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    09-12-2019, 04:53 PM
    Bented replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Not a clue Not told Don't need to know No description on the drawing
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    09-05-2019, 12:36 PM
    Bented replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Ran one dry this morning for video. Fingercam programming on a Bridgeport conversational control, I have no idea why it moves the way that it...
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    09-05-2019, 05:49 AM
    Bented replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    CNC lathe not a form tool, a single tool follows the toolpath. Coordinate Measuring Machine, think of it as a 3 axis mill with a touch probe where...
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    09-04-2019, 06:50 PM
    Bented replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Began the last operation on these parts today, only 270 more to go. Using a full radius 1/8" wide Topnotch grooving tool, the finish is excellent....
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    09-03-2019, 07:46 PM
    Bented replied to a thread 3d printer recommendations in General
    This is the where I find the contradictions difficult. One experienced 3d printer user tells me that you will not hold +.005" -.000" numbers. ...
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    09-03-2019, 06:39 PM
    Bented replied to a thread 3d printer recommendations in General
    Thanks, this is what I thought but I know ZERO about 3d printing in the real world, looking at some of the adds one might come to believe that it is...
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    09-03-2019, 02:35 PM
    Bented replied to a thread 3d printer recommendations in General
    It would be quite a lathe that would pass a 3 1/2"+ bar through the spindle, equipped with a massive bar feed as well (-: I normally extend the...
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    09-03-2019, 02:10 AM
    Bented replied to a thread 3d printer recommendations in General
    CNC lathe, one tool does the entire part as seen above, moving and changing the stock takes far longer then the actual spindle time.
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    09-02-2019, 06:02 PM
    Bented replied to a thread 3d printer recommendations in General
    Would a 3D printer be capable of producing this part in ABS at say 100 parts per 8 hour day, the corners need to be sharp and the dimensions are...
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    09-02-2019, 09:14 AM
    Bented replied to a thread Game: What will it be in General
    Another interesting shape, this holds the parts to be turned. The finished parts are used in large scale processed food manufacturing. I just...
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    09-01-2019, 06:52 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Who has a Hardinge TFB ? in General
    Fair enough. There is a small Hardinge turret lathe in the shop that is every bit of 60 years old, what a nice little machine, variable speed...
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    09-01-2019, 05:45 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Who has a Hardinge TFB ? in General
    Turning Facing Boring lathe If you can buy both then take one apart to modify the other then the question of cost is moot I suspect.
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    09-01-2019, 12:31 PM
    Rush Gears has an excellent free online spur gear generator. Enter the PD, Pitch/Module, pressure angle and any other data that you have and it will...
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    09-01-2019, 11:57 AM
    Round split dies may be adjusted for correct PD, a threading die held in the same holder, used in the same machine during the same day will often...
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    08-31-2019, 06:36 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Game: What will it be in General
    Have no idea what the parts do just make them to the drawing supplied, could easily be a rotary transfer device for the injection molding line at the...
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    08-31-2019, 12:55 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Game: What will it be in General
    The radial is as mentioned very unpleasant to use but already had a 90 degree angle plate mounted in it. Could have drilled the lifting hole with the...
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    08-30-2019, 11:46 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Game: What will it be in General
    Onto a mill for mounting holes.
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    08-30-2019, 09:48 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Game: What will it be in General
    A 36" diameter X 3/4" thick 6061 aluminum disc water jet cut from plate, not terribly flat as you can imagine. Drill and tap the OD for a lifting...
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    08-30-2019, 05:52 AM
    You will get another 20 years of use out of these tools easily, they are tough little buggers and the batteries last for years. Wrap a rubber band...
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    08-29-2019, 09:40 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Small lathe recommendation in General
    This is what I was curious about, I have used some Hardinge lathes in the past with that option, it is very nice indeed. >$50,000> of course. Why...
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    08-29-2019, 09:07 PM
    Round split adjustable dies are exactly as they are described, round and adjustable. There is a screw that keeps the slot from closing to far,...
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    08-28-2019, 06:12 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Small lathe recommendation in General
    You do not need ball screws for threading, as you say a control for the lead screw is all that is required, there do not appear to be any small...
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    08-28-2019, 05:54 PM
    Bented replied to a thread New Tormach machines launch in General
    Rigid tapping is nice if the machine supports it, if not there are tap holders that will allow tapping at the thread lead feed rate without the...
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    08-28-2019, 05:29 PM
    Bented replied to a thread New Tormach machines launch in General
    If you buy a machine without an ATC you will be disappointed in the future, the CNC control will make it possible to produce parts that are very...
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    08-28-2019, 05:05 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Small lathe recommendation in General
    Just read the control manual for a Tormach CNC lathe, the conversational control looks similar to others that I have used and would be very easy to...
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    08-26-2019, 05:35 PM
    Rapid to the start position in X and Z, feed to depth in X and to length in Z then rapid out, a dwell will not likely be required. A 2 1/2" steel...
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    08-26-2019, 04:41 PM
    I bought that one the early 90's, lost the cover in the early 10's and was told they were no longer available for that model. Did not notice that the...
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    08-24-2019, 06:40 PM
    Bented replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Began a gang tool holder that will fit in a QCTP tool block. I would not do this if the parts were steel or aluminum but they are POM (Delrin is a...
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    08-17-2019, 04:35 PM
    Bented replied to a thread Collet Question in General
    Use a machinable "Emergency Collet", drill and ream or bore for the part as required. Like so, do not forget to take the holding pins out when used...
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    08-17-2019, 04:25 PM
    You will find it difficult to locate a lathe of any make that will perform like those made by Hardinge over 50 years ago. There are various reasons...
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