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    Recently needed to do some parts on a sunnen...

    Recently needed to do some parts on a sunnen hone. I had 0 experience with one (been a machinist for 30 years though). I emailed Sunnen a couple of questions and they had a guy call me and we...
  2. Did something similar for my pole building. Did...

    Did something similar for my pole building. Did even slightly better (dont have the exact number). Buddy of mine knew a guy that bought all the racking from a Sears store when it closed down. He gave...
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    Most of my experience has been with Mazak and...

    Most of my experience has been with Mazak and Mori
    My opinion of Haas has always been that they are a budget machine. Decent for bicycle parts etc.
    I have recently been "loaned out" on a work...
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    Go to the pawn shop....offer 60-75% of their...

    Go to the pawn shop....offer 60-75% of their asking price.....walk away ....go back next week and do it again.
    work too hard to give away money
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    I have also had good results talking with Sunnen...

    I have also had good results talking with Sunnen on the phone. Very helpful.
  6. Here is what his dem opponents thought of his...

    Here is what his dem opponents thought of his record....until the media has had a chance to massage his record...

    Democrats itching to take down Biden over free-trade past - POLITICO

    In Bidens...
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    I disagree....I think she might be

    I disagree....I think she might be
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    Looking at the condition of the holder....(we...

    Looking at the condition of the holder....(we have some too).....I would also check your centerline.
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    Shop I work at relaxed the rules a few years...

    Shop I work at relaxed the rules a few years ago....but not related to marijuana laws. The concern was more along the lines of someone getting hurt and then deciding to go home "sick" rather than go...
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    Doubt you could get much work in a shop at 17yo....

    Doubt you could get much work in a shop at 17yo. I started when i was 16 in a neighbors garage shop (under the radar...1983ish) Manufacturing has been good to me. for some owning their own shop is...
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    I have no experience with that material. Makes...

    I have no experience with that material.
    Makes me wonder if the roughing process does something to the steel??? Does it make it harder...shitty burr to dela with....warpage????
    Step one should...
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    I have had 0 success using inserted tooling for...

    I have had 0 success using inserted tooling for hardmilling. (not saying there isnt something available that I am unaware of).A tool rep I spoke with explained it to me by saying interrupted cuts are...
  13. I would program a very basic square with your CAM...

    I would program a very basic square with your CAM using 2d tool paths. Read the code and see if it is posting what is expected. If so, I would run the part and see what your results are. If its...
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    Personally.....I like when people occasionally...

    Personally.....I like when people occasionally "show their ass".
    Occasionally it becomes a bit much ...but it lets me know the ppl are real
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    Local news casts generally go like this....5...

    Local news casts generally go like this....5 minutes of teasing some report, the weather and a sport event that either has or will happen. 3 minutes of headline reading of national events. 2 minutes...
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    I do that regularly as well. Usually for 1-3...

    I do that regularly as well. Usually for 1-3 weeks at a crack.
    Especially when i see something happen in person....right in front of me....and then i am told it didnt happen.
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    As others have said.....one pull stud breaks and...

    As others have said.....one pull stud breaks and that Haas will never be the same. Lots of stuff broke, gouged etc.
    As far as collets and collet holders....speaking from experience....we have bought...
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    Yep...use 6 flute for most of the hard milling we...

    Yep...use 6 flute for most of the hard milling we do. I did some messing around with 5 flute cutters in soft tool steel using trichoidal tool paths with 1-11/2 x dia for axial step down and .01xdia...
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    Looks like i am late to the party....damn For...

    Looks like i am late to the party....damn
    For what it is worth.....I cut alot of 4140 Annealed, PH and full hard. I would not go to a 2 or 3 flute endmill (even though you did). Look at the end of a...
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    Chinese manufacturers would say dump it out...

    Chinese manufacturers would say dump it out back....next to that well.
  21. Cool looking stove. I can not help with your...

    Cool looking stove.
    I can not help with your quote.....
    Just thinking out loud....if you can get rid of the bends (not sure you can)it would probably reduce operations and therefore price as...
  22. I lived my first 50 years within 20 miles of...

    I lived my first 50 years within 20 miles of Minneapolis and St. Paul. I dont recognize those cities anymore. I have to laugh.....they have a "metro council" that promotes living within the...
  23. Another way of putting it might be...its not...

    Another way of putting it might be...its not California....
  24. There certainly is a time and place to fire...

    There certainly is a time and place to fire someone rather than demote them. But sometimes that policy can also hold people back from taking chances.
    I have worked with people who achieve a...
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    I have not used that exact insert, but it appears...

    I have not used that exact insert, but it appears to be a full form topping insert. The diameter should be turned slightly oversize and the insert ends up finishing your major diameter at .495" or...
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