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    Is your deflection in the spindle or do the gibs...

    Is your deflection in the spindle or do the gibs need to be tightened? .001" does sound like a lot to me, knowing how stiff these machines are. If your machine uses the same springs in the drawbar I...
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    How secure is your computer? After all, it is...

    How secure is your computer? After all, it is linked to the outside world since you are using Fusion. Do you use the same computer to browse the internet and get email? If so then I wouldn't worry...
  3. Male fertility has dropped 40-60% in the last...

    Male fertility has dropped 40-60% in the last 40-50 years, I forget the exact details. The only detail I remember is if it is extrapolated out it will be zero in 2045. Yeah, I know, you can't believe...
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    That would explain the fires.

    That would explain the fires.
  5. Earthquakes? How about above 9.0 due any time...

    Earthquakes? How about above 9.0 due any time now. Not by the ocean and don't forget the volcanoes.
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    Sorry to take so long, my current parts leave...

    Sorry to take so long, my current parts leave very little play time. On my machine, the solenoids are in the back behind a 12"ish wide piece of sheet metal that lifts up and out to remove. The...
  7. This one swaps tables in 3 seconds, how long do...

    This one swaps tables in 3 seconds, how long do the Midacos take?

    Oh, while changing tools and positioning.
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    Not when done right. The trick to using a dead...

    Not when done right. The trick to using a dead blow hammer to seat a part in a vise or fixture is to tap on it just hard enough to seat it, too hard and the part will bounce back up. With the right...
  9. A long time ago I had to do .126" +/-.0003 or so...

    A long time ago I had to do .126" +/-.0003 or so holes in .001" thick electroless nickel plated 1/4"ish thick 6061 parts. We made it so the holes were just undersize after plating and reamed with an...
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    Sticky/stuck solenoid valve? On my 2001 model it...

    Sticky/stuck solenoid valve? On my 2001 model it is the bottom of a stack of 4, and it used to be sticky too. This is the first place I would look at for this problem.
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    I have a 32" widescreen flat panel 1440 and have...

    I have a 32" widescreen flat panel 1440 and have no real complaints. No games but it does display videos just fine, and of course cad too. I would suggest going as big as you possibly can and go for...
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    Seriously!!! That's a complete change from what I...

    Seriously!!! That's a complete change from what I have experienced. I was able to get about 5 minutes of work done on a Yasnac post and that's it, around 5 years ago. Any more and I needed to find a...
  13. And it will give you a very trippy high!!! Door...

    And it will give you a very trippy high!!! Door jambs will jump out and hit you as you walk by them. A place I worked at used to buy it in 55 gallon drums.

    PS, referring to epoxies as all the same...
  14. Store super glue upright in the refrigerator....

    Store super glue upright in the refrigerator. Mine is around 13 years old and still works fine when I need it, I like Zap brand. Cyanoacrylate adhesives have their uses but toughness and durability...
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    I ran across this video today that shows the...

    I ran across this video today that shows the moment the hook broke.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1s79Uk10TA
  16. Anything over 120 is too dangerous for us...

    Anything over 120 is too dangerous for us Americans. I too have 3 phase running past my house, but buying and running a phase converter is way cheaper than getting it installed.

    Even just...
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    I've been using Fusion 360 since before you could...

    I've been using Fusion 360 since before you could pay for it. I design and make my own products, including up to 30 part assemblies without counting the fasteners, and have no complaints about it. If...
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    I have only burned brass once, which taught me...

    I have only burned brass once, which taught me not to do that again. It was slow and the wear on the graphite electrodes was far more than anything else I ever burned. As already said flushing is...
  19. The only issues I have had is if you want to hold...

    The only issues I have had is if you want to hold tenths and your fixture is 16" long you have to control shop and coolant temps. I rarely have had parts outlast my fixtures and I have never had them...
  20. Depending on how much adjustment you want you...

    Depending on how much adjustment you want you could use different width of stops.
  21. Here is a photo of one of my 4th axis fixtures....

    Here is a photo of one of my 4th axis fixtures. Right now it's all aluminum but if I end up making enough of the parts it holds I will replace the center stops with the one in the picture and make...
  22. I tend to design and build my own fixtures and...

    I tend to design and build my own fixtures and clamps so I have total freedom with the design. I will take and post a photo of the solution I am thinking of later. What is the cube size of your...
  23. Yeah, lots of ideas, I have a few jobs like this....

    Yeah, lots of ideas, I have a few jobs like this. The specific solutions depend on the parts and features you need to cut and the quantities needed, both per run and over the lifetime of the part....
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    My idea of "diversify" is solely in sources of...

    My idea of "diversify" is solely in sources of income, which is what really matters if you lose one or two of them. I used to make only one very specialized product line but my biggest customer was...
  25. To use my current fixtures I would have to, they...

    To use my current fixtures I would have to, they are all for a 14"x20" machine. Granted to best utilize this machine I should redesign all of my fixtures to use pneumatic clamping, but a lot of my...
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