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    Re: Cutting copper

    Copper can be very bendy on flat surfaces. Also taped holes are usually undersise and so oversize taps or re-taping by hand is usually the thing to do. It is not like aluminum much IMO.
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    Re: The Coming Climate Change

    I never realized the solar panels were so toxic. I have never done any parts for the solar industry in support of it yet for most other industries I have most of my focus being Oil related which of...
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    Re: something to clean polishing stones

    I love stones yet I am a old school type of man at heart. Arkansas stones seem to be the most amazing to me and they have a lot of different types of them to offer and a breakdown of which ones and...
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    Re: Help a Newb - HS Robotics Team Mentor

    Interesting all of the different ways to bring projects and people along mentoring them. I solidly believe like you that it is necessary to work starting with manual machines as it is hands on...
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    Re: I am left out in the cold by Tormach

    If I were in your situation I would be just as upset yet I would ask myself what better option is out there to fill my current needs. OK the lathe is not selling anymore. Perhaps the builder of the...
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    Re: Learning about CNC machines

    Each machine has it's strengths. They are different and it is true sometimes it is easy to cut round ops on a mill instead of a lathe. If one thinks it is much better to use a mill that may be true...
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    Re: something to clean polishing stones

    Hey I have a round stone and several other hand polishing stones and I use them a lot and they come in handy. I use the go joe hand cleaner as it has abrasive in it and it cleans it up pretty good...
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    Re: Learning this important skill.

    I have been working on the G codes and asking help from some very experienced fellows my age yet very good with G code. I have learned a lot and it has helped me a lot. I appreciate the fact that...
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    Re: The Coming Climate Change

    Yes we are friends for sure. You must admit we assisted you and helped you though. I recall we used resources to do that. I have always found your country fascinating.
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    Re: Torus Pro As A "Production" Machine

    Hi Ray, I like those parts. On the tapping do you think the machine is rigid enough to do it? I have hand tapped many holes over the years and it is the preferred method when I do not want to risk...
  11. Re: Volunteered for my Company's new Safety Commitee. Need guidance or advice.

    Despite our efforts we have injuries. I know they could be much more without the efforts of everyone on Safety. We have had a increase in employees over the past year and that does mean the...
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    Re: DRILL VS. END MILL

    Very good responses for you here. With drills not running true in the holder and perhaps having the cutting flutes uneven will oversize the holes. With thinner material and also material which is...
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    Re: The Coming Climate Change

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    Wow that is a interesting article. I recall when I was a kiddo I liked the Sunday programs about the Roman Empire and how they would go around with their swords and run...
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    Re: lower end machine brands

    I do not have my own shop yet many have said that buying new gets expensive quickly. Tooling costs add up to a lot too. Good luck.
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    Re: Hass Mini Mill questions

    So very true Keen. When I consider what I may wish to do in the future which was so well described by Steve I am just putting together in my own mind what those choices might be. That is the great...
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    Re: Hass Mini Mill questions

    (group)Great info on the Minis. I have noticed a lot of people have concluded they fit their needs well. I suppose for smaller shops buying their first CNC Haas Mini mill they would also purchase...
  17. Re: Volunteered for my Company's new Safety Commitee. Need guidance or advice.

    Thanks for the input. We all do walk a rounds and solicit fellow employees as to whether they may have suggestions or concerns. My industry Is Machine Shop - Metalworking. We have shipping,welding,...
  18. Thread: Scary Stuff

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    Re: Scary Stuff

    Most often it is when a fellow who is green gets on a machine and it can be Lathe, Mill. grinder, saw, CNC machines and oh boy manual. That is what scares me the most. A good Machinist takes things...
  19. Re: Skilled Machinists are getting hard to find.

    Yes I have heard that this is being done. A school teaching the trade is a good way for people to learn if they would not test so high on such aptitude tests. A diamond in the raw can be found either...
  20. Re: Need to know where to go to find good CNC Machinists!

    MrWild my hat is off to you. Those are very good points. I know many places are always looking for do it all machinists and those kind will settle and find a home in the current environment. Too it...
  21. Skilled Machinists are getting hard to find.

    I have been in the trade for a while and have noticed that in the past few years that I have observed that the people who hire new machinists say they are having trouble finding qualified workers....
  22. That vise must be bolted down very good or it is...

    That vise must be bolted down very good or it is not rigid. Rigidity is key for machining. Making sure your quill is locked in the Z axis (up and down) is very important. For your vise do not be...
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    Sticky: good luck

    Good luck getting it figured out. It will give you a great outlet having it.
  24. Volunteered for my Company's new Safety Commitee. Need guidance or advice.

    My company requested volunteers from different departments for a new Safety committee. Our first real meeting after the initial two meetings is coming soon and I wish to do the best job that I can...
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    Learning this important skill.

    I am not new to machining and have run a whole lot of different machines including manuals in my time in this trade. I also love this trade and have learned huch here on this site for which I 'am...
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