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  1. Add a dwell at end of each letter? I need to do...

    Add a dwell at end of each letter? I need to do that when I write my name in the snow after a few beers. G code for me body sometimes not so reliable and I go to longhand, not discrete letters....
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    I have a Mazak VTC30 (30x65x29 travel) about 8"...

    I have a Mazak VTC30 (30x65x29 travel) about 8" from wall on the left. Lube and air stuff on back right and just enough space to access it by reaching in. Access to the back of the machine is through...
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    Titanium ear rings with tiny nuts and bolts....

    Titanium ear rings with tiny nuts and bolts. Polished or rainbow ano finish.
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    That big round heavy thing is no longer a chuck....

    That big round heavy thing is no longer a chuck. 1/16 wiggle is a useless worn out chuck. For fooks sake I have a 10" Kita that is 22 years old. Cannot feel any play. Grease it with JB Weld, should...
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    I would spend a few hours trying to get the...

    I would spend a few hours trying to get the screen to come up, get axis to move. But if sitting idle for a long time the memory may be lost.
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    OP wants a mini Holtzapffel lathe. But not too...

    OP wants a mini Holtzapffel lathe. But not too many around.
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    I just want to say Hi everybody. Before this...

    I just want to say Hi everybody. Before this thread gets locked.
    If you have machine tools and charge more $ than your cost, then you are a professional. If you have a huge shop full of the latest...
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    Tell your concrete finisher you want a burned...

    Tell your concrete finisher you want a burned finish. They will power trowel until the surface will reflect the lettering on a one gallon jug. Surface will be so smooth and easy to sweep. If you get...
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    Take 2 Fukitol tablets in the morning before you...

    Take 2 Fukitol tablets in the morning before you write Mazatrol programs. Kinda important to learn what the blue lines are. Does the tool path show your part? Or just chuck outlines?
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    LINE or ARC (LEFT, RIGHT, OR CENTER) Give it the...

    LINE or ARC (LEFT, RIGHT, OR CENTER) Give it the starting point and that line will be blue. Give end point. If an arc then at min Radius is needed. You may or may not need the arc center, control can...
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    Change tool radius to .0299?

    Change tool radius to .0299?
  12. Indicator on spindle against Y surface on table....

    Indicator on spindle against Y surface on table. Get a big handful of grip on the table and shake the Y axis. Indicator should move with the problem so work/indicate along the parts to see what is...
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    Whatever it is you plan on machining will dictate...

    Whatever it is you plan on machining will dictate the tooling you buy. I just tooled up a new mill with a 24 tool CAT 40 magazine. Bought a big box of keyless chucks, TG100 collet holders, ER 25 and...
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    Almost forgot. The relationship of the blade,...

    Almost forgot. The relationship of the blade, sole, cap of a plane is very important. It is supposed to glide over the surface removing a very thin set amount. Do not cut a groove if wanting a hand...
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    Loose the hand plane idea and buy a cheap...

    Loose the hand plane idea and buy a cheap laminate trimmer. 1/2" cutter with .25 shank. Make 2 skis for the bottom so it straddles the bead. Adjust as needed. Common solution that works in one pass.
  16. Think of those parts as pans. Outside down on...

    Think of those parts as pans. Outside down on something flat and heavy. I used a 1x3x25 steel bar and clamped it down to a huge milling machine table. Did it a few times to creep up right to the...
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    Like ^^ he said. CHANGE THE BLADE! The dull blade...

    Like ^^ he said. CHANGE THE BLADE! The dull blade will continue through the stock drifting bit by bit. But at some point it will be so angled that the drift will magnify the farther it goes through...
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    For sure used as a metal spinning lathe. Row of...

    For sure used as a metal spinning lathe. Row of holes on the steady rest and the leverage pin appears to be taped to the steady rest.
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    I have a Coilhose that hangs on the lip between...

    I have a Coilhose that hangs on the lip between the doors of my VTC30. Doors are shut but for the small space that blow gun needs, no problem. But sometimes when working my thigh hits the blowgun...
  20. Maybe I'll translate this for more help. Y'all...

    Maybe I'll translate this for more help.
    Y'all talkin like Y'all never removed no metal with no endmill before.
  21. All of mine have the air purge until power off.

    All of mine have the air purge until power off.
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    Coilhose pneumatics make the ones I use. Husky...

    Coilhose pneumatics make the ones I use. Husky makes the ones I throw away. Cejn (sain) makes some really good hose quick connects, and some different blow off guns. One blow off gun is pressure...
  23. OP is speaking in tongues. Just HTF do you ADD...

    OP is speaking in tongues. Just HTF do you ADD LESS material?
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    They make a lot of air very efficiently, but you...

    They make a lot of air very efficiently, but you gotta use that air cuz they need to make more.
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    BTW, your bandsaw blade in now toast. HSS does...

    BTW, your bandsaw blade in now toast. HSS does not like Phenolic for more than a few seconds. But blade is still good for starting a fire. Depends what you try to cut next.
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