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  • Thrud
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    Marv
    Clutter their hard disk? Have you seen what a pig winblows 98, 2000 or xp is? It already is cluttered with bloated crap - your programms are not going to even touch that stuff!

    You do yourself discredit - everyone should download them. Good stuff.

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  • mklotz
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    Evan,

    I've thought of that and dismissed the idea because I can't imagine anyone
    wanting *all* the programs in a given category. The idea was to provide a
    permanent repository where people could go to get the exact program they need
    for a particular job without having to download a bunch of irrelevant material
    they don't need and which will just clutter their hard disk.

    Regards, Marv

    Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
    http://www.geocities.com/mklotz.geo

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  • John Stevenson
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    I use a cheap little program called Machinist Mate, has speeds and feeds, sine bar, tapers, bolt circles, bend allowance for sheet metal, threading charts and triangles etc.
    A couple of nice touches are machiningg dovetails and one that writes the G Code for sprockets.
    This is very accurate and a while ago I did a web search to find something like this and this program was the only thing that came up.

    Web site is http://www.wadeproco.com I paid for the full version, I think it was $20 odd.

    John S.

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  • Evan
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    Marv,

    How about making your excellent collection available as a single zipped package that contains all the programs in one category? It would make for easier downloading and reduce the time people spend at the site.

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  • mklotz
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    Knucklehead:

    Thanks for the compliments (blush).

    Since I don't charge for any of the programs on my site, I don't really want
    to pay for hosting services. Yahoo, which absorbed Geocities, limits the
    access to my page. If too many people try to access it in a short period,
    they 'turn it off', which is almost certainly what happened to you earlier.
    When that happens, returning to the site in a few hours or the next day will
    generally get you through, as you discovered.

    The site is a hobby for me - one of the few ways I can provide some
    payback for the many people who have selflessly helped me over the years.

    Regards, Marv

    Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
    http://www.geocities.com/mklotz.geo

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  • Tony
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    wow, quite a list of software!
    good job marv!

    got through to the site last night.
    thanks,
    -tony

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  • Tony
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    i've tried the geocities links but i get an
    error telling me the page(s) is unavailable.

    i like machinists toolbox. does the full version have more materials in its library?

    i'd like to try a few different ones before buying anything, however. some (one?) didnt have metric conversion.

    -tony

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  • rockrat
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    I use a program called Machinist ToolBox at work. I carry a Palm Pilot during the day and this program works well for me. I use it for a starting point when choosing feeds and speeds. I also use it for bolt hols patterns and cusp distance, etc. I just bought a full copy. I had been reloading it for about 6 months to make sure that I realy needed it. Might be just what your looking for. rr
    http://www.machinist-toolbox.com/

    [This message has been edited by rockrat (edited 12-07-2003).]

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  • uute
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    Marvs stuff is GREAT!

    Thanks again Marv

    uute

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  • mklotz
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    Or contact me via email if you have a good suggestion for a program that isn't
    already on the page.

    Regards, Marv

    Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
    http://www.geocities.com/mklotz.geo

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  • roberlt
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    Or also this.
    http//www.geocities.com/mkloz.geo/index

    Rob

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  • billr
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    try this.

    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/4425/

    good luck.
    bill

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  • Tony
    started a topic software for machinists?

    software for machinists?

    greets all..
    anyone know of / use software for lathe and/or mill work? it would be handy to have a little program full of speeds/feeds, drill charts, etc.

    there seem to be a few out there, but most are aimed towards CAM & CNC work.

    free/cheap would be great.

    -knucklehead
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