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  1. Hi Richard: Are you OK with having no set left...

    Hi Richard:
    Are you OK with having no set left on the teeth or were you going to grind each tooth individually with side and back relief but to a narrower width?

    A resin bonded diamond wheel...
  2. Good morning Everyone: Thank you very much for...

    Good morning Everyone:
    Thank you very much for all your excellent input...I knew I'd get some really useful feedback from those who have been there and done that.
    So the consensus opinion seems to...
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    Hi Carbide Bob: You wrote: "In volume why does...

    Hi Carbide Bob:
    You wrote:
    "In volume why does this part scream horizontal or 90 off and slitting type cutter on a VMC?"

    I like the notion of laying it down sideways for a couple of reasons:
    1)...
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    Hi Garwood: You wrote: "Waterjet is way too...

    Hi Garwood:
    You wrote:
    "Waterjet is way too expensive and laser has issues with tool life. Some batches have strange HAZ issues and eat endmills."

    Thanks for letting us know...I just kinda threw...
  5. Cutter vending machines any positive experiences?

    Good morning everyone:
    I've just been tasked with setting up an R&D lab for a local company I've spent the last couple of years with, making parts and directing other shops.
    Now they want to be...
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    Hi again Nerdlinger: If these are for high...

    Hi again Nerdlinger:
    If these are for high volume production, how about having blanks waterjet cut (or laser cut?) from a heavy sheet so you don't have so much meat to remove in the milling.
    Maybe...
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    Hi Nerdlinger: Is there a compelling reason not...

    Hi Nerdlinger:
    Is there a compelling reason not to saw these with a full width saw?
    If you have to put that cross bore in anyway, it looks kinda attractive to me.

    Mind you, I have no idea how...
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    Hi Houdini16: Have you already considered and...

    Hi Houdini16:
    Have you already considered and rejected abrasive brush deburring in the machine that makes the parts?
    It's more forgiving and often faster than running a complex toolpath with a...
  9. Thread: Stuck!

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    Hi Scoop: You wrote: I do not have access to...

    Hi Scoop:
    You wrote:
    I do not have access to CAM software :-)

    You have my profound sympathy.
    I don't know the circumstances you're working under, but that is just plain nuts in 2021: trying to...
  10. Thread: Stuck!

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    Hi All: Does anyone else see a colossal...

    Hi All:
    Does anyone else see a colossal clusterfuck looming on the horizon here?
    I'm talking about the bodge used to get a part off the mill with the new requirements... not the thread title.
    ...
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    Hi Woodeye1: Yeah, that's true, but I have...

    Hi Woodeye1:
    Yeah, that's true, but I have gotten a lot of really great information on here too; unstintingly offered to me by some of the most helpful people I've ever encountered.
    The list of...
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    Hi again plunger: Defining the geometry of the...

    Hi again plunger:
    Defining the geometry of the spline is quite the task alright, especially if you don't have the toys.
    So you have to do it the old fashioned way, and that involves a bit of...
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    Hi plunger: I watched your video with interest...

    Hi plunger:
    I watched your video with interest and have a couple of comments:
    1) That punch (broach, whatever) is awfully tight on the part you're broaching (skiving, peeling whatever).
    It looks...
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    Hi All: To those who are quick to slag Emanuel,...

    Hi All:
    To those who are quick to slag Emanuel, don't forget he's coming from a lifetime of experience with proper industrial metalworking processes, not Harry Homeshop hacks.
    He's...
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    Yeah Emanuel, technically you are correct of...

    Yeah Emanuel, technically you are correct of course.
    But increasingly the convention is to describe putting a shape into a blind hole as "blind broaching" and even the makers of rotary broach...
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    Hi All: Interesting that so many want to offer...

    Hi All:
    Interesting that so many want to offer good advice on the business aspects of the OP's quest.
    Yeah, I get that...you're all probably right in your assessments, assuming the guy is actually...
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    Hi yet again plunger: You wrote: .I am tempted...

    Hi yet again plunger:
    You wrote:
    .I am tempted to try this in my milling machine using a dividing head this time but am not sure how to make the cutting tool. ? Do I make a single point flycutter...
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    Hi again plunger: You wrote: Marcus remember I...

    Hi again plunger:
    You wrote:
    Marcus remember I am a plumber so dont fully understand the available technology out there. So if I say something silly please forgive me. Could this whole setup be...
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    Hi plunger: I assume you want a broach to make...

    Hi plunger:
    I assume you want a broach to make these for your own customers and not to corner the world market on faucet extensions...is that correct?
    Do you need to be able to broach both the male...
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    Hi again drcoelho: You wrote: you can probably...

    Hi again drcoelho:
    You wrote:
    you can probably get a good sense about my shop by viewing my various posts of the past 2 years or so.

    Yeah, that's exactly how I knew you were accumulating envy...
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    Hi drcoelho: Not to hijack the thread...

    Hi drcoelho:
    Not to hijack the thread completely, but that Weiler is one fine looking piece of kit.

    I believe I may be a tad envious...I have a nice Monarch 10 EE (I agree fully with...
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    Hi David: I always appreciate anyone taking time...

    Hi David:
    I always appreciate anyone taking time and effort to brainstorm a problem with me, so please don't apologize for your valuable contributions to this brain trust we call PM.

    In response...
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    TeachMePlease that's fascinating! Now I want a...

    TeachMePlease that's fascinating!
    Now I want a Swiss to play with.

    Problem is I could never justify it and unrestrained tool lust is just not reasonable for me anymore (no space, too old,...
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    Hi Uptown Sport: You wrote: Originally Posted...

    Hi Uptown Sport:
    You wrote:
    Originally Posted by implmex https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/images/metro/blue/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    Good morning All:

    So I told you that I had a...
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    Good morning TeachMePlease: That was a brilliant...

    Good morning TeachMePlease:
    That was a brilliant post (post #75).
    I really appreciate the time you took to answer my questions in such detail, especially since you took the trouble to explain your...
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