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    Did this shop have a 1960s era Agathon or...

    Did this shop have a 1960s era Agathon or Walters?
    One (the NC) pulled the ratchet/shotpin, move and then back in for next index lock. Slip clutches were used.
    I have many that look like this but...
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    What is a extensive API? Is it just VBA script...

    What is a extensive API? Is it just VBA script add on?
    Why would one want one in a CAM system? This is confusing.
    Can one use Python?
    Bob
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    Will this "robot coming" be your first experience...

    Will this "robot coming" be your first experience with such? You do know that they can not think, feel or hear and even the ones that see are not very good at it.
    Something in this great kid and...
  4. Just a note. Measuring the working end of a new...

    Just a note.
    Measuring the working end of a new carbide end mill with a manual micrometer is a great way to ruin it.

    Cutting tools cost real money and no one wants to toss not used up after a...
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    At this length shown, linears or other drive?...

    At this length shown, linears or other drive? That would be a very long screw to spin????
    Maybe nut dive?
    Bob
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    How did they do that? Where you at IMTS during...

    How did they do that? Where you at IMTS during this time frame?
    Nowadays some people complain that China is stealing IP from US companies.

    1.2 million seems like so much money but people will...
  7. I used a different approach to the video, drawn...

    I used a different approach to the video, drawn below in CAD but did it on paper. (the 4 inch version is nicer)
    Put top and side on x and y axis.
    Solve the bottom triangle with x^2 and y^2 at 5....
  8. Would be nice if the picture complete. Notice...

    Would be nice if the picture complete.
    Notice the cutoff 5 right above the "E" on top.
    Bob
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    You are the buyer and it is easy. Buy from some...

    You are the buyer and it is easy.
    Buy from some other source that has not this problem.
    Explain retroactive rules and how it applies.
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    Want to know what is nice about grinding carbide...

    Want to know what is nice about grinding carbide over making steel parts? No metal slivers in your fingertips.
    There is the dealing with lots of razor edges and what that does to you.
    What the...
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    Given the first part good and second run bad I'm...

    Given the first part good and second run bad I'm not so sure I'd be chasing column tram or the bottom ways.
    If adjusting tram what to do? Make the first part scrap and the others good?
    For sure if...
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    Holy cow, concrete out of a truck is cheap. I...

    Holy cow, concrete out of a truck is cheap. I want one of those.
    Will $20,000 buy me this?
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    These are cheap and nice but the stand sort of...

    These are cheap and nice but the stand sort of sucks. I have a few....
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    I have zero understanding of this comment. I...

    I have zero understanding of this comment.
    I love such quality systems but do not get how it fits or fixes the OP's problems.
    Bob
  15. If you think this bad you should try making form...

    If you think this bad you should try making form tools for screw machines.
    The fact that the end of the leader for rad size on the bottom cut off in the picture is for sure a problem.
    The rest of...
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    $1.25 US currency for the three and I want free...

    $1.25 US currency for the three and I want free shipping.
    Do I win?
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    Why not? The contour ground in not a radius but...

    Why not? The contour ground in not a radius but that not a big deal.
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    It is a 1984 GPZ900R. In fact the first one sold...

    It is a 1984 GPZ900R. In fact the first one sold in Michigan.
    I said original but did not say stock trim. Bored, head work,cams, carbs and pipes.
    Radar check done courtesy of the Mt. Morris police...
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    Is the OP asking manual mills or the B-port VMCs?

    Is the OP asking manual mills or the B-port VMCs?
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    Had a cousin from Germany come visit and we are...

    Had a cousin from Germany come visit and we are looking at my original Ninja.
    Hard time talking back and forth but he asks how fast. I tell him my best 164 on radar and he is would have thought...
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    Metric or inch again..... Life would be so much...

    Metric or inch again.....
    Life would be so much easier if all you around the planet just used the system I started in.
    Yea inches, yards and miles..
    This is what I learned as young, obviously it...
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    Step one, Buy a Walters. Step two, grind the...

    Step one, Buy a Walters.
    Step two, grind the back shank and perhaps rough the front end.
    Step three, grind the flute(s) if it will not clear in step four.
    Step four, load parts in the Walter's...
  23. OUCH....assume this customer not big auto. I...

    OUCH....assume this customer not big auto.
    I think this a terrible idea but the customer is always right.
    So more like a serial number for shipped and I hope some way to track that back to actual...
  24. Yes it is but I'd much rather just draw it in the...

    Yes it is but I'd much rather just draw it in the CAD and ask it.
    When there were only pencil drawing boards it was done the harder way. How much trig on paper is needed to find all these points?...
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    I would not drill out the boring head hole. Turn...

    I would not drill out the boring head hole.
    Turn the bar in the area needed and no more.
    Bob
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