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    Different strokes for different folks... For...

    Different strokes for different folks...

    For me working for others was the most physically and mentally exhausting thing in my life (not so much financially though). 5 years out of engineering...
  2. No, I didn't replace any relays. There's a row...

    No, I didn't replace any relays. There's a row of 4 or 5 identical relays, all I did was switch them around in different sockets to see if it made any difference. It didn't make any difference and...
  3. May not be related to the OP's situation,...

    May not be related to the OP's situation, but....one of my machines wasn't run for 4 months or so over the cold winter. Machine is in an unheated, dry shop. Machine had never given me a bit of...
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    For an engraving cutter I like the single flute...

    For an engraving cutter I like the single flute vee type with an angle grind on the tip. No dead zone like a ball end mill.

    I got an integrated 4th axis before having any CAM with 4th axis. I...
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    Medical part. .020" holes .750" through for...

    Medical part. .020" holes .750" through for cooling body fluids. 6 holes per part.

    Customer checked with FDA, they allowed substitution of tellurium copper instead of 110. Great customer,...
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    Dude, I have a mill with a Centroid retrofit. ...

    Dude,

    I have a mill with a Centroid retrofit. Done by Marc Leonard in Bellingham who I think you're referring to as the Centroid guy in this area. I did the old control removal and mounted...
  7. Maybe not exactly your situation..... I've used...

    Maybe not exactly your situation..... I've used a Lipe pneumatic bar feeder as a stop of sorts.

    We had repeat job, large numbers of rods, 5/8" diameter and under, needing facing on both ends. ...
  8. I started with Carpenter Project 70 back 25 years...

    I started with Carpenter Project 70 back 25 years ago with 316. Most players in SS have their own versions that in my experience perform pretty much the same as Project 70. I figured that after...
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    I got paid by the job. My employees got paid...

    I got paid by the job.

    My employees got paid by time.

    This had always been an issue for me. Example: A repeat quantity job that used two lathes, one for each end of the part, a mill and a drill...
  10. I had a factory made RPC burst into flames when a...

    I had a factory made RPC burst into flames when a capacitor exploded. Luckily the fire went out in a few seconds with no damage to the mill's control that was running at the time.

    Regarding the...
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    At one time or another the big guys in the...

    At one time or another the big guys in the stringed musical instrument business on the west coast were customers (Warmoth, Taylor, Tacoma, Dusty Strings, etc)


    With one exception they all use...
  12. I have two 5C collet inserts that fit a SB heavy...

    I have two 5C collet inserts that fit a SB heavy ten lathe spindle. No draw tube though. Not sure if that spindle is the same as a 13" SB.

    If interested I can supply measurements.

    I got these...
  13. I don't see the machine needed here as nearly as...

    I don't see the machine needed here as nearly as important as the cleverness and experience of the machinist. Based on the OP's experience level he might do well to farm his parts out.

    We did...
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    I tried to get info like this for a specific...

    I tried to get info like this for a specific engine back in the day. Two diagrams were offered to me. Only problem was they were different enough in small details for the exact same engine so I...
  15. This might be of interest to this...

    This might be of interest to this discussion........

    A few years out of the university I decided I didn't like Mechanical Engineering and was able to talk my way into a job at Boeing in the...
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    It's an unfortunate situation...But...cutting it...

    It's an unfortunate situation...But...cutting it that close is dangerous, paying extra for Thursday delivery would have been worth it IMO. Me, I'm amazed when anything arrives at all. Depending on...
  17. Going strictly from memory here, but I don't...

    Going strictly from memory here, but I don't think 3/4" is a standard motor shaft size. Delta did make some special motors that way.

    You might be able to find a 5/8" shaft motor and buy adapter...
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    I don't know the OP's motivation for asking. I...

    I don't know the OP's motivation for asking. I can think of a couple reasons for asking though. Maybe he's looking at buying a business and wants a way to compare to similar businesses. Or, maybe...
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    Mawgs, a few questions..... Presumably the...

    Mawgs, a few questions.....

    Presumably the PDF's are coming from customers, huh? Could those customers give you CAD files instead of PDF's?

    You want to bring CAD/CAM in-house, you have a...
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    I set zero position by positioning the spindle...

    I set zero position by positioning the spindle centered over my intended X0.0,Y0.0 using an edge finder or the probe (or even eyeball, the method doesn't really matter as long as its accuracy suits...
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    When I began using form taps back in the day my...

    When I began using form taps back in the day my local tooling house only carried Balax brand with a pressure relief groove up the side. In my experience, with soft material like 6061 and 12L14 the...
  22. Dynapath Delta 10M/20M "Customer Information Manual" for sale...

    As the title says, a copy of the programming manual and parameter listings, etc. About 300+ double sided pages covering all you need to know to run the machine.

    This was copied 20 years ago at...
  23. Delete post, misunderstood question at first...

    Delete post, misunderstood question at first glance.
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    Probably word of mouth would be my guess as to...

    Probably word of mouth would be my guess as to advertising. But, I would think a complete shop sale would have to show very high profit margins, a dedicated, long term, talented workforce along with...
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    South' Are your numbers correct? The three...

    South'

    Are your numbers correct? The three owners work 12-20 hours a day, 6 days a week. That's about equivalent to 6 workers at 40 hours a week. So, you really have 12 twelve workers with...
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