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  1. There certainly is a time and place to fire...

    There certainly is a time and place to fire someone rather than demote them. But sometimes that policy can also hold people back from taking chances.
    I have worked with people who achieve a...
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    I have not used that exact insert, but it appears...

    I have not used that exact insert, but it appears to be a full form topping insert. The diameter should be turned slightly oversize and the insert ends up finishing your major diameter at .495" or...
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    I was thinking similar...... Its kinda like...

    I was thinking similar......
    Its kinda like buying "fresh" shrimp from the back of a truck in the middle of the U.S......It may be cheap....but there is no customer service when you are on the pot...
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    Been a while since i have programmed in...

    Been a while since i have programmed in Mazatrol.....
    First thing i see is your Angle should be 60 (I believe, referring to the angle of the thread ) and I do not know what the CHFR 2 refers...
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    You nailed it. Sorry it took me a bit to...

    You nailed it.
    Sorry it took me a bit to respond.
    Right after I posted this thread I also emailed Sunnen and they had a tech guy call me back the next day. He said there is a tool made for that...
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    I didnt describe it well enough. When you...

    I didnt describe it well enough.
    When you tighten the screw on the end it pushes a split sleeve further onto a solid tapered mandrel. What i need to do is loosen the screw and convince the split...
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    Expandable mandrel hone

    Working on something I have dealt very little with. Shop I am working ion uses a Diamond Sunnen hone that is mounted on an expandable mandrel to finish a tight tolerance bore in a production setting....
  8. I do not use Mastercam. But maybe this is...

    I do not use Mastercam. But maybe this is similar. In Gibbs I would have an option of where to start and end that profile cut. Typically ppl start a profile cut off the part and then often times they...
  9. Had the same exact problem on a JD LX 188. I...

    Had the same exact problem on a JD LX 188.
    I ended up breaking the bead with tire still on tractor and installing a tube. It was a bitch because of leaving the tire on the rider....but as you said...
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    We went from hardmilling with air blast directed...

    We went from hardmilling with air blast directed with nozzles to an MQL system about 3-5 years ago. It did help tool life marginally. It also made it seem like the inside of the machine was lined...
  11. Thank you for reminding me why I have mostly left...

    Thank you for reminding me why I have mostly left this site
  12. Most of what I machine would be in the "average"...

    Most of what I machine would be in the "average" zone.....1"diameter up to 8" diameter.
    The first job I had out of tech school was making replacement parts for steel mills. The "small" parts were...
  13. Blue collar vs white collar..... A person'...

    Blue collar vs white collar.....
    A person' opinion only matters to me if I respect it. If someone feels the need to point out the differences as one being superior to the other(either direction) I...
  14. I dont get alot of aluminum. If price was no...

    I dont get alot of aluminum.
    If price was no factor....I would go with Guhring 3 flute coolant through drills.
    They have worked great in milling applications. I have never tried them in a lathe.
  15. I suppose the rules could be changed to say...

    I suppose the rules could be changed to say something like...." When someone is trying something new to them but elementary to you....dont be a dick...."
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    We bought some cheap holders........in a...

    We bought some cheap holders........in a nutshell.....they will post runout numbers in their ads that they dont actually achieve. We also found some that the dimensions of the taper was not ground...
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    I LIKE to add M01 after every tool change as a...

    I LIKE to add M01 after every tool change as a convenience. As others have said it is handy when proving a program and it works nice after running a tool that is finishing a particularly tight...
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    I think when we are creating models, programs,...

    I think when we are creating models, programs, fixtures etc. some ppl get off on doing things in a manner that is technically correct (often times there is more than one way that is correct) but not...
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    I prefer limit tolerance. I dislike -,- 0r +,+...

    I prefer limit tolerance. I dislike -,- 0r +,+ tolerances.

    I program from models quite a bit. I always check a few key dimensions. It drives me nuts when the model isnt made to mean dims. Call out...
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    Are you sure it did it on its own? Experienced a...

    Are you sure it did it on its own?
    Experienced a Heidenhain control doing a similar thing. Except I eventually found out it was a bored 3rd shift operator playing with magic that he didnt understand...
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    Nothing wrong with transitioning into a...

    Nothing wrong with transitioning into a management role. Keep up on current practices as best you can via trade shows and such. The potential benefits to taking a good machinist off the floor depends...
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    I see a few applications for it. I wouldnt want...

    I see a few applications for it. I wouldnt want to pay to fill an entire magazine. But I might want one around when trying to optimize a specific toolpath or when testing different tools. I...
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    My brother in law is a conspiracy guy. Dont get...

    My brother in law is a conspiracy guy. Dont get me wrong....conspiracies happen....just probably not to the extent that he and some others believe. Typically it would take too many people staying...
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    Company I work for bought a few of the "budget"...

    Company I work for bought a few of the "budget" quality of calipers. They worked fine...for a bit. Then they basically fell apart. Even when new they had that "squishy" indecisive feel about them. In...
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    How is your medical insurance? Life insurance?...

    How is your medical insurance?
    Life insurance?
    Auto insurance for whoever hits it on the road.

    Doubt you will get the 2 forklifts rented for $500
    Not saying this couldnt be done by a...
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