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    Ran two newer lathes. Smart and SmoothG. Guys...

    Ran two newer lathes. Smart and SmoothG. Guys who run Mazaks will find comfort in the control layout and recognizing things right away. If shops want to wheel and deal and get rid of a few Haas for...
  2. I am a car guy and built some import engines and...

    I am a car guy and built some import engines and also a CNC machinist/programmer by degree. Also was an ASE cerfified tech which don't mean shit

    1) most engine machine shops that are left got...
  3. Someone I knew bought a used Wells and called the...

    Someone I knew bought a used Wells and called the factory, the guy in sales looked up the model # and said he was the one that built it. If you got the cash and a huge need for a manual mill, buy...
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    In MN at a 30 plus union shop in which I saw...

    In MN at a 30 plus union shop in which I saw older records and spoke to different individuals inside shop and others that were retired from other shops...i have a good idea what wages should be at...
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    ATTN: Fusion

    Here's a thought.


    I use an internet connection to download, it registers to my computers MAC address or whatever so it can only be used on that computer. I pay ya..mmm $1000. It has a built in...
  6. ^^ Good News. I will have to get a...

    ^^ Good News.

    I will have to get a RPC...probably American Rotary AD. Was curious if I should run an isolation transformer as well. So to others out there and since it is relevant; would the...
  7. Me too. Someone needs to contact the guy that...

    Me too.

    Someone needs to contact the guy that owns Craigslist. Guy is super smart but doesn't crave attention or money. Gave a product that works and does it's job and left it the hell alone.
    ...
  8. First Hand Account: "Patient" traveled during...

    First Hand Account:

    "Patient" traveled during initial pandemic in US from WI to AZ to golf.
    Returned and started getting sick 2 days later
    Doctor said since he had no fever...flu.
    He then...
  9. Add another fadal, maybe bigger, maybe smaller to...

    Add another fadal, maybe bigger, maybe smaller to fit the work you mostly do. Or get for work you want to get into more. Either way, you can get a refurbed Fadal so it is less work and do the control...
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    To make life really easy I like to heat up the...

    To make life really easy I like to heat up the bearing(if it is no good anyways) then try to cool the shaft or vise versa. Talk to a scuba shop in your area, most guys back in the day would use them...
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    You may be naive. Alot of shops even warn you now...

    You may be naive. Alot of shops even warn you now they are weeks out. The truth is not because they are overly busy, they are at the same rate of busy perhaps before recession, however they have NO...
  12. How long have you ran cnc lathes? You are...

    How long have you ran cnc lathes? You are freaking out over this not working yet anyone that has run any amount of CNC lathes know you have to fudge things. Whether it was an old Dynapath or a Mori...
  13. Thanks for getting back to us on the problem. I...

    Thanks for getting back to us on the problem. I ran a Mazak Smart, and lets say it had its quirks as well compared to other machines with same speeds/feeds/programs.

    I want to also mention that I...
  14. dept. of labor has statistics. You would be...

    dept. of labor has statistics.

    You would be amazed on how most shops think they NEED to pay dirt wages to survive. By doing this they can't hire or get crap talent instead...and still go under or...
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    I have had issues in last 6months. On weather...

    I have had issues in last 6months. On weather sites it is really bad to the point i can't even get radar to load up. However, it may be people added to the line on my road and they are doing high...
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    Wanted to update: Peroxide small bottle killed...

    Wanted to update:

    Peroxide small bottle killed the smell pretty dang good. But it is slow and I started to look at it more. Decided to get the hands dirty and do it right.

    1) do not have PH...
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    I did a design contest to pick a logo, created an...

    I did a design contest to pick a logo, created an llc, did what I had to do to get a trademark starting 5-7 yrs ago. Pay montly for a domain I don't really use yet. Why? Baby steps and I don't owe...
  18. what ticks me off is finding out that people that...

    what ticks me off is finding out that people that can EASILY afford the ACA...6figures plus salaries, B*%ch and moan and somehow form a group plan through another state with friends. No joke. F-that....
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    So you are the guy that does all the work but has...

    So you are the guy that does all the work but has no money?? If you know markets, actual expenses, and know your product you need a business plan and sit down with a credit union. You start in a pole...
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    Sorry for late reply, I go to move the "holes"...

    Sorry for late reply,
    I go to move the "holes" and tremondous lag and it will get to where I want. Sometime though it will crash if I click mouse again or go to fast.
    I run dual...
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    I have been using Oemeta coolant, and even in the...

    I have been using Oemeta coolant, and even in the past with other brand coolants...the humidity spikes in July and I always have a tank go bad. I never can get more than a year without at least some...
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    So did they do closed cell or open cell on the...

    So did they do closed cell or open cell on the roof, and was it against the bare tin?(tin roof right?)
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    For heaven's sake I once had to call some...

    For heaven's sake

    I once had to call some engineers at a well established factory that makes name brand quality taps. Without admitting anything , they took on a manufacturing there of a tap that...
  24. If I remember I manage to do it with a chamfer. ...

    If I remember I manage to do it with a chamfer.

    1/32 chamfer 1" shaft:
    Blah blah
    G1 X.936 Z0.0
    G1 X1.00 A-45.0
    blah blah
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    For Cameraman and others: Drawing was 2d with...

    For Cameraman and others:

    Drawing was 2d with the 500 "holes".

    Computer is a few years old
    Asus x99-A LGA 2000-v3 intel motherboard
    intel core i7-5820k HAswell-E 6 core 3.3GHz processor
    PYN...
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