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    OOOHHH that was a good one specfab...I almost...

    OOOHHH that was a good one specfab...I almost spit my coffee on the keyboard.

    Reminds me of the tight assed toolbreakers I worked with back in the 1970's.
    All were soooo tool proud, and would...
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    Hi specfab: You wrote: "Wow -- that must be some...

    Hi specfab:
    You wrote: "Wow -- that must be some fancy mill you have"

    Yeah, the difference between what we fantasize we have and what we actually have is often quite astonishing.
    We pretend to...
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    Hi All: I'm going to be a bit contrarian here...

    Hi All:
    I'm going to be a bit contrarian here and make the following claim:

    If my main objective is to tram a mill, a 6" granite angle plate can't be beat.

    I just run it up against the side of...
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    Hi Clay: I'll bet the seals in the pump rotor...

    Hi Clay:
    I'll bet the seals in the pump rotor are shot.
    I had to replace mine about 5 years ago...messy job but it fixed the problem.
    I couldn't hold pressure either.

    Cheers

    Marcus
    Implant...
  5. Hi again TKassoc: Are you open at all to the...

    Hi again TKassoc:
    Are you open at all to the possibility of rolling your own with a Sherline lathe and a tiny toolpost grinder made from a second Sherline headstock mounted on the cross slide.
    It...
  6. Hi TKassoc: I've solved exactly the same problem...

    Hi TKassoc:
    I've solved exactly the same problem well enough that I'm pretty happy with it.

    I bought a Sherline headstock, some collets and a four jaw chuck (all tiny) and mounted the headstock...
  7. Hi Lanza: I was trained to weld bushings and...

    Hi Lanza:
    I was trained to weld bushings and threaded plugs by stitch welding them to keep distortion to a minimum.
    So tacks all round as gbent advocates in post #7.
    Then weld from 11 o'clock to...
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    Hi again empwoer: So for roughly double the...

    Hi again empwoer:
    So for roughly double the money you got roughly ten times the machine...is that correct?

    But but but...you could have had TWO clunkers on your floor for the same coin....
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    Hi empwoer: You mean you traded in your brand...

    Hi empwoer:
    You mean you traded in your brand new, state-of-the art Haas UMC 500 for THAT???:D
    What were you THINKING?

    On a more serious note...I too am envious as Hell.
    I wish you 5 axis...
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    Hi cirqueoc: This topic has been beat to death...

    Hi cirqueoc:
    This topic has been beat to death over the years, and there is a consensus that has emerged (sort of...opinions do vary)

    A couple of things: first you need to have clear in your head...
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    Hi Conrad Hoffman and eKretz: Yeah, I found the...

    Hi Conrad Hoffman and eKretz:
    Yeah, I found the blue seeded gel wheels really shone for hardened D-2 die sections and punches, were still pretty good for hardened mold steels and were not great for...
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    Hi Cash: It's a 46 J Triumph wheel. Not ideal...

    Hi Cash:
    It's a 46 J Triumph wheel.
    Not ideal for grinding soft steels but I've used them successfully in the past for tasks like these.

    It just happened to be the wheel that was on the hub at...
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    Hi mhajicek: Welcome aboard the club of guys...

    Hi mhajicek:
    Welcome aboard the club of guys with their own machines...I'm stoked for you and just a little bit envious.
    I've had my eye on a CM1 with a TRT 70 for a while now but haven't pulled...
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    Well I found the problem. Man do I ever feel...

    Well I found the problem.
    Man do I ever feel stupid!!

    So I spoke in the past about trying to resurrect an old walker Ceramax chuck that came with the machine.
    I cleaned it up, and fixed it up...
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    Are my spindle bearings fucked??

    Good afternoon All:
    So my new to me Jones and Shipman is proving to be a disappointment; I have lots of small problems to fix.

    I also have a really big problem to fix and I need the advice of...
  16. Hi Seymour Dumore: Aside from the excellent...

    Hi Seymour Dumore:
    Aside from the excellent posts by Stephen Thomas and michiganbuck, I have the following to add:
    Grinding shafts accurately between centers is a bit trickier than it looks, and as...
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    Hey texasgunsmith: To bring this thread back to...

    Hey texasgunsmith:
    To bring this thread back to something worthwhile:

    Who is that magnificent young lady in your avatar?

    Cheers

    Marcus
    Implant Mechanix • Design & Innovation > HOME...
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    Hi again M. Roberts: You wrote: " Some of the...

    Hi again M. Roberts:
    You wrote: " Some of the parts that is in manufacturing are roughly 27" square x 4" thick, with features on all four edges, and both faces"
    "Does anyone make a sinker with an...
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    Hi again M. Roberts: Yeah, with parts that big I...

    Hi again M. Roberts:
    Yeah, with parts that big I can see why you're highly motivated to avoid trying to set up on two machines.

    So could you do this?
    Well if you can tailor the spark...
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    Hi M. Roberts: There is a fundamental difficulty...

    Hi M. Roberts:
    There is a fundamental difficulty with what you're proposing, and that is that the motion control for a sinker operates differently from the motion control for a VMC.
    The difference...
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    Hi J_Tay14: Is there a particular reason you...

    Hi J_Tay14:
    Is there a particular reason you want to start with hardened dowel pins?
    You are making your life more difficult, maybe enough so that it's worth making them from some other material...
  22. Hi EPAIII: Bead blasting is unreliable in its...

    Hi EPAIII:
    Bead blasting is unreliable in its ability to remove toolmarks from steel surfaces and they are typically fractions of a thousandth deep, not 0,005" as the OP is estimating.
    Not only...
  23. Hi Yooper-Al: I've welded up tons of engraving...

    Hi Yooper-Al:
    I've welded up tons of engraving with a laser welder, and it works very well so long as you choose the same steel as the original part as akajun points out in post #7.
    If you don't it...
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    Hi again shadpeters: "Just hiring a guy" is not...

    Hi again shadpeters:
    "Just hiring a guy" is not a viable way forward...you will get boxes of fucked up parts and you'll never be happy.
    Polishing and deburring are skills that are totally...
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    Hi shadpeters: One of my customers in the...

    Hi shadpeters:
    One of my customers in the distant past made custom scopes for vintage black powder rifles:
    He was extraordinarily fussy about cosmetics and had the same problem you do but with...
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