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    Listen to Jason I have learned a lot from his...

    Listen to Jason I have learned a lot from his posts here. He has experience with way more machines than I have and does cabinet work which we turn away here. I did do as the OP's friend here and buy...
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    If you can't pick on the sketch it may be because...

    If you can't pick on the sketch it may be because you still have the sketch open. Make sure you close the sketch before starting to apply the coordinate system.
  3. Hi Prawin replying to your thread in...

    Hi Prawin replying to your thread in Manufacturing in North America and Europe and this one as they are similar. You can PM me with specific questions rather than email at this point.

    We make...
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    Because we have nothing to do but check here all...

    Because we have nothing to do but check here all day to see if anyone posts anything new.

    I have 2 routers both with ball screws servos and linear bearings. One is the Patriot the other is a...
  5. Haven't you guys been paying attention to the...

    Haven't you guys been paying attention to the news. The parts will all be 3d Printed. No machining needed. 😜
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    I got one of those letters from a customer and it...

    I got one of those letters from a customer and it pissed me off big time, but they are normally smaller fairly high return jobs so them paying slow is not going to cause me major problems. I had to...
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    Not US or Europe here but I have a pattern shop...

    Not US or Europe here but I have a pattern shop in Canada. There are still plenty of pattern shops in the US and Europe.
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    Wow median here is $561k(Cad) . Even after doing...

    Wow median here is $561k(Cad) . Even after doing the exchange still $426k (USD)

    Congratulations on paying off your machine.
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    While I can understand your frustration Welcome...

    While I can understand your frustration Welcome to self employment. A couple of weeks of delay is not uncommon, months or even a year happens.

    I am assuming you are working on time and...
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    I know that as I am in that position myself. None...

    I know that as I am in that position myself. None of our work is production work so there is lots of modeling and toolpathing time and most jobs need a lot of stock preparation time and finishing...
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    I find it surprising that guys are recommending...

    I find it surprising that guys are recommending extra staff vs a new machine. A friend runs a tier 1 automotive plant and his rule of thumb is given the choice between 1 robot or 1 person the robot...
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    STL files suck for anything but 3d printing. Do...

    STL files suck for anything but 3d printing. Do you have a drawing? PM me and I will make you a model for the pattern. We can talk about a making you a pattern if you have a little time. How many...
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    Shrinkage for Aluminum is typically 1/8"/for to...

    Shrinkage for Aluminum is typically 1/8"/for to 3/16/foot. Which translates to roughly 1%-1.5% I know a lot of the old manuals say 3/16 but the times I have compared castings to the patterns we have...
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    I use square as well only for remote orders. I...

    I use square as well only for remote orders. I use the send an invoice tool on their website. I let my customers know that it will be coming. They follow a link from the email and they key in their...
  15. I usually try to quote within 24 hrs but bigger...

    I usually try to quote within 24 hrs but bigger jobs or bigger packages or jobs are often a couple of days. I often get requests for Rush quotes where they want it in a couple of hours. If I am...
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    Assuming all machines are running charging as 4...

    Assuming all machines are running charging as 4 machines or as one the price is the same. Lets assume 5 minute cycle time, $60/hr per machine for easy math. 5 minutes/dollars x 4 machines $20/part....
  17. Personally I would get some 40 grit belts as...

    Personally I would get some 40 grit belts as well. Belts change pretty quickly. I don't have a horizontal belt but almost every disk sander I have used has always had 36 or 40 grit. They don't...
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    Sears went broke here in Canada about a year ago....

    Sears went broke here in Canada about a year ago. I needed some new jeans and some other things went to the "Liquidation Sale" They had raised all the regular prices significantly before the 40%...
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    As a patternmaker who has many times been called...

    As a patternmaker who has many times been called to a machine shop because. "There is no machining on this side". The Establishing a center line is the most important thing. Building patterns we...
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    We have just cheap liquid soap for most of the...

    We have just cheap liquid soap for most of the time. But for greasy or really dirty hands we use Worx. It is a really good powdered cleaner Easy on your hands but a little pile about the size of a...
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    I just had someone recommend a dealer that sells...

    I just had someone recommend a dealer that sells Wele machines and that is the size machine I am looking for. What is ballpark pricing for that machine? I see you are in Canada as well.
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    A guy I know sold out his small one man pattern...

    A guy I know sold out his small one man pattern shop with a 2 year old CNC Router. I know he talked with auctioneers and they told him they would get about $27000 for his shop at auction. He would...
  23. This is something I would love to hear some...

    This is something I would love to hear some feedback on as well. We just got a new router about a year ago with a Fagor Controller. Our old router with a Windows based controller is so much more...
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    Fagor Hour meter

    Is there tracking of program times and or total running hours recorded on a Fagor Controller? Specifically an 8037. The trainer when we took delivery said no. But I am hoping he was wrong.

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  25. What is it about the Fanuc control or Mag that is...

    What is it about the Fanuc control or Mag that is a problem? There is a mid 2000s 45x25 up here for sale that has a fanuc controller. 45x25 is the perfect size for me. A lot of what I will be...
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