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Forum: Machining 05-10-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,481
Posted By coleasterling
Looks like a waterjet or laser part to me. What's...

Looks like a waterjet or laser part to me. What's the surface finish requirement on the sprocket/gear faces?
Forum: Machining 04-28-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 23,740
Posted By coleasterling
I'm late to this party, but I've used BangGood...

I'm late to this party, but I've used BangGood for a LONG time and have always been very happy with them. I bought a new phone from them recently (Lenovo Zuk Z2) and continue to be happy. I refuse to...
Forum: Machining 02-11-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,829
Posted By coleasterling
My 4th axis is acting up, but I can do a test...

My 4th axis is acting up, but I can do a test cut on some bar I have laying around and see how it goes.
Forum: Machining 02-11-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,314
Posted By coleasterling
Is it sad that I'm more jealous about the 810's...

Is it sad that I'm more jealous about the 810's than the Haas? I do wish my big mill had through spindle coolant, though. The box looks great!
Forum: Machining 12-12-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,146
Posted By coleasterling
I tried Starrett blades once on my production...

I tried Starrett blades once on my production saw. Never again. Lenox has been the best by a large margin for us. I don't know if they do it for non-commercial users, but Lenox will also send a rep...
Forum: Machining 01-28-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,978
Posted By coleasterling
I've always wondered why you want to set tools on...

I've always wondered why you want to set tools on center, anyway. Maybe I'm just a noob, but I've found that I can get a better cut, especially in boring, by offsetting the tool. For facing, sure....
Forum: Machining 08-28-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,521
Posted By coleasterling
Cav, They aren't cheap, but I'm pretty sure...

Cav,

They aren't cheap, but I'm pretty sure a hss or cobalt thread mill would do what you need if you ever have to do it again. Carbide is a lot more common, but then you'd have to relieve it and...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-17-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 43,494
Posted By coleasterling
Thanks, Nick! It is a 50's era quonset hut...

Thanks, Nick!

It is a 50's era quonset hut around 45 x 85. The "walls" are very straight, so there isn't much space lost. We have around 3400 useable. I'm standing on top of the office in those...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-17-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 43,494
Posted By coleasterling
No sarcasm! There's stuff all over the place...

No sarcasm! There's stuff all over the place right now. I really need to do some organizing or I may never find some things. You should have seen the floor with a half inch of coolant all over it...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-16-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 43,494
Posted By coleasterling
Messy, messy, messy.

Messy, messy, messy.
Forum: Machining 06-13-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,522
Posted By coleasterling
I could make you pleennnnty of...

I could make you pleennnnty of noises...Unfortunately even bad ones. I was machining some HSS die chasers yesterday with a 1/4" 5F carbide EM and accidentally hit the rapid button instead of...
Forum: Machining 05-18-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,755
Posted By coleasterling
I believe those are generally called turner's...

I believe those are generally called turner's cubes. Look pretty awesome and really aren't that complicated to machine. I like his setup, actually. A lot faster than setting it up with the 4 jaw for...
Forum: Machining 03-28-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,898
Posted By coleasterling
First, BobCAD/CAM can die off as a company. Their...

First, BobCAD/CAM can die off as a company. Their software sucks and their marketing strategy is that of, "We're going to be the most annoying company in existence." NEVER contact them or you will...
Forum: Machining 03-28-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,898
Posted By coleasterling
Didn't realize you lose the ability to edit a...

Didn't realize you lose the ability to edit a post after awhile, so new post!

Tom,

What control system are you using and what CAM software are you programming with? I was watching the video...
Forum: Machining 03-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,898
Posted By coleasterling
I'm just using this as a reminder/filler for when...

I'm just using this as a reminder/filler for when I have more time to comment tonight.

edit: it'll have to be tomorrow night :)
Forum: Machining 02-09-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,010
Posted By coleasterling
I've used many Royal collet closers and have been...

I've used many Royal collet closers and have been very happy with them. I like the through spindle closers much more than anything with a nut or that needs a T-handle. I realllly liked their manual...
Forum: Machining 01-28-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,323
Posted By coleasterling
Dub, Ever thought of using a cordless...

Dub,

Ever thought of using a cordless drill? Set the clutch low enough to not over-torque the tap and be careful of getting it straight and it'll work great. I do this all the time with some...
Forum: Machining 10-16-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By coleasterling
Dub, This particular Okuma doesn't have a...

Dub,

This particular Okuma doesn't have a chip conveyor, so the chips fall straight out of the bottom of the machine and into a mesh over the coolant tanks. You pull the mesh out to clean out the...
Forum: Machining 10-16-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By coleasterling
Here's a picture of the mill and lathe in the...

Here's a picture of the mill and lathe in the shop!
Forum: Machining 10-16-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By coleasterling
That's in the shop, but still on the trailer....

That's in the shop, but still on the trailer. I'll get some better pictures of the setup to show you guys tomorrow.

Luckily, I know a little bit about CNC work. Fanuc style setup is new to me,...
Forum: Fabrication 10-15-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,451
Posted By coleasterling
I've never used either of these, but for the...

I've never used either of these, but for the price they seem worth messing with.
...
Forum: Machining 10-15-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By coleasterling
Dub, she's going as of last night! Just got the...

Dub, she's going as of last night! Just got the 75kva transformer in and hooked up to the phase converter to power her and everything looks good! I haven't cut any chips yet, but that'll come soon.
Forum: Machining 10-15-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By coleasterling
Well, Since Everyone Else is Getting Lathes...

Just got this old beauty(eh) in my shop and hooked up last night. She's a 1983 Hitachi Seiki 4ne-600 with a 3500rpm spindle, 12" chuck, chip conveyor, and Fanuc 6 series control already set up for...
Forum: Machining 10-14-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,098
Posted By coleasterling
Balls out at 10k and a few tenths per rev. is...

Balls out at 10k and a few tenths per rev. is where I would start.
Forum: Machining 10-14-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,098
Posted By coleasterling
Good to hear the higher speed pulley is working...

Good to hear the higher speed pulley is working well! What size EM were you running there?
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