take the same offense to a seeming pencil pusher that aint wet behind the machinist ears comin in and telling me how to...
  9. Thread: B&A Precision

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    To each is their own. Goodbye. Sent from my...

    To each is their own. Goodbye.

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  10. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Yes, I believe the answer is circumstantial - it...

    Yes, I believe the answer is circumstantial - it is unique to each individual...

    There are numerous variables at play when it comes to an individual's defined successes & failures. Some of these...
  11. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Yes, I believe the answer is circumstantial - it...

    Yes, I believe the answer is circumstantial - it is unique to each individual...

    There are numerous variables at play when it comes to an individual's defined successes & failures. Some of these...
  12. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Yes, I believe the answer is circumstantial - it...

    Yes, I believe the answer is circumstantial - it is unique to each individual...

    There are numerous variables at play when it comes to an individual's defined successes & failures. Some of these...
  13. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Premise: you know what they say about opinions......

    Premise: you know what they say about opinions... for what it's worth, here is mine.

    My vote is for a period of time with a steady paycheck in order to reasses the situation from afar, to find...
  14. 4k for running 6030 is crazy... plenty of room to...

    4k for running 6030 is crazy... plenty of room to take care of the gremlins, assuming the ways aren't scrap.

    Have you looked under the covers? Taken a look at the x axis turcite? Even if it is...
  15. A few concepts that aught to help you along with...

    A few concepts that aught to help you along with your research:

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    Post Processor.
    DNC.
    Serial transfer protocol.
    Serial device server.

    4)
    Here are manuals. They give pretty detailed...
  16. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    G Code and the 88hs controller are becoming...

    G Code and the 88hs controller are becoming familiar - it does not take near as long to troubleshoot any issues that arise.

    Today got a conceptual handle on canned cycles, rigid tapping, and a...
  17. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    What a wonderful day. The pieces of the...

    What a wonderful day.

    The pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together - those dry runs sure make for a much more pleasant learning experience. Made it through with only a little love tap...
  18. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    Thank yall I am located just south of Austin,...

    Thank yall

    I am located just south of Austin, near Lockhart actually.

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    Here is the scoop: After around a year of researching the manufacturing process, I found that a Fadal would fit...
  19. Thread: McRee Shop #1

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    McRee Shop #1

    Well folks. The Monday (yesterday) following the weekend I got my first machine up and running, a Doc hit with the lovely ole c-word. Chances are good that it will be “curable”, but we will not know...
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    Such is life. Just another round of medical bull...

    Such is life. Just another round of medical bull shit I guess. It's all relative. Beats being 6' under.

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    It is a valuable tool... for quickly taking a conceptual idea out of your head and...
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    Soooo... got hit with some bad news today. I...

    Soooo... got hit with some bad news today.

    I needed something to take my mind off of things for a few minutes, so here.

    A quick and dirty design for a rotary union.. may work for a high...
  22. Hell yeah. What a day. Got tool changer setup...

    Hell yeah. What a day.

    Got tool changer setup with new retention rings. The old ones were either broken off, or stretched. So 11 a pop was pretty easy to justify compared to dropping tools or any...
  23. Long time no see... been hanging on the scraper...

    Long time no see... been hanging on the scraper side of PM lately.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190221/8554827a65023bcc672992f7063b91eb.jpg

    She ended up getting a new rulon treatment all...
  24. Thank you for the insight, and for sending me the...

    Thank you for the insight, and for sending me the book link ( https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/antique-machinery-and-history/testing-machine-tools-pdf-280188/#post3017159 ) regarding machinery...
  25. Consumables arrived in good shape. Thank you!...

    Consumables arrived in good shape.

    Thank you!

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