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    Glad it's found a home.

    Glad it's found a home.
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    The energy in the heat of the cut still comes...

    The energy in the heat of the cut still comes from the electric power input, and even if it goes into the coolant or workpiece it's still going into the air later. The electric power input is the...
  3. I'd shrink fit it.

    I'd shrink fit it.
  4. I believe that's an advantage of milling...

    I believe that's an advantage of milling dovetails. It will always suck down to the bottom face.
  5. I use Lang workholding, it works well. I don't...

    I use Lang workholding, it works well. I don't have the stamping unit; for steel and Ti I cut dovetails.
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    You might want to obfuscate that number so she...

    You might want to obfuscate that number so she doesn't get so many scam calls.
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    The one I'm talking about doesn't advertise, they...

    The one I'm talking about doesn't advertise, they get all the work they can handle word of mouth.
  8. Machinable arrangements?

    Machinable arrangements?
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    Most, perhaps, but not all. I know a highly...

    Most, perhaps, but not all. I know a highly reputable CNC programming consulting group that can successfully program anything with a control on it. They're quite busy.
  10. I also cut the top back corner of the TR-160Y off...

    I also cut the top back corner of the TR-160Y off at 45 degrees, rewelded it, and moved the cable connector to the bottom. Much better clearance.

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    I have Productivity Quality do a laser...

    I have Productivity Quality do a laser calibration and ballbar once a year.
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    There's a good deal on a lightly used MiniMill...

    There's a good deal on a lightly used MiniMill over here:
    For Sale: 2018 Haas Mini Mill in Seattle
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    Done right, yes. Done wrong, no. If you know...

    Done right, yes. Done wrong, no. If you know how to do it right you probably wouldn't have to ask.
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    Maybe they're throwing things at the wall to see...

    Maybe they're throwing things at the wall to see what will stick.
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    I think it makes sense. Leave the machine...

    I think it makes sense. Leave the machine running overnight, it finishes a pyramid full of parts on the 5 axis, then runs a set of B-sides and preps a set of stock on the 3 axis. come in in the...
  16. An arbor press will do it. I heard about a guy...

    An arbor press will do it.

    I heard about a guy who sanded down the gauge pin to fit. Boss told him to make sure the gauge pin fit each part!
  17. No sir, I do not. And I hate your shoes. :)

    No sir, I do not. And I hate your shoes. :)
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    Looks like it could be great, if all the details...

    Looks like it could be great, if all the details are handled right. $310 for the SS with the options I'd want. Could have two well optioned VF-3SS's with removable trunnions for about the same...
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    I'm currently an independent contractor, and have...

    I'm currently an independent contractor, and have a tax ID number. Could do it either way.
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    Used machine financing?

    Hope this is the right forum for this question. I want to buy a used machine from an individual for starting a garage shop. What are the best companies to contact for financing?

    Thanks
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    Or use step jaws.

    Or use step jaws.
  22. I have a cell-phone box full of show off parts...

    I have a cell-phone box full of show off parts here on my desk. They're handy to grab when I have to discuss things with engineers. My parts are pretty small, so recycling would be laughable.
  23. Commodity products are based on economics of...

    Commodity products are based on economics of scale. Let's say I get a bug and decide to make 10-32 socket head cap screws. There is no way on this green Earth that I could make them for less than I...
  24. Mail order hotdog, frozen in dry ice in an...

    Mail order hotdog, frozen in dry ice in an insulated box with a chemical heater to cook it after you receive it.

    Hotdog: $1
    Packaging: $10
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    I get four foot bars in H900 and run them in the...

    I get four foot bars in H900 and run them in the hard. Yes it's a little slower, but surface finish and dimensional stability are great.
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