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  1. forum bug? cookie notice cannot be dismissed on iphone safari

    The crooked cell phone providers, Apple, and Samsung have recently been pushing major “updates” to the smart phones.

    Well what do you know, a big percentage of these updated phones now no longer...
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    MAZAK QT8 T Plus Help!!!!

    The T-Plus control has the MDS drives, so no FR-SF spindle drive.

    It is possibly your 24v power supply (sometimes two)--- a little black box that takes 100v ac and converts it into 24v dc. This...
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    I would definitely go with a high-strength pull...

    I would definitely go with a high-strength pull stud of whatever brand for a 30-taper machine.

    And as far as the ultimate strength goes --- from a machining standpoint, a pull stud that has been...
  4. A 20hp rotary converter will run a little QT8...

    A 20hp rotary converter will run a little QT8 just fine. You may have to slow the spindle accel/decel rate a tad, but that's easy to do, and actually increases the life of your spindle drive.
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    Ox is right, seldom is a full 4th needed or used...

    Ox is right, seldom is a full 4th needed or used on a horizontal.

    Ox also mentioned rigidity, which can be a factor between a 1-degree machine versus full 4th. The 1-degree machine will most...
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    The thing about CNC rates is that it largely...

    The thing about CNC rates is that it largely depends on the industries you are serving.

    The shops that do aerospace, defense, and medical work live in a bit of utopia, in that the competition is...
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    So, I’m happy to report the newly rebuilt QT28...

    So, I’m happy to report the newly rebuilt QT28 lathe is running like a dream. The new spindle bearings are nice and quiet, show less than a tenth runout, and are imparting smooth surface finishes on...
  8. A fundamental difference between an S-corporation...

    A fundamental difference between an S-corporation versus an LLC Is how the owners can distribute profits.

    For an S-corp, your percentage of ownership is exactly the percentage of profit/loss that...
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    Different people can have different reactions to...

    Different people can have different reactions to anything that goes in the body.

    Because a statistcally insignificant part of the popluation that gets a flu shot develops a dangerous reaction to...
  10. John Saunders (NYCCNC) must be doing something...

    John Saunders (NYCCNC) must be doing something well....he has a shop full of new or nearly-new equipment, and seems to be adding more machines all the time!

    Yet in his videos, I never see enough...
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    For the good engineering schools, a 2.9 GPA is...

    For the good engineering schools, a 2.9 GPA is nothing to sneeze at. After all, it's almost a 3.0 (all B's), and the average engineering GPA is probably not even 2.5, so you are definitely above...
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    California Power Outages

    Long term, California manufacturing is doomed.

    Manufacturing technology is easily transferred. And due to the profit motive of corporations, eventually much of Califronia's manufacturing will be...
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    A little spline gloat: ...

    A little spline gloat:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191010/0442aeff0e4ae4f0ccb536053c56eed1.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191010/125b8cddf87f14982a6df897f1ce580f.jpg

    Not bad...
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    Yes, the power supply is the most-common failure...

    Yes, the power supply is the most-common failure point of the T/M-Plus NC control unit.

    Check Ebay for good prices on a spare....
  15. I think newer-generation Haas control’s have the...

    I think newer-generation Haas control’s have the “handwheel through the program” feature...?
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    The turret’s hydraulic cylinder may have a split...

    The turret’s hydraulic cylinder may have a split or torn o-ring.

    Or, your curvic-coupling could be worn out?

    Time to pull the tool plate, see what’s going on in there.
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    Tesla and EV cars - update and thoughts

    I realize styling is a personal preference, but I for one think the Tesla’s are butt ugly.

    The new Tesla 3 looks like the “jelly bean” Ford Taurus of the 1990’s....and has a bland interior to...
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    Ox,

    The QT28 indexes 16 stations per revolution, all the time.

    The 8 “even-numbered” stations are normally empty — as they are between the standard 8 “odd-numbered” stations.

    To utilize the...
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    So I set out to make a bar puller for the QT28, similar to a couple I’ve made before.

    I wanted to take advantage of the 16-index turret by bolting the bar puller to one of the otherwise-unused...
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    Tesla and EV cars - update and thoughts

    VFD’s are not rocket science (at least to the people and companies making them.)

    So if Tesla currently has an advantage in VFD technology, it’s a fairly simple matter for the competition to...
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    Do U Allow Chairs in your CNC shop?

    The Cathouse has always had stools at the machines.

    Not just for my guys, but for me! As my feet and legs don’t like standing on concrete all day.

    It’s not that big of a deal to make sure your...
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    Allied spade drills are my favorite metalcutting...

    Allied spade drills are my favorite metalcutting tools of all time!

    Very forgiving, reliable, affordable, smooth straight holes...what’s not to love?

    ToolCat
  23. Last year I got back into playing golf. And man,...

    Last year I got back into playing golf. And man, what a hard game it is! But, that's what makes it so damn fun.

    When I'm out there with a couple of my buddies, sipping on some cold Coors Light...
  24. Don’t forget, the split-style toolholder bushings...

    Don’t forget, the split-style toolholder bushings can give your tool a bit more dampening and rigidity...
  25. Sqt10ms loses power to monitor and control board

    Those keyboard power supplies are known to fail on the T32/M32 controls.

    They are a standard design power supply made by many manufacturers - with those of that size having similar voltage output...
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