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    Yep, nailed it.

    Yep, nailed it.
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    Wiha, Wera, Felo, Mac, Snapon, and Klein are some...

    Wiha, Wera, Felo, Mac, Snapon, and Klein are some of my daily drivers. Favorites being the Wiha and Snapon variants.
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    Assuming you have a solid foundation of basic...

    Assuming you have a solid foundation of basic machining practices, the best way to learn is by programming a bunch of parts to completion. Use the simulation outputs as a first step. This will get...
  4. What about a granite surface plate? Can be...

    What about a granite surface plate? Can be machined to accommodate mounting and is already plenty flat. Can be had pretty cheap brand new.

    EDIT: my apologies, just saw Thermite already...
  5. Please disregard the following if the lathe will...

    Please disregard the following if the lathe will used for roughing or low tolerance work.

    Yea, I've got to side with Dave on this one. I owned a pretty nice Emco Super 11 (right around the size...
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    A few more pics of the machine and included...

    A few more pics of the machine and included tooling...

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    Already inquired about that little guy...

    Already inquired about that little guy...
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    A little better version of the same pic. He...

    A little better version of the same pic. He mentioned taking some more pics soon.

    Looks pretty nice.

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    Do these machines have a horizontal spindle with...

    Do these machines have a horizontal spindle with a quill? What is the vintage of this machine?
  10. Yea, I'm not by any means an expert on Geomagic. ...

    Yea, I'm not by any means an expert on Geomagic. But with the relatively smaller scans (less than 10"x10"x10") I can go across the toolbar in Geomagic removing noise, simplifying the model (if...
  11. If you do end up scanning, download a trial of...

    If you do end up scanning, download a trial of Geomagic. It will allow you to get the most from your scan. Quicky removes noise from the scan, simplifies the model and creates a solid model in a few...
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    Arrived, thanks.

    Arrived, thanks.
  13. Pleasantville, NJ is the pickup address.

    Pleasantville, NJ is the pickup address.
  14. Packaging and Shipping Services in New Jersey

    Stemming from another thread recently posted where I am inquiring about help with packing up and loading a Kaeser SX5 Air Tower located in New Jersey.

    Unit is 600lbs
    23 x 43 x 61.5 in

    I've had...
  15. Anyone near Margate City, NJ? Need compressor prepped for shipping.

    Just purchased a Kaiser air tower on eBay. The seller doesn't have the ability to palletize and load. Looking for anyone willing to make a couple hundred bucks to get it on a pallet and then on to a...
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    Hi, I'd like two of each please.

    Hi, I'd like two of each please.
  17. I've got a David 2 scanner (it uses structured...

    I've got a David 2 scanner (it uses structured light), purchased 5 years ago. Excellent results and it would work well for your size of parts. I place all the parts I scan on a rotary table and...
  18. Takes about 1-2 hours for me to drag out my gear...

    Takes about 1-2 hours for me to drag out my gear and take a scan for something that size.
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    I'll take 4 please. PM incoming.

    I'll take 4 please. PM incoming.
  20. All good points above. Other than the already...

    All good points above. Other than the already mentioned stickout, my biggest concern when slotting close to a tools diameter is chip evacuation. Sometimes drilling or boring a hole at the closed...
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    Get the NSK. One of my favorite tools on the...

    Get the NSK. One of my favorite tools on the bench. Quiet, powerful and beautifully made. Expensive but what the hell, you only live once.
  22. I agree that is valuable in a number of ways,...

    I agree that is valuable in a number of ways, albeit pretty impractical for most stuff due to manufacturing/cost limitations.

    With respect to stress, material usage and placement, it's never a...
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    I like copper lines because they are reliable,...

    I like copper lines because they are reliable, easy to get and quick to assemble (albeit not as quick as some of the other solutions listed). I haven't used the Shark Bite fittings but I wouldn't...
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    I'd probably get a line of communication going...

    I'd probably get a line of communication going with the Heidenhain crew in Germany that still use and repair these specific controls. Every time I've contacted Heidenhain or Hermle, most recently...
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    I use a TNC355 on my 1991 Hermle UWF851 multiple...

    I use a TNC355 on my 1991 Hermle UWF851 multiple times a week to cut complex 3D surfaces. It's not the fastest but I drip feed all of the code over an RS232 connection with TNCServer software (free...
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