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  1. Thread: $40 dro

    by macds
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    I thought that was one of the bonuses of working...

    I thought that was one of the bonuses of working 20hr days....
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    Ill throw in a case of beer?? I really dont...

    Ill throw in a case of beer??

    I really dont want it to go to scrap.....
  3. Depending on if its worth keeping the inside...

    Depending on if its worth keeping the inside portion, ill z level down to leave say .05", then machine hold tabs, manually cut hold tabs out, then machine inside of pocket.
    But its gotta be worth...
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    emuge full thread mill. 3 passes. Make sure the...

    emuge full thread mill.
    3 passes.
    Make sure the holes are clear of drill chips before you drop that $500 bastard down.
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    FREE - Churchill cylindrical OD grinder

    As the title states.
    Ive housed it here in the shop for 5 years, thinking Id get around to fixing her up.

    I need the space in a bad way, so shes yours for the taking.
    Weighs around 6500lbs I...
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    Interested as well. subscribing to thread.

    Interested as well. subscribing to thread.
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    Sorry to reply without interest in purchasing......

    Sorry to reply without interest in purchasing...
    But that is a really neat unit.
    Would have never known something like that existed.

    Thanks Hardplates.

    Figured it was worth a bump
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    Well, some guys might shit on me for saying...

    Well, some guys might shit on me for saying this... so be it.

    Maybe we should have a single subforum for beginners\hobbyists, where the more experienced can drop in to help.
    No, we dont want...
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    Well, I dont have any experience with this... but...

    Well, I dont have any experience with this... but im going to quickly.

    I hired my first guy today. Young guy with a heart condition. Wants to start out part time, thats perfect for me.
    He...
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    Poll: DI is all fine and well, but the most important...

    DI is all fine and well, but the most important factors to coolant longevity is TDS (total dissolved solids) levels and PH.
    Youll also want to be checking for things like chlorine or flourides if...
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    Poll: This sounds very familiar to me. The tool shops...

    This sounds very familiar to me.
    The tool shops I worked for in the big city used to just mix coolant with city water, then all of a sudden it was like the coolant mfg changed the recipe and...
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    Exactly what I use, even for refilling hand...

    Exactly what I use, even for refilling hand oilers and hydraulic tanks. I have one for each pail of oil type.
    No more spills, and can get in nasty locations with it.
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    Thanks for the insight Milacron. I absolutely...

    Thanks for the insight Milacron.
    I absolutely love older precision equipment like that.
    Amazing what they could do back in the day without modern tech.

    Wouldnt matter much to me what colour it...
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    My lord, that thing is just GORGEOUS! If i were...

    My lord, that thing is just GORGEOUS!
    If i were closer, Id gladly purchase it.

    One of you 'Mericans snap that thing up... save me the drive to Arizona...
  15. Im of the opinion that its incredibly valuable to...

    Im of the opinion that its incredibly valuable to bring in experienced guys on the basis of them bringing in "what worked" in other shops.

    Listen to them, and if it doesnt work for your shop, so...
  16. Any idea how imbarassing it is to polish a mold...

    Any idea how imbarassing it is to polish a mold for those suckers?
    Giant, glorious, veiny bastard...

    Pepperidge farms (and me) remembers.

    Nice work Marcus :D
  17. Thread: Recession?

    by macds
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    I hope your right. Im getting ready to make a...

    I hope your right.
    Im getting ready to make a substantial business move.
    Ive been working out of 950sq ft for the last 5 years. Its more than a little tight in here.

    Also hope you guys keep...
  18. Thank you, I try my best to avoid production work...

    Thank you, I try my best to avoid production work for the simple reason, I feel each part is my "art".
    As goofy as that might sound.
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    Perhaps Trump should turn his attention north......

    Perhaps Trump should turn his attention north... Theres only 34 million of us over a massive territory.
    Would likely be a better investment then Greenland.

    He'd have to talk to the Queen about...
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    Ive tried a 2% pre tax discount for COD....

    Ive tried a 2% pre tax discount for COD.
    Initially, it worked well with smaller startups.

    Eventually, they all end up between 45-60 day. Seems the 2% discount from competitive rates isnt...
  21. Thread: Recession?

    by macds
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    Not only are the numbers of top tier toolmakers...

    Not only are the numbers of top tier toolmakers insanely low, but many of them are highly specialized.
    Knowing clearances for stamping dies, molds, and PM tooling is different. Learnable quickly for...
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    Good point Larry. I would hope at least, that...

    Good point Larry.

    I would hope at least, that in a small shop, the guy doing the hiring should be able to look at the picture, and say "so, how'd you make that?"
    Filter the wheat from the chaff...
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    Fair enough. But is she hot? :stirthepot: ...

    Fair enough.
    But is she hot?
    :stirthepot:


    Anyways,
    When I was younger and had to put an effort into jumping ship, I found that keeping a portfolio of molds I built and sample parts to take...
  24. Those were the glass mullions for 3wtc in NY. 2...

    Those were the glass mullions for 3wtc in NY.
    2 Februarys ago I worked 270 hours in the month, on top of my day job to get approx 250 of them done.
  25. Grippers 263291 Visual structural components...

    Grippers
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    Visual structural components (316L)
    263292

    Intake and fuel rails
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    Valve covers
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