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    In 1987 I had started a shop in the basement of...

    In 1987 I had started a shop in the basement of my parents home. I was busy right from the start with small close tolerance turning work and my Logan was not getting it done. I had bought some...
  2. Poll: I have only been doing this for thirty...

    I have only been doing this for thirty years...Please explain the difference between wear Comp and D Comp. I have HAAS machines and Master Cam, I use D Comp for tight bores and sizes then program...
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    Sorry about you friend Ive been there and it's...

    Sorry about you friend Ive been there and it's never easy. All my best to you and your family at this difficult time. Faith will carry you all through this and the remainder of this strange and...
  4. Nice post above, good advice and that's what this...

    Nice post above, good advice and that's what this place is all about.

    If it was me I would be on the phone with these guys on Monday. At the very least you will have a good idea what it takes to...
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    Contact Methods machine tools in Sudbury Ma....

    Contact Methods machine tools in Sudbury Ma. (978) 443-5388 I'm pretty sure they sold every one of these machines in the US until some time in the late 90's
    They are always helpful and quick to...
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    I was born and raised on #3 and #5 W/S Turret...

    I was born and raised on #3 and #5 W/S Turret Lathes.

    I was 11 years old pumping out parts like a pro after the first summer was done. My uncle told me that he hated seeing me heading back to...
  7. About 10 years ago I picked up a used Brown and...

    About 10 years ago I picked up a used Brown and Sharp Microval from the late 90's I got it from a customer for $7 grand and was able to do work in exchange for it. The machine has QC,5000 software...
  8. I am not a sheet metal shop and can't offer any...

    I am not a sheet metal shop and can't offer any help manufacturing your product.

    I wanted to congratulate you on what looks like a great idea and fantastic product. I think you will get a lot of...
  9. Thread: Late penalty

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    Man I would be broke :) What percentage of...

    Man I would be broke :)

    What percentage of your sales is this customer ? Do his parts fit your shop well ? Do you like the work ? Are you on time with them ?

    If he is COD and has remained on...
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    Hi Z00b, Welcome Many of us have started off...

    Hi Z00b, Welcome

    Many of us have started off with one machine and we all had the same crazy dream. This is your dream so follow it with care and passion, care first. I started with my total...
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    I respect this and felt the same but I felt...

    I respect this and felt the same but I felt uncertain about things and wanted to apply and make sure I could keep my guys working as long as possible. We had a rough last half of 2019 and I am still...
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    That seems strange. The first thing I would do is...

    That seems strange. The first thing I would do is check my tool call code that it's calling the tool up with the proper offset. Then I would rule out the machine by giving the tool offset and absurd...
  13. I don't know what's going to happen around here...

    I don't know what's going to happen around here but I'm going to work period... We have several active orders in process for the D.O.D. and they can't ever be late.

    "I'll give you my car keys and...
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    The Mayor of Boston just put a few thousand...

    The Mayor of Boston just put a few thousand construction workers off the job, My brother being one of them. I need to stop writing now before I cross the line of no return. I'm tired of these fools...
  15. My Wife's supervisor is home sick with symptoms....

    My Wife's supervisor is home sick with symptoms. My wife is working from home I have advised everyone at the shop to remain home until we know if the supervisor has tested positive. I am in the shop...
  16. Every 15-20 Min of actual run time the control...

    Every 15-20 Min of actual run time the control sends a signal to the pump to actuate it. Only then will you see pressure on the gage. I am sure there is a parameter that will allow you to change the...
  17. Thread: Haas Warranty

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    I had a 1-1/2 year old VF2-SS that started making...

    I had a 1-1/2 year old VF2-SS that started making bad lines in material during finish passes. Turns out it needed the X Axis guide rails replace for about $8 Grand. I made my case to the HFO and...
  18. Well done I like it a lot. It's a great bridge to...

    Well done I like it a lot. It's a great bridge to a real full 5th axis and more. I could see that getting a lot of use in many shops. By the looks of it you did a fine job. It is a great example of...
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    I was thinking the same just yesterday. I think...

    I was thinking the same just yesterday. I think he got super busy and had a turn over in help that put him back even more. Just like me I think the guy spends every day trying to jam ten pounds of...
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    Form Tap it. You will be happy you did. We...

    Form Tap it. You will be happy you did.

    We need to know more information about how you are doing this and what type of machine is being used. Manual Mill ? CNC Machining Center ? Rigid tapping...
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    Call your Sandvik Rep. I have a 3 inch...

    Call your Sandvik Rep.

    I have a 3 inch RA590-076R25S-11M I use on Aluminum and I'll never use anything else. I also have a 2 inch RA390-051R19-11M for steel and it's also the best I've ever used....
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    Nice machine and I wish it was in my...

    Nice machine and I wish it was in my neighborhood, I'm looking right now and wonder what it might cost to ship.

    Good luck with the sale

    Ron
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    You are applying for a position that will be...

    You are applying for a position that will be providing training. I don't think they are expecting you to nail the process but they are looking for someone with general knowledge and the ability to be...
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    We just had our Drive repaired by these guys...

    We just had our Drive repaired by these guys (below) The machine was a 2007 HAAS SL-20 lathe that runs seven days a week. This machine is an important part of our shop and without it running things...
  25. Talk the guy up and make friends. Be strait with...

    Talk the guy up and make friends. Be strait with him and let him know you are starting up. See what kind of a deal you can make for it all and get your shop up and running. You will be a mile ahead...
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