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    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    DR replied to a thread Dimple Dies in General
    If you dimpling die makers were to incorporate a blankholder into your dies a single set of dies would work for any thickness of material.
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    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    DR replied to a thread Dimple Dies in General
    Google "blankholder metal stamping".
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    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    During a day of close tolerance machining the machine heats up and the tool offsets have to adjusted to account for that, and tool wear, etc, etc....
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    05-24-2016, 11:02 PM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    Next time you speak with tech support at Tormach ask for their opinion on leaving the machine on all the time. That could save you the trouble or...
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    05-24-2016, 01:27 PM
    DR replied to a thread WTB Linley Mk.1A Collets in General
    Years ago I had a Linley mill (jig borer), but it used a different style collet which were very hard to find. At that time Hardinge listed them at...
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    05-24-2016, 07:58 AM
    DR replied to a thread Dimple Dies in General
    It looks like your material is fairly thick as opposed to the OP's. The ratio of formed diameter to original hole diameter is also much smaller than...
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    05-23-2016, 06:06 PM
    DR replied to a thread Dimple Dies in General
    If, for instance, you're dimpling something like an aircraft wing rib you don't have the option of being far from and edge. It may be that if you...
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    05-23-2016, 02:04 PM
    DR replied to a thread Dimple Dies in General
    They're a nice machining job. But, for their function they're poor. Note the wrinkling of the material around the dimple. As Mark suggests in...
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    05-22-2016, 06:40 PM
    DR replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    Even with dropping prices of servo systems, etc that's an awful low price for a name brand control. What gives me a little pause about this...
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    05-22-2016, 02:12 PM
    DR replied to a thread Tmx adjust tru not on 90deg? in General
    Off 90 degree adjusting screws being difficult...... How about the probe unit on my mill uses three adjusting screws to center..........?
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    05-22-2016, 09:57 AM
    DR replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    Pretty amazing they can sell a machine with a Siemens control for $15K.
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    05-22-2016, 09:49 AM
    My old 20" Delta drill press had a Morse taper. Using a large tapping head to do 3/4-10, the Morse would break free on tap withdrawal. We...
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    05-20-2016, 11:24 AM
    With that type of holder it's questionable whether any quality of insert is going to perform up to its potential. The single screw is the only thing...
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    05-20-2016, 09:41 AM
    DR replied to a thread What the heck are these for? in General
    http://www.panamericantool.com/cleco-fasteners.html
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    05-20-2016, 12:10 AM
    DR replied to a thread What the heck are these for? in General
    You're joking, right?
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    05-20-2016, 12:10 AM
    DR replied to a thread What the heck are these for? in General
    You're joking, right?
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    05-19-2016, 12:49 PM
    I woke up this corning to find my laptop had a "Welcome to Window 10" message. I've been getting the messages from Microsoft about upgrading and...
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    05-18-2016, 11:00 AM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    In reply to Zahnrad Kopf Quote Originally Posted by DR Macro programing is the most powerful programming feature on a machine, can't...
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    05-17-2016, 12:13 PM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    To make full use of a machine's capabilities, yes, I would say it is foolishness not to know hand coding. Macro programing is the most powerful...
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    05-17-2016, 10:37 AM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    Doc, The comment about the importance of learning Gcode was meant for Toolguy who said he does his Milltronics programming using all...
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    05-16-2016, 08:59 PM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    This is not an issue to even give a second thought to. Program the lathe in the usual turning mode of G95. G95 sets the machine into inches per...
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    05-16-2016, 12:52 PM
    I would say just the opposite. The insert pocket toward the handle looks poorly formed or machined. Probably for some crude scraping operation...
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    05-16-2016, 12:37 PM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    I agree with the support aspects making Tormach a good choice. As to conversational programming, most all controls have had that to a certain...
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    05-16-2016, 10:56 AM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    Omniturns are small industrial grade CNC's that may fit the OP's budget. Factory support is excellent. Probably would be a bit of a squeeze...
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    05-12-2016, 09:55 AM
    DR replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    Of course a 4th axis on a mill isn't a direct replacement for a lathe, but the combination of slow revolving part and high speed tool can do most...
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    05-11-2016, 11:09 AM
    DR replied to a thread CNC - lathe versus mill ?? in General
    Buy a mill with a 4th axis, then you have a lathe too.
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    05-08-2016, 10:15 PM
    DR replied to a thread How does a 2-flute... in General
    Guncraft, Why don't you try a couple slots and let us know how various cutters work for you. We can speculate and theorize forever on what's...
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    05-08-2016, 12:04 AM
    With my laptop I use a cordless USB mouse (can't stand the built in mouse pad or whatever it's called). Problem is, three of them over the years...
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    05-07-2016, 11:47 PM
    DR replied to a thread buying used RV in General
    Old RV's are the vehicle of choice among a lot of the "homeless" in many of the high-cost-of-living west coast cities where a 1 bedroom apartment...
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    05-02-2016, 11:38 PM
    DR replied to a thread Does anybody recognize these in General
    The better box turning tools have substantial rake. And, are tricky to setup a fixture to grind one (unless you have the special fixture). ...
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