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    I would have to agree with the Lista Vidmar...

    I would have to agree with the Lista Vidmar suggestion. Hands down the best tool box available. Almost impossible to overload them and the slides always work
  2. I agree with the hole saw technique. It’s fast...

    I agree with the hole saw technique. It’s fast and super cheap. You can easily follow it with a boring head or a fly cutter to clean up the finish if necessary.
  3. Check for galling on the upper end. I would also...

    Check for galling on the upper end. I would also check to see if it’s oversized on there.
  4. A few years ago I bought out a shop from a guy...

    A few years ago I bought out a shop from a guy who wanted to retire. At the time I only had manual machines. With the machines came all the tooling and support equipment. As part of the deal he also...
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    If you want to do it because you enjoy it, then...

    If you want to do it because you enjoy it, then look for the type of work you will enjoy doing and buy machines that can do it well. One-off repair work lends itself to manual machines, short run...
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    I am experiencing a similar issue with my Miyano,...

    I am experiencing a similar issue with my Miyano, I haven’t tried pushing on the spindle yet, but I am experiencing a .0005” out of round condition on my parts.
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    Too bad no one ever told this guy that just...

    Too bad no one ever told this guy that just because you piss away $10k on a pile of garbage, doesn’t mean it’s worth anything close to that. I would want it gone fast too! I feel sorry for anybody...
  8. Something like this should do the trick: ...

    Something like this should do the trick:

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/00144097
  9. A large 90deg. plate with a series of V blocks...

    A large 90deg. plate with a series of V blocks along the top and strap clamps on studs in between will make for a quick and inexpensive fixture with good repeatability that is easy to remove and...
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    15 minutes?! Must be a .001” peck. Are the chips...

    15 minutes?! Must be a .001” peck. Are the chips coming out like powder?
    You will need to make sure there is no runout in the drill. Start with a spot drill, leaving a spot with a diameter just a...
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    Have you looked at engraving tools? I prefer them...

    Have you looked at engraving tools? I prefer them over spot drills for anything under a 3/16” hole
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    Emphasize that it is floor SWEEP, not floor...

    Emphasize that it is floor SWEEP, not floor spread. If it is used to clean up a spill and then picked up and put in a container, it can be used again and again. If they toss it on the spill then walk...
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    Trochoidal path on a slot isn’t difficult. Make a...

    Trochoidal path on a slot isn’t difficult. Make a sub program of one loop and a step-over in incremental, then call it, followed by an L# for the number of times you need it to repeat to cut the slot.
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    If they recommend peening in the literature,...

    If they recommend peening in the literature, there is probably a good reason. Give it a go, after all it’s a learning experience. I’ve actually found the paste (mud) generated by using a wet stone to...
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    I’ve seen shop rates anywhere from $85/hr to...

    I’ve seen shop rates anywhere from $85/hr to $140/hr. I’m at $89 for now. But as California, in it’s infinite wisdom, has decided to jack minimum wage to $15/hr within the next couple years, I am...
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    I used a calculator to figure the value of my old...

    I used a calculator to figure the value of my old press brake. Just set the die gap to about .010”, insert calculator and cycle repetitively. To increase value, take a video and post it on YouTube....
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    Stick the whole assembly in an oven to pre-heat...

    Stick the whole assembly in an oven to pre-heat it. If your oven gets hot enough, you could silver solder it in there. For large quantities, you may want to put together a kiln with fixtures to hold...
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    I run a 1” Kennametal boring bar with the cnmg...

    I run a 1” Kennametal boring bar with the cnmg inserts and the same negative rake. It will chatter a bit when it gets hung out too far beyond 6 or 8 inches. Otherwise its been a good tool. Definitely...
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    I’ve been using thyssenkrupp for 7075 aluminum....

    I’ve been using thyssenkrupp for 7075 aluminum. It’s been about 6 months since I’ve ordered any. I’ll have to check their prices tomorrow. I mostly buy my copper and brass through them.
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    That looks like a real mess. All the sugars and...

    That looks like a real mess. All the sugars and other ingredients in that stuff will become a nightmare to deal with as it begins to deposit and build up in those hard to reach areas of the machine....
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    I have one of those horizontal saws from MSC. I...

    I have one of those horizontal saws from MSC. I bought it back when it was ENCO. It has been pretty reliable over the last 15 years. I have cut 7” solid round, 10” pipe, 1/4” key stock, and...
  22. I have one that just lost the shuttle. I have...

    I have one that just lost the shuttle. I have pushed it out into the yard for now, but not sure if there is much hope left for that poor old girl. Post some pictures if you can
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    The bolt gurus beat me to it on the many points...

    The bolt gurus beat me to it on the many points against this. That being said, putting it in the lathe and going after it with a boring bar will be hands down the quickest way for you to get it done.
  24. If it’s DC, simply reversing the polarity will...

    If it’s DC, simply reversing the polarity will reverse the motor. I think reversing the leads will also change direction of an AC motor
  25. I have the same machine with the original FANUC...

    I have the same machine with the original FANUC control. Most common tools are a good profiling/turning tool, a grooving/part-off tool, a couple boring bars of different length and diameter, and a...
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