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  1. . normal if you want to measure .0001" you need...

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    normal if you want to measure .0001" you need resolution of 1/2 or .00005"
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    obviously with a indicating gage its easier to see out of round or flat, waviness of part and taper easier as you...
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    . 1) due to runout or wobble most reamers make a...

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    1) due to runout or wobble most reamers make a bell mouth hole or larger hole as reamer 1st starts hole. oversize the first .1" depth can easily be over .001"
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    2) softer metal like aluminum...
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    . put wood on a cart with wheels and 20 footers...

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    put wood on a cart with wheels and 20 footers will roll into most trucks. better to have wheel brake or strap down good so dont move during truck ride
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    . benefits add up. a place paying $30/hr no...

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    benefits add up. a place paying $30/hr no benefits and no overtime might pay far less than $25/hr with benefits and 150% overtime
  5. Thread: Cutbacks

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    try getting laid off if over 62, you wont find...

    try getting laid off if over 62, you wont find many even willing to give a interview.
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    i have seen guys drive a school bus cause it was all they could get. another drives a truck he says its not a...
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    indeed salary web site machinist pay different...

    indeed salary web site machinist pay different cities.
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    listings are low with overtime and benefits like 401K match its usually much higher
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    like end of year can be 150 to 200% of base pay not...
  7. . optical micrometer only works at focus near...

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    optical micrometer only works at focus near objects. at infinity it does nothing.
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    you can guess arc seconds if you know width of crosshair. with a theodolite you can measure arc seconds by...
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    in NY unemployment with extra $600/wk was about...

    in NY unemployment with extra $600/wk was about before tax over $1100 week /40 thats $27.50/hour (i believe it was actually slightly more than $1100 before tax but not much)
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    thats over $4./hr...
  9. resolving power think 1/100" ruler or scale. you...

    resolving power think 1/100" ruler or scale. you reach a point where markings so thin hard to see or read.
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    some optical instruments have a 10 arc second crosshair. how I know 1 arc second is...
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    what dont you understand you dont make $80k/yr...

    what dont you understand you dont make $80k/yr working overtime when things slow and are only working 40hr/weeks ? last year was busy this year is slow
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    unemployment paying more than a 40hr/week...
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    my point is benefits add up. one place might pay...

    my point is benefits add up. one place might pay $30./hr but no benefits and another pay $24/hr but with benefits more than making up for the difference
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    and yes Excel spreadsheet will add things...
  12. skinny crosshair 4 arc seconds wide you can...

    skinny crosshair 4 arc seconds wide you can barely see. then they say if you take 100 readings and average you can get 1/10 arc second readings.
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    but in reality if you had a 2 arc second crosshair...
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    . i am not expecting a normal pay raise this...

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    i am not expecting a normal pay raise this year but surprisingly even with 13 weeks on furlough I am getting a extra week of vacation on top of normal vacation (I thought I might loose vacation...
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    know a person working 2 jobs and job at Amazon...

    know a person working 2 jobs and job at Amazon for awhile was paying extra money ($17.hr now $15/hr) and 150% overtime pay, wouldnt surprise me if makes easily over $50,000 this year
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    not bad for...
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    . i have been to job interview when asking for...

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    i have been to job interview when asking for $19./hr that was end of job interview cause they dont want to pay that much. many places seem surprised nobody wants a job at $18./hr
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    . 1) i am talking about when things slow working...

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    1) i am talking about when things slow working a 40hr a week job and comparing to unemployment
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    2) believe what you want. my experience was a massive increase in income on unemployment not even...
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    . when work is slow most work 40hour/week...

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    when work is slow most work 40hour/week obviously. unemployment even after taxes taken on my weekly was easily $400/week higher than working a 40 hour a week job. my end of year income will be...
  18. usually schools have online where they list...

    usually schools have online where they list exactly what they teach. most schools teach general knowledge.
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    be aware many need training on specific machines and company ways of doing things....
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    1) wages are always based on being high enough so...

    1) wages are always based on being high enough so people do not leave when you want them to stay. amazing some think wages are set by anything else and seemed surprised when people leave
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    2) i was...
  20. Maudslay's lathe had adjustable angle piece that...

    Maudslay's lathe had adjustable angle piece that bite in soft metal leadscrew and allowed
    tool carriage to spiral across cutting screws. so he could adjust pitch angle
    ...... early dividing...
  21. . wwodworking tools like a ruler scale and...

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    wwodworking tools like a ruler scale and spring caliper and using templates to compare.
    same with plug gage and ring gage and gage blocks
    metal working it helped when standardized screw threads...
  22. i have used a mazak with 3D machining capability...

    i have used a mazak with 3D machining capability and you can program a large 1.25 radius and tell it too
    use a smaller ball end mill. its programmed conversationally. in like 25 years I am not aware...
  23. . you can get end mill with rounded corner, its...

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    you can get end mill with rounded corner, its not a full ball. i have gotten for example
    1" dia EM with .125 corner radius. can get different corner radius.
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    also its not always ordered as...
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    . saw video once of robot polishing sink faucets...

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    saw video once of robot polishing sink faucets and other plumbing stuff. i believe it was doing
    a lot per day and humans preferred not to do that as a full time job
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    . needs to be a short length otherwise you get a...

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    needs to be a short length otherwise you get a lot of vibration
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    short spade drills have been used as spot drills before. 90 degree inserts or tips are
    fairly common.
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    but many prefer...
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