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    If it was me, and this was for internal use, and...

    If it was me, and this was for internal use, and maybe even if it wasn't..

    "Turn from here to here in same setup"..

    Problem solved.

    Throw a runout or concentricity callout on it if you...
  2. I resemble that remark. Here is what I finally...

    I resemble that remark.
    Here is what I finally did.. Gathered ALL the allen wrenches. And sorted them.
    I made 2 full sets of metric and imperial.. The rest went into these labeled bins.

    I...
  3. Less Babies.. Those are expensive.

    Less Babies.. Those are expensive.
  4. Is your transformer tapped correctly? If it came...

    Is your transformer tapped correctly? If it came out of a 240 shop, you could be running low.

    Check the power going to the spindle drive, should be 220-240
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    Quick look, and that appears to be the problem,...

    Quick look, and that appears to be the problem, leading in at 60 instead of 30.. You can see it
    in pics.. Zero is with the compound running parallel to the spindle centerline.
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    Good point.. There are times when a job calls...

    Good point.. There are times when a job calls for "mild steel" and A36 would work just fine, but much
    better off buying 1018 for a bit more money, just to make the job go easier..

    A36 is a crap...
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    Check your voltages.. Are you running a...

    Check your voltages.. Are you running a different voltage than the shop it came out of?
    Might have to re-tap your transformer..
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    Have you tried pushing the E-stop in?

    Have you tried pushing the E-stop in?
  9. Because Denver has much less dense air than at...

    Because Denver has much less dense air than at sea level. 12.2 psi as compared
    to 14.7 psi at sea level. Losing 15% of your power right there.

    Elevation KILLS your power, just because there...
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    And exactly how did you learn this lesson?? ...

    And exactly how did you learn this lesson??

    Was it the same way I learned it.. At the school of Hard Knocks.
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    My long part story if anybody cares, it wasn't a...

    My long part story if anybody cares, it wasn't a thread, but it was 321.. and 321 just blows.
    Its like 304 alloyed with Ti.. Because it is 304 alloyed with Ti.

    1.125 stock. I think the part...
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    At least you *KNOW* what you are getting into...

    At least you *KNOW* what you are getting into with UHMW.. And it sucks..
    Slippery Bubble Gum.. All kinds of fun.. And it doesn't eat tools.
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    304 is so common, it must be the cheapest to...

    304 is so common, it must be the cheapest to make, its the cheapest SS to buy.

    But it SUCKS to machine.. And its not because its hard to do, its because 304 is
    inconsistent, batch to batch, bar...
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    Try anchor bronze. A few years ago, I shot...

    Try anchor bronze.

    A few years ago, I shot myself in the foot and forgot to put
    machine only on the quote. Some oddball bronze spec that had
    fallen out of favor at the beginning of WWII..
    ...
  15. Thread: Hiring Methods

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    Was it a Hub Zone thing? I worked at a place...

    Was it a Hub Zone thing? I worked at a place that was Hub Zone.. What a pain in the ass.
    The lines moved every year, and half of your full timers had to live in the Hub Zone..

    Can't hire him,...
  16. Thread: OT Lead Pipe

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    Well, that sucks, you old guys aren't as cool as...

    Well, that sucks, you old guys aren't as cool as I thought. :confused:

    If I was alive way back then and an engineer. I would have made everything
    22/7ths. Or a multiple thereof. Just to be...
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    Just my guess. The heat treater didn't send...

    Just my guess. The heat treater didn't send them back because he didn't have the time..

    He sent them back because "This isn't going to be my fault"..

    25 thou.. You made scrap. That shit...
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    You can also just use no comp on the rougher, and...

    You can also just use no comp on the rougher, and comp on the finisher.

    Every pass doesn't have to have cutter comp. I only use it when I
    ACTUALLY need it. There is really no point.. More...
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    No.. But if you spell Chile with 2 'I's.. You...

    No.. But if you spell Chile with 2 'I's.. You will be deported to Texas.
  20. Thread: Hiring Methods

    by Bobw
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    I'm a big fan of stealing employees. That...

    I'm a big fan of stealing employees.

    That nice girl that gets your coffee every morning? The one that
    is always friendly and hustling.. She is your next employee.

    That really helpful kid...
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    Do you mind sharing.. I'm curious. What did...

    Do you mind sharing.. I'm curious. What did you do, and what happened?
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    I've got a Fiat with "multi-air"... Which is a...

    I've got a Fiat with "multi-air"... Which is a really stupid name, but its really cool. And the mechanical side
    of it is really simple. Its basically a big giant hydraulic lifter that can be bled...
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    I guess what I'm asking, just to throw fuel on...

    I guess what I'm asking, just to throw fuel on the fire..

    Are we just looking for PEAK HP.. OR.... are we looking for a big wide power band,
    a ton of torque all throughout. Something that is...
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    You know how I deal with the insane plethora of...

    You know how I deal with the insane plethora of inserts as a professional..

    I pick up the phone..

    "Hey Curtis.. Send me something that does XYZ".. It shows up on my doorstep and it works,...
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    Just to throw some fuel on the fire.. What is an...

    Just to throw some fuel on the fire.. What is an "Ideal" port shape..

    WHAT is the GOAL? What are we trying to achieve here?
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