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    Today, 11:14 AM
    Bob La Londe replied to a thread OT ^%$#@! box stores in General
    You know its about packaging and availability. I go to a bolt store for nuts and bolts. I often pay $6-8 for a box of 100 of a part that would be...
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    Today, 11:01 AM
    You know the Taig is incredible in its own right. My brother in law was an engineer for Delphi, and then moved to an aerospace manufacturing firm...
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    Today, 02:53 AM
    Entertainment is entertainment. If any of us actually wanted to kill this thread, we'd simply bring up politics and religion. Bitching can be good...
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    Today, 02:48 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Incredible what they have now, exciting times to be alive!
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    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    My next machine will likely be a Haas Super Mini Mill or Super Mini Mill 2. Well unless I run a cross a deal on something and can afford to go get...
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    If I have a need, I'll upgrade to a Haas mini mill. I came to the same conclusions about the Chinese stuff. Yes, I could do that and set soft limits....
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    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    That's true. Its not particularly cheap.
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    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    Can you move the machine to near its mechanical limits, and tell the machine that is home? In your homing and limits settings can you set limits,...
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    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    The ballscrew are 2.5mm pitch. What I am not understanding is the importance of fast rapids on this mill? Even an extremely conservative 50 ipm, it...
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    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    Acetal is sometimes used as a lead nut with decent results. Its self lubricating and fairly strong as plastics go. DumpterCNC makes anti backlash...
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    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    Now some of your other comments make more sense. I ran jobs on mine that took all day and cut reliably. When I say I ran 80 I was cutting at 80. ...
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    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    Ok, you egged me out finally. I told George if you stopped I'd stop, but you have been harassing me publicly and in personal messages. I never one...
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    Yesterday, 02:53 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    I am now entering all new territory, haven't even bothered to look at acceleration. I have no safeties installed yet. Wednesday my NC home switches...
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    Yesterday, 12:46 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Easily 200 in/min with the ballscrew. Too damn fast, I set it back to 50. https://vimeo.com/305643752
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    12-10-2018, 10:53 PM
    Weeeellll you can do light metal cutting on a light machine, but I would look for something as little more stoutly built. Mine is not a stock...
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    12-10-2018, 06:54 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Ehh, maybe
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    12-10-2018, 04:36 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Not to worry, been waiting to use this fan for something... Those standoffs also have a giant hole in the side of them to allow some airflow, and...
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    12-10-2018, 04:26 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread OT: VPN's in General
    If it wasn't for China or wanting access to certain web pages in certain countries, I wouldn't even bother. Although it is a feel good thing to have...
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    12-10-2018, 02:47 PM
    I get very little spatter when welding aluminum. I get a nice sizzling sounding like slowly frying bacon. I run aluminum wire at about 3/4 inch...
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    12-10-2018, 02:28 PM
    I can't tell how much those standoffs obstruct, but if that heat sink doesn't get good air flow it will cook that G540.
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    12-10-2018, 02:18 PM
    Wood Ripper 1 - An EL-CHEAPO Import CNC Router I actually had not even powered this machine up in atleast a couple years. Maybe several. It...
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    12-10-2018, 01:36 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Acorn and Relay board attached to the DIN rail. Been battling my 3d printer... Now it's time to custom design DIN mounts for both my power supplies...
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    12-10-2018, 01:34 PM
    I tried browsing on Amazon for an enclosure. Never used DIN rails before and wire gutters, so I just screwed everything onto MDF, playing around with...
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    12-10-2018, 12:38 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    A Centroid Acorn DIN mount, printed in PETG...
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    12-09-2018, 10:22 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread OT: VPN's in General
    VPN's are a good idea when ever you are on public Wifi, like hotels, airports, restaurants, etc. Also many countries block certain web sites. For...
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    12-09-2018, 08:20 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    An update. First time ever playing with DIN rails and wire housings. Have to say I really like it despite the added costs. Hold up right now is 3d...
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    12-09-2018, 08:15 PM
    That other forum is as good as dead. You know what is alive and kicking? Facebook machinist groups...
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    12-09-2018, 08:12 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread OT: VPN's in General
    I use Nord VPN. It is the only VPN that I can get to work in China, bypassing all their crap so I can use Google, Facebook, and YouTube. I should...
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    12-09-2018, 03:29 PM
    Our resident Asburger renaissance Canadian left the forum forever, and John died. With the exception of the prolific Canadian engine builder, the...
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    12-09-2018, 10:10 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Titans of CNC youtube in General
    Holy crap, that's my company I fly for. He was in the sim with my chief pilot. Small world! I've been to Oscoda a few times, stuck my head in every...
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