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    *Citation Needed

    *Citation Needed
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    Do you happen to know who made your parts?

    Do you happen to know who made your parts?
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    Toolmaker or bust! I wanna be like OH TEE ARE...

    Toolmaker or bust!

    I wanna be like OH TEE ARE ELLL TEEE!!!! (otrlt)
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    Elvis, of course, being the shop dog.

    Elvis, of course, being the shop dog.
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    I feel good when the wire EDM threads itself...

    I feel good when the wire EDM threads itself successfully.

    Now I feel inadequate. :D
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    I just happen to have a couple NBC8 collets on my...

    I just happen to have a couple NBC8 collets on my desk. I'd say that you've probably got an NBC collet, not sure what size. My NBC8s are about the same size as an ER11 collet.

    Edit: The face of my...
  7. To quote Foghorn Leghorn... Boy, I say what in...

    To quote Foghorn Leghorn... Boy, I say what in the....
  8. Replies in red above. Nice work, Marcus. Just cuz...

    Replies in red above. Nice work, Marcus. Just cuz I could do it quicker in a Swiss doesn't make me as good of a machinist. You making it properly with what you have shows how much more skill you've...
  9. He's been making a prosthetic hand, his last few...

    He's been making a prosthetic hand, his last few "look at my parts" threads have chronicled the journey.
  10. Let me know when quantities are in the 10K...

    Let me know when quantities are in the 10K range... 20 second part, all day, every day. :D
  11. In my early teens, I spent a couple summers...

    In my early teens, I spent a couple summers working for my Aunt at a snack-bar/cafe inside the YMCA.

    One of my duties was washing dishes.

    I once dropped a steak knife.

    Thankfully, 13 year...
  12. Try changing the angle to something simple like...

    Try changing the angle to something simple like 90, see if it can calculate it then.
  13. Post your code.

    Post your code.
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    You don't own an indicator and a brass hammer? ...

    You don't own an indicator and a brass hammer?

    :D
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    Niche want here... But if you make them with a...

    Niche want here... But if you make them with a solid shank that can fit in an ER11 collet and 3/4" or 1" diameter saws, you could take a solid segment of the Swiss machining market.
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    Can you make your Z moves a #500 variable...

    Can you make your Z moves a #500 variable instead? Start #500 at .095", put the whole program in a do/while loop, and at the end of the loop increment #500 by .095", and set the loop to repeat until...
  17. Be very careful doing that. Push the spindle off...

    Be very careful doing that. Push the spindle off the encoder while tightening a nut, and it may do a full revolution trying to re-orient. If it does that while you're holding a wrench on the spindle,...
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    Looks like they've updated their website some...

    Looks like they've updated their website some since the last I looked at it (It needed it)

    Our Methods | 3PM Technologies LLC
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    Just ordered my copy today. Thanks!

    Just ordered my copy today. Thanks!
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    Both the 3PM and the Caron will do what you want....

    Both the 3PM and the Caron will do what you want. I found the logging capabilities of the 3PM to be impressive, with data output in a .CSV file that you can manipulate in excel quite easily. I never...
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    Interesting. I always hold an item for the first...

    Interesting. I always hold an item for the first person to commit, and let other buyers know they're in line in the order they contacted me.
  22. That is exactly how polar works. On some...

    That is exactly how polar works.

    On some controls, you actually program with an X and Y coordinate even. This is polar interpolation. You turn it on, program in X/Y (or X/C) for the feature you...
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    What kind of machine, and what kind of machining?...

    What kind of machine, and what kind of machining?

    I've demo'd the Caron Engineering system and the 3PM Machine Boss (Might want to add them to your list)

    Both are good. Neither fits my type of...
  24. Is your chuck or collet closer closed? No...

    Is your chuck or collet closer closed?

    No experience with that lathe, but my machines won't go over a certain speed without the collets closed and registered as closed. Something easy to check.
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    Is this a FANUC thing? Because my Mits definitely...

    Is this a FANUC thing? Because my Mits definitely let me stop/start the spindle while in feed hold during auto cycle.
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