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    Anyone getting busier right now?

    Mostly mining-related here at the Cathouse, and we’ve been steady as usual.

    Although, with word that many of the large coal company’s will be shuttering mines for two-to-four weeks, we expect to...
  2. The small grooves look and work great, but I’m...

    The small grooves look and work great, but I’m not too sure about the larger grooves...?

    Appears if one of these grooves contacts the ball first, it could start the ball off-line... ??
  3. Corona virus affecting your business ? Over reaction?

    The US economy had been the strongest it had EVER been before the China Virus hit.

    The numbers didn’t lie: wages up, jobs everywhere, record economic growth, low energy prices, low inflation, ...
  4. Thread: Recession?

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    Recession?

    This is true, except the majority of millennials work in the shuttered service industries, so unless mommy and daddy hand them money, the millennials can’t buy shit because they are broke!

    And I...
  5. Corona virus affecting your business ? Over reaction?

    When all this is said and done, China will pay a heavy economic price, as the countries of the world who were ravaged by this Covid-19 pandemic will look elsewhere for cheap sub-contracting.

    The...
  6. On a related note, I've always been astounded at...

    On a related note, I've always been astounded at how so many shops will let their vmc tool-holders and spindle bores get just terrible! :confused:

    I like to see "shiny new-looking" tool-holders,...
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    Coolant can be a nightmare --- and has been for...

    Coolant can be a nightmare --- and has been for many shops here on PM, with all the things that can go wrong with it, or bad things it can cause.

    I realize you want to keep your machine looking...
  8. Corona virus affecting your business ? Over reaction?

    Somewhat off-topic, but if you lefties think Biden will beat Trump in November, I will be glad to point out this post the day after election:

    Electoral college LANDSLIDE.

    Do you folks actually...
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    Protohawk Machine

    Every day in America, cars and trucks drip tens-of-thousands of gallons of motor oil and other fluids onto the ground...

    Every day, railroads drip and lose thousands of gallons of oils and...
  10. Corona virus affecting your business ? Over reaction?

    The Democrats and media blasted the President hard for imposing a travel ban on China in January.

    What the hell was he supposed to do? Impose it sooner, and face even more scrutiny from the media...
  11. Yes, remove the center cap. You will first see...

    Yes, remove the center cap. You will first see the big huge nut that holds the shaft-coupling and turret onto the shaft. Around the coupling, you will see the bolt circle of M6's, I believe they...
  12. The turret may have also slipped on the coupling...

    The turret may have also slipped on the coupling to the shaft --- which is called a "schaublin"-coupling or similar? This coupling has about 10 or 12 bolts in it, you loosen all those bolts to...
  13. Good points Ries, the only problem is actually...

    Good points Ries, the only problem is actually ~finding~ a new, relatively stripped-down truck!

    The makers don’t sell many basic trucks, they don’t make much money on them when they do...that’s...
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    Poll: OT:- GBC to remain as a moderator?

    If the “management” of PM continues to let the site be polluted with politics and extreme opinions, this website will have seen it’s better days.

    There is already a huge presence of similar...
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    China currently spews out about five times more...

    China currently spews out about five times more greenhouse emissions that the US. And China’s output is increasing every year (supposedly at a reduced rate of increase...?)

    Not to mention India,...
  16. bar pulling hex on a Okuma lathe with no spindle orientation. Fanuc 18i-T

    I ran a 1-1/2” hex bar-pull part for years.

    I made a “puller fork”, with one leg longer than the other. When feeding into the bar in the X-direction, the long fork-leg would engage the hex bar...
  17. I program only using Mazatrol, and it's easy for...

    I program only using Mazatrol, and it's easy for the 1st program to call a 2nd, then the 2nd calls the 1st....looping that way.

    Each program has it's own unique Z-offset (Mazatrol-speak)...
    ...
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    So unless the new generation has 45mm guides, the...

    So unless the new generation has 45mm guides, the Haas guy told a flat-out lie!

    Now, there are vastly different levels of rigidity and stiffness among a given size of linear guideway, so...
  19. China did a piss-poor job managing the coronvirus...

    China did a piss-poor job managing the coronvirus outbreak, yet they are already on the declining side of the infection curve. So for them, it's looking like a 3-to-4 month cycle at the longest.
    ...
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    Knowing Haas, I highly doubt they would go to...

    Knowing Haas, I highly doubt they would go to 55mm guideways on that size machine.

    55mm’s are huge, and normally used on huge machines.

    The guideways in the video looked more like 35mm to me,...
  21. I would think Haas specs the Kitagawa-style...

    I would think Haas specs the Kitagawa-style 1.5x60 chucks, both genuine Kitagawa and various "should be equivalent quality" clone brands.
  22. The people who do know about excellent companies...

    The people who do know about excellent companies like MariTool are the people like us, who take our trade serious — and are interested enough in it, to spend some time here on the internet learning...
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    "We upgraded to the next size linear guideways."...

    "We upgraded to the next size linear guideways."

    So, the new machines now have 45mm linear guides? Because 35mm is the standard for machines of that size...

    45mm rails are definitely the way...
  24. Getting $15,000, need lathe, live tooling capable, and bar feeder USED of course

    Mazak probably has the best parts support for early 80's and later machines, especially their turning centers. They sold so many of them back then, there are literally tens-of-thousands still in...
  25. Big Kaiser is not unlike a lot of companies in...

    Big Kaiser is not unlike a lot of companies in metalworking: they have a good product, and charge accordingly — what the market will bear.

    These companies take full advantage of the simple fact...
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