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    A few comments about another aspect of this...

    A few comments about another aspect of this monster job.

    From the start I would set up three or four tool "sets" (drill-tap what have you) in different length holders. I don't know about others,...
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    You're worrying about squishing with 3 point...

    You're worrying about squishing with 3 point contact in vises, what about scratching while moving parts in and out of 5C collets? To be honest, loading collets which can be slightly fussy work...
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    Why not get a Double Angle Cutter, "Shank Type"...

    Why not get a Double Angle Cutter, "Shank Type" out of carbide and run it about a thousand times faster? Clearance to work piece issues? Too extended of shank to reach full jaw depth? Got to be a way...
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    I spent 30 years in the printing industry. Then...

    I spent 30 years in the printing industry. Then at 42 years old I completely changed careers and started to become a machinist. I've now been doing it for myself for 20 years.

    My point? For you to...
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    I don't know about your whole Turcite idea as...

    I don't know about your whole Turcite idea as opposed to just machining and scraping it back flat with the least amount of material removal. Scoring is great to be stopped from further scoring, which...
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    You sound like me, loving your V21. As you likely...

    You sound like me, loving your V21. As you likely know, when 23 came out (which I also bought) the UI really changed. Not just the UI really but the whole damn thing changed to a completely different...
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    It's great to know it really does work in...

    It's great to know it really does work in Compatibility Mode. Yes BobCAD is fussy about any help with their old stuff. I still have my original disc but the Update(s) are gone. Some years ago before...
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    I entered this thread out of curiosity only to...

    I entered this thread out of curiosity only to find to my great surprise, another what I have to assume, Old Fart, using excellent almost 20 year old technology in the form of BobCAD 21. Welcome to...
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    I'd like to second that motion. Tough one.

    I'd like to second that motion. Tough one.
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    Oops... I done a PM boo-boo Forgot... Gulp! ...

    Oops... I done a PM boo-boo

    Forgot... Gulp!

    Hope the Fanuc Police were busy at the doughnut shop. :-)
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    Straight shank, 3/4 or 1/2" shank S&D 135 deg...

    Straight shank, 3/4 or 1/2" shank S&D 135 deg HSCO 7/8" drill - 442 RPM 7.2 ipm. 7/8" does not need a pre-drill. G73 high speed peck to eliminate any long errant chips. Try 3-5 pecks total to start....
  12. Try turning off the coolant. Or maybe you got a...

    Try turning off the coolant. Or maybe you got a junk piece of stainless.
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    Christ... I just thoroughly answered an ancient...

    Christ... I just thoroughly answered an ancient post that got bumped by someone with a completely different problem who should have started new. Damn...
  14. PU Tubing??? Polyurethane? My Mori uses Nylon...

    PU Tubing??? Polyurethane?

    My Mori uses Nylon if not mistaken.

    You might want to check your pressure. It's just a chiller and shouldn't need much. Bursting tubes sounds like over pressure.
  15. Yes the person on YouTube is way more inventive...

    Yes the person on YouTube is way more inventive then I. That is slick.

    If the groove profiles are rounded and not too terribly deep, all I have is possible milling arcs in the ZX or ZY plains with...
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    Ultrasonic cleaners are great. Amazing actually....

    Ultrasonic cleaners are great. Amazing actually. FYI - Unless you're doing stuff like circuit boards, the lower the frequency the better. Lower frequencies have a more robust action on heavily soiled...
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    You will get much more meaningful help if you...

    You will get much more meaningful help if you will take a second and list the year, make and model of the machine you're talking about. Did you not read the posting guidelines?

    Like has been said,...
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    Sounds like you've been studying up on your own...

    Sounds like you've been studying up on your own which is good. Every bit of advice already offered I second. On fixturng I wouldn't get too dazzled about all the "systems" pallet or otherwise you see...
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    As has already been said, this is pretty simple....

    As has already been said, this is pretty simple. Extract that edge off the work, and if you really have zero CAM, manually enter the start and end point coordinates of the first line, then the end...
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    What was used to generate the tool paths to...

    What was used to generate the tool paths to create this part minus the chamfer? Some reason the same couldn't be used for the chamfer tool path?
  21. Si. Si. Gonna do just that.

    Si.



    Si.



    Gonna do just that.
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    I may get some push back about this, but I ran...

    I may get some push back about this, but I ran machines for years like this in my garage.

    The two wires from the single phase or house side of your system that are connected to L1 and L2 in your...
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    You might want to limit your machine spending to...

    You might want to limit your machine spending to something more along the lines of 18-21K. It will take the rest of your budget to get it home and tool it up. If you go 3 phase you can knock a few...
  24. Don't understand "takeover" Funny but I did add...

    Don't understand "takeover" Funny but I did add about a quart or two of oil to the hydraulic tank the other day. Jut happened to glance at the gauge and noticed it was down. The range of the sight...
  25. Getting some food for thought for sure. Thanks to...

    Getting some food for thought for sure. Thanks to all.

    In response...

    Yes the turret leaks around the big diameter. And yes I can manually recover the turret without any movement along X or Z....
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