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  1. I can stick V16 22. R1 X64 on my FTP site if it...

    I can stick V16 22. R1 X64 on my FTP site if it will work for ya.
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    Check out Superdrill from Showa. You could go...

    Check out Superdrill from Showa. You could go 75MM and dial in the boring head to bring to size in one pass. They hold size near dead on, I use a 250MM in Ductile 10" deep for asphalt plant trunnions...
  3. What part of the government planning for the...

    What part of the government planning for the future (Manufacturing in this case) do you see as communism? Do you think China buying up the world's supply of Bauxite while USA sat around with it's...
  4. I spend a lot of time in Vietnam and really took...

    I spend a lot of time in Vietnam and really took an interest in Bauxite after listening to all the retired vets telling me the war wasn't over communism, but rather Bauxite.

    It was released...
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    It's been a while since I used the 2100 but did...

    It's been a while since I used the 2100 but did you make sure the DNC option was enabled on the control? The best I remember I had to buy the machine monitoring option to get DNC and Ethernet...
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    Try being a field machinist and see how fast time...

    Try being a field machinist and see how fast time flies! One week I was in the summer heat of the southern US then the next could be in McMurdo Station Antarctica. Then on top of that having to put...
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    I was just bitching about Cherries in China last...

    I was just bitching about Cherries in China last night. Walmart sells them for over 100 RMB for 1/4 kilo and they sit on the shelf and spoil. That's $60 a kilo for cherries, only the wealthy Chinese...
  8. Seeing that Climax sure brings back memories. I...

    Seeing that Climax sure brings back memories. I always enjoyed portable machining due to the travel (and money). Nothing like being up on the plains in a few feet of snow inside a 60" valve recutting...
  9. Actually went to CHS but I owned Ledford Machine...

    Actually went to CHS but I owned Ledford Machine & Industrial Supply right across the street from Bradley. I knew Garry Bain very well, He used to come hang out at the shop after school a lot and...
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    I don’t know about that now a days. With all the...

    I don’t know about that now a days. With all the softwares being bought up we all may have to wait for SwissMak to get their 9 axis WYSIWYG feature based one click and done CAM package out.
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    You should sit down with the owners and have them...

    You should sit down with the owners and have them give you a very detailed job description. There is a fine line between foreman and a shop manager.

    For me IME, once a person has to start dealing...
  12. Definitely a nice shop. Much cleaner than...

    Definitely a nice shop. Much cleaner than Continental I must say. Nice work with the drone in the vid as well, too bad a disgruntled employee had to chime in on the comments. Oh well, cant please...
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    Fixed it for ya.

    Fixed it for ya.
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    Haas has a massive presence in Asia and they want...

    Haas has a massive presence in Asia and they want control of that market something fierce. The discounts they give are unheard of anywhere else. When I contracted in to China I was given one direct...
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    When you choose someone for this service make...

    When you choose someone for this service make sure they are insured against damages to your equipment. Been down that road once......
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    I was at the launch today for the 13" here in...

    I was at the launch today for the 13" here in Asia and it was all I could do to not snatch one up. That M1 one is smokin fast. They had one setup to the Mac 6K XDR monitor and gaming on it over wifi...
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    You're in Vietnam! Haas has the best service in...

    You're in Vietnam! Haas has the best service in SE Asia, not to mention standard 20-25% off. You can snatch up a new base TM-1 for around $22,000 and not have the stress of knowing where to find a...
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    Same here, that little Phase 2 spindexer and...

    Same here, that little Phase 2 spindexer and Borazon wheel probably hasn't came of in 5 years.
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    ^^^^^^This is the very first rule of this...

    ^^^^^^This is the very first rule of this forum^^^^^^^^

    However, Just out of curiosity/Amusement, before this thread gets locked, What are you trying to accomplish from a bench grinder? Those...
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    I ask about this a while back because it was just...

    I ask about this a while back because it was just a nuisance. the HFO said "Yes, even though you paid in full they still leave at least one month on there for people that had a snag such as stop...
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    For your app, gonna be hard to beat a...

    For your app, gonna be hard to beat a Toolmex/Polamco. The machines are just beast and so customizable nothing can get on the same page. Oh, not to mention Haas Factory Outlets are the distributor....
  22. I understand the time thing, It was hard for me...

    I understand the time thing, It was hard for me for years. But my kids and my mom were that driving force. I burned through three wives (Including a mail order bride) in no time because my usual...
  23. 316 just sucks. It is terribly unstable and just...

    316 just sucks. It is terribly unstable and just pulling the scale off makes the stuff conform to a pringles chip. I try to avoid bidding jobs with 3XX stainless but if I have to, I tack on a...
  24. M&M is a total cluster FK from start to finish....

    M&M is a total cluster FK from start to finish. They have a huge maintenance department that are as useless as the day is long. My Family’s industrial supply had a tool kit list supplied by them for...
  25. Let's start with this one. I was on a job site...

    Let's start with this one. I was on a job site for Continental in Salt Creek oil field in Wyoming back around 2010. One night i'm in my trailer and they spun a spline shaft for a gas pump. Now, when...
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