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    That little suitcase would be perfect for packing...

    That little suitcase would be perfect for packing all my worldly posessions into when I pack in the machining gig, and open my hotdog cart ;)
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    I have a feeling you got that answer for a...

    I have a feeling you got that answer for a reason. Dont take that the wrong way now...
    Are you a machinist, or have experience making parts?
  3. OP, if youre looking for a smallish, affordable,...

    OP, if youre looking for a smallish, affordable, WELL SUPPORTED machine... Id look into a Fadal VMC-15 or 2216.
    I can have new control boards, spindle, or whatever I need by tomorrow morning. And it...
  4. Is the Spinner gang tool? Asking price? Approx...

    Is the Spinner gang tool?
    Asking price?
    Approx weight?
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    Wow, I dont know if I could buy blanks up here...

    Wow, I dont know if I could buy blanks up here for that price.

    Thank you kindly for sharing.
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    I like to go dry as long as Im able to get chips...

    I like to go dry as long as Im able to get chips out of the way with air blast.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue7CBzXF45s
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    I think you should telll me about your resharp...

    I think you should telll me about your resharp company.
    Keep in mind, our Canuckistan tooling vendors buy from the states, tack on their 30%, then I pay for the shipping, and then 15% tax on it...
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    Check the tram by putting indicator in spindle...

    Check the tram by putting indicator in spindle and clocking table, like squaring head on bridgeport.
    Yes, the head weighs quite a bit, so itll hold height (until you cut, or apply upward force with...
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    If I need to peel a contour down 4-5" deep, Ill...

    If I need to peel a contour down 4-5" deep, Ill use a 1" long reach 6 flute coated endmill. I keep an old one for roughing, and a nice one for finishing.
    Those suckers cost a lot in Canadian...
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    I use an accu-lube junior (portable), and Blaser...

    I use an accu-lube junior (portable), and Blaser MQL (plays nice with the coolant)
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    You almost need to pry up on the head to check...

    You almost need to pry up on the head to check actual lash in the screw\thrust bearings.
    Bring the head down to the table with an indicator in a drill chuck on the table. Youll likely have slop in...
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    D2 is kinda crappy, yes. CPM15V or CPMM4 makes...

    D2 is kinda crappy, yes.
    CPM15V or CPMM4 makes D2 look easy, and S7 like cutting butter.

    When you get into materials with higher concentrations of carbides and vanadium, stuff gets interesting.
    ...
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    I absolutely cringe when customer says "we'll...

    I absolutely cringe when customer says "we'll provide the blank from our burn table".
    Id rather do it from solid for a couple reasons.

    1 - Knowing where there is actually stock without spending 2...
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    Or maybe the thrust bearings are shot again? My...

    Or maybe the thrust bearings are shot again?
    My buddy has a 4020 that shuddered like a bastard in Z. We did the thrust bearings, and it cleaned it right up.
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    Waxed skate laces? Those suckers are TOUGH I...

    Waxed skate laces?
    Those suckers are TOUGH

    I wear Romeos as well, so I can launch my boot if I get a hot one.
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    ^^^^ Well, thats beyond my payscale.... Sounds...

    ^^^^ Well, thats beyond my payscale....
    Sounds pretty interesting.

    I click faces, and select a tool :smoking:
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    Thank you, Ill look into the Bates. Does the...

    Thank you, Ill look into the Bates.
    Does the zipper seem to hold up ok?
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    Curious about what youre wearing? Something like...

    Curious about what youre wearing?
    Something like SWAT workboots?

    Ive gone to Blundstones (only COMFORTABLE thing i can consistantly find in size 15), but Ive been VERY disappointed with the last...
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    Sorry to drag up a necro thread. But I had an...

    Sorry to drag up a necro thread.

    But I had an epiphany today.
    Had to sharpen the blades on my 72" Scag today. Its something that I hate doing. Living out in the sticks and mowing nearly 7 acres,...
  20. For milling tools, I can see less weight at the...

    For milling tools, I can see less weight at the tip helping (less mass that needs to be stabilized through an interrupted cut) * NOTE The tool is rotating in a milling application.

    Use to do some...
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    Now thats a great idea. I have another project...

    Now thats a great idea.

    I have another project for the weekend looks like.
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    I agree, This is about all you can do in a...

    I agree,

    This is about all you can do in a situation where thermal stability is unavailable.
    500mm centre distance is large to hold 20 microns, unless everything is just right.
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    I would think so, but ISO code was an option on...

    I would think so, but ISO code was an option on quite a few machines 20 years ago.
    You would have to check the option list.
    Hurco is nice, because the option list is viewable on the control.
    ...
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    That grille started out at almost 400lbs, ended...

    That grille started out at almost 400lbs, ended up just over 5.

    One of the most challenging jobs ive ever done as far as "creative" workholding.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIpRgAaWpL4 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIpRgAaWpL4


    https://youtu.be/PWggzc5A_Fw


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_F7O4IUdRk

    https://i.imgur.com/NqMHE7q.jpg
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