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    That's a little confusing. Here's how I think...

    That's a little confusing. Here's how I think about it.

    There are two ways to program a toolpath. You can specify the center of spindle, or the edge of the part. Programming center of spindle, the...
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    Unless OP is doing a lot of sand blasting, a 15hp...

    Unless OP is doing a lot of sand blasting, a 15hp rotary seems like too much compressor for a garage shop. I'm running my shop on a 7.5hp and it makes more air than I need. A 15hp wouldn't even run...
  3. Shouldn't be hard to find a 3/4" shank ball mill....

    Shouldn't be hard to find a 3/4" shank ball mill.

    McMaster lists them.

    McMaster-Carr
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    What is the material that you have to run so slow?

    What is the material that you have to run so slow?
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    Even if your parts are so large that a used...

    Even if your parts are so large that a used tumbler was 6K, it would still pay for itself in short order compared to blasting them one at a time...

    You can find C&M 3FT^3 tumblers for a lot less...
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    The planners here have created an "Urban Growth...

    The planners here have created an "Urban Growth Boundary". Beyond which, the zoning prohibits most commercial activities. To prevent "urban sprawl" as they say. I think it's to keep the "farms and...
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    On my VMC's I always use IPM. On the lathe, it's...

    On my VMC's I always use IPM. On the lathe, it's IPR.

    Either one is fine, you just better know which one you are using...

    @OP- get your speeds and feeds better- for 250rpm you should feed at...
  8. Looks to me like the latter. With the exception...

    Looks to me like the latter. With the exception maybe of some 3D printing stuff.

    The list of exhibitors has no major MTB's that I can see. Lots of process stuff, not much in the way of machine...
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    Have you tried Crest? Marine Toe Rail &...

    Have you tried Crest?

    Marine Toe Rail & T-Track | Crest Aluminum Products Co, Inc
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    You can't just stuff a 10mm tap in an 8mm hole....

    You can't just stuff a 10mm tap in an 8mm hole. You have to drill first.

    You shouldn't do that anyway- you should helicoil it back to the original thread.
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    The certification they falsified was a process...

    The certification they falsified was a process (part of the heat treat} specification. It was not something that is going to show up in a lab test. The lab will tell you what you have, but it cannot...
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    What kind of profiles are you looking for? ...

    What kind of profiles are you looking for?

    Misumi stocks a bunch of standard profiles for doing frames and motion control type stuff.

    If you're looking for boat specific shapes like toerails...
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    Just practice. Bring your indicator down to just...

    Just practice. Bring your indicator down to just above the part, and sweep it around. Make your big adjustments. Then bring it down, do X first. Zero the dial on the first side, rotate 180 degrees...
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    If the leak is at the large bottle- either the...

    If the leak is at the large bottle- either the shutoff valve or the connection to the check valve, the small bottle would not see the pressure drop in the large bottle.
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    I assumed you had a floating holder by your...

    I assumed you had a floating holder by your feedrates. Yes, you can change the RPM in the program.

    The tension/extension holders vary. Some release, some don't. Releasing holders are designed that...
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    24 CFM will obviously be enough for a mini mill....

    24 CFM will obviously be enough for a mini mill.

    As to the rest- Dewalt, Porter Cable, Kobalt, Craftsman, etc are all cheap consumer grade compressors. Right at home in any garage.

    They will...
  17. ebay ad here: Faro 9ft EDGE Arm CMM w/ Laser...

    ebay ad here:

    Faro 9ft EDGE Arm CMM w/ Laser Scanner HD LLP 2015 V6 HARD CASE 3.9REV | eBay

    Seller does have 100% positive feedback on a large number of transactions, looks legit.
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    Well, you might start by putting F.050 in your...

    Well, you might start by putting F.050 in your G95 lines so your feedrate matches the tap's pitch.

    General practice to start the tapping cycle farther then .020" from the part, so your spindle has...
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    A new Gerstner would put any machinist "over the...

    A new Gerstner would put any machinist "over the moon". But one Gerstner would buy 5 Kennedy's, so there is that...

    We use our top boxes for measuring tools, which is why they have felt lined...
  20. CosmosK. I would be happy to be a CAT40...

    CosmosK. I would be happy to be a CAT40 volunteer. Also have BT40 and it would be great if it fits both.
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    My first look I thought is was an ONG keypad. I...

    My first look I thought is was an ONG keypad. I can make out the softkeys below the display.

    I zoomed the pic and see it's not a Fanuc ONG though, not sure what it is. Maybe an old Anilam or...
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    That's an old Fanuc 6M? I don't know what the...

    That's an old Fanuc 6M? I don't know what the other monitor is for.

    Assuming the control works, normal G code programming...

    edit: closer look, appears to have softkeys, so may be 10 or 11M.
    ...
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    I just hang them on a pegboard behind the machine.

    I just hang them on a pegboard behind the machine.
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    You should be asking your accountant these...

    You should be asking your accountant these questions.

    You will need to setup your insurances. Workman's comp, Unemployment, Commercial General Liability to start.
    You will need a Federal EIN for...
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    I have a copy of an old Anilam pdf that seems to...

    I have a copy of an old Anilam pdf that seems to be kind of a generic "Wizard" series manual. It has configuration and operations for mini,micro, and Wizard series.

    PM email addy if anyone wants...
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