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  1. Thread: Corvette wheel

    by Curt B
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    Why don't you ask this question here? C6...

    Why don't you ask this question here?


    C6 Corvette Forum | 2005 Corvette | Pictures | Photos | Forum | Forums


    You'll get more opinions than you could ever want. Vendors pay for that forum...
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    Things are beginning to get real grim here in...

    Things are beginning to get real grim here in Alberta due to the oil price collapse. Layoffs are rampant and small shops are folding. Gonna be auctions galore in the next few months. Here's one...
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    Aquarium bio balls make an excellent media for a...

    Aquarium bio balls make an excellent media for a DIY coalescer:


    Amazon.com : SODIAL(R) 50 Black Filter Bio-Balls Filtration For Aquarium Fish Tank : Aquarium D??cor : Pet Supplies

    The one I...
  4. Kitigawa chucks used to be rebranded Samchully...

    Kitigawa chucks used to be rebranded Samchully until they moved manufacturing in house. I'm really impressed with the rotary table I bought from them recently and think you'll be pleased with the...
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    Poach one of the guys familar with your parts...

    Poach one of the guys familar with your parts from the local machine shop you were using.
  6. Thread: Super Duplex

    by Curt B
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    Make sure drills are sharp as the stuff will work...

    Make sure drills are sharp as the stuff will work harden in a nasty way.
  7. It was my first time there and very worth it....

    It was my first time there and very worth it. Bringing along model files to evaluate CAM/waterjet software was a good plan. I never had any difficulty finding free beer or food either. The catfish...
  8. I agree with rainman that using G52 could greatly...

    I agree with rainman that using G52 could greatly simplify what you are doing.

    When you want to shift execute:

    G90G52X.004W.008

    (cutting at offset position)

    G90G52X0W0 (return to original...
  9. A few times in those days we had new machines...

    A few times in those days we had new machines delivered and sure enough after power up the purchased options were not turned on. If you had the parameters backed up before the Fanuc guy showed up...
  10. Nobody told Pi that lol.

    Nobody told Pi that lol.
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    They're very similar but the lathe (shopturn) has...

    They're very similar but the lathe (shopturn) has a few goodies the mill doesn't. For example if you reduce your finish allowance down to zero that's all she wrote on the mill as you then need to...
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    Ask them to give you the facemills for free in...

    Ask them to give you the facemills for free in exchange for trading in your Seco cutters.
  13. Thread: Bridge Mill

    by Curt B
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    I'll second that. Thier smallest is 83" x 47" x...

    I'll second that. Thier smallest is 83" x 47" x 31". My least favorite is Kao Ming.
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    Lotsa good points and info here especially...

    Lotsa good points and info here especially smaller tool/higher SFM. My experience with this feature taught me number of flutes can make a huge difference on floor finish with 3 consistently standing...
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    Is it just me who thinks that if you bought Heinz...

    Is it just me who thinks that if you bought Heinz a plane ticket you would get that back several times over in spindle uptime as opposed to watching his DVD's?
  16. Either above method (drilling/punching from...

    Either above method (drilling/punching from opposite side and slide hammer) can be helped by welding a bar to the drill shank so you can twist it back and forth while pulling or punching it out.
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    All the things you would expect: 1. First job...

    All the things you would expect:

    1. First job with new rotary table.
    2. Showing a guy how to run/setup the machine.
    3. Jogged down to touch a tool to a 123 block for measurement.
    4. Spindlehead...
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    I feel your pain...and more.

    I feel your pain...and more.
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    The value in the G73 retract parameter is worth...

    The value in the G73 retract parameter is worth paying attention to. After observing a drilling job taking waaaayyy to long on a new machine I found a value of .4" in there which was adding whole...
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    IMO you're going in the right direction with your...

    IMO you're going in the right direction with your code. G52 allows you to use as much quill as you need or none at all. For obvious reasons drilling and tapping should be done with the W axis...
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    The lathe has 6 live stations (VDI 40) but on the...

    The lathe has 6 live stations (VDI 40) but on the newest model all 12 are driven. It comes with 2 axial driven tools and 1 radial one (Eppinger). No Y axis but there's enough to keep it busy and stay...
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    They were both made in Shanghai. As mentioned in...

    They were both made in Shanghai. As mentioned in my previous post they are both barely a year old and I have no experience with them beyond that so time will tell. We certainly don't baby them and...
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    Please elaborate. Since the OP asked about first...

    Please elaborate. Since the OP asked about first hand experience we have a DMC 1035 ecoline VMC and a CTX 510 ecoline lathe and the only issue in the first year of duty has been a loose encoder cable...
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    Wow! As far as this has gone the topic remains...

    Wow! As far as this has gone the topic remains valid. Best CAM software aside John Welden's perspective goaded CAM fans/users of all varieties into defending/promoting mostly that which they are...
  25. X2. I mill UN, Acme, NPT, and external splines...

    X2. I mill UN, Acme, NPT, and external splines all with 1 cutter body making it pretty economical. It holds 3 inserts but you can slow down and get away with one if needed.
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