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    Being stupid. I should not have replied to the...

    Being stupid. I should not have replied to the thread.

    Bill
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    Depends how far out of tram the head is, how deep...

    Depends how far out of tram the head is, how deep the hole is and the length of cut of the end mill.

    Bill
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    What keeps the carriage from lifting? This one...

    What keeps the carriage from lifting?

    This one is older than any I have dealt with. I think the oldest was 1984.

    I would start with contacting Gockel first. See what they have to say.

    Bill
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    You could contact Gockel America and chat with...

    You could contact Gockel America and chat with them:

    Grinding Machinery & Supply, Gockel America

    Also, the chuck trunnions and journals may be worn. The grease gets washed out quickly. Does...
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    How old is this machine? To be clear, which...

    How old is this machine?

    To be clear, which way are the ways/rails crowned? Along the length or across from front to back?

    The only trouble that I have ever encountered was rust and grit under...
  6. Not the same control, but my Fagor has a 9,999...

    Not the same control, but my Fagor has a 9,999 line number limit. Whe I drip feed, I have the post assign the same number to each line, N1. The control does not care.

    Bill
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    I have a CNC knee mill that has no provisions for...

    I have a CNC knee mill that has no provisions for handles. No possibility for manual use of the table or quill. It has cast aluminum way covers that extend a foot past the ends of the table.
    ...
  8. Yup, deliver for free too. However, if I am...

    Yup, deliver for free too. However, if I am doing a job that requires running back and forth to their place (for fitting and trials), I will add that time to the time & material total or figure it...
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    This. What we used to do was grind and...

    This.

    What we used to do was grind and super-finish the primary bevel. We would hard-turn the secondary (if it had one) to maintain the primary bevel width (usually 1 mm).

    Looking at the grind...
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    I have a 4" chuck mounted on a ground plate for...

    I have a 4" chuck mounted on a ground plate for small parts. Just stick it in the vise.

    Old 10" W&S A2-8 mount. No mounting plate. Run two studs through the chuck body directly to the tee nuts....
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    Earlier this year I bought an import...

    Earlier this year I bought an import demagnetizer, around $60.00. Someone was selling the same thing for $500.00. I looked through the feedback and he had actually sold at least one at that price. ...
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    Looks like they were thinking ahead. Appears to...

    Looks like they were thinking ahead. Appears to be a spare ladder on top of the Toyota. Just in case.

    Bill
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    I also make bars to suit the job. It does not...

    I also make bars to suit the job. It does not take that long. Quick & dirty works well enough. Most of my jobs are small, so 1" or smaller bars are fine. I usually need a larger bar for repair...
  14. When I tried the nasal pillows, my mouth would...

    When I tried the nasal pillows, my mouth would open and the air would go in the nose and out the mouth, even with a chin strap. Would not work with my anatomy. Tongue gets in the way.

    Bill
  15. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea back in about...

    I was diagnosed with sleep apnea back in about 2005. I believe, looking back, that it started when I was a teenager around 1984. I was scrawny back then, but I remember often sleeping late and...
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    Punkin Chunkin?

    Punkin Chunkin?
  17. "And it might be nice to hear a story of a good...

    "And it might be nice to hear a story of a good customer in this forum, instead of a shitty customer."


    My best customer cuts me a check with each delivery. I usually email the invoice just as I...
  18. I have called McMaster within minutes of placing...

    I have called McMaster within minutes of placing a web order to add something. Too late, already processed. Made new order.

    Last week I returned two items. I received the credit 14 hours after...
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    I am going to no-quote this on Monday. I...

    I am going to no-quote this on Monday.

    I shouldn't be too concerned for turning down this job. This customer has sent other jobs to another shop when I could not meet delivery. However, when...
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    Unfortunately I cannot shed any light on the...

    Unfortunately I cannot shed any light on the reasons for the material selection. I only assume it would be to prevent corrosion resulting from handling.

    Most of the parts that I make for this...
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    I cannot say what this gauge is used for (other...

    I cannot say what this gauge is used for (other than it is a go, no-go). Neither I nor my customer can make a change to the drawing. It is either make as is or no-quote. My customer can pass along...
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    Not sure if it would be less awful or not. This...

    Not sure if it would be less awful or not. This method then would require two custom tools. Not much to work with on such a narrow groove.

    I don't think the aggravation would be worth whatever...
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    My customer is quoting a job for a DoD...

    My customer is quoting a job for a DoD contractor. Having design changes made can be very difficult. A recent job that I helped them with took five months to have a simple correction made to a...
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    20 years old? Not even broke in. I still haul...

    20 years old? Not even broke in. I still haul with this:

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    Bill
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    303 will turn fine, but yeah, it's narrow and...

    303 will turn fine, but yeah, it's narrow and deep. This is for a good customer and this would be the first time I would no-quote a job for them. Any other customer and I would not consider it.
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