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  1. If a home shop and not a business is there...

    If a home shop and not a business is there different rules like campers and big boats?
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    At .250 of stock a Blanchard against a face mill?...

    At .250 of stock a Blanchard against a face mill?
    I do love these grinders but..
  3. It occurs to me that all advice bad. The OP has...

    It occurs to me that all advice bad.
    The OP has never pulled over 1000 pounds.
    Now 10,000 and a trip of good length.
    Such trips need to have somethings to not be just boring.
    One needs stories to...
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    Boring bars are not the same as OD holders. They...

    Boring bars are not the same as OD holders.
    They bend, they are hanging out so any twist at the saddle is amplified a lot.
    With many light passes and a new sharp tool for finish is there still a...
  5. Sounds very easy. Try this size load behind a 68...

    Sounds very easy. Try this size load behind a 68 stick shift Camaro for more fun and excitement.
    Simple hitch on my Buick Electra 225. The bumper tore off so that a oh-poop day.
    Bob
  6. Yes and without any worry. Done so many times...

    Yes and without any worry.
    Done so many times with 12,000 lbs Michigan to Florida. (boat)
    I actually like surge brakes better. I hate electric and the fiddle fart dial in adjustment which is never...
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    I once posted for entry level machinist/grinder...

    I once posted for entry level machinist/grinder hands in the newspaper for $6.25 per hour.
    Six to be hired. Had cars lining the street and did over 120 quick interviews in 2 days.
    I was not...
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    The time is coming for getting sick here no...

    The time is coming for getting sick here no longer free or paid for.
    Will this influence things?
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    Ouch Have tried this on both types of tapers,...

    Ouch
    Have tried this on both types of tapers, female and male spindle ends. (mills and sgs)
    Blue, touch up, blue .. rinse repeat...Never had very good luck.
    Bob
  10. Bad weather forecast not stopping. A kill off...

    Bad weather forecast not stopping.
    A kill off all is maybe one bad part for me. For others one part is a very big oh-shit
  11. Define lifetime. 5, 10 or 50? The fillers matter...

    Define lifetime. 5, 10 or 50?
    The fillers matter but do dry out if not helped with more oil added.
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    There is never a promise that the sun will rise...

    There is never a promise that the sun will rise over you tomorrow so enjoy the time given.
    There is a bug so do what one can.
    Do not let this make one crazy one side or the other.
    Here the net...
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    Interesting thing here of the big huge production...

    Interesting thing here of the big huge production run places.
    So much is hand coded. Simulations of the hand code can maybe find spots to tweak.

    One offs or simple parts get hand code in a small...
  14. Never trust a tooling supplier. You have so...

    Never trust a tooling supplier.
    You have so much more knowledge than a small place like Kennametal, Sandvik, or Mitsubishi.
    All those vendors big and small out there are trying to steal money from...
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    With that flat/wiper you can give up any and all...

    With that flat/wiper you can give up any and all inserts charts or easy interchange.
    Bob
  16. Swing and a miss. You are on the correct track...

    Swing and a miss.
    You are on the correct track that chip transport is the root.
    The fail problem is not at the tool tip or end as seen in the pics.
    Take a three or four flute square end drill and...
  17. Does the design of the tip the end mill matter as...

    Does the design of the tip the end mill matter as this one not normal?
    Yes standard endmills do not drill well and have to peck like crazy. Do you know why?
    The posted shallow depth pictures which...
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    Herein lies a very real problem for a shop owner....

    Herein lies a very real problem for a shop owner. Want to pay well and good money but the checkbook will not allow it.
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    21 times .75 is 15.75 starting so in line with...

    21 times .75 is 15.75 starting so in line with our starting out Phokingminh fresh out of trade school.
    Where did things go so wrong?
    More important is will it change and make up some of the lost...
  20. It is amazing how fast a practiced thief can...

    It is amazing how fast a practiced thief can defeat a lock.
    GPS tracker would seem like a good idea but how to keep the battery charged?
    Sis has a battery powered ring doorbell up north. Handy as...
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    First probably belongs in the guns section but...

    First probably belongs in the guns section but open carry if 18 years old has been the rule forever in Michigan. Not sure how the new Texas law differs?

    The second one I find scary.
    For or...
  22. Video is a VMC. How much HP in your live tool?

    Video is a VMC. How much HP in your live tool?
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    Remember that a 6000 pound machine will be...

    Remember that a 6000 pound machine will be carried on a 10,000 plus pound lift truck and you do not want this combo to crack the floor.
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    Oh my. You just lost a ton of respect. This is...

    Oh my. You just lost a ton of respect.
    This is not hunting. It is thrill chasing.
    How about using a helicopter or even a drone with a camera?
    Bob
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    This is a special drill or c-bore insert. Scrap...

    This is a special drill or c-bore insert.
    Scrap carbide is a bit above $5.00 per pound.
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