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    Very nice! What are you going to run on that...

    Very nice! What are you going to run on that machine?
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    Wow! Up close and personal.

    Wow! Up close and personal.
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    It is a constant profile from top to bottom,...

    It is a constant profile from top to bottom, however the width increases as it grows radially. I guess it is, or is similar to, a Hirth coupling as Nick Mueller suggested.



    Right now I'm...
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    That was one of my first thoughts, but it has a...

    That was one of my first thoughts, but it has a trapazoidal profile at the root.
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    Cutting small indexing feature

    I need to cut a small face gear type feature that will be used for indexing medical implants and I'm struggling to think up an easy method. The part I'm working on is similar to the attached photo...
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    When I started my business, I billed 15% more for...

    When I started my business, I billed 15% more for CNC work than manual. But after my accountant found out, he made it perfectly clear the rates should be the same for both, based on the type of work...
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    It's been about 18 months or so when the spindle...

    It's been about 18 months or so when the spindle bearings died on my XV 710 and chatter clearly became a problem before I had it rebuilt. However, the only noise was from the spindle and not from any...
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    Easier said than done as there is not much room...

    Easier said than done as there is not much room to work with.

    I had a customer approach me two years ago wanting a "sexy" case made from Titanium for the iPhone4. After telling him how it was...
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    I think it's about time to start a sequel, Russ....

    I think it's about time to start a sequel, Russ. :D
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    You can't go wrong with the Sandvik 880. I use it...

    You can't go wrong with the Sandvik 880. I use it in every material imaginable, from aluminum to superalloys. In your example, I would use my 15/16" drill to punch the hole and then rough bore....
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    I can only guess which shop you're talking about,...

    I can only guess which shop you're talking about, but there aren't too many Father/Son shops here in the Tri-Cities... And if you weren't born here, it's an acquired taste for sure.

    I wish you...
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    Helps?! That was the Golden Ticket!! A...

    Helps?! That was the Golden Ticket!!

    A million thanks! :cheers:
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    And I think that's one of my issues. The same...

    And I think that's one of my issues. The same code will run just fine on a Haas, but will not work on our Cincinnati. Anytime the machine encounters an arc it alarms out giving a warning about arc...
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    Mastercam arc toolpath problems

    I'm sure there is an easy fix to this, but for the life of me I can't find it. I've been using OneCNC for years but I am now using MC X5.

    When calculating an arc for the toolpath, MC seems to...
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    So, lots of good information here, but no takers?...

    So, lots of good information here, but no takers? :( I'm closing down my shop and need to clear some of these misc. items out.
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    Hahaha, sorry! I probably scared off any...

    Hahaha, sorry! I probably scared off any potential buyers with that misprint...:rolleyes5: It fits a standard 3 3/8" quill and has the R8 driver.
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    It fits an 3 3/8" quill.

    It fits an 3 3/8" quill.
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    Not super positive on that Steve. Dimensionally,...

    Not super positive on that Steve. Dimensionally, it's practically identical to the ER-25's I use on my CNC's. The only difference is the retaining groove. The collets with the Volstro don't have...
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    Collets are E-25. There are two each, 3/16" and...

    Collets are E-25. There are two each, 3/16" and 3/8". The belt is missing.
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    FS: Volstro Rotary Milling Head

    I have a Volstro rotary milling head for sale. $400.

    Photos can be viewed here: http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff290/hesstool/Volstro/

    Thanks.
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    On more than one occasion, I've had the rough...

    On more than one occasion, I've had the rough bore cycle take the hole out big and not realize it. Spent all my time cursing the finish bar when it was totally innocent...:dopeslap:
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    For those of you that suspected a proximity...

    For those of you that suspected a proximity switch, give yourselves a pat on your backs. :cheers:

    If I even had a clue as to how to check for a bad switch I may have caught it. However, I caved...
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    My Guess is that Ox will finish his thread...

    My Guess is that Ox will finish his thread first...
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    Tom, this is the exact procedure that ARB sent me...

    Tom, this is the exact procedure that ARB sent me and the one that hasn't worked yet. I have the situation where they match. I'm no CNC tech. for sure, that's why it took me many hours last night...
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    Still no luck. ARB gave me a procedure to clear...

    Still no luck. ARB gave me a procedure to clear the alarm but after dozens attempts it's still there. The book says the alarm is caused by the "turret station is not equal to the station commanded."...
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