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  1. If I was going to 3d that, I'd probably first add...

    If I was going to 3d that, I'd probably first add a surface, or remove the hole feature to make it a nice smooth U shape. Then I would probably just do a paralell toolpath for rough and finish and...
  2. I don't know, but a desk is more easily...

    I don't know, but a desk is more easily replaceable/fixable than the human body! :willy_nilly: Before I went into ICU some years abck, I had an IV in each arm trying to raise my blood pressure, not...
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    Have no idea 'bout those fancy grinders, but we...

    Have no idea 'bout those fancy grinders, but we had a wire edm with robot loader that used probing to determine wire angles for cutting custom woodworking cutter heads and bit. Pretty cool stuff!
  4. Amen Marcus! I used to have thermite on ignore,...

    Amen Marcus! I used to have thermite on ignore, but I gradually got used to him and his style of posting... And he actually (in translation) sometimes posts helpful advice. I don't remember anything...
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    If you just touched it, no harm.... ...

    If you just touched it, no harm....



    Actually, it starts you down the different functions and how they work. And until you do it a few times, it's a royal PITA to set the settings. As far as I...
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    Interesting. Amazon sells some hobby "aluminum...

    Interesting. Amazon sells some hobby "aluminum sheet", but I can't find it either from a metals house that could supply certs...

    Found this Quality Aluminum Sheet Supplier | Thin Metal Sales but...
  7. No way I would let a slimy lawyer do that to me....

    No way I would let a slimy lawyer do that to me. AND I can't believe your lawyer suggested paying the blackmail money?!?!?!

    Could have said something like I'll call you tomorrow and let you know,...
  8. I'm not much of a Starrett fan, but have to agree...

    I'm not much of a Starrett fan, but have to agree their solid tap handles are niiiceee. :cloud9:

    I used to have these, pretty nice for the price >...
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    Tell that to the poke a yoke "inventors". They...

    Tell that to the poke a yoke "inventors". They act like we (as machinists) didn't recognize how/when to use a locating/pin/feature/etc... :rolleyes5:
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    Be careful not to touch the stylus when replacing...

    Be careful not to touch the stylus when replacing the batteries!
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    Sorry, the "legendary" was supposed to come...

    Sorry, the "legendary" was supposed to come across as snarky. MSC is notorious for marking up everything they sell, then having "sales"

    edit: interesting you linked that endmill from MSC, was just...
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    Ya, I've noticed most of the techs are less than...

    Ya, I've noticed most of the techs are less than stellar. Had one tell me he didn't know how to move the probe to a different tool #. Also when I told him I had worked around Haas on and off for 15...
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    I think the new push for higher minimum wage, and...

    I think the new push for higher minimum wage, and the places that have implemented it, plays a big role too. When I was coming up and doing my apprenticeship, I think I finished making something like...
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    Definitely move the rotary so the right side is...

    Definitely move the rotary so the right side is flush with edge of table. Make sure your cables are good, no too tight or loose...

    If you don't measure diameters with your tool setter, move it as...
  15. Thread: Coolant mixer

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    I worked at one place that used a mixer, but was...

    I worked at one place that used a mixer, but was designed for use with a 5 gallon bucket. Much more portable that way, and cheaper to replace when/if it dies...

    Other than that, no help, sorry.
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    I don't know what state you are in, but like it...

    I don't know what state you are in, but like it or not it's going to affect the wages and the degree of living style you enjoy.

    I know it's Zillow, but just a quick comparison.

    307 Temporary...
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    Hmm...? Not seeing that with Harvey, but agree...

    Hmm...? Not seeing that with Harvey, but agree certainly better quality

    Harvey Tool

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/62773494

    Neither with Helical. :confused:

    Helical Tool
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    Ain't that the truth!

    Ain't that the truth!
  19. I think if you stay around 1/2 or more of your...

    I think if you stay around 1/2 or more of your credit tied up they keep increasing your limit, thereby increasing the interest you are paying them, if you continue your trend of keeping a high(er)...
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    Excellent post. I agree, old timey toolmakers had...

    Excellent post. I agree, old timey toolmakers had it pretty cushy compared to todays standards. Yes, they ;likely worked in more hazardrous environments, but pay wise, and respect wise, I was told...
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    I said it turned out to be nothing, but to answer...

    I said it turned out to be nothing, but to answer your question and provide more background, he has done stuff like this before. When I started I worked basically 5-1 after I got familiar, because I...
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    That's great if you only buy Sandviks tools and...

    That's great if you only buy Sandviks tools and holders, but what about the others you might have around? I *think* they are supposed have some kind of standard (but am not sure)? IE all toolholder...
  23. Thread: Crane drop

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    I saw the same thing as moonlight, dumbass in the...

    I saw the same thing as moonlight, dumbass in the green was way to close!!
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    Search Thredfloers| Balax Inc....

    Search Thredfloers| Balax Inc.

    Not sure if you can buy direct though. MSC carries quite a bit of the Balax line. Only thing we can't find are the extended taps, for those we go directly to Balax,...
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    Yep. Enter key = add the value F1 key = write,...

    Yep. Enter key = add the value

    F1 key = write, what you type in is what you get.
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