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    Thread sizes

    Machinery’s Handbook didn’t have it? the usually have a whole chart of UNC, UNF, UNS sizes, ACME, METRIC
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    Thanks for the response everyone, I do appreciate all the advice. I think I need to point out that I will not necessarily have to buy all the tools I stated in the original post now or soon. I have bought quite a few of them but some I can get through other sources and I will not buy the...
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    Excess 1045 TGP for sale Monroe, GA

    Does anyone know of any company that would buy the metal in Georgia? I still have both offers in full. We will deliver locally.
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    On the original topic, I have already bought a good amount of tools that I will use for the rest of my career. I have two nice rolling toolboxes which I plan on outfitting with one box per machine tool (mill/lathe) and have started to fill them. I recently bought a lot of tools from eBay...
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    Thanks for the response. I just celebrated my first year anniversary with Williams Industries. I am currently over all shipping duties, do some light manual machining, operate CNC as necessary, and have produced one program for our CNC mill. In school, I have finished my manual classes at...
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    Excess 1045 TGP for sale Monroe, GA

    Both offers are still available at the same price.
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    Excess 1045 TGP for sale Monroe, GA

    We also have 1 piece of 6" square aluminum structural tubing with 1/2" thick walls that is 104" long. Price is negotiable, but no certifications available. Local pickup and cash/check please. Please respond here or call Williams Industries at 770-267-1227 for inquiries.
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    Excess 1045 TGP for sale Monroe, GA

    Practical Machinists, Williams Industries is a small machine shop in Monroe, GA that has excess 1045 TGP 1-1/2"DIA and 2"DIA rods that we would like to sell. Lengths of the 1-1/2"DIA are 10' +/-, 2"DIA is 4' +/-. We are asking $25 per bar for both sizes, cash only and pickup only. We can provide...
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    Advice wanted for 5th+ axis training in the future

    I am currently taking CAD/CAM at Athens Tech which has MasterCAM and my work recently bought a subscription to Fusion 360, so I am thinking about getting certified in both.
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    Machine Shop ERP Recommendations

    NYCCNC has a great video in which John talks his shop’s custom ERP system.
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    Advice wanted for 5th+ axis training in the future

    Hey guys, I am an apprentice machinist in GA and am thinking of learning 5th axis programming and machining in the future probably 2-3 years in the future. I plan to finish Athens Technical College Precision Machining and Manufacturing program this fall with an associate degree and spend a year...
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    Look, I am just fine with my pay. I have worked for more but at a job I did not care as much for, but I think I am being paid fairly for my work. That is all I need for now. I wouldn’t oppose a better paying job in the future but I am not in dire need. I am sure I could negotiate a raise when...
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    No but I am perfectly fine with it for now. Not a big deal. I also oppose $15 minimum wage laws or minimum income laws in general.
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    I am very well connected to a major shop in Watkinsville, GA and have put in applications at a few others around Athens before finding Williams Industries. I do think Mr. Williams is the best employer in my situation for now, but would not be opposed to better opportunities as I gain experience...
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    I realized that I need to say that I would not necessarily buy the consumables. I would most likely keep some in my box at my company's approval. I also thought this may be an efficient way to limit tools from disappearing or being out of convenient reach. If I do end up running my own shop, I...
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    Already experienced the need for both many times. I am having trouble with some small parts trying to thread 10-24 UNC 2A on my surface gauge spindle bolts that bend after 15 thou thread depth. I can probably get all parts done within a work day if I can figure it out. Not due for a couple of...
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    This is the kind of advice I was looking for, thanks.
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    Technically, we have no apprenticeship program but 90% of the things I would expect from a formal apprenticeship are being ta by my boss. I live and work in Georgia where there is no formal apprenticeship opportunities to my knowledge or any state within 300 miles of me. I am builying up my...
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    I plan on getting one for each box.
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    Advice wanted for an apprentice beginning his tool collection

    All the projects I listed are school projects I have either started or finished. I do appreciate the list additions
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