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    Good idea. If I was going this route I would make...

    Good idea. If I was going this route I would make a box for tenths, and a separate box for thou/half-thou.
  2. Thread: Quandary...

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    Get the hernia surgery!! I had an umbical hernia...

    Get the hernia surgery!! I had an umbical hernia that I put off for about the same time as you. I eventually ended up in the ER because I couldn't get it popped back in and it hurt SOOO bad. I am not...
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    I don't see an issue with what you want to do. If...

    I don't see an issue with what you want to do. If you grind a decent flat (just large enough for a cup point to it can't move up or down) it should be fine.
  4. Well at that depth I would guess it has to be...

    Well at that depth I would guess it has to be single point, but for shallower threads, say up to 1" deep (depending on diameter) you can get multi tooth mills so you only need to make 1 or 2...
  5. Thread: Tiny Endmills

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    OP said TINY endmills, I thought he was talking...

    OP said TINY endmills, I thought he was talking about .031" and smaller. :D
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    Not sure about the process you plan or are...

    Not sure about the process you plan or are thinking about for the bending, but for wipe forming the min recommended radius for that stock thickness is .140"
  7. Thread: 100% beginner

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    I don't know the capabilities of Solidcam (?),...

    I don't know the capabilities of Solidcam (?), but I have my MCAM set up so speeds and feeds are calculated based on SFM and chip load per tooth. So easy to make adjustments based on material, tool...
  8. Yep. Most metric tolerances for H and h (etc) are...

    Yep. Most metric tolerances for H and h (etc) are always +/+ or, -/- until you get into pretty loose sliding fits
  9. Not necessarily if it is imported from a ...

    Not necessarily if it is imported from a different cad system.
  10. This ^^ Entirely depending on what you want...

    This ^^

    Entirely depending on what you want to do, but IME, those rotary tables aren't used too much, plus you can raise the knee and not have a mile sticking off the table.
  11. Might have been said, but you can control a stand...

    Might have been said, but you can control a stand alone Haas rotary controller with an M code. Insert Mxx and it will index to next position, you just program the moves into the control box and the M...
  12. Msc carries from 3mm to 44mm cat40 holders, and...

    Msc carries from 3mm to 44mm cat40 holders, and Techniks carries "standard" metric 6mm, 8mm, 10mm etc.
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    Might not be much help, but Sandvik sells tooling...

    Might not be much help, but Sandvik sells tooling with geometries that are supposed to be good for stainless and aluminum. Drills, endmills, etc
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    We used to do some deep drawing at one place I...

    We used to do some deep drawing at one place I worked. Probably 3"+ deep with forming punches to extrude holes for taps. 1/8" thick mild steel. You will need LOTS of lube. One 'dry' hit and you are...
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    Die Makers Handbook 9780831131326 | eBay...

    Die Makers Handbook 9780831131326 | eBay

    This will have some good "tips" about general die making.
  16. Thread: Kurt HD 690

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    If you are buying new vises, go with orange!

    If you are buying new vises, go with orange!
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    Not sure if you are talking cnc or manual, but...

    Not sure if you are talking cnc or manual, but these are (used to be?) pretty damn good.

    Keyless Drill Chucks - Techniks CNC Machine Tooling
  18. Might want to make a short list of accessories....

    Might want to make a short list of accessories. Chuck (s), 5c adapter, tooling (stick tools, boring bars, threading tools?), tailstock?.... etc.
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    Ya, I don't like them personally. But I still...

    Ya, I don't like them personally. But I still think it's a good idea to have one for training.
  20. I know trade in is different, but we are getting...

    I know trade in is different, but we are getting around 20k trade in value on a 2016 TL2
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    If you have apprentices learning to run a lathe,...

    If you have apprentices learning to run a lathe, this should be a must have in the shop.

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/08569030

    Spring loaded so it can't stay in the chuck.
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    Have you ever run a blanchard? 3mm will take...

    Have you ever run a blanchard? 3mm will take nothing, plus you can load up multiple parts at once.

    Blanchard Grinding at Kinetic - YouTube
  23. Vice Mount is suited for use on milling machines....

    Vice Mount is suited for use on milling machines.

    Modify one of these, or roll your own?
  24. Been there done that. We had something like that....

    Been there done that. We had something like that. Rate yourself, I did so honestly as you. 4-5 for skills, workmanship, etc. 2-3 for other things I felt like I was lacking. The kick in the ass was...
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    Industrial Lathe Accident - YouTube...

    Industrial Lathe Accident - YouTube

    Not gory, but scary. Keep in mind a lathe will grab you and not let go. Not sure how you are evaluating "minimal" risk...? It only takes 1 second...
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