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    So, a modest material cost increase sank the...

    So, a modest material cost increase sank the entire ship? I don't buy it. GD had/has bigger problems than material costs. Least he could do would be make half of them of whatever is reasonable and...
  2. Sure, most of the time you'll be near the max,...

    Sure, most of the time you'll be near the max, but longer cuts you'll want to drop the RPM, like full LOC on your end mill or chatter will ensue. I use HSM advisor and am very fond of it, however,...
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    The things that have bitten me are the things I...

    The things that have bitten me are the things I don't think to go research before hand. You can plan all you want, but you'll forget something so you'll be learning the hard way at some point.

    I...
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    I vent air from my machine outside the shop. I...

    I vent air from my machine outside the shop. I have a return line from outside so the suction created pulls in outside air instead of air conditioner air. It's fairly well sealed up when the...
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    another round of venture funding for them: ...

    another round of venture funding for them: Xometry: On-Demand Manufacturing Marketplace Completes $50MM Funding Round | 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

    I can see...
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    BC940 has been great for me. It re-emulsifies...

    BC940 has been great for me. It re-emulsifies just fine. When I go on vacation, I turkey baste my tools with it. I'll switch right back if the 735 isn't as good or better.

    RO: I bought a $200...
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    I picked up a 5 gallon and have delaying the...

    I picked up a 5 gallon and have delaying the switch because of the PIA to clean out. I have a 55 gallon drum out back with a bubbler, so I have limited space to properly handle the waste oil. The...
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    I use Talons in up to 300 stainless. They aren't...

    I use Talons in up to 300 stainless. They aren't quite as pointy after a while gripper harder stuff. I use them on chop sawn AL frequently. The softer the material, the less perfect the parallel...
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    Dog point set screw and a shallow hole

    Dog point set screw and a shallow hole
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    If this video doesn't get someone excited about...

    If this video doesn't get someone excited about manufacturing... Guitar String on YouTube

    About 2:10 shows a pretty cool machine




    Right, and hence there are bountiful options at 1/3 the...
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    I've thought about building my own machine more...

    I've thought about building my own machine more than once. Very glad, very, that I thought better of it.

    Not sure how you figure rack and pinion drives tolerances up elsewhere. If it's done...
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    I think that's a no. I have plenty of gripes...

    I think that's a no.

    I have plenty of gripes with the build quality of my domestic pro-sumer router. E-stop is reported to function as self destruct button for motor drives and lots of...
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    I have to fill out a PCI compliance survey once a...

    I have to fill out a PCI compliance survey once a year for my merchant account. It's some company that my bank has contracted it out to. Call your bank, it should be through them if they need you...
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    Not sure what your setup looks like. My machine...

    Not sure what your setup looks like. My machine has a immersion pump like so: mcmaster. There's a flood coolant enable button on the control screen (Speedio). When it is on, the pump is running...
  15. I know with IKO, the interchangeable ones are...

    I know with IKO, the interchangeable ones are only the no preload type. Preload does reduce lifetime. You also get free preload by mounting them on a less than ground flat surface. You also get...
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    I've been running ceramic rocks and...

    I've been running ceramic rocks and dawn/palmolive in the tumbler and I haven't had issues, although, they aren't usually in there for more than a couple hours. I will check out the VF-77T. It...
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    Ummm, maybe when I'm rich I'll drop $140 on a...

    Ummm, maybe when I'm rich I'll drop $140 on a plastic basket ;) I'm thinking more like this: amazon
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    Yes, if only they made plastic grill baskets. I...

    Yes, if only they made plastic grill baskets. I will shop around and use the stainless ones for plastic parts. Thanks for the help all.
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    Thanks for the tip. I had them in the tumbler...

    Thanks for the tip. I had them in the tumbler for a while and that was not doing much. Scotch brite is getting it off. Only 25 to do, thanks! Weird, I guess it was the stainless tray.
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    Aluminum corrosion from soaking overnight

    I'm setting up a part washing tub. I ran some 7075 parts yesterday and thought I'd let them soak in soapy water overnight.. mistake. I come in this morning and the parts are kinda tie dyed looking....
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    Yes, it does. I use this on a repeat program I...

    Yes, it does. I use this on a repeat program I run. I put G52 Y-0.25 to tweak fixture location and the start, M30 at the end cancels it out.
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    On the ridiculous depth one, I did start it with...

    On the ridiculous depth one, I did start it with a center then jobber. Optical clarity was an issue so I didn't go far with the jobber. It was just to start so the retract on the long one was still...
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    First drill is #30 3.26mm for M4x0.7 tapped hole,...

    First drill is #30 3.26mm for M4x0.7 tapped hole, second hole is 4.2mm for M5x0.8. Captions for tapped holes are wrong, I was half watching basketball when I did the edits.

    I've done 5.5" deep...
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    drilling and tapping just doesn't get old. Had...

    drilling and tapping just doesn't get old. Had to do a 3.3mm hole 45mm deep. Made a video, although not great quality YouTube

    tapping M4 and M5, correction
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    I have two 17.5" doubles.. love them. I prefer...

    I have two 17.5" doubles.. love them. I prefer to do as much as possible in dovetails. There are two positions for the back jaw and if you use dovetail hard jaws in the center (thicker), little...
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