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    And, put your ring gage in the coolant. Your part...

    And, put your ring gage in the coolant. Your part will be the coolant temperature which will make the ring gage the same temp. Assuming the part is steel there is less to worry about when the part...
  2. Although I haven't tried it I would assume if you...

    Although I haven't tried it I would assume if you can download from a computer via rs232 one should be able to save going back to the hard drive. I know there is room on the boot disc to save...
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    solid works has a fully integrated cam. Great for...

    solid works has a fully integrated cam. Great for OEM. Example if you have a pocket with an island and the drawing update removes the island.....the cam toolpaths are updated and the island is...
  4. If your external drive died, you can use space on...

    If your external drive died, you can use space on the boot master disc inside the cabinet to load, save etc.

    I have an extra external floppy with the (32 ? pin cable) and am trying to remember how...
  5. I would not blow any air anywhere. After you...

    I would not blow any air anywhere. After you power up and the indicator light is out you can remove the disc with the master program, replace it with a 720k, load, run, save your work programs. JUST...
  6. You can do a direct download to the MX2. Call...

    You can do a direct download to the MX2. Call SWI. 4800 baud, even handshake, odd parity. (not sure what I just wrote). RS 232 from the back of your computer.

    Hope this is helpful.

    I have a SWI...
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    Poor man hotwire

    110 volt thru 150 watt light bulb then thru approx 6 inches of wire heating element found in a cheap toaster, then to ground.

    Higher wattage light bulb will make a hotter wire.
  8. To clear the air, a quick trip to your primary...

    To clear the air, a quick trip to your primary care doc should be first asap. You may have medical conditions you have never experienced. Once you have emptied your plate of any physical condition...
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    I would put a 4X4X48 on front and back legs and...

    I would put a 4X4X48 on front and back legs and lagscrew. Then runners placed and anchored 90 deg at least the length of the lathe. The 48 inches front to back will most helpful in preventing tipping...
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    This is easily explained. First the job is...

    This is easily explained.

    First the job is already taken probably to 80K per year.

    Since this job ismost likely at a college or state tech school they must advertise the opening (as described)...
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    I got Dickies brand for about $15.00. Has mic...

    I got Dickies brand for about $15.00. Has mic pocket, scale, bib and knee length at our local "Army Navy" store. I think any store that sells sporting apparrel could be helpful.
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    Decades ago, if I recall correctly, it would...

    Decades ago, if I recall correctly, it would advance to cut the threads and when it reached a stop (it was mounted on a turret lathe), and then snap open. You would after moving clear of the part,...
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    Over the years I've been exposed to all sorts of...

    Over the years I've been exposed to all sorts of variations to achieve a clean plate. The best I found was to make a loose paste of Bon Ami (NOT Ajax or Comet) and regular grocery store alcohol and a...
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    observe and learn

    They have moved some operations to the far east (Probably to survive) and labeled them as Gershner International.

    As slow as they seem in the video and how wasteful and shocking to anyone who has...
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    Your PC is engineered to be able to read 720K and...

    Your PC is engineered to be able to read 720K and 1.4M.

    My prototrak explains nothing (as 1.4M had not yet been made) as to the capacity of the disk. After a bit of screaming at myself as the...
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    To the point of sounding foolish, will the drive...

    To the point of sounding foolish, will the drive need a 720K floppy rather than the newer disks. My Prototrak MX2 will accept only 720k disks. I believe the front left corner is a slide for...
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    Sweep the shaft end on your drill press and then...

    Sweep the shaft end on your drill press and then centerdrill. If you cannot centerdrill the opposite end near the hub then indicate the shaft area nearest the hub to be concentric to the...
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    IME you could pretty much stop the resume at 3...

    IME you could pretty much stop the resume at 3 jobs in 30 years. An average of 10 years per job is remarkable and nearly unheard of, a definite plus in my book. A resume with too many jobs in too...
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    resting

    I suppose you can now tune in and watch Father Ted on the tv.
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    I think a v block in the center of the vise...

    I think a v block in the center of the vise utilizing a bit of emery cloth against the part to hold in place. Then lock the quill and feed slowly with the knee by hand thus not allowing a large chip...
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    I would check ebay or some used equipment dealer...

    I would check ebay or some used equipment dealer for used "Hoke" blocks. Even those that are in poor condition would be within .0002. Just assemble with rods and transfer your reading.
  22. InspectionXpert Home...

    InspectionXpert Home

    May be helpful depending upon your CAD system
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    Leave the radio home leave the earbud home ...

    Leave the radio home
    leave the earbud home
    Leave the cell phone off till break and lunch time. Nothing to me is worse than while in the middle of explaining something I look up and the guy is busy...
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    I'm sure there are hundreds of us (myself...

    I'm sure there are hundreds of us (myself included) that have learned a career saving lesson (or a business survival lesson) here. We all make mistakes. But when several people tell us a skunk is...
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    And then there were the two Danish men looking...

    And then there were the two Danish men looking for work. The first one says he's a diesel fitter and since a need prevails for that, he is asked to sit a bit before a more thorough interview and...
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