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  1. You do like me! I knew it... :D

    You do like me! I knew it... :D
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    I don't understand why you're not making the...

    I don't understand why you're not making the metal part out of low to medium carbon steel. If you do, no worries about heating it unless it's a leaded steel, then you might vaporize some of the...
  3. Goshdarnit, MM - I only just put away my Tactical...

    Goshdarnit, MM - I only just put away my Tactical Billet Handbag™, don't make me fetch it again...

    Besides, a virus that originated in CN, flourished in IT, meandered through the rest of Urup,...
  4. Johns new path... Right into my block-bucket. ...

    Johns new path...

    Right into my block-bucket. Thanks for making it easy.
  5. Thread: Turning PTFE?

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    Another charming aspect of PTFE/Teflon is the...

    Another charming aspect of PTFE/Teflon is the noxious fumes it puts out if you do manage to light it on fire:

    Lung Effects. Teflon (PTFE: polytetrafluoroethylene). CAS No. 9002-84-0. Fluoride...
  6. Sure. But do stock up on tin (aluminum) foil, as...

    Sure. But do stock up on tin (aluminum) foil, as the Reptilians will be beaming mind control rays at you through their evil 5G antennas.

    So you're seriously an anti-vaxxer? Pray tell, do you...
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    If there's nothing wrong with the program, I...

    If there's nothing wrong with the program, I would suggest looking into a more specialized drill point hike a helical/"S" type, as shown near the bottom of this page: Which Drill Point Angle Should I...
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    The little guy almost always gets screwed with...

    The little guy almost always gets screwed with binding arbitration.

    Binding - you're tied down and taking it...
  9. Thread: Turning PTFE?

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    To add to the others - very prone to cold flow,...

    To add to the others - very prone to cold flow, so be careful how you hold it. What seems secure one moment will be loose the next. If it's 3" OD, I'd want to use pie jaws to hold it to spread the...
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    Oops - didn't notice that (little sleep over the...

    Oops - didn't notice that (little sleep over the last week). Welp, still some sort of issue inside the spindle, the variable gap from toolholder to spindle face is pretty convincing evidence.

    OP,...
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    All worth doing, but the errors he's getting...

    All worth doing, but the errors he's getting between the spindle face and the toolholder is indicative of something messing up inside the spindle - bearing preload or tool probe stuff won't matter...
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    Yes, basically just using air to sweep away chips...

    Yes, basically just using air to sweep away chips from the cut zone. Doesn't have to be super-powerful, just enough to ensure there's not a bunch of chips piling up over the cutter - recutting chips...
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    If they're doing a proper job, it's not a good...

    If they're doing a proper job, it's not a good idea to clamp on the gage diameter, you'll inevitably do some damage to the surface, compromising the value of the part. Go with soft jaws that are...
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    Another thing - if the plate is getting welded...

    Another thing - if the plate is getting welded using that left side face, the loads are going to be concentrated along the sides, the .35" section isn't going to add much. I'd beef the .35" to .75"...
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    I hate DA collets with a passion, but if you must...

    I hate DA collets with a passion, but if you must use them and you can get the bits to fit, I'd try to use a smaller collet over a bigger one. Just be careful!

    Is this all for drilling, or...
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    Ahh, don't sweat it. Moonlight and I get out the...

    Ahh, don't sweat it. Moonlight and I get out the handbags every so often and have a little slap fight. No biggie...
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    Wait - you're a redneck but you can do math? ...

    Wait - you're a redneck but you can do math? What sort of strange beast are you??

    [big :D]

    Yeah, it may be fine, but I'd still rather see more metal there. It's the impulse loading that...
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    Just saw the drawing - agree with EG, unless I...

    Just saw the drawing - agree with EG, unless I totally don't understand the loading I don't like how thin a section it becomes at the bottom of the two tapped holes.
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    I second the idea of using 1/2" endmills - in...

    I second the idea of using 1/2" endmills - in fact, if you can send the 3/4" ones back and get more 1/2". Not as fast perhaps, but much less painful when you break one, and you will...

    Make your...
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    I'll take it! But more than a little pissed...

    I'll take it! But more than a little pissed about Tracing Point calling in Hulk to get Baby Stroll ahead of him (yeah, NH may have needed new tires, but Softs?!).
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    Hey, they have "some" standards. Besides, they...

    Hey, they have "some" standards. Besides, they probably can't get their "wide stance" rockin' in a bus station stall.
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    Don't judge Republicans - now that airports are...

    Don't judge Republicans - now that airports are so lightly traveled, they have to get their jollies somehow...
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    Yup, nothing more lefty than a F1-loving,...

    Yup, nothing more lefty than a F1-loving, blue-collar machinist. Shur-nuf, hanging around with them perfessor types musta wittled my brain a bit, how dare I have some appreciation for, uh,...
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    In the your first link: The Hill: WHO Halts...

    In the your first link: The Hill: WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trials After Failure To Reduce Death

    So you're happy to cherry pick the one study that claims efficacy over the dozens of studies...
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    Not interested in wasting my time further. Good...

    Not interested in wasting my time further. Good luck to you and your fantasies.
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