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    Yeah, just gonna throw it out there, I don't...

    Yeah, just gonna throw it out there, I don't necessarily fit in with all the views over there. And I don't need to. I don't go there to discuss politics, and I don't sit around and drink beers with...
  2. I second XEBEC brushes, but I've only used them...

    I second XEBEC brushes, but I've only used them on stainless and titanium.

    That said, nothing wrong with Brush Research products, either.
  3. I know a guy in Miami who has been trying to hire...

    I know a guy in Miami who has been trying to hire a manual machinist for boat prop/shaft repair for at least 6 months. Starting wage is $35/hr if you have the skills, with bennies.

    Averaged out...
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    Donate it to the local high school for them to...

    Donate it to the local high school for them to use in photography class.
  5. Do you know how a sliding headstock machine works?

    Do you know how a sliding headstock machine works?
  6. You got a feed per rev command anywhere? If...

    You got a feed per rev command anywhere? If you're still in feed per rev and have zero revs....
  7. I just bought .22LR at wal mart this weekend. $19...

    I just bought .22LR at wal mart this weekend. $19 for 325 Winchester rounds.

    Sounds like yours is gouging.
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    Sounds like a dead battery in an absolute...

    Sounds like a dead battery in an absolute encoder. Weird it doesn't tell you which one, though.
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    So you can take the AH out of the AH.... But you...

    So you can take the AH out of the AH.... But you can't make the AH stop being an AH... Right on!

    Glad to have you back, Sami. Stick around, ya c....
  10. Pssst... I think he was being facetious...

    Pssst... I think he was being facetious...
  11. They make an item just for this, it collects the...

    They make an item just for this, it collects the mist off the top of the machine, and prevents it from getting into the air and your lungs...
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    Also, if you're ONLY engraving, and not trying to...

    Also, if you're ONLY engraving, and not trying to do any heavy milling with small tools, an electric NSK spindle will last A LOT longer than a gear driven live tool. Like.... the NSKs run at 60K RPM...
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    They last a lot longer if you ramp up your RPMs...

    They last a lot longer if you ramp up your RPMs with a dwell of a few seconds at each lower RPM. Like if your max is 6K, do 1K, 2K, 4K, 6K, with a 3 second dwell after each. Ramp them back down...
  14. Please share, in case any of us are in a similar...

    Please share, in case any of us are in a similar quandary in the future!
  15. My Dad's duplex home on a double lot about 2...

    My Dad's duplex home on a double lot about 2 miles from the beach is worth about 1.5 million right now.

    Land/houses are STUPID here. My house is up almost 75% over what I paid for it 5 years ago.
  16. You might be surprised at how cheap you can get a...

    You might be surprised at how cheap you can get a custom radius ball endmill.
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    Don't. Buy. The. Tormach. Don't.

    Don't. Buy. The. Tormach.

    Don't.
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    Don't leave. Hang out and ask questions, learn...

    Don't leave. Hang out and ask questions, learn tons (I have), just don't mention hobby grade machines.
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    I've used Garr, but not on aluminum. They're...

    I've used Garr, but not on aluminum.

    They're ok. And for the price, they're slightly above OK.

    But they wouldn't be my first choice for anything.

    Then again, I don't have to pay for the...
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    Because you absolutely cannot build a machine to...

    Because you absolutely cannot build a machine to cut metal for cheaper than you can buy a machine to cut metal.

    What you save in money, you spend in time. Everyone's time has a value in $/hr.
    ...
  21. Would these work: McMaster-Carr...

    Would these work: McMaster-Carr
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    This is why I say let Hardinge do it. They know...

    This is why I say let Hardinge do it. They know what pressure to close a collet at so that in the closed state, it fits WHATEVER dimension you give them, and when open, it releases the part. Don't...
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    For 5C, I'd use on-size arbors, and for the...

    For 5C, I'd use on-size arbors, and for the custom pockets, just pay Hardinge to EDM the form you need into a collet when you order it. Quicker, easier, more repeatable, done by the pros who know...
  24. It is indeed something that's done. Generally...

    It is indeed something that's done. Generally only for fairly light secondary finishing ops, the milling would have to be fairly light, but I have indeed seen it applied in special cases with no...
  25. Babin Machine (not related to Al Babin the...

    Babin Machine (not related to Al Babin the scammer) will either do a refurb Hardinge HLVH or their own brand lathe which is very comparable, and you can get them with a conversational CNC controller....
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