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  1. Re: Momus software toolchain/workflow -- help me resurrect my Momus build please!

    Sauce, that is a really nice build you have there. The paint color is awesome and your craftsmanship is excellent.

    I understand your frustration with the necessary software to be able to make...
  2. Can someone please identify this machine?

    A friend of mine bought this in a box of stuff at an auction. We have no idea what it is for. The hand crank spins the fixture that hold various round objects. There is a swing arm that looks like it...
  3. Can someone please identify this machine?

    A friend of mine bought this in a box of stuff at an auction. We have no idea what it is for. The hand crank spins the fixture that hold various round objects. There is a swing arm that looks like it...
  4. Industrial 3 Axis Rack Mounted Stepper Drivers IMS Panther Avid

    IMS Panther LD RM CNC Stepper Control 3 Axis Rack Mount Limits Power Supply | eBay

    I am selling a 3 axis controller that I got from an industrial inspection machine that was obsolete and scrapped....
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    If you right click on the ribbon, and then click...

    If you right click on the ribbon, and then click on Ribbon Appearance, and then check the No Text option, it should turn off the text.
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    No, I haven't gotten a chance to work on it....

    No, I haven't gotten a chance to work on it. Other things seem to be more important to me right now. When I do work on it some more, I'll be sure and post pictures and keep this thread up to date on...
  7. Those particular machines were sold in 2007,...

    Those particular machines were sold in 2007, shortly after this thread was started.
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    tr4252, I am not sure I can be of much help to...

    tr4252,

    I am not sure I can be of much help to you on this, but from looking at your machine and noticing that there is no adjustment of the "Z" (the grinding wheel), you might have better luck...
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    That air nozzle isn't exactly OSHA approved is it.

    That air nozzle isn't exactly OSHA approved is it.
  10. How deep is the rectangular spiral groove? I...

    How deep is the rectangular spiral groove? I think this could probably be done on a 4-axis machine. Just involves rotating the cone as the groove is cut. You would get a slight radius in the bottom...
  11. Thread: Steel Flange

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    universalfab, You are on a FREE forum, getting...

    universalfab,

    You are on a FREE forum, getting the oportunity to quote these jobs for FREE, and there is thousands of posts with information about all sorts of topics for FREE. So yeah, someone is...
  12. Thread: Steel Flange

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    This coming from the guy who has spent 10 times...

    This coming from the guy who has spent 10 times more time complaining about how much time he has wasted quoting a job that he know he isn't going to get in the first place.

    As for the annoying...
  13. Thread: Steel Flange

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    dualkit, I don't know why you feel so strongly...

    dualkit,

    I don't know why you feel so strongly about what I do with my time and my money. If you don't like it don't give YOUR time or money away for free. I don't exactly know where you get this...
  14. Thread: Steel Flange

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    Not only is the aftermarket automotive business...

    Not only is the aftermarket automotive business saturated with high numbers of sellers, but the CNC machining market is also super-saturated with high numbers of small shops looking for that next...
  15. Thread: Steel Flange

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    I would really like to hear from the person who...

    I would really like to hear from the person who got this job. Not to find out the specific price, but to find out how it is that they can do the job so cheap and still make money. I'd be willing to...
  16. Thread: Steel Flange

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    If someone has a machine just sitting around...

    If someone has a machine just sitting around gathering dust, why wouldn't they take on a job that might turn into something else later? There are a lot of ways to make such a simple part. The...
  17. What to make when there is no work to do?

    Here is a little something that I made while I had nothing else going on in the shop. They are made of 4130 steel. I machined the holes and the OD while they were one piece, then machined the...
  18. I don't know anything about this kind of...

    I don't know anything about this kind of certification, but it's the same way with all the quality certifications. A company has to put out thousands to become certified, and for what? I wonder how...
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    Cool sign, nice work. What are the letters behind...

    Cool sign, nice work. What are the letters behind the words? H T ?
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    When you post a reply, click on the paper clip,...

    When you post a reply, click on the paper clip, and then you get a pop-up window that allows you to browse for the picture and then upload it.
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    Need work/send prints posts do work......sometimes

    I've had a little bit of luck with getting work from here on CNC Zone, I have also given a little bit of work to people I only know on here. The jobs may not be big jobs, but work is work, and money...
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    I haven't done much work on the axe. I took some...

    I haven't done much work on the axe. I took some pictures of it with one of the fretboards taped to it to see how it looked with a drak fretboard. I'll see if I can mock-up a clear maple fretboard...
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    Thanks RomanLini ! I kept trying to figure out...

    Thanks RomanLini !

    I kept trying to figure out how to get white onto stain. I wasn't thinking about black on clear, that might look pretty good, but even if I didn't do the black, any color on the...
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    I was considering an unstained maple fingerboard....

    I was considering an unstained maple fingerboard. I am currently having trouble with the fingerboard though. I have made four of them and each one had different problems. The first one warped and...
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    Dye

    Getting just the right color with this dye is very difficult. It dries darker than it is when applied, and it gets lighter with clear coat.

    I wanted the dark stripes in the Maple, so I did a very...
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