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    Dust cover for a milling machine?

    Does anyone have a lead on a full cover for a Bridgeport style mill? I'm wanting to cut down on the dust when it' not in use, but so far all I find is way covers not a full head cover.
    Just looking...
  2. They do want you to be 30 minutes or less away,...

    They do want you to be 30 minutes or less away, which is understandable for a powerhouse operation. But, when called the double time is good.
  3. And a second position is now listed. This one is...

    And a second position is now listed. This one is on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County.
  4. A good long life coolant that's not prone to souring?

    Greetings,
    Ok, I admit I'm old and still using water soluble oil for lathe, mill and saw coolant.
    Is there a better coolant out there that does not turn into it's own life form after a few weeks...
  5. Hydroelectric Project Mechanic for the City of Tacoma.

    The city of Tacoma is now accepting applications for Hydroelectric Project Mechanic for the Nisqually River Project. See posting link below. They like to hire Maintenance Machinist, or old school...
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    And another opening at the Nisqually River...

    And another opening at the Nisqually River Project. Pay is up to $47.23 now.

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    Got it. Thanks, Gos.

    Got it.
    Thanks,
    Gos.
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    lead screw diameters for ball vs acme.

    In the world of milling machine lead screws:

    When going from Acme to Ballscrew, are the ballscrews a smaller diameter than what the Acme screws were, or the same diameter for both?

    Still...
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    That's got my attention! Thanks, Gos

    That's got my attention!
    Thanks,
    Gos
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    Thanks to all for the advice. Time to go...

    Thanks to all for the advice.
    Time to go shopping.
    Later,
    Gos
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    It's all flat surfaces, so that's not a problem.

    It's all flat surfaces, so that's not a problem.
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    I can go .005 in depth with a quill stop once the...

    I can go .005 in depth with a quill stop once the motion starts, so 2 axis is just fine for as little as I'm after.
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    Wow. That happened faster than I expected...

    Wow. That happened faster than I expected...
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    I'm only looking for one large enough to do say...

    I'm only looking for one large enough to do say 6" parts for engraving, not a 9x48" for machining.
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    Almost. A cnc controlled table to bolt up to a...

    Almost. A cnc controlled table to bolt up to a Bridgeport table.
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    Stand alone cnc 2 axis tables anyone?

    Greetings,
    In my search for a decent engraving machine for metal, I came across a cnc 2 axis bed on Ebay. I'm always suspicious of imported ebay stuff, but it does have me wondering if there are...
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    Got it. Thanks. I also found a 2 axis cnc mini...

    Got it.
    Thanks.
    I also found a 2 axis cnc mini milling table. Perhaps I could fasten that down on my Bridgeport for the engraving process and go from there. Of course being an old guy with no CNC...
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    I'm not asking the question correctly. What I'm...

    I'm not asking the question correctly.
    What I'm hoping to find is a small cnc type engraver that uses a carbide bit to do various fonts of lettering and numbering for small parts (under 12" x 6")....
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    I'd rather find a spindle type machine for custom...

    I'd rather find a spindle type machine for custom lettering, numbers and one offs symbols.
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    Looking for an engraver recommendation

    Greetings,
    For those of you doing gun parts on non CNC machines, what do you like to use for a cost effective engraver? It takes me forever to mill something in by hand, and it's getting old....
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    The posting has been upgraded to include the...

    The posting has been upgraded to include the Cowlitz River Project too. Might be a third opening in a couple of years, as the workforce ages.
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    City of Tacoma Hydroelectric Project Mechanic

    FYI,
    The city of Tacoma is now accepting applications for Hydroelectric Project Mechanics. See posting link below. They like to hire Maintenance Machinist, or old school tool and die folks, not...
  23. Got it. Thanks, Gos

    Got it.
    Thanks,
    Gos
  24. Stand alone CNC Controled Indexing Head suggestions?

    I am looking for stand alone CNC rotary indexing system to replace my Superspacer, 6" to 10" would be fine. I'll need the controller and head complete since this will go on a manual mill.

    Any...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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