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    If this was used as a rig for a plasma cutter as...

    If this was used as a rig for a plasma cutter as igwood claims, then I would say yes as long as all the ways were coverd to keep out the dirt and I would add some kind of traveling counter balance on...
  2. It's hard to tell from the picture but, they look...

    It's hard to tell from the picture but, they look like they were machined from a solid (very poorly) and then probably powder paint finished.
    If they were die cast then they must have had some post...
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    I'm sorry to say that I no longer have access to...

    I'm sorry to say that I no longer have access to the Milltronics machines I ran last year but, I do recall that any program I ran on the Cent5 I could run on the Cent6 and visa versa.
    Hu, as I...
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    I would have to agree with one of many, don't...

    I would have to agree with one of many,
    don't keep tuning the comp on and off , turn it on at the beging of the program and leave it on. You said the program "verifies" with the cutter comp off, if...
  5. Thread: need a formula

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    cam 1, this is true however my point is that you...

    cam 1, this is true however my point is that you are still wearing out your tooling at the same rate but, now you havn't finished your cut either.
    We spent several years doing compairisons, keeping...
  6. Thread: need a formula

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    if this helps you, you can determin chip load by...

    if this helps you, you can determin chip load by dividing your feed by your spindle speed...
    IPM=20.
    spindle speed= 3500
    20/3500=.0057 (per rev) now divide this answer by the number of flutes on...
  7. look up " friction welding" as that is what you...

    look up " friction welding" as that is what you will be doing if you try cutting stainless on a typical high speed router.
    Stainless does not lend its self to high spindle speeds and it requires a...
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    rdpzyco, the reason I wonder about this because...

    rdpzyco,
    the reason I wonder about this because when I take a reflector from an old shop lite that has a much more drastic curve to the parabola and aim it at the sun it gets quite hot at the focal...
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    If I may jump in here, I have been planning to...

    If I may jump in here,
    I have been planning to build three solar collectors to provide supplimental heat to a hot water heating system for a shop. I had been planning to use three satalite dishes...
  10. Thread: Prizmatic test?

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    I was completly wrong on that one I guess. It...

    I was completly wrong on that one I guess.
    It looks like you have something done on a three axis cnc engraver and probably a proprietary text style.
    I would like to see the whole alphabet laid out...
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    You need to determin what you need to keep your...

    You need to determin what you need to keep your doors open and then what you need to make it worth your while to do the work. Some were in between is usualy what you should charge as an hourly shop...
  12. Thread: Prizmatic test?

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    I just happen to see your inquirey. Could you...

    I just happen to see your inquirey.
    Could you find an example of the lettering or engraving style that did not belong to this other person and post that insted?
    You call it "prismatic" would Gothic...
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    several years ago the shop I work at baught a...

    several years ago the shop I work at baught a large boring bar and all the goodeis that went with it for a very good price. It took three trips with the five ton flat bed truck to get it all and one...
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    For prototype purposes I would mill the profile...

    For prototype purposes I would mill the profile of the larger "carrier arms" from a 2.5" thick piece of stock ( assuming it would finish at 2." thick) in a vise and then flip the finished part over...
  15. Thread: Does it work??

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    looking at the device shown above I see a couple...

    looking at the device shown above I see a couple things that look like they might add upto somthing and a couple things that don't.
    The restriction at the inlet seems wrong because the intake water...
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    Hey John That is cool! I didn't know that but I...

    Hey John That is cool!
    I didn't know that but I am looking around kind of casualy for a two axis knee mill cnc for my own shop at home and that would certainly sway me.
    Would that offline simulator...
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    As a general rule I start with 200 SFM for speed...

    As a general rule I start with 200 SFM for speed in SST with carbide. Remember if you can't take the heat away from the tool with the proper size chip you will have to reduce your SFM drasticly (80...
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    I would stick with the Anilam controle if it is...

    I would stick with the Anilam controle if it is an 1100 or newer, Not to say that anything older is no good but, if you go much further back you will realy run in to support walls.
    It does support...
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    ManuelMP, I understand that you want to increase...

    ManuelMP, I understand that you want to increase prodution of corse.
    May I ask what level of automation do you have now?
    Are you drilling these buttons with an electric drill or with a hand...
  20. Thread: Linley Jig Bore

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    lakeside, I don't know wear you're at with your...

    lakeside, I don't know wear you're at with your Linley project but, seeing the Linley name on the forum listing caught my eye so I'll give you my two cents worth if you like.
    I have a very late...
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    That is something I've always been curiouse about...

    That is something I've always been curiouse about myself.
    The buttons on the shirt I'm wearing right now have been made by a turning and drilling operation so, I would guess they have been made in...
  22. Thread: Min Thread?

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    As wganders has said, it means you must have a...

    As wganders has said, it means you must have a minimum of 1.25" of full thread.
    How much more than that of corse will depend on weather or not you will encounter another feature in the path of the...
  23. Thread: Tesla

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    debogus, I have a question related to your...

    debogus, I have a question related to your comments about the charging of capacitors from static electricity in the air.
    Are you saying that storing the static electrical charge in a capacitor...
  24. Thread: Tormach Questions

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    For my two cents worth I always start my search...

    For my two cents worth I always start my search with the used machine listings like Surplus Record or HGR Industrial supply.
    Most of what you'll find is the kind of equipment a fulltime shop would...
  25. Thread: Tesla

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    Geof, I finely see the base of my question and...

    Geof,
    I finely see the base of my question and have my own answer to it.
    You can't get somthing for nothing in this universe. If I want to create a type of electricity that can do little apparent...
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