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  1. That looks like a flashing or flushing tool, I...

    That looks like a flashing or flushing tool, I had a holder I made that took inserts i made out of cut up files. I'd make one if i were you, they make life really easy.

    FYI that's a finishing...
  2. Mike Production pipe taps are made like that,...

    Mike Production pipe taps are made like that, buried is flush on the gauge.
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    Hey John do you have anymore details you might be...

    Hey John do you have anymore details you might be able to provide, would contacting Lucas Precision even help or would any information from that age be long gone? I am going to reread the Tuckahoe...
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    Glad some of you have a sense of humour, maybe...

    Glad some of you have a sense of humour, maybe even Douggie will laugh about it.
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    Depends on alot of things, industry particularly...

    Depends on alot of things, industry particularly I'd imagine. This was a slow year for me so far, though its seemed to pick up abit, but it always does during outage season since I serve the power...
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    A company I do work for is hiring an apprentice...

    A company I do work for is hiring an apprentice in Chippewa Falls, if you can get over the no night shift shit, send me a PM OP. It's a solid paying Power Plant gig, schools paid for. They pay for...
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    Ox owns his own shop, that kind of circumvents...

    Ox owns his own shop, that kind of circumvents the needing to be in an industrialized area. If you are a machinist looking to work for someone else you have to go where the jobs are. If you are the...
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    Come to Milwaukee, lots of shops and better wages...

    Come to Milwaukee, lots of shops and better wages at those shops then most of the shitholes in the middle of bumfuck nowhere. You cant walk through an industrial park without tripping over a machine...
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    Devliegs are great I have one in Storage I will...

    Devliegs are great I have one in Storage I will be moving into my garage shop eventually, got er for pennies.
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    They are still using the poorly thought out,...

    They are still using the poorly thought out, corner cutting designs from the Corporate Raider era though, Which is the crux of the problem.

    I am not trying to argue, but have you ever compared the...
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    Small is relative, I came up in shops with 300...

    Small is relative, I came up in shops with 300 and 400T cranes, 50 foot swing VTLs 12' swing engine lathes and HBMs with 10 or 15 feet more Y travel then the tallest GL. Working there the GL machines...
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    I worked there, and still do service work for...

    I worked there, and still do service work for them occasionally. I wouldnt put one of the ones made in the last 15 years in my shop, if they paid me too. They outsource 80% of the machine work or did...
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    Sounds like the setup one of the guys in the VN...

    Sounds like the setup one of the guys in the VN Facebook group posted of his #12
  14. Sounds like bullshit I've had that machine in my...

    Sounds like bullshit I've had that machine in my Ebay watch list for almost 2 years, just never felt like driving that far for that price
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    It is like any tool in your toolbox, right time,...

    It is like any tool in your toolbox, right time, and right place. With enough practice and some planning and experimentation you can find new and clever ways to make it so things more efficiently....
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    We used probes for 90% of pickups at my old job I...

    We used probes for 90% of pickups at my old job I mounted 2 48" scales one for X+ and for X- on my table. Quick tape measure got me a working Z and then I'd enter in where the edge I wanted in X was....
  17. Finally got my first machine. Van Norman #16S

    Finally got my first machine (and just bought my first house to store it!) Found a VN16S on craigslist awhile back in July. Went to look at it, put some money down, and picked er up after we moved...
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    Just the table, is it reasonably flat still?

    Just the table, is it reasonably flat still?
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    How much would you want for the table.

    How much would you want for the table.
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    Yeh price was high, I didnt try and talk him down...

    Yeh price was high, I didnt try and talk him down though, he said he could hold it for me till I finished moving into the house I bought.

    On the other hand it still has a good majority of the...
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    I just put money down on that one actually. ...

    I just put money down on that one actually.

    Going to move it in a week or two
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    If I am using a twist drill in titanium, I...

    If I am using a twist drill in titanium, I usually hand grind my drill 135 degrees, just a hair off center so it cuts a twat hair or two oversize. I once had a drill, drill undersize in inconel and...
  23. Claymore mines have "this side towards enemy"...

    Claymore mines have "this side towards enemy" guess why. Lol
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    We had an old manual boring mill guy in the mid...

    We had an old manual boring mill guy in the mid 30s an hour (Freedom Bucks not Canadian pesos). And a higher end apprentice in the mid 20s (3 or so years machining experience.

    Our CNC guys are...
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    I work dickloads of OT so I can take my family on...

    I work dickloads of OT so I can take my family on vacation (out of state/country), help my daughter pursue her interest in robotics, and whatever else that comes up.

    Before that I put my wife...
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