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  1. Most of what I machine would be in the "average"...

    Most of what I machine would be in the "average" zone.....1"diameter up to 8" diameter.
    The first job I had out of tech school was making replacement parts for steel mills. The "small" parts were...
  2. Blue collar vs white collar..... A person'...

    Blue collar vs white collar.....
    A person' opinion only matters to me if I respect it. If someone feels the need to point out the differences as one being superior to the other(either direction) I...
  3. I dont get alot of aluminum. If price was no...

    I dont get alot of aluminum.
    If price was no factor....I would go with Guhring 3 flute coolant through drills.
    They have worked great in milling applications. I have never tried them in a lathe.
  4. I suppose the rules could be changed to say...

    I suppose the rules could be changed to say something like...." When someone is trying something new to them but elementary to you....dont be a dick...."
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    We bought some cheap holders........in a...

    We bought some cheap holders........in a nutshell.....they will post runout numbers in their ads that they dont actually achieve. We also found some that the dimensions of the taper was not ground...
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    I LIKE to add M01 after every tool change as a...

    I LIKE to add M01 after every tool change as a convenience. As others have said it is handy when proving a program and it works nice after running a tool that is finishing a particularly tight...
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    I think when we are creating models, programs,...

    I think when we are creating models, programs, fixtures etc. some ppl get off on doing things in a manner that is technically correct (often times there is more than one way that is correct) but not...
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    I prefer limit tolerance. I dislike -,- 0r +,+...

    I prefer limit tolerance. I dislike -,- 0r +,+ tolerances.

    I program from models quite a bit. I always check a few key dimensions. It drives me nuts when the model isnt made to mean dims. Call out...
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    Are you sure it did it on its own? Experienced a...

    Are you sure it did it on its own?
    Experienced a Heidenhain control doing a similar thing. Except I eventually found out it was a bored 3rd shift operator playing with magic that he didnt understand...
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    Nothing wrong with transitioning into a...

    Nothing wrong with transitioning into a management role. Keep up on current practices as best you can via trade shows and such. The potential benefits to taking a good machinist off the floor depends...
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    I see a few applications for it. I wouldnt want...

    I see a few applications for it. I wouldnt want to pay to fill an entire magazine. But I might want one around when trying to optimize a specific toolpath or when testing different tools. I...
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    My brother in law is a conspiracy guy. Dont get...

    My brother in law is a conspiracy guy. Dont get me wrong....conspiracies happen....just probably not to the extent that he and some others believe. Typically it would take too many people staying...
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    Company I work for bought a few of the "budget"...

    Company I work for bought a few of the "budget" quality of calipers. They worked fine...for a bit. Then they basically fell apart. Even when new they had that "squishy" indecisive feel about them. In...
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    How is your medical insurance? Life insurance?...

    How is your medical insurance?
    Life insurance?
    Auto insurance for whoever hits it on the road.

    Doubt you will get the 2 forklifts rented for $500
    Not saying this couldnt be done by a...
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    G-coder05 took the words right out of my...

    G-coder05 took the words right out of my head....you are over thinking it..
    I assume the machine was purchased intending to cut steel, aluminum, etc....
    Not exactly a dainty thing. Run it, dont...
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    Assuming what you said is factual. What you...

    Assuming what you said is factual.
    What you described are some of the things that make some employees more valuable than other employees. Let him own his own screw ups, you do likewise and don't...
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    One more Sign of California self-destructing. I...

    One more Sign of California self-destructing.
    I just hope they all stay there.
    Biggest problem with California.....Californians
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    I wonder how many of us here learned this and/or...

    I wonder how many of us here learned this and/or similar safety related no-no's by almost having a trip to the E.R.
    Been machining for about 32 years now and I can definitely think of a few times I...
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    I have seen both ends of this. Shops where guys...

    I have seen both ends of this.
    Shops where guys are half assing things because they dont want to get off the chair. I have also seen shops that benefit from having guys able to sit and deburr,...
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    Did this many times with My former father in law....

    Did this many times with My former father in law. Surprising how much 2 guys can move with the right amount of leverage. Often times (depending on weight) we did use three 1" diameter pipe and...
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    Maybe it would help pay off the 2% they should be...

    Maybe it would help pay off the 2% they should be paying toward NATO ? lol
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    Detailed meetings help. Lay out what success...

    Detailed meetings help.
    Lay out what success will look like. This will help avoid the "never ending" project.
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    Beyond all the issues this brings up. I find...

    Beyond all the issues this brings up. I find myself asking the same questions....Would giving more money to government (taxes) improve anything? I understand I am ignoring many issues raised......I...
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    We have a "No Cameras / Pictures" policy. Not...

    We have a "No Cameras / Pictures" policy. Not sure what I would think of an applicant bringing me pictures of someone elses products, equipment or shop.....but I dont think I would like it.
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    I am not certain....but I believe the school will...

    I am not certain....but I believe the school will have something in place.
    I think you need to ask some questions and get some answers. Alot of speculation at this point.
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