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  1. Your vise jaws look fine. Lots of surface that...

    Your vise jaws look fine. Lots of surface that you’re clamping on.
    I don’t think I’d spend the money on pie jaws. You’re not beating the vise handle with a hammer are you?

    I’ve held +/- .001...
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    Probably because your groove tool doesn't have...

    Probably because your groove tool doesn't have sharp corners. Did you look at it on a comparator? My experience is they usually have .006/.008 radius from the mfg.
  3. Just google comparator overlays. There's a shit...

    Just google comparator overlays. There's a shit ton of hits.
    Even MSC carries overlays.
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    I like International Minicut. They’re HSS so they...

    I like International Minicut. They’re HSS so they don’t last forever, but with TSC they can sure remove some metal.
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    If the display says it's moving, then it's...

    If the display says it's moving, then it's moving. What makes you think it isn't?
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    That’s awful deep for that size tap. I’d switch...

    That’s awful deep for that size tap. I’d switch to a roll tap
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    Musta got it figured out.

    Musta got it figured out.
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    There are no values because you didn't put any...

    There are no values because you didn't put any values in.

    Typically G54 X value would be distance from machine zero to centerline of your spindle. Z value would be distance from machine zero to...
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    The machine position is simply that, where your...

    The machine position is simply that, where your turret is parked in relation to machine zero. When you home it out it should read 0,0.

    The G54 display will read how far away you are from G54...
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    My wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday...

    My wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday years ago. I told her a blonde with big tits. ( sorry Ms Scott)


    She baked a cake and used cupcakes as tits. I took it to the shop and it was a hit.
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    I wouldn’t be “over the moon”, but a fractional,...

    I wouldn’t be “over the moon”, but a fractional, wire gage, letter drill index full of drills should be pretty useful for a home workshop.
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    I make a lot out of old endmills.

    I make a lot out of old endmills.
  13. I actually want to do the same thing. Find a...

    I actually want to do the same thing. Find a piece of property and build myself a shop on it so I can quit renting.

    I'd be talking to the Twp first about what I want to do and what they will...
  14. Some info here: MACHINING "ALUMINA"...

    Some info here:
    MACHINING "ALUMINA"
  15. I don't think I would half-ass a project like...

    I don't think I would half-ass a project like that.

    Go to the Twp and tell them what you want to do and listen to what they have to say. They may be more helpful than you think.
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    My Okuma is a simple 2 axis lathe so I don't have...

    My Okuma is a simple 2 axis lathe so I don't have much experience with the finer points of what this control wants.

    I learned something here too, so thanks.
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    Some quick pics when I google "spindle liner...

    Some quick pics when I google "spindle liner rack"

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    Hi, me again. I have a U10L control, but it...

    Hi, me again.

    I have a U10L control, but it doesn't seem like yours is all that different from what I have found from searching around online.

    Here's the way I understand it:

    In your main...
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    Sorry, I didn't catch it before but sub program...

    Sorry, I didn't catch it before but sub program extension is .SSB
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    You need the whole program name. CALL O6601

    You need the whole program name.

    CALL O6601
  21. I don't understand "code posted in wear". Do you...

    I don't understand "code posted in wear". Do you mean a value in the tool offset page for dia. and wear?

    If so, it depends on your program. Did you program to the center of the tool or to the...
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    Your spindle is horizontal. The indicator will...

    Your spindle is horizontal. The indicator will droop when rotating it.
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    And Tom B in 3...2...1...

    And Tom B in 3...2...1...
  24. I’d pick 1-1/8 solid. Drop them complete. My...

    I’d pick 1-1/8 solid. Drop them complete.
    My experience with tubing is it sucks.
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    When the chuck was made the backlash was taken...

    When the chuck was made the backlash was taken out by chucking at that spot. Try chucking a piece of stock at the other spots and run an indicator on it. You’ll see.
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