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  1. Thread: Milling PVC

    by Bobw
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    I haven't played with PVC in quite a while, but...

    I haven't played with PVC in quite a while, but I'd be starting around 200-250sfm and
    .010" a tooth.

    Plastics always amaze me at how much of a chipload you can take. My "metal" brain
    is...
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    I've screwed myself like that before, and I'll...

    I've screwed myself like that before, and I'll probably do it again.

    I hope this is for a quote and not an actual PO.

    If you have the PO, dig dig dig. Sometimes you can find alternate...
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    I'm *assuming* there is enough meat there for a...

    I'm *assuming* there is enough meat there for a 3/8 pipe.
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    9/16 straight up. Take your time. As a...

    9/16 straight up. Take your time.
    As a general rule, drills aren't happy opening up
    holes that are close to their size, 1/3 to 1/2 diameter
    is about as big of a pilot as you want, and you...
  5. Thread: Table cleaning

    by Bobw
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    Seriously?? Its a Tool.. Not an art piece. ...

    Seriously??

    Its a Tool.. Not an art piece. Shiny doesn't make it better.

    Discoloration happens. It just does. That doesn't look bad at all.
    I'd never blink twice if a used machine had a...
  6. Quite some time ago, a good customer asked for...

    Quite some time ago, a good customer asked for invoices on anything that was going to
    shipped within the next week or so. Kind of weird, but.. Whatever...

    Got a check a few days later, even...
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    This may be insensitive, but I don't know any...

    This may be insensitive, but I don't know any blind people I could ask.

    How does the blind person find the tiny little braille sign on the wall
    near the elevator?
  8. Key word, Plate. Definitely buy sawn plate, it...

    Key word, Plate. Definitely buy sawn plate, it has a lot less internal
    stresses than extruded bar stock. I've learned that lesson the hard way,
    several times.
  9. You couldn't make me buy a machine that has an...

    You couldn't make me buy a machine that has an air purge spindle, and if it did, I'd dial that thing down to nothing.
    The air shouldn't cost more than the electricity to run the machine.

    Air is...
  10. The compressor thing. Cheese and Rice Man. GET...

    The compressor thing. Cheese and Rice Man. GET A BACKUP!!!!

    Except for electricity (don't forget to pay the electric bill), air
    is the one thing that will completely shut you down.

    Harbor...
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    Was this one of those Home Shop Harry's that...

    Was this one of those Home Shop Harry's that insist that you shouldn't use compressed air around a machine and should diddle-fart around with a chip brush every time you need to change a part?

    ...
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    Back-in angle parking - Wikipedia...

    Back-in angle parking - Wikipedia

    Its stupid, especially in a place where nobody can back up or park anyways. I can
    understand and appreciate the better visibility when leaving the parking...
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    I recently discovered Iheart radio and TuneIn, so...

    I recently discovered Iheart radio and TuneIn, so I can finally get RADIO in the shop!!!
    Or at least decent radio. Its been NPR in the morning and the weekends, though I do miss
    Clik and...
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    Skunks are supposed to be quite intelligent and...

    Skunks are supposed to be quite intelligent and personable. The only drawback is the stinky thing.
    My better half's parents had a de-scented skunk when she was growing up, she said he was pretty...
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    They just totally screwed up (even more) the...

    They just totally screwed up (even more) the downtown in "the Big city" here. They now have angled parking
    "downtown", but you have to back in, and your nose is pointed in the direction of traffic....
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    Today's fun. This morning I'm sitting at my desk...

    Today's fun. This morning I'm sitting at my desk being lazy because I am so sick of working(I really want to be a trust fund baby), and my helper lady is cleaning the counter behind me. And then...
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    Its not a 2007, it was "re-manufactured" in 2007,...

    Its not a 2007, it was "re-manufactured" in 2007, which isn't necessarily a bad thing,
    BUT!!! it has a MAG sticker on it. I wouldn't touch a single thing that MAG every had a
    hand in, they have...
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    I'm assuming that 250C is a soluble oil? That's...

    I'm assuming that 250C is a soluble oil? That's what I would go for. I use un-cut soluble
    coolant for tapping or drilling all the time. Rinses right off without leaving a big mess,
    or needing a...
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    Government job, I'd probably quit too. Pension,...

    Government job, I'd probably quit too. Pension, insurance, set hours.

    My cleaning guy/handyman spent almost 18 years trying to get hired on at the highway department.
    Insurance, pension.. ...
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    That's what my Dad does. Harbor Freight 4000...

    That's what my Dad does. Harbor Freight 4000 watt generator out in the barn.
    He has a permanent extension cord running from there into the basement.

    Runs the pellet stove and hot water...
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    If you don't want to buy a new chuck because...

    If you don't want to buy a new chuck because front mounted chucks always go for a premium
    and are harder to fine... There are ways around that.

    Many moons ago, I needed a front mount chuck for my...
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    How are you holding this chuck on your mill? ...

    How are you holding this chuck on your mill? I'm asking
    because how do you know the chuck is sitting flat?

    If the chuck is shot balls, a new chuck is damn near free on E-bay.
    If its a cheapy...
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    Worth the price just for some good bean soup. ...

    Worth the price just for some good bean soup. Head on down to the grocery store,
    in the bean section there is a package called "15 bean soup". It comes with a
    spice packet, toss that in the...
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    But then you would have 5 POS's to deal with. ...

    But then you would have 5 POS's to deal with. You don't need to run the compressor, just use the tank.
    I'm using 3 of them as accumulator tanks.

    $250 isn't too bad. Though you could just get a...
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    Out of curiosity I just went over to McMaster to...

    Out of curiosity I just went over to McMaster to see how much a tank costs.

    An 80 gallon tank is PRICY!!!!!

    If I needed 80 gallons of volume, and McMaster Carrs prices are how much a new
    tank...
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