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    Taxes and stuff - Care to share?

    Sure, with a much larger overall population, there are about 65 million more Americans working now than in the 60’s, but that has been more than offset by government spending largesse. Today, there...
  2. If you get a new vaporizer, I read the Impco...

    If you get a new vaporizer, I read the Impco “Cobra” is a more robust, better functioning unit than the typical “Model J”.

    eBay has a good selection of new units of both types...
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    Even before all this chaos, Boeing had to...

    Even before all this chaos, Boeing had to reluctantly admit the new larger, high-efficiency engines the airlines were demanding create nose-up flying attitudes at certain speeds and conditions on the...
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    About every article you see in the trade...

    About every article you see in the trade magazines about machine shops states "aerospace" as one of the industries they serve.

    If so many shops are doing it, it couldn't be that much like rocket...
  5. I don't know what to do with my new CNC machine

    Get Fusion360 CAD/CAM and learn how to use it, (YouTube is your friend here).

    Go around to all the regional factories, hand out business cards and discuss your abilities. Emphasize low overhead...
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    Pushing your Speedio

    Are the lower tool-retention forces required to facilitate the sub-one second tool changes?

    I’ve always machined on the “conservative” side, and would rather give up a few tenths of a second...
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    The gear motor that drives the chain to...

    The gear motor that drives the chain to advance/retract the tailbody is undersized and weak.

    So, if the body has been setting in one place for a while, you will have to use a cheater bar of some...
  8. forum bug? cookie notice cannot be dismissed on iphone safari

    The crooked cell phone providers, Apple, and Samsung have recently been pushing major “updates” to the smart phones.

    Well what do you know, a big percentage of these updated phones now no longer...
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    MAZAK QT8 T Plus Help!!!!

    The T-Plus control has the MDS drives, so no FR-SF spindle drive.

    It is possibly your 24v power supply (sometimes two)--- a little black box that takes 100v ac and converts it into 24v dc. This...
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    I would definitely go with a high-strength pull...

    I would definitely go with a high-strength pull stud of whatever brand for a 30-taper machine.

    And as far as the ultimate strength goes --- from a machining standpoint, a pull stud that has been...
  11. A 20hp rotary converter will run a little QT8...

    A 20hp rotary converter will run a little QT8 just fine. You may have to slow the spindle accel/decel rate a tad, but that's easy to do, and actually increases the life of your spindle drive.
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    Ox is right, seldom is a full 4th needed or used...

    Ox is right, seldom is a full 4th needed or used on a horizontal.

    Ox also mentioned rigidity, which can be a factor between a 1-degree machine versus full 4th. The 1-degree machine will most...
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    The thing about CNC rates is that it largely...

    The thing about CNC rates is that it largely depends on the industries you are serving.

    The shops that do aerospace, defense, and medical work live in a bit of utopia, in that the competition is...
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    So, I’m happy to report the newly rebuilt QT28...

    So, I’m happy to report the newly rebuilt QT28 lathe is running like a dream. The new spindle bearings are nice and quiet, show less than a tenth runout, and are imparting smooth surface finishes on...
  15. A fundamental difference between an S-corporation...

    A fundamental difference between an S-corporation versus an LLC Is how the owners can distribute profits.

    For an S-corp, your percentage of ownership is exactly the percentage of profit/loss that...
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    Different people can have different reactions to...

    Different people can have different reactions to anything that goes in the body.

    Because a statistcally insignificant part of the popluation that gets a flu shot develops a dangerous reaction to...
  17. John Saunders (NYCCNC) must be doing something...

    John Saunders (NYCCNC) must be doing something well....he has a shop full of new or nearly-new equipment, and seems to be adding more machines all the time!

    Yet in his videos, I never see enough...
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    For the good engineering schools, a 2.9 GPA is...

    For the good engineering schools, a 2.9 GPA is nothing to sneeze at. After all, it's almost a 3.0 (all B's), and the average engineering GPA is probably not even 2.5, so you are definitely above...
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    California Power Outages

    Long term, California manufacturing is doomed.

    Manufacturing technology is easily transferred. And due to the profit motive of corporations, eventually much of Califronia's manufacturing will be...
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    A little spline gloat: ...

    A little spline gloat:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191010/0442aeff0e4ae4f0ccb536053c56eed1.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191010/125b8cddf87f14982a6df897f1ce580f.jpg

    Not bad...
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    Yes, the power supply is the most-common failure...

    Yes, the power supply is the most-common failure point of the T/M-Plus NC control unit.

    Check Ebay for good prices on a spare....
  22. I think newer-generation Haas control’s have the...

    I think newer-generation Haas control’s have the “handwheel through the program” feature...?
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    The turret’s hydraulic cylinder may have a split...

    The turret’s hydraulic cylinder may have a split or torn o-ring.

    Or, your curvic-coupling could be worn out?

    Time to pull the tool plate, see what’s going on in there.
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    Tesla and EV cars - update and thoughts

    I realize styling is a personal preference, but I for one think the Tesla’s are butt ugly.

    The new Tesla 3 looks like the “jelly bean” Ford Taurus of the 1990’s....and has a bland interior to...
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    CNCToolCat's Cat-House

    Ox,

    The QT28 indexes 16 stations per revolution, all the time.

    The 8 “even-numbered” stations are normally empty — as they are between the standard 8 “odd-numbered” stations.

    To utilize the...
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