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  1. Will, cutting a production fixture. .375"...

    Will, cutting a production fixture.
    .375" Mill, .3967" Slots, but .500" deeper than flutes.
    78 slots, 1.375" long, 1.5 deep. 6061.
    Blaser 755
  2. Well, that part isn't at issue. I step down...

    Well, that part isn't at issue.
    I step down generally around 1/2 diamter.
    If I do that enough, I run outta flutes.
  3. Rule of thumb here is 1/2 diameter. I violate...

    Rule of thumb here is 1/2 diameter.
    I violate that occasionally, at the expense of chip-load.
  4. Oh, just go to the surface grinder with the...

    Oh, just go to the surface grinder with the spin-jig and skinney it up?
    Thanks,
    Mark
  5. So long as the impedence matches the out-put or...

    So long as the impedence matches the out-put or is higher for the head-phones, there will be no overload.
    If the head-phones are at lower impedence that out-put, you run the risk of killing...
  6. Dumb question, but here I go. Can I mill depths deeper than my flute length?

    Hi there;
    I have been scared to cut slots deeper than my flute length, even though shank and flute are the same diameter...
    The obvious problem is chip evacuation...
    But, is it true I...
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    I put water filters on all my mills. 5 Micron...

    I put water filters on all my mills. 5 Micron down to 1 micron, 5 is good enough.
    Not for anything else but to keep from grinding my ways out.
    Now, nevr a problem.
    On the 4020, a 20" x 4"...
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    Bobcad used to be the poor-man's CAD-CAM... ...

    Bobcad used to be the poor-man's CAD-CAM...
    But they are trying to bleed me to death now.
    Oh, by dropping support on my version to make me shell out for a brand-new seat. Thousands.
    Nope.
    ...
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    In my particular instance, I put CAD-CAM in the...

    In my particular instance, I put CAD-CAM in the office on a laptop which is hard-linked to my shoplink radio downloader to the machines.
    This was great, no packing programs by hand down to the...
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    When it goes this far... I call my buddy...

    When it goes this far...
    I call my buddy Dave...
    M&M CNC (818) 974-3992 Pocket phone.
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    Yes, it can. But it has no skin in the game....

    Yes, it can.
    But it has no skin in the game.
    Better off with a pro.
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    My shop is dangerous and dirty. I never seen...

    My shop is dangerous and dirty.
    I never seen one that wasn't...
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    [email protected] This is your solution....

    [email protected]
    This is your solution.
    Don knows it all.
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    Every element of these machines are simple. It...

    Every element of these machines are simple.
    It is just that there are simply so many of them...
    I always start at the top.
    Oh, and the 10HP thing... you have to accout for more than the...
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    Did you check your main fuses, Power in and out,...

    Did you check your main fuses, Power in and out, on all three legs phase-to-phase?
    Also, a 10 HP converter... sounds a bit on the low side.
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    In the beginning... There were several Metric...

    In the beginning...
    There were several Metric Systems.
    The German Metric, the Italian Metric .. and so on...
    Then came the advent of the Unified Metric system.
    This put them all on the...
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    My thoughts... I am an old world Machinist,...

    My thoughts...
    I am an old world Machinist, drug kicking and screaming into the new world.
    So 3, maybe 4 years ago, I was still programming in hand-written G-code utilizing canned cycles and...
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    Well... the last three I made were 5086 1" A...

    Well... the last three I made were 5086 1"
    A bit better than 6061, little harder.
    This is good for the fasteners, which are in constant use, and of coarse... the harder alloy is less prone to...
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    I gave up on all that. I spent a couple years...

    I gave up on all that.
    I spent a couple years in Fadal Format 1...
    But reality drove me into software.
    I don't have the life-span to hand-code anymore.
  20. Talk to Arlo at Buntrock Industries. ...

    Talk to Arlo at Buntrock Industries.
    [email protected]
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    The HRC has an rpm of 138. That I do not...

    The HRC has an rpm of 138.
    That I do not understand...
    Hardness Rockwell C?
    But the 10MM to 7 MM and thread it... for an inch... not unusual.
  22. Oddly... I have never seriously considered...

    Oddly... I have never seriously considered peck-tapping. Never even tried it.
    I have Rigid tapping on both my Haas and Fadal, but I generally use a floating holder on the Fadal as I have yet to...
  23. I don't believe that is the problem in my case. ...

    I don't believe that is the problem in my case.
    I notice time when some holder come blasting out of the spindle like a bullet... they were trying to stick, but were overcome by sheer force.
    ...
  24. Well, one thing I do is take an aerosol can of...

    Well, one thing I do is take an aerosol can of Graphite, and coat the worst offending holder.
    Yes, this is bound to change your offset.. but not much.
    I have troubles mostly on tools that are...
  25. You guys... probably... understand the cost's...

    You guys... probably... understand the cost's involved with certifying under ISO 9001...
    It is nothing but a hoop jumping contest with a highway into your wallet.
    Yes... there is money...
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