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    Well...

    I got through it without coolant. But I ran so slow I thought I would die of old age.. with a cool air breeze keeping the tape from softening..
    I liaid cutting oil only in the tool-path with an...
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    18" x 4" Cold rolled 1018 flatbar is all...

    18" x 4" Cold rolled 1018 flatbar is all...
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    Machinist's tape

    Hi Guys.
    I just did a job cutting plate parts 1/8" thick.
    I started on MDF with carpet tape.
    As soon as the coolant hit, it let go.
    So, next adventure was Hippee tape on UHMB...
    Much...
  4. Hi there; I have a 2007 Fadal... I...

    Hi there;
    I have a 2007 Fadal...
    I installed the Renishaw wireless system on it. OTS stuff.
    Love it. No more screw-ups on tool or fixture offsets.
    It isn't completely elegant, but very...
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    Well, I won't know if this is caddable, but when...

    Well, I won't know if this is caddable, but when I get to work I'll try it out...

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  6. Hey Guys... Thank you so much. I got it....

    Hey Guys...
    Thank you so much.
    I got it. We all done here...
    I knew you would come through.
    Mark
  7. GL.... ah... the lingo... Thanks! Mark

    GL.... ah... the lingo...
    Thanks!
    Mark
  8. It get's so tangled up... It wasn't but a...

    It get's so tangled up...
    It wasn't but a couple years ago I figured out the H sizes...
    Thanks!
    Mark
  9. Will that make it be forever stuck? ...

    Will that make it be forever stuck?
    Interesting...
    Thanks!
    Mark
  10. Daaaaa. PERFECT!!! Thanks, Mark

    Daaaaa. PERFECT!!!
    Thanks,
    Mark
  11. Is there such a thing as an undersize tap?

    Hi guys...
    I am wondering if there are undersize taps.
    Like a h-2
    I want to tap a hole, and have to force a set screw in there.
    Can't use lock-tite as temperatures will soak at 400F +
    ...
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    I see they are using 6061, I thought the good...

    I see they are using 6061, I thought the good ones were 7075.
    So I am told.
    Mark
  13. Same here with every mill I have tried it on. ...

    Same here with every mill I have tried it on.
    All back-lashes are kept up with... all bearings good. Seems to me to be the only things that could screw it up.
  14. Are you having problems with your Fadal? I...

    Are you having problems with your Fadal?
    I have done this regularly on mine with great success, and I learned the speeds and feeds I wanted after a while as when I first started, that 20x40 table...
  15. Ah, as I suspected. Something I have been doing a...

    Ah, as I suspected. Something I have been doing a long time, just I wasn't familiar with the nomenclature.
    Thanks!
    Mark
  16. Bob, to interpolate it, you mean just run the end...

    Bob, to interpolate it, you mean just run the end mill around it on the CNC?
    I do bearing fits regularly that way.
    The machines still amaze me. Started out manual.... made the change 10 or...
  17. I have the Highland DNC/Radio I think baud has to...

    I have the Highland DNC/Radio I think baud has to be 96.3
    I really like it, have three machines on it and Jerry is always there if I need him.
    One thing, when I expanded memory from ITSCNC, I...
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    I noticed real quick that my Haimer does not read...

    I noticed real quick that my Haimer does not read out in true thousandths.
    It repeats fine, but the graduations are arbitrary.
    At least on X and Y. I haven't checked accuracy so far as Z.
    I...
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    They are Cadillacs. Mine has built-in flood,...

    They are Cadillacs.
    Mine has built-in flood, Power feeds, power knee, power quill, auto-lube Variable speed belt-drive 5 HP head...
    More torque than anything. A bit tall.. Table, 11 x 54
    ER...
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    I spent a month in Fusion 360 and I can't get it....

    I spent a month in Fusion 360 and I can't get it.
    I mean, a month.
    I had to bail and go back to Bobcad.
    I have no idea how you figured it out.
  21. Hi guys! Let me ask the dumbest question of...

    Hi guys!
    Let me ask the dumbest question of all...
    What are you talking about here... interpolate a hole?
    Honestly... no clue.
    Self-taught CNC machinist, and you guys are about the only...
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    Alfred from Carmex gave me a recommended...

    Alfred from Carmex gave me a recommended selection and told me the holder needed to be .700" diameter...
    He didn't say why.
    Possibly the measurement is off the holder minor diameter, and not...
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    Yeah, I wasn't too eager to buy it... But...

    Yeah, I wasn't too eager to buy it... But thought I better run it by.
    The only thread milling I have done so far is 10-32 just experimenting with thread-mill vs tap time...
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    Thread Mill holder Clearance

    Hi Guys;
    I am going to start milling threads and I read that the holder diameter, as in over cutter should not be over 2/3 drilled hole diameter.
    That seems a bit wide..
    Exactly, I am...
  25. Yeah, there is that. Hm. Seems a bit wild, but...

    Yeah, there is that. Hm. Seems a bit wild, but maybe I could go ripping through there with 3 cuts to depth.. .023 and hit some medium...

    I am very pleased with all the responses to this " Very...
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