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    Perhaps the simplest approach is to run some...

    Perhaps the simplest approach is to run some additional coolant hoses and nozzles to add a "sweep spray" to the way covers, to prevent chips from collecting as you machine. You'd want to be sure to...
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    Does this machine have the galvanized way covers?...

    Does this machine have the galvanized way covers? It might be a chemical action (a rapid corrosion or electrolysis) between this alloy and the zinc that's causing the sticking.

    Are any marks left...
  3. That is cool (we never grow up, do we?), but what...

    That is cool (we never grow up, do we?), but what about track? Did you get any, or is it easy to DIY?
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    That's about the crunchiest granola you'll ever...

    That's about the crunchiest granola you'll ever have.

    But the crunching will be your teeth, not the cereal...
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    I won't make a killing, as I don't use bat...

    I won't make a killing, as I don't use bat filling...

    [It rhymes. I need to see if I can make a song from this]
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    I just want to go on record that MY calls to my...

    I just want to go on record that MY calls to my Chinese counterpart were about dumpling recipes, not preventing nuclear exchanges.

    This is because I enjoy Chinese food, as opposed to being an...
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    Electrical definition - not a mechanical bond,...

    Electrical definition - not a mechanical bond, but an assurance that there's uniform and sufficient electrical continuity between objects.
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    What?! Nobody uses dials anymore, it's all that...

    What?! Nobody uses dials anymore, it's all that newfangled push button digital stuff.

    Me? I miss ringing up the operator. "Hello, Mabel - get me Lake Side 4-3329. Thanks!"
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    Lott has it - Home Shop Harry, famous for...

    Lott has it - Home Shop Harry, famous for make-doism (kludging). It's got its place, but a high speed spindle isn't one of them.
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    I hate to be a hater, but either have the spindle...

    I hate to be a hater, but either have the spindle reground or replace it. It just seems a little HSH to be trying to repair it this way.
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    I claim no specific expertise, but if I were...

    I claim no specific expertise, but if I were working those materials my concerns would be atmospheric contamination of the feedstock leading to excess oxides and nitride formation.

    You're...
  12. First off, sorry for the passing of your dad. ...

    First off, sorry for the passing of your dad. Did he have any friends in the business who could help you? What is driving the urgency to dispose of the machines? Lease on the space coming to an...
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    I can't believe the cost of new virtual carbide...

    I can't believe the cost of new virtual carbide tooling for my virtual 5-axis mill. It's going to literally drive me virtually bankrupt!
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    I stopped paying much attention to this thread...

    I stopped paying much attention to this thread when I realized that the Covid-lovers viewed it as a religious experience, perhaps much like the evangelical snake handlers.

    For them, tempting fate...
  15. I'm going to steel that pun... [Get it?...

    I'm going to steel that pun...

    [Get it? "Steel"?]

    [I'm so lame...]
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    Unless you're the Hulk, that seems like a lot of...

    Unless you're the Hulk, that seems like a lot of movement.
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    Hope they pull through. Did they have the...

    Hope they pull through. Did they have the horribly communicable "Rightard" preexisting condition?
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    Maybe this link can help (from a search for...

    Maybe this link can help (from a search for "scissor lift pivot bearings"):

    Lift Bushings & Bearings - Hardware - Partsroom

    ["X" click through the "We're Closed" banner to see the page]
    ...
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    Mine too! Thanks, SSG!

    Mine too! Thanks, SSG!
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    Little surprised that Don didn't kill the thread...

    Little surprised that Don didn't kill the thread due to the meaningless tittle. Glad he didn't, there's some good info here.
  21. Here's the closed thread:...

    Here's the closed thread: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general/need-help-very-strange-phenomenon-394373/#post3809209

    I agree that it looks purposely added, and a laser makes the most...
  22. Me too. KUMW is the mill on the plates I've...

    Me too. KUMW is the mill on the plates I've gotten. I "think" I've noticed some porosity in one plate, but I never etched it and checked under a microscope to be sure.

    Should have checked past...
  23. You caught him on a good day... I take it from...

    You caught him on a good day...

    I take it from the lack of real replies that this isn't something folks are worried about. Hopefully it's a damp squib, not a burning fuse...
  24. Is the rack visible from under the table? You...

    Is the rack visible from under the table? You could try putting a bead of grease on the rack (as uniform as you can make it), then run it to one side and check the results from the "squished"...
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    Any insights into CBN for cam grinding?

    Any insights into CBN for cam grinding?
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