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  1. Anyone have a shop in Melbourne Australia?

    I got a guy who wants some 30 pound stainless counterweights made for a large telescope. This scope is not a toy but on the professional level.

    I've been making this kind of thing since I retired...
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    As far as I know...THAT has not been their...

    As far as I know...THAT has not been their practice. Post the links...:skep:
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    Just one thing to note, cloud based systems in...

    Just one thing to note, cloud based systems in the defense industry has been a no no. They are very picky about how their information is handled and I have seen them not use companies/shops that used...
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    We used US Bank. They were the best I found for a...

    We used US Bank. They were the best I found for a fast and a good loan. Of course things could have changed over the years, but they were catering to machine shops and small businesses a short time...
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    Humm? Sounds like that company is on it's last...

    Humm? Sounds like that company is on it's last legs...or that the machine shop is not it's primary revenue.
  6. Thread: Project QT28

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    Coolcat drags it out longer than Russ...

    Coolcat drags it out longer than Russ...
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    Where in California are you? I gotta see this...

    Where in California are you? I gotta see this thing. I cannot believe it even works!

    I'm sorry for you OP and the owners. IMO - that company sold them a bill of goods.

    I got 5 bucks that says...
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    US Bank. They like machine shops.

    US Bank. They like machine shops.
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    I've been using a WD Easystore 4TB. A no brainer...

    I've been using a WD Easystore 4TB. A no brainer to use and automatic backup. If I was still in the office I would have two. Alternate each week just keep one at home or locked in the pickup. The 1TB...
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    Try Sentry Insurance also.

    Try Sentry Insurance also.
  11. I'm not sure how to answer. When I had a screw...

    I'm not sure how to answer. When I had a screw machine I ran Blaser lubricant VG46. if I recall correctly.
  12. "The end of the story"

    The final piece showed up last Monday around 5PM. It was suppose to be here early the Friday before. Shipped two day air on their dime. They STILL boxed it in a single cardboard box with paper...
  13. Thanks' all. I get tied up doing other things and...

    Thanks' all. I get tied up doing other things and pick the easy path for metals as said then get a bite in the ass. Thankfully, the customer is not in a big hurry and understanding! What a nice...
  14. Where for short pieces of SS 303 four inch and larger bar stock?

    Just went through a near month long hasle getting two 3 inch long slugs of 6" round 303. Where is the best place to buy at a decent price. Example:

    Mcmaster = about 270 bucks each shipped...
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    Not anymore:D Full of wine tasting and vineyards....

    Not anymore:D Full of wine tasting and vineyards. Lot's of wine snobs on occasion. :rolleyes5:
  16. Thread: Laser drill

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    There is a laser forum here try there. The...

    There is a laser forum here try there. The biggest problem may be beam size on regular machines. You might look into these guys and see how they are doing it.

    Small Hole Drilling | Potomac Laser
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    That sucks Tyrone...I wish you the best...sorry...

    That sucks Tyrone...I wish you the best...sorry for not checking in on you sooner. - Steve
  18. Unfortunatly, some collets may not tighten well...

    Unfortunatly, some collets may not tighten well enough if they are not made correctly. However, most of the time it's going to be the drill shank that is the problem as some have the size stamped on...
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    You might look into CO2 lasers. See if you can...

    You might look into CO2 lasers. See if you can find some hobbyist in NC who has one that can show you what they can do. There is also a forum on them. If you want more info/link PM me as it's more...
  20. I was just looking for some cheap 246 blocks and...

    I was just looking for some cheap 246 blocks and found this site on e bay.

    allindustrialtoolsupply | eBay

    :typing:
  21. Shars? Online Catalog...

    Shars?

    Online Catalog
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    Look at these: CNC Knee Mills | Kent...

    Look at these:

    CNC Knee Mills | Kent Industrial USA
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    Yes, they are somewhat over priced here. I was...

    Yes, they are somewhat over priced here. I was just using them as examples. Solid heavy cutting machines that will last your lifetime.
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    You want one of these. WHACHEON LATHE YAM...

    You want one of these.

    WHACHEON LATHE
    YAM LATHE (CADILLAC ENGINE LATHE)
    MORI SEIKI MS-850 LATHE

    Good to very good used would be in your price range.

    Examples:
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    You must have misheard him... Pull up the Mayo...

    You must have misheard him... Pull up the Mayo or Standford hospital web sites.
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