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    Talk to your accountant, I'm told this number...

    Talk to your accountant,
    I'm told this number for a 1 to 10 man shop is around 200K per year and that at half a million you have certainly pushed the boundaries and that under 100 you are way inside...
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    Yea, the handy part of being human is owing a...

    Yea, the handy part of being human is owing a brain.
    There is also a thing called a shift lever.....
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    I can drop in a 40+ foot offshore with a truck no...

    I can drop in a 40+ foot offshore with a truck no problem in 5 minutes from start back to unload total and I think most can.
    I know horses, I think this would be a way bit harder with that 14,000...
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    You are going to change motors? Despite the frame...

    You are going to change motors? Despite the frame size problem isn't that step expensive?
    While a 10 will idle more than a 5 that is not a lot of it's time.
    In a light cut yes that idle is added so...
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    No but maybe computers and AGV designers can do...

    No but maybe computers and AGV designers can do it better than most people. Many fools wreck cars.

    But the cost of failure is very high. My neighbors husband had a old school cruise control stick...
  6. Clock, align, time, registration,... all the same...

    Clock, align, time, registration,... all the same type things.
    Some people you encounter may never have considered the concept but is it so super simple to explain.
    Some will have a word they like....
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    Maybe not snowing today where you live? Try this...

    Maybe not snowing today where you live? Try this ride in snowstorm and a construction zone with one side of I-75 closed where you have to cross over and all GPS simply fails :)
    Still, while nowhere...
  8. And find the right one which takes some...

    And find the right one which takes some experimentation. Blades will make a huge difference in how square you cut ends up even if your saw is very sloppy.
    The difference between held squareness...
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    Your thoughts on optical vs. mechanical checking...

    Your thoughts on optical vs. mechanical checking of threads?
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    And why not? Make that whoosh, whooshing sound...

    And why not?
    Make that whoosh, whooshing sound and sort of like sitting and watching a camp fire burn.
    I find a big track of these sort of sweet to watch and and sort of soothing to the soul but...
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    There is no stupid or any disrespect here as we...

    There is no stupid or any disrespect here as we all think things others may think elsewhere.
    I just asked. Do not take this as any sort of insult and I hope you do not view it as such.
    Sorry if I...
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    The first question I would ask myself is why do I...

    The first question I would ask myself is why do I want a screw machine.
    They do one thing well and that is make wheelbarrows or semi-trucks full of the same part very, very fast.
    For sure they are...
  13. Is it possible to build a 120 volt single phase...

    Is it possible to build a 120 volt single phase in and 440 volt 3 phase out VFD without the use of any transformer in a small HP.
    With my limited knowledge I'd assume a basic charge pump on the DC...
  14. Thing is is that I have no problem paying that...

    Thing is is that I have no problem paying that middle guy 10 to 20% or his/her markup in this or more.
    As a sales rep I would not handle any line for less. Base stock and unsold goods.That would we...
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    Would head tram matter? If you wanted the hole...

    Would head tram matter?
    If you wanted the hole or other plunge cut on 41 by 33.2 degrees and the head was tilted and nodded would it influence size of the hole?
    For sure in such case if you move...
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    Hard to say as mounted runout turns one tooth...

    Hard to say as mounted runout turns one tooth into a "proud" boring bar tip.
    As ground diameter will most always be below nominal. But you then chuck it with some off center, maybe microns, maybe...
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    People will always argue what is a passable part...

    People will always argue what is a passable part which is why we get more and more drawing rules to the point a normal human can't know or understand them all.

    It all works best when the engineer...
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    Yes indeed. It is crying and asking for help in...

    Yes indeed.
    It is crying and asking for help in the only way it knows how to and hoping the owner will answer.
    Bob
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    So many times that we should be dead or hurt...

    So many times that we should be dead or hurt badly.
    Maybe someone is looking out for you despite what you do, or maybe just lucky.
    Perhaps that someone is Lady Luck and her grace.
    Bob
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    Like I said motors are easy peasy, spindles are...

    Like I said motors are easy peasy, spindles are not.
    Spindles are sort of art work but sometimes it all works fine.
    You never know so as Milland says you may puck a few up in the learning process....
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    It does not sound funny it sounds shot. To me...

    It does not sound funny it sounds shot.
    To me the hand spin noise is way scarier than the running sound.
    Two options are run it until it dies and hope it does not ruin the bearing mount surfaces or...
  22. A RIP and maybe year overlay on a avatar? Gets...

    A RIP and maybe year overlay on a avatar?
    Gets the system out of fiddle farting with the auto-update on post counts, still holds the picture and legacy while letting others know.
    Bob
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    2 pieces and a cnc, yes I'd just put in a 1/8...

    2 pieces and a cnc, yes I'd just put in a 1/8 wide full nose vee-bottom or topnotch, post it in the CAM and go walk away doing other work while it does it's thing.
    You could code this by hand but...
  24. Even better on a machine in this weight range or...

    Even better on a machine in this weight range or plus a bit is two pallet jacks.
    Set the machine feet pads high or under them blocks so that the pallet jack goes in for the next move.
    You need two...
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    I give up and bow to your many decades of tool...

    I give up and bow to your many decades of tool design, experience and application.
    I just try out here on the fringe as a rookie and for sure do not know it all.
    After only 45 years of doing it...
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