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  1. JS

    My journey to scraping

    I think its natural progression, after machining for years, curiosity gets the better of you.........
  2. JS

    Any interest in a Biax rental for PM members?

    I just purchased one off of eBay. You have to look and sometimes, just bid........The other side is, Hope you get it for your price........ No, I'm not renting or loaning it out..........
  3. JS

    440c rusting in wire EDM tank

    My opinion ....Dump some rust preventative into the water. I had some severe rusting on a job and about a gallon of solution stopped it.....
  4. JS

    Starrett to Rationalize Product Line

    I actually use the Last word, cut my teeth on one when I started the trade 25 years ago....... I made a couple of accessories to reach into places, that it due to its size, it fits perfectly... Used along side Best Test, Intrepid, compact ......etc... If it was on sale, and I could justify...
  5. JS

    New Machine Day! Makino U6

    Yes, I stand by that statement, two filters are not enough. I use the U6 primarily to cut carbide wear blocks for a mine crusher, used as a glorified bandsaw.......lol The average run time is about 20 hours each liner... I just can't keep the tank clean. Eventually, it will cause me all sorts...
  6. JS

    New Machine Day! Makino U6

    It's a very nice machine... I've been running one for 5 years now, with PICO guides..... I would of recommended the U6 HEAT.. with 4 filter instead of 2 ..... Currently trying to talk the boss into a stand alone filter system .....
  7. JS

    ASU needs a Prototype Shop CNC Machinist

    Wow.........That would be a no thank you.....
  8. JS

    Power Plant Machinist

    I've interviewed for (3) power plant jobs in the last 6 years. Unless you know someone you're pretty much a pawn in the process.
  9. JS

    manual machinist wanted. $36/hr SEMO area.

    Sound like your having fun chasing the right candidate ....... How many weeks of vacation do they offer?
  10. JS

    Leblond Makino EDNC help

    I've never used one....But I will ask ...How clean is the machine?
  11. JS

    EDM cuts on size, but I'm off positionally

    Could we get some pictures?
  12. JS

    Customer's customer cancels order due to a couple of bad apple parts...

    I would walk, It's the no Asshole rule.......
  13. JS

    Machining brake rotors---salt belt rust

    Make it simple, purchase a brake lathe.....
  14. JS

    Wiggler vs Center finder?

    Some people use these .......Other people what ever the job requires......Wiggler, edge finder, center finder , gauge blocks/w indicator, Toolmakers chair w/indicator,.......Pick one....
  15. JS

    WTB, scraping gauge

    I got it today, Thank you
  16. JS

    Good "Will Ship" Starter/Alternator Shop You'd Recommend

    Only place I can think of is in Hastings Ne....Hatten Electric......130 S Hastings Ave, Hastings, NE 68901....+14024634596..... They do very good work......
  17. JS

    WTB, scraping gauge

    I'm currently waiting for one..........
  18. JS

    OT: Aerodark's final request

    My condolences......
  19. JS

    Alternative Materials to Bronze for high-load bushings... are there any?

    954 aluminum bronze will wear pins, if not greased........ 841oilite bronze & 660 leaded bronze seems to be used in about everything with bushings............ How hard can it be? You just have to figure out bronze, figure out a seal .......make them do the maintenance....... When in doubt...
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