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  1. If he wants really narrow lines on a fine pitch,...

    If he wants really narrow lines on a fine pitch, he's better off drag cutting them. Basically using the CNC as a ruling engine.

    But maybe not on that machine - it's super-light duty...
  2. Stop scratching your head with the diamond!! I...

    Stop scratching your head with the diamond!! I hope you're not sticking your head in the machine to do so...

    Try to set up a weight-based drag system rather than a spring. A stem (for mounting...
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    First, let me say (sincerely) "sorry for your...

    First, let me say (sincerely) "sorry for your loss". Losing your hearing sucks.

    Second (and just as sincerely), the best hearing aid is the one you started wearing when you were in your 20's,...
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    OK, one quick on-topic post: Petrol station...

    OK, one quick on-topic post:

    Petrol station worker killed in Germany after face mask row | Coronavirus | The Guardian

    If this does not shock your conscience at the utter selfishness and evil of...
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    Damn, sorry it's (whatever "it" is) is such a...

    Damn, sorry it's (whatever "it" is) is such a problem for him.

    Please pass on our best wishes...
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    That you could write that shows a very diseased...

    That you could write that shows a very diseased brain.
  7. Would you please define (better, provide links)...

    Would you please define (better, provide links) to what a "wiggy" and a "squeaker" are in this context? Not an electrician, so not familiar with these trade identifiers.
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    I'm just checking the thread on occasion to see...

    I'm just checking the thread on occasion to see if the update from Limy has posted.

    Camscam, any idea when it'll happen?
  9. Can't tell from the small picture, but hot-dipped...

    Can't tell from the small picture, but hot-dipped will give a rougher surface, while plated is smoother and may (or may not) give the "crystalline" surface look afterwards.

    I think it's very...
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    He'd probably be difficult to bury, as he...

    He'd probably be difficult to bury, as he wouldn't keep still...

    Monty Python: Burying the Cat
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    Much like the Capitol...

    Much like the Capitol Rioters/Insurrectionists/Traitors received theirs from Orange Julius Caesar.

    Except the RITs got theirs explicitly and directly...
  12. If the jaws come together correctly and they run...

    If the jaws come together correctly and they run true, I'll take the four of them. Email incoming...
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    Sorry to hear he's under the weather, but glad...

    Sorry to hear he's under the weather, but glad he's still above ground!
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    I'll interrupt this shit-fest with a quick...

    I'll interrupt this shit-fest with a quick question - anyone heard from the OP lately? Limey's not posted since early August, just hoping he's OK.

    Limey, give us the word if you're disgusted but...
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    Perhaps the simplest approach is to run some...

    Perhaps the simplest approach is to run some additional coolant hoses and nozzles to add a "sweep spray" to the way covers, to prevent chips from collecting as you machine. You'd want to be sure to...
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    Does this machine have the galvanized way covers?...

    Does this machine have the galvanized way covers? It might be a chemical action (a rapid corrosion or electrolysis) between this alloy and the zinc that's causing the sticking.

    Are any marks left...
  17. That is cool (we never grow up, do we?), but what...

    That is cool (we never grow up, do we?), but what about track? Did you get any, or is it easy to DIY?
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    That's about the crunchiest granola you'll ever...

    That's about the crunchiest granola you'll ever have.

    But the crunching will be your teeth, not the cereal...
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    I won't make a killing, as I don't use bat...

    I won't make a killing, as I don't use bat filling...

    [It rhymes. I need to see if I can make a song from this]
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    I just want to go on record that MY calls to my...

    I just want to go on record that MY calls to my Chinese counterpart were about dumpling recipes, not preventing nuclear exchanges.

    This is because I enjoy Chinese food, as opposed to being an...
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    Electrical definition - not a mechanical bond,...

    Electrical definition - not a mechanical bond, but an assurance that there's uniform and sufficient electrical continuity between objects.
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    What?! Nobody uses dials anymore, it's all that...

    What?! Nobody uses dials anymore, it's all that newfangled push button digital stuff.

    Me? I miss ringing up the operator. "Hello, Mabel - get me Lake Side 4-3329. Thanks!"
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    Lott has it - Home Shop Harry, famous for...

    Lott has it - Home Shop Harry, famous for make-doism (kludging). It's got its place, but a high speed spindle isn't one of them.
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    I hate to be a hater, but either have the spindle...

    I hate to be a hater, but either have the spindle reground or replace it. It just seems a little HSH to be trying to repair it this way.
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    I claim no specific expertise, but if I were...

    I claim no specific expertise, but if I were working those materials my concerns would be atmospheric contamination of the feedstock leading to excess oxides and nitride formation.

    You're...
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