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    I thought the apprentice was supposed to take all...

    I thought the apprentice was supposed to take all the Fitbits and run around the shop all day?
  2. Aaron, get back in your lane.

    Aaron, get back in your lane.
  3. I have my father to thank for my vocabulary. ...

    I have my father to thank for my vocabulary. Sometimes there is a word with the precise meaning you mean to convey. To me, it's like when the ten-thousandths line on the micrometer lines up EXACTLY.
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    I'm not following the connection to my comment?

    I'm not following the connection to my comment?
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    Don't discount Fusion because of the cost. The...

    Don't discount Fusion because of the cost. The mission drives the gear train, and F360 will do everything you need and more, and the support base on the internet for a novice is fantastic.

    I do...
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    In my (albeit limited) experience, Hurcos are...

    In my (albeit limited) experience, Hurcos are TERRIBLE for chip management. After cleaning out my conveyor Friday and looking at your pictures... I'm afraid I'll have to pull the covers when I...
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    I'll post some pictures soon, but I put a larger...

    I'll post some pictures soon, but I put a larger Grundfos in this thing and...

    PROBLEMS! LOL

    The coolant is a Cimcool product - 1070, I think? I'm a Qualichem 250/251 fanboy so I will be...
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    When I was looking into this, everything I found...

    When I was looking into this, everything I found indicated that the 0i-Mate MB can ONLY index on a 4th axis.
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    Hoosier Pattern uses ExOne printers and can help...

    Hoosier Pattern uses ExOne printers and can help you engineer your tooling from your design.
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    Seco Turbo Mills with wiper inserts. Start with...

    Seco Turbo Mills with wiper inserts. Start with one wiper and move up as necessary to get the finish you need.
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    As someone who has worked in the highest levels...

    As someone who has worked in the highest levels of quality control you can have the best system in the world and someone who doesn't give a shit cannot be helped by it.

    Setup sheets, SOPs, batch...
  12. While I think the Lang stuff is the best on the...

    While I think the Lang stuff is the best on the market for what it does (hold ridiculous parts for heavy machining on only 3mm) it is not a panacea. Another consideration I haven't seen mentioned is...
  13. One of Frank's 3" gauge length face mill holders...

    One of Frank's 3" gauge length face mill holders with a Seco Turbo will get you to 4" with a ~38mm shank diameter. He'd probably make you a custom with a larger diameter if you asked.

    CAT40...
  14. The first post wins it. Wave is cheap and SUPER...

    The first post wins it. Wave is cheap and SUPER easy. Links to your bank accounts and keeps track of invoices really well. It will also do things like remind you when invoices are past due via...
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    The video I mentioned was milling; I forgot this...

    The video I mentioned was milling; I forgot this thread was asking about turning since it was in the OP but not the title.
  16. I think we paid around $4-5k for the stamper. ...

    I think we paid around $4-5k for the stamper. They sell a baseplate and second unit if you want to stamp across two vises, but Eric (he is the man, BTW) gave us a tip on how to do it easily on one...
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    So Hurco just posted something on Instagram about...

    So Hurco just posted something on Instagram about this - running a ceramic cutter in Rene 41 to drop cycle time from 6 hours to 6 minutes.

    NTK Cutting Tools supplied the tool.
  18. As long as you can empty the chip pan you're...

    As long as you can empty the chip pan you're good. Keep in mind with a Speedio this is something you have to do a lot! LOL
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    Yeah I've done a bit of this locally and I'm only...

    Yeah I've done a bit of this locally and I'm only interested if I can get on site and either see the setup and train the operator, or if the guy is super squared away.

    It scares me to think of...
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    A little late to this party, but bottom line is...

    A little late to this party, but bottom line is if you are making more than a dozen sets or so, casting is going to be much cheaper than even the quickest deposition rate 3D printing (like EBAM).
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    Free shipping over $50 I think (I've never paid...

    Free shipping over $50 I think (I've never paid for it, always comes FedEx and well packaged). Usually three days from order to my doorstep.

    Beats the hell out of unloading 12' sticks of 8"x2"...
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    Well one of these that took shipping damage just...

    Well one of these that took shipping damage just came up for sale locally with a working controller. So looks like I am going to buy the machine plus the spare controller and I should be good to go...
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    Top of my head about 0.454Kg.

    Top of my head about 0.454Kg.
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    Yup uncheck the "live tool" box, which I *really*...

    Yup uncheck the "live tool" box, which I *really* wish wasn't always on by default when you create a new tool.
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    Yes, these are going to be secured loans with the...

    Yes, these are going to be secured loans with the machine being the collateral.

    I was told I would have up to around $150k to work with using a personal guarantee as a startup. If you have a...
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