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    Unless you need to interpolate a hole that's...

    Unless you need to interpolate a hole that's round or pulling the table and saddle to replace the turcite isn't on your top 10 list of favorite things.

    You can make money with a Fadal, but you can...
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    No, he says he wants to replace working on cars...

    No, he says he wants to replace working on cars with job shop CNC work.
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    If I hadn't bought a real VMC early on I never...

    If I hadn't bought a real VMC early on I never would have made it. My first CNC was a 6000 lb knee mill. It was not workable for making money.

    There's reasons why certain machines are a given size...
  4. I couldn't count how many times I have done stuff...

    I couldn't count how many times I have done stuff like this and even much worse with a hand drill and a guide I machined up. That's why I mentioned it above. It works. and much easier than wrestling...
  5. It's far more complex than that. Mass...

    It's far more complex than that.

    Mass producing parts means you need to store and distribute lots of inventory. That has a huge cost. Tons of waste and inefficiency. I think there's a balance that...
  6. California requires all semi trucks must have an...

    California requires all semi trucks must have an engine that meets 2005 emissions standards to be registered in the state. Trucks that don't meet 2005 standards cannot be registered in California. In...
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    I believe Haas's claimed 30 HP is actually 300%...

    I believe Haas's claimed 30 HP is actually 300% of the 30 minute rating of the spindle motor and drive they use. The actual continuous rating is more like 7.5HP.

    The 5/7.5KW Fanuc motors used in...
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    Not my engine. I know there's like $12k in the...

    Not my engine. I know there's like $12k in the engine from the carb to the pan. Built in a dirty shop with a Harbor Freight torque wrench. I was pessimistic it was going to be a turd in the racing...
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    That's what Haas ran up until about 2010. His...

    That's what Haas ran up until about 2010.

    His Hitachi probably has a Fanuc 5KW/7.5KW spindle motor. That's the same thing as 30 Haaspower.
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    Modern EFI tuning is way beyond carb level...

    Modern EFI tuning is way beyond carb level capabilities.

    You can make the same power with a carb, but EFI can do things carbs never dreamed of.

    Port injection with full timing control is much...
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    It's a VMC. It depends on the machine. An...

    It's a VMC.

    It depends on the machine. An early 80's Hitachi Seiki weighing 10k lbs with a 40 taper spindle is on the lighter end of the scale as VMC's go. If it's in fair shape as far as spindle...
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    Dan Lewis is a Schyster shitbag, but he's not...

    Dan Lewis is a Schyster shitbag, but he's not breaking the rules.

    He can bid on his own stuff and so can Pahl. That's how online bidding works. They all do it on all the platforms.

    I looked at...
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    Hey Mark, I won and paid for lot 29- The lot of...

    Hey Mark, I won and paid for lot 29- The lot of Devlieg insert heads. I'm sure you're busy, but when you get a chance I'd like to get shipping figured out.
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    You are very wrong about that. The auctioneers...

    You are very wrong about that.

    The auctioneers handful of shill bidders are watching all the lots as they close. They have to prioritize and they will not double down on a lot with a bidder...
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    Your first auction eh! Congratulations! ...

    Your first auction eh! Congratulations!

    There's reasons why you wait to the end and bid in minimum increments. The biggest of the reasons is to minimize the opportunity for the auctioneer to enter...
  16. Same stats show the imports are almost the same,...

    Same stats show the imports are almost the same, but the exports are down over 40% and empty containers in storage is up 28%.

    There are numerous news stories about containers stacking up and lots...
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    How do you do custom automotive work and lack...

    How do you do custom automotive work and lack room for a real VMC? Vehicles take up much more more room than a real machining center.
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    I'd go $80 shipped. They'd probably fit in a...

    I'd go $80 shipped. They'd probably fit in a board game box if it was reinforced a little and taped well.
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    I bought the same screen for a 10M and it works...

    I bought the same screen for a 10M and it works OK, the colors are a bit off, but I only paid $100 delivered for it so I'm not complaining.

    Looks like you got a dud LCD to me.
  20. That makes good sense. I bought decent used...

    That makes good sense. I bought decent used machines over the past 16 years and built my shop a little bigger than what I needed for my primary CNC stuff. I've got room for a few bigger machines, a 5...
  21. You can believe that a political figure head has...

    You can believe that a political figure head has caused problems for you if you want. I don't believe that has much weight on our current state of things.

    I don't believe times are great nor or...
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    For some reason this product popped into my head...

    For some reason this product popped into my head today.

    A strategy I have used when I come up with an idea for a low $ simple product is to bundle it.

    For example, sell the cover, hitch pin and...
  23. Cutting my time with my family at the pumpkin...

    Cutting my time with my family at the pumpkin patch short to make a shaft for a $10m project that keeps 9 guys from being unemployed was worth $300/hr to me and them.
  24. I don't believe this has much to do with planned...

    I don't believe this has much to do with planned obsolescence or the way many things are built to be disposable.

    I'm talking HBM and larger lathe work. Welding heavy things. You know, the stuff...
  25. Machine a guide with a drill bushing and use a...

    Machine a guide with a drill bushing and use a hand drill. I'd have a few nice quality new cobalt center cutting drill bits on hand.
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