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    In volume why does this part so scream horizontal...

    In volume why does this part so scream horizontal or 90 off and slitting type cutter on a VMC?
    I must be missing something. Often I do here.
    Laser or water? I'd drill the shit out of it before that...
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    Lolipop or ball nose endmill vs abrasive brush...

    Lolipop or ball nose endmill vs abrasive brush
    Guess who normally wins but a brush will not like really big burrs without affecting other things.
    Sometimes you have to look at why the program left...
  3. I find this consignment practice disgusting but...

    I find this consignment practice disgusting but do understand it to some point as no one wants to eat unused tools. The old it is in the fine print deal.
    This puts the stock and management of it...
  4. If you want one PM me. Have one barley used as I...

    If you want one PM me. Have one barley used as I convert this fixture to servo drive so that I can index for tips and reliefs on my homemade 5 axis.
    It is basically a paperweight to me. I do not...
  5. One advantage if you have a lot of cutting tools...

    One advantage if you have a lot of cutting tools is that it takes your tool inventory cost out of your pocketbook and puts it in the distributors.
    Also if you obsolete a tool you have no dead...
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    Build tolerance of no matter since it rotates....

    Build tolerance of no matter since it rotates.
    Optics not that hard as it is just mag and standoff.
    1 micron here is no way on God's green earth as you would be breaking some basic rules of physics...
  7. No...........

    No...........
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    Well accepted practice. Commonly done on the...

    Well accepted practice.
    Commonly done on the very highest dollar German and Swiss machine tools. In fact it is seen as sign of better in my book.
    A brass or copper plug is used under the screw tip....
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    BigB perhaps hard to understand his many pokes....

    BigB perhaps hard to understand his many pokes.
    This maybe only topped by others who are equally difficult.
    I hope it is all in good fun and not serious personal.

    Think about a workplace with...
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    What are you, some sort of racist? Judging on the...

    What are you, some sort of racist? Judging on the bikes in the parking lot? :)
    If you go in for a beer and a game of pool and everyone is wearing the same colors that is a hint.
    Actually here got...
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    What if a center drill is only used on the point...

    What if a center drill is only used on the point and a few thou deep as a spot and never going deep to the second?
    Does that change things?
    Anyone here do this?
    Bob
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    I think we are racist at some level or point. We...

    I think we are racist at some level or point.
    We like our "clan" and distrust others outside.
    If I go into north Flint at night and get a flat tire am I nervous and afraid when ten guys in a gang...
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    That does seem like a very long stretch. Here we...

    That does seem like a very long stretch. Here we do not know the whys.
    As a kid I did many things my parents would not have approved of.
    One could say the kid should not have had free access to the...
  14. How long is the bit and how long is the fluted...

    How long is the bit and how long is the fluted area?
    Collet clamping on flutes is always a runout problem because of the slots and back taper in the flute area.
    We do this a couple of ways but...
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    Which big man? Several here for sure want to be...

    Which big man? Several here for sure want to be the big man in the room.
    With that we get what we have here which is for sure entertaining.
    Bob
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    Or the more disturbing pattern of "I have a real...

    Or the more disturbing pattern of "I have a real shop and you do not" as if this makes your views on things better.
    Have know many big shop owners that were quite simply crooks, small shop owners...
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    Tell us all about your real experience with LSD....

    Tell us all about your real experience with LSD. Did you get the hallucinations?
    Bob
  18. If the drill tip hits the inside surface first,...

    If the drill tip hits the inside surface first, why spot at all?
    Oh wait.. the actual pointed tip has a much different angle than the lips on most common drill bits.
    Rabbit hole.
    The above...
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    To answer the question . NO difference. Even if...

    To answer the question .
    NO difference. Even if it a was a very tight tolerance straight thread. No difference.
    First this in or just a bit outside the tolerance of making a drill, second they...
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    The national debt is not the same as our personal...

    The national debt is not the same as our personal day to day fiances and the whole who will pay for it seems crazy.
    I know it seems logical that way of thinking but is not.
    We do not pay the dept...
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    Yet we are at 72,000 views and oh so many...

    Yet we are at 72,000 views and oh so many comments across many things.
    Try to say that I will not look at this train wreck. Yes good sense says do not open, read it or get involved as therein lies...
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    If one wanted to fight fair one would against a...

    If one wanted to fight fair one would against a buck in rut or bear with a knife.
    That would change things a tad for a more even fight.
    I do not do the kill anymore as the meat is not survival. 300...
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    Pay the big dollar and get one. It is brutal in a...

    Pay the big dollar and get one. It is brutal in a 44 mag but is so lovely.
    Scope on top and it will hunt deer without the problems of a rifle.
    It is not a match gun and two hands
    Forgive my...
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    If only it was that simple.

    If only it was that simple.
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    Big B, Please, please, please drop the "TRUMP...

    Big B,
    Please, please, please drop the "TRUMP CULT MEMBER" thing.
    It is not real and sort of kills any actual trust or belief in what you put out here.
    It is inflammatory and that makes your...
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