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    Good luck. So many variables. There is no cut/dry...

    Good luck. So many variables. There is no cut/dry answer.

    You work an engineering job? Do you have machining experience?
    If not: owning a machine will make you a much better engineer!
    Quote...
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    That is jammin'! So, what rougher is that?

    That is jammin'! So, what rougher is that?
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    No shit! My HR department is so NON-PC its...

    No shit! My HR department is so NON-PC its refreshing! :D
  4. What is your nose rad? .050" is a pretty heavy...

    What is your nose rad? .050" is a pretty heavy finish pass. And, are you sure your roughing at only .002/rev?
    Should be able to rough at, at least .100"doc, 450sfm, .010"/rev
  5. Answer is, YES

    Answer is, YES
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    As much as I hate to do this: To the top! It is...

    As much as I hate to do this: To the top! It is time. It has to go. And, right now.
    $108K and I will leave the mist collector, and include all the BT30 stuff I have.

    Here is a pic of the current...
  7. Hey, I know one as well. Just a couple months...

    Hey, I know one as well.
    Just a couple months ago: Me: "what happened over there man? I heard that place was hoppin". Him: "Production manager didn't like me cause I am smarter than him".
  8. Thread: my shop

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    Your new shop looks fantastic! :drool5:

    Your new shop looks fantastic! :drool5:
  9. That is a good buy!

    That is a good buy!
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    Here is a 1.250" indexable punching a 3" hole...

    Here is a 1.250" indexable punching a 3" hole 2.250" deep after a 1" pre-drill:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRrE8xa8oI

    It is a right quick way to make a 3" hole. Pretty round, with a...
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    You would do well to get a 1" version of that...

    You would do well to get a 1" version of that tool. That way you can punch that hole in one helix.
    No drill, no finish tool. Just comp the 1" indexable to get a good fit on the pipe.
    The finish...
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    How many of these do you have to make?

    How many of these do you have to make?
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    The trick here is to use the smallest size tool...

    The trick here is to use the smallest size tool you can, to hit your nominal dia. in one shot.
    This creates the largest void for chips to wash from.
    The second trick is to, get as much flood...
  14. I have/had very bad apnea. About 5 years ago, the...

    I have/had very bad apnea. About 5 years ago, the wife took a video of me on the couch, while I was having an episode, while she was trying to watch TV.
    I knew I snored bad. Big whoop. But, I had no...
  15. Not sure which real world you live in? But, in...

    Not sure which real world you live in? But, in the one I live in, my CPAP works just dandy.
  16. I'm the second.

    I'm the second.
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    Depends on how much traffic the art isle at your...

    Depends on how much traffic the art isle at your local flea market gets.
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    That is just it. Semi-conductor almost always...

    That is just it. Semi-conductor almost always turns in to a shit-show. Nothing but self ego-stroking, and buck-passing, has been my experience.
    I did do some production for Applied Materials back in...
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    Yea, Dynatrac will never get another penny from...

    Yea, Dynatrac will never get another penny from me. Nor a good recommendation.
    If I ever have to work on these again, there is a good chance I will build a hybrid axle that uses old-school king-pins.
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    And.....FINALLY! I got some new work in here! I...

    And.....FINALLY! I got some new work in here!
    I quoted some stuff for a local company a while ago. Enough time passed that I didn't figure I would hear anything back on it.
    Then bing, a PO dropped...
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    That is a bit of a sore subject, LOL :mad5:

    That is a bit of a sore subject, LOL :mad5:
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    Had a bit of a good day last Friday. I hit a...

    Had a bit of a good day last Friday.
    I hit a garage sale. And, hot-damn! if I didn't find a nice Kurt vise for $100!

    262317

    I also scored a really nice Mitutoyo 6" height gage, Starrett...
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    Been pretty quiet in here (still, LOL). Last...

    Been pretty quiet in here (still, LOL).
    Last week I cranked off another batch of those fussy little 17-4ph stainless parts for my buddy in the lathe.
    At least these ones were a little larger than...
  24. HUH?! "Aluminum is not the best for milling" WTF...

    HUH?! "Aluminum is not the best for milling" WTF you talking about?
    6061 is about the easiest material there is to deal with when it comes to "milling".
  25. Funny though ......... in my younger days (way...

    Funny though ......... in my younger days (way younger),
    I used to make damn good money on scrap. As soon as I could drive, I had a truck/trailer, and drove around to every garage I could find.
    I...
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