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by ctwo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing metal splinters
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Removing metal splinters

drizzle hot glue on it, wait for it to cool, then pull off the lump of glue with the splinter
by ctwo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?

I suspect that the left side of the span is anchored to the pillar and the right side is designed to float and that is probably an expansion joint.

oh, what STRR said...
by ctwo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Syil Machines

The Syil VMC is listed at $50. He just showed me a quote for a Haas SMINIMILL2 VMC for $56k.

Any suggested option?
by ctwo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Syil Machines

I saw a thread at PM and the first response was about locking the thread due to the impending pandemonium... It actually did not turn out too bad, but was a little old. I suspect they want to be better than Tormach, but are probably the same, without the large user base and unknown support. I was al...
by ctwo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Syil Machines

Hi All,

A friend is considering a VMC for a small business. Any info on Syil? Are these on par with Tormach or closer to Haas? I looked briefly at their VMC price is ~$50k.
by ctwo
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Re: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th

I think I see something new. Is that new?
by ctwo
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 2262

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

why is the cross slide used as a reference and not the spindle axis? I thought "American" style was to leave it at 90.
by ctwo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Diagnosing a Milling Machine problem
Replies: 26
Views: 2626

Re: Diagnosing a Milling Machine problem

Too soft? I’m still trying to figure that one out. Maybe. I can see if it was too hard it wouldn’t flex enough... There are witness marks in the collet and on the OD of the cutter, but not vertical. There is evidence the tool has spun a little, but not much. I also notice that this cutter in this p...
by ctwo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good practice question
Replies: 21
Views: 2241

Re: Good practice question

I always thought ROT was > 3 diameters.
by ctwo
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 32
Views: 5505

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

I've run out of ideas of things to print.
by ctwo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Affordable Solidworks license
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Re: Affordable Solidworks license

Dave Jones did a spiel on AUS SW pricing.

I'm trying freeCAD.
by ctwo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 5565

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

I was planning on boiling some ATF, bit of kero, and bee wax - use a pump up garden sprayer...