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  1. Ha! Back in my younger days (waaay back) I moved...

    Ha! Back in my younger days (waaay back) I moved an M head Bridgeport from Chicago out to the suburbs. Since I only had a station wagon I rented a single axle box trailer, set the machine on a couple...
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    I've dealt with bilateral hearing loss for almost...

    I've dealt with bilateral hearing loss for almost sixty years now since having meningitis at age nine. I can't comment on hearing aids from Costco since they weren't selling them when I was last...
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    Marcus, using set screws against the heads is a...

    Marcus, using set screws against the heads is a waste of time. You will go nuts screwing them in and out one at a time
    Just make up your fixture plate with major diameter holes and a backer plate...
  4. That prick is from china? The posters location...

    That prick is from china? The posters location doesn't show on my phone. Jeez, I wouldn't have wasted my time...
    Dennis
  5. I second what Marcus said. It depends what the...

    I second what Marcus said. It depends what the tool is expected to make, run size, and how you want to machine the cavities.

    If I want to machine the cavities directly on the milling machine...
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    Might be good to get it in writing, if possible....

    Might be good to get it in writing, if possible. The SBA just put additional guidance, dated May 6, on their web site concerning employees who refuse to return to work:

    40. Question: Will a...
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    That's not my understanding. You are correct that...

    That's not my understanding. You are correct that at least 75% must be used for payroll with the balance used on rents and utilities, but the test for forgiving the loan ( making it a grant) is...
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    That could be... each of us needs to do our own...

    That could be... each of us needs to do our own research. I haven't looked into it too deeply because all our people have said they are coming back. But, what if one doesn't? Do I lose my chance at...
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    Note they are talking about employment and salary...

    Note they are talking about employment and salary LEVELS not particular employees. The way I read this so long as by June 30th you are working the same number of hours and your payroll is at...
  10. You don't have to do anything... just lose the...

    You don't have to do anything... just lose the order.
  11. 6000 lbs. Is the weight of a pick up truck so the...

    6000 lbs. Is the weight of a pick up truck so the floor will be fine.

    I stuffed a series I through an 80 inch high 72 inch wide door so certainly doable if you have adequate lifting gear. A fork...
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    We were notified we were approved Tuesday... so...

    We were notified we were approved Tuesday... so far no docs and no money. Meanwhile the folks that have been sitting home filed for unemployment, were approved and we've already received notice that...
  13. Thread: Ram extention

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    That's exactly what I was suggesting, within...

    That's exactly what I was suggesting, within reason. On a Bridgeport the ram is the least likely thing to get damaged. There is no gib on the ram dovetail, it's scraped to fit at the factory. If...
  14. Thread: Ram extention

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    I've had mine stick back from time to time if I...

    I've had mine stick back from time to time if I neglected to clean the old oil and grunge off before running it back. A block of wood, a lead hammer, and someone pulling on the handle always gets it...
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    Interestingly, back in December, before anyone...

    Interestingly, back in December, before anyone had ever heard of the "Corona beer virus" in talking with my broker I made the prediction that the Dems were going to talk the country into a recession...
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    The feds are taking a page from the playbook of...

    The feds are taking a page from the playbook of 'helicopter' Ben Bernake, who famously said that the way to combat a recession is to go up in a helicopter and throw bushels of money out the door in...
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    Thanks. It's still working but blowing past the...

    Thanks. It's still working but blowing past the rod seal... which is the normal brake off state.

    I'll try giving Bimbo a call next week.

    Dennis
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    It is possible to let the spindle coast to a stop...

    It is possible to let the spindle coast to a stop when doing blind holes, but being able to plug reverse is much appreciated if one is a bit late turning the spindle off. :D

    Years ago I had an M...
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    Busy this morning. Let's see if I know how to...

    Busy this morning. Let's see if I know how to attach a photo:

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    Looks like a plain jane Bimba cylinder to me; can't figure out why it has a weird part number on it. With my luck I'll order...
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    Bridgeport Brake Air Cylinder

    Would anyone happen to know the Bimba or equivalent part number for the air cylinder used for the spindle brake on Bridgeport BOSS mills? I just had a guy climb up and get the part number printed on...
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    Hi, sorry I took so long to get back to this. ...

    Hi, sorry I took so long to get back to this.

    I'm a production molder, so I'm not really attuned to prototyping work. I do know somebody who was molding test coupons for weatherability testing, or...
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    Back to grinding. The OP mentioned grinding...

    Back to grinding. The OP mentioned grinding .0005" passes through the heat treat scale. I remember, when I was grinding with Aluminum Oxide wheels, that that pretty golden scale will glaze a wheel...
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    A few more questions... boring grinding job today...

    A few more questions... boring grinding job today :D

    Is this for production, or prototyping work?

    Is there a reason you need a vertical? (like doing insert molding of some sort)

    Dennis
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    It would be helpful to know the weight of your...

    It would be helpful to know the weight of your part including sprue and runner if any and the clamp tonnage of the machines you are replacing.
    Dennis
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    Be sitting down when you see the price :eek: ...

    Be sitting down when you see the price :eek:

    Dennis
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