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    Since some of the discussion has involved...

    Since some of the discussion has involved lapping....
    In a previous life (it seems) I worked for a defense contractor. One product we made was made from a special glass. The glass block got holes...
  2. Couple thoughts....obviously i dont know the part...

    Couple thoughts....obviously i dont know the part or what you have available to use. Since it is a bore....I agree with the boring head idea. Or can you grab or fixture it in a lathe? Can you ry to...
  3. Having worked as a machinist for many years I...

    Having worked as a machinist for many years I feel qualified to say that you need to narrow it down a bit. I would say it already has those on the low end of the spectrum beaten.....add a pinch of...
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    Working from memory here so I dont remember the...

    Working from memory here so I dont remember the specifics ....just the concept. I also dont know your experience level. You said you used a dowel to set 0.....what exactly did you mean by that?
    The...
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    When I am doing projects like this I remember why...

    When I am doing projects like this I remember why I got interested in machining. Making a couple of bucks is why I stayed...but this is the sort of thing that got me interested.
  6. I used Powermill for a couple of years...that was...

    I used Powermill for a couple of years...that was 5-10 years ago. My opinion of it then was that it made pretty complex things very easy....on the other hand it made things that should have been easy...
  7. Gibbs supports circle segment cutters as well. I...

    Gibbs supports circle segment cutters as well. I have had no need to try it yet
  8. I watched the vid. Looks good. Constructive...

    I watched the vid. Looks good.
    Constructive criticism / question here....is there a reason your retract is so high? If not, knock that baby down to .05" or if your gonads are feeling especially...
  9. Gibbscam. Happy with it. It does what we need it...

    Gibbscam. Happy with it. It does what we need it to. I like the fact that milling toolpaths, markers etc (the interface) looks the same as the turning and MTM interfaces. Happy with the support we...
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    During a downturn a few years ago an elderly...

    During a downturn a few years ago an elderly relative decided they wanted to get out of a pretty conservative fund they had a few thousand dollars in. I told them I didnt think they should....yep...
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    Except for those on a fixed income. I highly...

    Except for those on a fixed income. I highly doubt those in retirement will see a commensurate increase in their monthly checks. We will starve seniors to pay for kids not interested in actual work...
  12. .50 caliber air rifle ???? Holy shit. Apparently...

    .50 caliber air rifle ???? Holy shit. Apparently i been under a rock....kinda want one now.:drool5:
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    "probably going to overload the mill" This...

    "probably going to overload the mill"

    This statement alone is possibly one of the most important. I dont want to preach but I believe that is called TAK time. In theory there is no reason to build...
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    Can't say much that hasn't already been said...

    Can't say much that hasn't already been said about your recent issue. Thought that goes through my head when I get past sucj issues is to keep an eye peeled for other issues that come up on this...
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    To heck with shop class....find something that...

    To heck with shop class....find something that interests you. Shop obviously doesnt. I have wasted too much time training people who fail their way through tech school because they are looking for a...
  16. Yep..The way I put it to my kids. Never make a...

    Yep..The way I put it to my kids. Never make a cop have to decipher your motives. If they have to decide whether they are going home at the end of the shift or you are.....you probably arent gonna be...
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    Sort of reminds me of Mrs. Toolsteel V1.0.......

    Sort of reminds me of Mrs. Toolsteel V1.0....
    After we divorced she decided that she was psychic....yep...psychic. She could read the future, communicate with spirits etc. :nutter: After the divorce...
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    I am not an economist or an investment advisor....

    I am not an economist or an investment advisor. If I was good at that crap I wouldnt be wearing steel toe boots. I will say I dont think you can give away as the gubment has been without some sort of...
  19. If the tolerance allows for it I will mark it...

    If the tolerance allows for it I will mark it with a crayon and cut it with a chain saw ..... that being said ....I see no good reason to spend time drawing a pretty picture in layout dye. If...
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    Mrs. Toolsteel V2.0 and I use cast iron. Many of...

    Mrs. Toolsteel V2.0 and I use cast iron. Many of them we got when my "Late Great" Grandmother passed away (if she were on this site I suspect her screen name would be "Wrought Iron" or maybe "work...
  21. Dont know how to make it happen in that machine. ...

    Dont know how to make it happen in that machine.
    You may want to re-think manually loading the probe (if I understand that correctly).
    Its an opportunity to to screw up the probe
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    Did you contact Sunnen? I found them extremely...

    Did you contact Sunnen?
    I found them extremely helpful and willing to work with me on the single occasion I needed them.
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    I would chime in and tell you what kind I have...

    I would chime in and tell you what kind I have and if it is any good....if I could find one. I own about 6 or 8 of them....can't find 1....if / when I do the GD batteries are dead I am sure...
    ;)
  24. All though I lost interest around chapter 3 or...

    All though I lost interest around chapter 3 or so.... At least it was coherent. I didnt need an interpreter....:crazy:
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    I was doing set up and operating mills about 20...

    I was doing set up and operating mills about 20 years ago. The CNC programmer in the department was the absolute worse programmer I ever have had the misfortune of working with. I tried working with...
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