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  1. Where? Serious question, where in the US can one...

    Where? Serious question, where in the US can one find a 2010 or newer functional VMC for $3-5k?? That is what you are saying right?



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  2. Edit- not too mention this: OP said garage...

    Edit- not too mention this: OP said garage machine. This means a universal machine that does everything, but nothing perfectly. Flexibility is the key(I mean setups not rigidity!)

    Who the frick...
  3. Unless Iím looking/ thinking about a different...

    Unless Iím looking/ thinking about a different machine , This is not a BP clone.
    Yup itís a knee mill, but it has a beefy column and ram, weights 1000# more than a BP, has box ways on the Y and is a...
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    This/\ /\ I have a Lenovo all-in-one desk top....

    This/\ /\
    I have a Lenovo all-in-one desk top. It was brutally slow. From memory, specs are similar, Iíll look later.
    Find your neighborhood gamer.
    Not the pimply face 15 yr old in moms basement,...
  5. Thank you, gonna ponder on that a bit , with...

    Thank you, gonna ponder on that a bit , with regard to any delta in deflection. The parallel check first eliminates lots of possibilities.
    I always zeroed with a known good square, I now see itís...
  6. Thatís really neat, if I was single( or wanted to...

    Thatís really neat, if I was single( or wanted to be single quickly), that would be in my living room , right next to the Ducati that Iíd buy :)
    Good luck , Iím sure you are not excited about...
  7. Demon 73 Iím on my phone so I may be missing...

    Demon 73
    Iím on my phone so I may be missing something, but your video shows a block that has top and bottom (surface plate side) surfaces flat and parallel to each other , the block could have 45...
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    We have German beer here, take a pic of an...

    We have German beer here, take a pic of an electrical outlet with a German newspaper next to it
    ;)


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  9. I have no idea what you know about the machine,...

    I have no idea what you know about the machine, have you used it before?
    1) power up the control- it boots properly and takes you to the control screen?
    -should be prompting you to home the...
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    Richard is only trying to save the world - please...

    Richard is only trying to save the world - please cut him some slack.
    Someone, possibly from some secret military black site might see this thread and follow in your footsteps exactly and some very...
  11. I couldnít get Haas to tell me what options a...

    I couldnít get Haas to tell me what options a machine was equipped with using serial #, he looked it up, probably had the info on the screen , but wouldnít give it to me because the machine was ďout...
  12. Follow it up with a quart of JD Sent from my...

    Follow it up with a quart of JD


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  13. The paper does not rotate, the two loose ends are...

    The paper does not rotate, the two loose ends are closed in the joint between the two halves of the steady rest. The motion is between the work and the oiled inside (non grit) part of the emery paper...
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    Fadals mill their own tables Sent from my...

    Fadals mill their own tables


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    Perfect-quote the guy $600 and be done. Iím...

    Perfect-quote the guy $600 and be done.
    Iím betting most people wonít be that confident in making any money at $600-800


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    That's a pretty cool trailer. I have seen some...

    That's a pretty cool trailer. I have seen some big transformers come in on similar but smaller
    Thx for posting


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    Itís a good start, the model is used to develop...

    Itís a good start, the model is used to develop machine tool paths that are specific to the tooling being used. Machine code specific to whatever machine you are using is then generated by a program...
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    Some tube steel might be better , lot less...

    Some tube steel might be better , lot less weight. Could be worth crunching some numbers. Depending on how you build it, you might be able to get a pallet jack under to move the machines around

    ...
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    Thereís a lot of machining on that part, by the...

    Thereís a lot of machining on that part, by the time you factor in material and the fact that itís a one-off, $2000 is not bad.
    Even tho you have a model, someone still needs to do the CAM side and...
  20. Thread: MDA Precision

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    How is a $40,000 machine a hobby machine? (By the...

    How is a $40,000 machine a hobby machine? (By the time you add the enclosure and some typical options)
    Just because it has small travels doesnít mean itís a toy.
    This particular machine may be...
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    Truckeicís issue is mostly his choice of milling...

    Truckeicís issue is mostly his choice of milling machine, itís an unmentionable bench top machine whose shipping weight (I assume includes packaging ) is just under that of two Kurt 6Ē vices. He has...
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    You make a wrong turn?


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    This- whereís the compound, tailstock, and...

    This- whereís the compound, tailstock, and headstock cover??


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  24. Ok thx, I think you need the 3/4Ē spline adapter...

    Ok thx, I think you need the 3/4Ē spline adapter to use?


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  25. Do have any other parts for the Volostro? 3/4Ē...

    Do have any other parts for the Volostro? 3/4Ē spline adapter, collets, wrench??
    Thanks
    Keith


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