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  1. Looking for options for replacement of Potomac Laser Mill

    My employer is looking at replacing our Potomac laser mill. The laser on it is basically dead and people much more knowledgeable about lasers than me have determined that rebuilding the laser is not...
  2. I usually use a come along to lower heavier stuff...

    I usually use a come along to lower heavier stuff down from the trailer. Smaller stuff a have used a strap with with a couple wraps around the tongue as a friction brake. I'm not sure anything I...
  3. I haven't heard from you in a while, I am still...

    I haven't heard from you in a while, I am still interested in the smaller steady rest. If you are wanting to make a package deal for both steadys we might be able to come to an agreement.
  4. I'm pretty sure that discussing pay is a...

    I'm pretty sure that discussing pay is a "Protected Concerted Activity" according to the NLRB and firing someone for it is actually illegal.

    Protected Concerted Activity | National Labor...
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    All those ideas are way fancier that jamming...

    All those ideas are way fancier that jamming toothpicks coated in wood glue in the hole until it is packed tight and re-installing the original screw.
  7. The lower style hooks will not work well with the...

    The lower style hooks will not work well with the trailer I rent.

    I mean you can raise the wheels to the point they are off the ground and the trailer is resting on the ground in the back and...
  8. Me and a few of my friends have rented the lower...

    Me and a few of my friends have rented the lower trailer style quite a few times from sunbelt and were always happy with it. In fact I declared that I would not move any more machines without using...
  9. Could you give some dimensions on the standard...

    Could you give some dimensions on the standard steady rest?
    What are is the width from the center of the vee way to the center of the flat way?
    What is the distance from the center of the vee way...
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    It most likely means they didn't give you enough...

    It most likely means they didn't give you enough information.

    If the call out said 2" NPT or 2-11.5 NPT they are looking for a 2 inch pipe thread, which has an actual major diameter of 2.375...
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    Not that it helps you find new ones, but my 79...

    Not that it helps you find new ones, but my 79 C30 had that same style of jack clamped to the fender under the hood.
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    I always drop the quill .03-.06 off the top stop...

    I always drop the quill .03-.06 off the top stop on the Prototrak at work. I had issues with the scale not reading consistently at the very top of the travel but doing that seems to have solved all...
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    Inflation happened. $15 in 1990 is the same as...

    Inflation happened. $15 in 1990 is the same as $32 today.

    Problem is around here 20 bucks an hour was seen as good machinist pay back thenwith some making more, now $30 is pretty much where it...
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    1/2 NPS? More characters.

    1/2 NPS?
    More characters.
  15. If you can drop it off in central IL I could be...

    If you can drop it off in central IL I could be your guy. :D
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    I wish my shop had got one of those C 420...

    I wish my shop had got one of those C 420 insteads of the Haas TL1 EDU that we ended up with. POS came with non functioning software, a misaligned spindle (that we got to pay to fix since they said...
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    Make 2 and cut in half and trash the smaller if...

    Make 2 and cut in half and trash the smaller if they have to have the part right now.
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    Could you supply your own material and use stress...

    Could you supply your own material and use stress relieved 303 square bar? That would probably be the easiest.
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    https://www.parker.com/Literature/O-Ring%20Divisio...

    https://www.parker.com/Literature/O-Ring%20Division%20Literature/ORD%205700.pdf
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    Could you get a small ID threading bar and single...

    Could you get a small ID threading bar and single point the threads? I had thought about trying the same thing on an old single shot I had.
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    You wouldn't have to worry about sweeping under...

    You wouldn't have to worry about sweeping under the truck to get all the rust and dirt that falls off. The rest of the shop might get a bit dirty.
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    If you can get a hold of the material you could...

    If you can get a hold of the material you could cut them out on a WEDM.
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    Why respond at all if you don't give a crap about...

    Why respond at all if you don't give a crap about helping?
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    That is a patented grease based vibration...

    That is a patented grease based vibration dampening system, helps cut chatter.

    More seriously though, that mill is a unsupported import from the seventies. The previous shop got their money's...
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    I finally got around to single pointing a radius...

    I finally got around to single pointing a radius on my dividing head.

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