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    The response is usually pretty good when you ask...

    The response is usually pretty good when you ask well written and thought out questions.

    Most of the folks I've talked to prefer limit dimensions for ease of use, so I try to give them that when I...
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    This page can be helpful to figure out insert...

    This page can be helpful to figure out insert names.

    Carbide Depot Insert Chart
  3. I have watched videos from pretty much every...

    I have watched videos from pretty much every person listed previously, but Peter is somebody that I think could impress just about everyone here. Plus the parts he makes are the things most people...
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    Just a heads up, your link is set to 206 seconds...

    Just a heads up, your link is set to 206 seconds into the video. You want this one.

    YouTube
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    Yeah. Their style is definitely making it look...

    Yeah. Their style is definitely making it look perfect behind the scenes. Same goes for their trade show displays. Kind of their whole brand image.
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    YouTube...

    YouTube - DMG Mori Italy

    Seems plausible.
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    I'm about 2.5 years ahead of where you are right...

    I'm about 2.5 years ahead of where you are right now. I graduated in 2017 with my M.S.M.E. and had a job lined up in the automation world. It is a nice mix of hands on work in the shop and design...
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    Got introduced to Shakey Graves 4ish months ago...

    Got introduced to Shakey Graves 4ish months ago by my girlfriend and then took her to see him in concert in August. He does a fantastic show.
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    I think that's how they do it too. Currently we...

    I think that's how they do it too. Currently we order a ton of stuff through them and it shows up at 9:30 AM if we get the order in by about 4:00 the day before.
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    Try to take pictures of the stuff you have done...

    Try to take pictures of the stuff you have done so far or the stuff you will do in the next 1-2 months. As lots of the people on here will assume, 5 months isn't much and other shops will likely see...
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    I only ordered through the M.E. program at U of...

    I only ordered through the M.E. program at U of I, but I remember it being 2-3 days as well.
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    This one? B&A Precision...

    This one?

    B&A Precision
  13. This is solid advice. I went to Bucharest twice...

    This is solid advice. I went to Bucharest twice while I was in Detroit for Gear Expo and it was fantastic.
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    Another vote for WJ. He is a true gear head that...

    Another vote for WJ. He is a true gear head that makes great parts and is fantastic to deal with.
  15. I picked up one of these...

    I picked up one of these from Frank and ran it on a 4k RPM TM-1 and it worked great. Mainly aluminum with some plastic thrown in. Biggest issue was dealing with all the chips it made.

    If you are...
  16. Solid recommendation. We send them single parts...

    Solid recommendation. We send them single parts sometimes for heat treat and they are great to work with.
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    Not when it's packed to the gills with...

    Not when it's packed to the gills with woodworking tools. Sadly I'm a few years away from picking up my own.
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    Then some of us are down the street without a...

    Then some of us are down the street without a place to put it. :angry:
  19. I don't have any insight for additions to the 4...

    I don't have any insight for additions to the 4 flute line, but I have a similar feeling to Cosmo. The website overall is great, but it can get a little confusing when looking for specific tools. It...
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    For the PNW, this one "appears" to be a great...

    For the PNW, this one "appears" to be a great deal. There is a similar one on there that doesn't appear as nice listed for $14k, which is more standard for what I have seen over the last two years....
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    Fadal 4020HT - Seattle Craigslist

    I have no association with the seller, but it looks like a good machine for a great price.

    FADAL 4020HT Good Condition - tools - by owner - sale
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    True. I guess from my perspective I wouldn't be...

    True. I guess from my perspective I wouldn't be moving anywhere that far away with visiting and planning ahead first. Take a trip out to look at places to live, find where the nice areas are, and...
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    You guys* are old! I'm 26. What I described is...

    You guys* are old! I'm 26.

    What I described is much more applicable to small companies, which is all I know. It is still possible at a larger entity, but it is difficult. If you can convince...
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    You have a ton of skills that are really useful...

    You have a ton of skills that are really useful in the engineering world, but the hardest part will be getting in to talk to somebody that make decisions. You are in the right place though for help. ...
  25. I think he also went through the process of...

    I think he also went through the process of adding a probe to his machine and posted about it. Either way he is a great resource along with BobW.
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