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    I'm not used to seeing a belt drive for 1...

    I'm not used to seeing a belt drive for 1 machine, is this common? The belt drives I've seen (pictures and museums) are for numerous machines.
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    Any pictures?

    Any pictures?
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    Spent my whole life in machine shops. The work is...

    Spent my whole life in machine shops. The work is easy. Dealing with the personalities, not so. Lost count of the co-workers who I ended up not talking to...
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    Luv that heavy metal!

    Luv that heavy metal!
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    Nice work! Big parts, not too complicated. Me...

    Nice work! Big parts, not too complicated. Me like!
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    helicopter trannies: 264722264723264724264725

    helicopter trannies:
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    Some aircraft parts:264715264717264718264720

    Some aircraft parts:264715264717264718264720
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    So why is there no demand for jig borer's these...

    So why is there no demand for jig borer's these days? Where is specialized tooling being built now? I remember making lots of tooling plates (to hold down parts on NC machines) on DeVliegs back in...
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    US Army Machine Shop

    From YouTube:

    YouTube
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    Is that first picture a VTL of some sort? Can...

    Is that first picture a VTL of some sort?
    Can someone explain that machine?
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    Nice website! Looks like interesting work.

    Nice website!
    Looks like interesting work.
  12. He could show you but then he'd have to kill you!...

    He could show you but then he'd have to kill you! Top secret and all...
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    What are you looking for in this machine? A...

    What are you looking for in this machine? A usable hobby machine? A restoration project? Even if this machine was in good usable condition it's somewhat limited.
  14. Take the time to make and thread a check plug.

    Take the time to make and thread a check plug.
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    Yep. Wish I had a dollar for every junk filled...

    Yep. Wish I had a dollar for every junk filled machine shop I've walked into. machine shop owner = hoarder
  16. YES, but layoffs do occur when manufacturing is...

    YES, but layoffs do occur when manufacturing is down. But so many people have left the trade and companies do very little in house training now. Good people always in demand.
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    Contract NC programmers who know Catia are...

    Contract NC programmers who know Catia are presently making $50-$60 an hour in aerospace work. The most I ever made was $75 an hour. All jobs pay time and a half for overtime. Easy to make over...
  18. By all means take the city 16 week classes. That...

    By all means take the city 16 week classes. That should be enough to get an entry level position, especially if you're willing to move to wherever to whoever offers you a job. Starting pay won't be...
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    Are you willing to move to advance your career?...

    Are you willing to move to advance your career? I'll use myself as an example. I started my machinist career in Texas working in job shops, mostly oil field stuff. Got interested in aerospace work so...
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    It was made for the masses, not machine shop...

    It was made for the masses, not machine shop people.
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    History Of Machine Tools - history vidio

    History of Machine Tools - YouTube
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    Old training film on VTL's

    All you old VTL guys will enjoy this. I know I did:

    Machine Shop Work: Vertical Boring Mill #1: Turret Lathe 1941 US Office of Education - YouTube
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    In the big aerospace tool shops I grew up in: ...

    In the big aerospace tool shops I grew up in:

    Tool designers working with manufacturing engineers designed the tooling necessary to make aircraft parts. Usually in my case nc holding fixtures and...
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    I didn't serve a formal apprenticeship but after...

    I didn't serve a formal apprenticeship but after about 5 years in the trade always made top money. But only because I was single and willing to move out of town and out of state for higher paying...
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    Are you a hobby shop or a for profit business? If...

    Are you a hobby shop or a for profit business? If the former if you want it go get it, if the ladder if you don't need it why would you waste time and money to get it?
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