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  1. RFQ - 4140 Steel part investment cast or 5 axis

    Hey guys, I've called every investment casting shop I can Google up and the only ones that would even quote it want 4x reasonable cost. I don't understand what the issue is, way more complex parts...
  2. This! Ive done about 200 holes worth so far of...

    This! Ive done about 200 holes worth so far of m12x1.25 3/4" deep in 8620 and another 100 external m30x1.5 threads on 1215 parts with the same single point Harvey thread mill. Obviously it's slower...
  3. Here ya go! ...

    Here ya go!

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    My door switch is not osha complaint, soooo I'm...

    My door switch is not osha complaint, soooo I'm afraid I can't help you with any pictures haha.
  5. Gardner Denver RHT0100 compressed air dryer

    100cfm rated Gardner Denver air dryer. Runs on single phase 220v. Works perfectly, just too big for me. Would like $1200. Located in Gaylord MI. Can ship at buyers expense.
  6. Dammit, I can't hide anywhere on the internet LOL!

    Dammit, I can't hide anywhere on the internet LOL!
  7. Haha, it's a coolant fan pulley for jeep liberty...

    Haha, it's a coolant fan pulley for jeep liberty diesels. The big holes are so you can get a socket through to the bolts holding pulley bracket to engine block. Chrysler discontinued the part, so I'm...
  8. First part was a success! I'll bump the feed to...

    First part was a success! I'll bump the feed to 45 in/min for the next one per the suggestions. Chips looked good and mill sounded great on this part.

    Thanks again guys!
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  9. Thanks for all the pointers guys!!! I bought...

    Thanks for all the pointers guys!!!

    I bought a 5/8"x1.5" altin coated 4 variable flute 30 thou corner rad mill from PCG as suggested by another member here for the roughing. I swore at fusion...
  10. Need help - Hogging a large circular pocket in 1045

    Hey guys, I just got my BP VMC1000/22 up and running after a few weeks of literal crash course in all things CNC. My backround is 10+ years of manual machining, so I'm familiar enough with the basics...
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    Absolutely! I may not be a regular here, but I'm...

    Absolutely! I may not be a regular here, but I'm happy to give back what I can. If you need a parameter set from my machine, I'd be happy to send them to you. It seems to be running well so hopefully...
  12. On the initial part I have in mind, there's a...

    On the initial part I have in mind, there's a couple holes in the .75-1" range that will receive an OD ground hydraulic piston without any seal, so the surface finish and bore size need to be better...
  13. I emailed the seller asking for a close up of the...

    I emailed the seller asking for a close up of the scale and it is marked in .005mm increments. Sorry, forgot to mention that earlier.
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  14. Old criterion vs new precision import boring heads

    Hello guys, I'm looking for some real world experience. I recently purchased a 1996 BP VMC1000 that came with a ton of tooling but no boring head. I run a small shop producing automotive performance...
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    I managed to fix the spindle error today! I...

    I managed to fix the spindle error today! I looked at the parameter list and noticed there was a "spindle ramp rate" in the book. Called up the parameter and it was set at 0. Set it to 1500rpm/sec...
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    Well if anyone was curious, I managed to fix the...

    Well if anyone was curious, I managed to fix the orientation issue. When the spindle drive was replaced, it was apparently never programmed to the machine. When 0M3 was called out, the spindle was...
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    BP VMC1000/22 won't m19

    Hello guys, I finally jumped into the cnc world. I purchased a 1996 BP VMC1000/22 from a good friend of mine for very fair price with the issue at hand. The main issue is that the machine will not...
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    If you've never tried one, I highly suggest a non...

    If you've never tried one, I highly suggest a non auto darken helmet with a 5x4 gold lens. I'll never use an auto darken again for the rest of my welding days. Also super cheap, helmet and lens can...
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    This boiler isn't pressurized, so there's...

    This boiler isn't pressurized, so there's essentially zero inherent danger working on it.

    Apparently my first post has to be approved by a moderator? Hopefully it shows up to the party sometime!
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    Welding crack in 304SS wood boiler firebox

    Howdy folks! Long time reading of the wealth of knowledge here, first post though. Normally I'm not the type to ask for help, but I recognize when I need some outside knowledge.

    Long story short,...
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