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  1. Spend less time on the porn sites and more time...

    Spend less time on the porn sites and more time on boring sites like this. Hackers and eavesdropping AIs will lose interest and your freedom will be restored!
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    In our parts department there is a staircase with...

    In our parts department there is a staircase with a 2x4 bannister. I had a couple 1” cube rare earth magnets that were quite powerful. I set one on top, and one underneath. They were strong enough to...
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    Ok, so I did it. I actually watched the video of...

    Ok, so I did it. I actually watched the video of the “machine made from industrial scrap”. Well, mostly. I only skipped through about 25% of it out of respect for my soul. Should have been titled...
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    I have used a tap for a mill. Once. In a...

    I have used a tap for a mill. Once. In a desperate situation. I ground 3 of the 4 flutes off, thinned down the 4th and used it for a thread mill in my VF3. It was the wrong size tap, but it was the...
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    Yep. Cam operated screw machines for sure. With...

    Yep. Cam operated screw machines for sure. With Gatling gun style bar feeders. Super nice if you want to crank out a ton of the same 3 parts for super cheap. Setting them up properly is time...
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    I started disconnecting lines at the trucks and...

    I started disconnecting lines at the trucks and ran the lube test cycle. A little grease did come out of the lines. Talking to a tech, I found out that you can change the lube cycle timer to pump at...
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    crap... looks like the system is all plugged up....

    crap... looks like the system is all plugged up. So, now I can either fight this thing for the next day or two, or call to have a service tech spend a day on it. The suggested upgrade is for the...
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    I unfortunately don’t have the time to go through...

    I unfortunately don’t have the time to go through and update the system right now. I’m not excited about it. Got it all back together the other day and now need to go through the purge procedure to...
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    I contacted my HFO and told them about the issues...

    I contacted my HFO and told them about the issues I was having with the plastic canister. He told me they had just come out with an update for that which uses a metal canister. The downside is that...
  10. Nothing wrong with improving your cad/cam skills....

    Nothing wrong with improving your cad/cam skills. It is necessary to be proficient in these areas in order to be competitive and profitable. However, the ability to read, understand and be able to...
  11. Simple paths are sometimes easier to just read...

    Simple paths are sometimes easier to just read the code and change a couple of numbers to get what you want.
  12. Try a dial bore gage: Bore Gages Series...

    Try a dial bore gage:

    Bore Gages Series 511-with Micrometer Head

    put it inside and assemble the housing around it.
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    Not too impressed with the design of the canister...

    Not too impressed with the design of the canister and manifold. The threads don't seem to fit well. And the idea of spinning it on until the tape marks line up, rather than spinning up tight to a...
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    Haas grease lube problem

    Shutting down on Christmas Eve to find the grease canister on 2016 VF3 gave up...
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    No warning. No alarm.

    Anyone else experience this phenomenon? The canister and...
  15. So, what should I do now? 308734308735308736

    So, what should I do now?
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  16. Seals are typically an “interference” fit over...

    Seals are typically an “interference” fit over the shaft. I believe the spec given for the seal ID is normally shown as the shaft size to fit it. That looks like it may be for a 40mm shaft (or...
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    Where’s the bar feeder? Going to cut a hole in...

    Where’s the bar feeder? Going to cut a hole in the wall and set the bar feeder outside?
  18. Depth micrometer will locate the bottom of the...

    Depth micrometer will locate the bottom of the counterbore relative to the top surface. Gage ball will allow you to locate the center of the spherical feature relative to the top surface. With that...
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    I went with black pipe for my air system. PVC is...

    I went with black pipe for my air system. PVC is for hobbyists and copper pipe is expensive.
  20. I saw this a couple years ago. How to Sharpen...

    I saw this a couple years ago.

    How to Sharpen Drill Bits for Structural Steel - Ocean Rejuvenator Ocean Penetrator - YouTube


    It looks a bit like a brad point drill
  21. The $500 budget (roughly 5 ours labor) makes this...

    The $500 budget (roughly 5 ours labor) makes this a difficult task. Building the fixture I proposed may come close to exceeding this budget. However, it will turn the job itself into an hour’s work...
  22. Yeah, that seems like a lot of extra unnecessary...

    Yeah, that seems like a lot of extra unnecessary work to get back to where he started Hodge. He would still need to get it in the lathe to reach in and bore it out in order to ensure concentricity....
  23. I didn’t have any crayons handy. But I did have...

    I didn’t have any crayons handy. But I did have my kid crawling all over me while I tried to sketch it up.

    This would be the version that bolts to a face plate on the lathe
  24. Find a piece of pipe that it will fit into. Drill...

    Find a piece of pipe that it will fit into. Drill and tap 4 holes at either end and put some bolts in them (1/2” or bigger). Slip the motor in and snug the bolts to hold it in place. You can then...
  25. The no.2 tool will leave additional stock running...

    The no.2 tool will leave additional stock running on chamfers and radii. Imagine putting the tool in a corner, the large nose radius tool will not reach into the corner as far as the sharper nose...
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