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    06-17-2017, 11:50 PM
    What the Autodesk people told me at a recent trade show is the plan for F360 is to get users hooked. They will only go so far on F360 development...
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    06-17-2017, 11:43 PM
    F360 will do full 4 axis milling. Out of curiosity I tried a few simple things like milling a circular path with my A axis, the code was good. ...
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    06-10-2017, 09:39 AM
    Couple years ago I was delivering to a customer. Everybody acted kind of funny when I walked in. Turned out there was an obituary notice for me...
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    06-06-2017, 11:46 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT: free solo of El Capitan in General
    At one time there was a push to require individuals participating in dangerous activities like this on public lands to have insurance to cover...
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    06-03-2017, 11:42 AM
    DR replied to a thread albrecht keyless chuck stuck in General
    Two reasons I don't care for Albrecht keyless chucks......the first is they tighten under load and, yes, out of frustration I've used a pipe wrench...
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    05-31-2017, 06:58 PM
    Yes, the threads hold.... And luckily, the way cylinders get banged around Enerpac makes the plates with very loose threads for easy hand screw in...
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    05-26-2017, 11:39 AM
    DR replied to a thread removing JT33 chuck in General
    Maybe yes, maybe no, on drilling through a chuck. Some are hardened making drilling not so easy.
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    05-24-2017, 11:39 PM
    DR replied to a thread removing JT33 chuck in General
    Jacobs recommended method is to drill a cross hole in the arbor. Insert a roll pin to act as a shoulder.
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    05-22-2017, 03:50 PM
    Of course I could do that, I know there are individuals on this site who may have more info than Centroid want's to offer to the public right know.
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    05-22-2017, 03:21 PM
    On the specific webpage dealing with acorn there is no contact info. That's why I asked.
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    05-22-2017, 01:56 PM
    I see the Centroid site for this item says something about "pre-order now, available in three weeks". That's been up for at least a month. Anybody...
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    05-22-2017, 07:03 AM
    Some form taps have a groove up the side for hydraulic pressure relief of cutting fluids. For years Balax taps with the groove were all my local...
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    05-21-2017, 09:48 AM
    DR replied to a thread Looking for 5C collets by 64ths in General
    Does Royal still even make 5C collets anymore? Lyndex are crap (or were last time I purchased). Aside from accuracy, a good collet will easily...
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    05-18-2017, 01:27 PM
    DR replied to a thread Help identify this Toyo lathe in General
    I have what appears to be the same lathe except mine doesn't have the name on the headstock. The only labeling on it is a company in California that...
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    05-15-2017, 11:48 AM
    DR replied to a thread WTB Liquid Mercury/Quicksilver in General
    In high school chemistry we played with mercury. Rubbing silver coins with mercury made them shine. Many years later when the dangers of...
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    05-15-2017, 11:28 AM
    I also believe attachments are available for the suggested improvements. There are (or were) Mitutoyo digitals to do most of those operations...
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    05-15-2017, 11:02 AM
    DR replied to a thread WTB Die Filer in General
    Die filers...yeah. 25 years ago I bought a high end die filer (don't recall the brand name right now) that had been consigned to a local machinery...
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    05-15-2017, 04:11 AM
    Tie rod type hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders are usually made to a JIC standard. For a given bore all the dimensional specs are the same between...
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    05-13-2017, 10:32 AM
    In certain machines the cutting fluids using water soluble oils or synthetics can cause problems. Older Hardinge and similar machines should not...
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    05-11-2017, 01:57 PM
    DR replied to a thread Why is parting off such a pain? in General
    They do seem to be going away with the big name-brand carbide outfits in favor of more reliable styles. The off-shore people have picked them up....
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    05-10-2017, 06:34 AM
    DR replied to a thread Tips for parting 2" 1144 Steel? in General
    Use the tailstock center for workpiece support until almost through the piece. Once you get the cut nearly finished you could finish with a hand...
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    05-06-2017, 12:06 PM
    Not such a big deal....use a long, heavy lever, mass will be your friend.. You can even take a final, light climb cut for finish. Have a tight fit...
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    05-04-2017, 09:06 AM
    DR replied to a thread Curious- in General
    San Cobble?? Googling on it brought up youtube videos of the track from back in the day. Interesting... Maui Raceway....probably 20 years ago I...
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    05-04-2017, 07:39 AM
    DR replied to a thread Geometric Die Head Chasers in General
    It's been a number of years since I was shopping for die heads. It did seem like 20 years ago you could pick up high quality heads for pennies on...
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    05-02-2017, 03:11 PM
    DR replied to a thread Why is parting off such a pain? in General
    "With any of the insert parting tools, the insert is 25% or so wider at the tip, so the slot is wider than the tool. That way, friction is not an...
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    05-02-2017, 11:21 AM
    DR replied to a thread Why is parting off such a pain? in General
    Nope, on the 25% wider on the tip. I just did a quick measurement on a double ended, clamp down 2mm Iscar parting insert. Using a dial caliper, no...
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    05-01-2017, 12:34 PM
    DR replied to a thread Why is parting off such a pain? in General
    Why is parting off difficult......? Mostly because it involves taking a relatively heavy/wide cut. I use both HSS and carbide in 3/32" width. ...
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    05-01-2017, 10:10 AM
    DR replied to a thread Geometric Die Head Chasers in General
    Krutch, I'll venture a guess why you can't find the small size dies you need. It may be because a 1" capacity head is too big to do a thread so...
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    04-30-2017, 08:24 AM
    Yeah, at the height of the recession at a local shop auction the scrappers were out bidding the users on older non-CNC machinery. But, that's more...
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    04-30-2017, 07:34 AM
    Looks like an interesting method. I'll try it sometime. My grinder doesn't have an adjustment on holding force though. When I've had quantities...
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