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    I would max it out.

    I would max it out.
  2. My wife would say I am a master of the dutch of...

    My wife would say I am a master of the dutch of oven...:willy_nilly:
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    Reminds me of a customer, who wanted to build a...

    Reminds me of a customer, who wanted to build a perpetual motion machine that would swim through space... Guy paid 50%down/50%COD.
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    I agree. I could watch those auto bending videos...

    I agree. I could watch those auto bending videos all day.
  5. What kind of insert are you using? Do you have a...

    What kind of insert are you using? Do you have a VNMG to rough and finish with to keep the tool pressure down? I would also go no larger than an .008" nose radius. You'll most likely have to polish...
  6. Is that why you're asking for a 3rd party spindle...

    Is that why you're asking for a 3rd party spindle repair company? Did you have an issue with one of your programs?

    3rd party spindle repair
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    edited!!! Sorry math my was wrong. Your...

    edited!!! Sorry math my was wrong.

    Your concern about when hospitals fill up is legit.

    2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates | CDC

    Coronavirus Update (Live): 130,307...
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    I use drill mills if I need it to be deep,...

    I use drill mills if I need it to be deep, otherwise just a 1/16" bem .005" deep at max. Max spindle speed with about an .0008"-.001"ipt. I plunge at 3-10ipm depending on material and rpm from a .01"...
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    Switch to some anchor lube or squirt some oil in...

    Switch to some anchor lube or squirt some oil in the hole before tapping.
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    If the hole is shallow enough, I'd hang the plate...

    If the hole is shallow enough, I'd hang the plate off the side of the table in the VMC. Otherwise an angle plate on the drill press.
  11. Thread: Cut out oblong

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    Bust out the angle grinder.

    Bust out the angle grinder.
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    Other than the form taps, and the tap needing to...

    Other than the form taps, and the tap needing to be straight, I would disagree with this.

    Good sharp 135° split point drills and oil(to avoid work hardening) along with form taps and some...
  13. Usually when the customer says the price was...

    Usually when the customer says the price was good, your price was REALLY good.

    Most places have to send out for HT and plating, so don't let that keep you from quoting. You just have to keep an...
  14. Did you even click on the links? Reading is your...

    Did you even click on the links? Reading is your friend. It specifically states live births...
  15. I third it. On another note. I think your...

    I third it.

    On another note. I think your haircut looks pretty good.278480
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    I always give some explanation. The amount of...

    I always give some explanation. The amount of info depends on the customer and their knowledge. I have a few customers that I can tell we can't make something because of x,y,z but if we change it to...
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    I believe that is a Crawford style collet.

    I believe that is a Crawford style collet.
  18. McMaster does do terms. They also offer a small...

    McMaster does do terms. They also offer a small discount for quick pay.
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    KY is a good idea. Just make sure it's the water...

    KY is a good idea. Just make sure it's the water soluble kind.
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    I would do it as an open profile. Select the two...

    I would do it as an open profile. Select the two bottom edges and the bottom inside radius(so 3 segments). Do not select the od segment.

    If you wanted to do a cam supported roughing op, make it...
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    You will be fine with a VF4. We do a casting 15"...

    You will be fine with a VF4. We do a casting 15" tall and go in 8" deep on our VF4. Haas has a setting that allows the table to move to a predetermined position before tool changes. We have to do...
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    I'm with Rick on the sub plate. Do you have TSC...

    I'm with Rick on the sub plate. Do you have TSC for the drill? If not, then I would interpolate them.
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    Ahh, you're one of those guys. Should've known...

    Ahh, you're one of those guys. Should've known the FIB was a beer snob. :stirthepot:
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    I have not noticed it compromising accuracy. But...

    I have not noticed it compromising accuracy. But then again if hole location is critical, I am using a carbide drill/interpolating/boring for location.
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    I'd just ring up the customer or shoot them an...

    I'd just ring up the customer or shoot them an email and move on to the next part while waiting for a response.
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