Maybe we need to move out of the alt hierarcy

Alt seems like the realm of the wacko's. That means Cliff and his acolytes
along with the
countering butt monkeys.
Has anyone considered going though the process to create a new group, not in alt
but out
there where there are rules? Rec.Guns is moderated, not enough moderators imho
but it
sure is a sane place to visit.
I'm asking if there is interest in petitioning to form a group comp.cnc and
charter it as
moderated. The moderators being people that actually are involved in cnc related
activites.
alt.machines.cnc is toast, you can see that from the stats I took over posting
from Black
Dragon. Anyone ready to move on?
Wes
Sometimes CNC repair guy when I have to at work.
Reply to
clutch
Loading thread data ...
ytes along with the
in alt but out
ors imho but it
nd charter it as
sting from Black
Agreed...this place is a complete joke that at one time had potential. Let Cliff & his liberal butt-buddies have this shithole.
Reply to
Zymrgy
ytes along with the
in alt but out
ors imho but it
nd charter it as
sting from Black
Wes:
Actually, I think this idea has some serious merit.
The number of moderators, degree of moderation, and who volunteers for the thankless task of BEING a moderator would be points to discuss.
But it could very well bring back some people that have left amc in disgust. Also, many don't like the format of Practical Machinist.
-- BottleBob
formatting link
Reply to
BottleBob
Feel free to post on-topic then ...not that it'll make a dent in the s/n ratio...
...but...
Not to change the subject ...
Hey--I'm trying to put a tool kit together for a younger relative that's recently finished with a machine tech course and who has been working in an aerospace job shop up in Kent for 6 mo or so now...says it's a PITA to have to borrow tools from the othe employees most of whom have a roll-away etc...a certain amount of tension there etc.
Who's birthday is coming up soon and soo...
I guess I'm looking fo some input on what tools you all folks would consider as being essential these days--it's a cnc milling shop they have haas and okuma and mazak IIRC
--I got her a kennedy 8 drawer x 26 offa craigslist a while back and also there's a 4 drawer riser chest kicking around here I spose I could bear to part with...she says the shop where she works at is small enough that a roller bottom box isn't really needed....
I picked up a nearly pristene condition interapids .0005 with indicol as well as a mitotoyu 6in dial calipers for a song at a local second hand tool store and then there's her grandfather's vintage 4pc set of starrett mikes that gets you out from and inch all the way to 4in...
I guess what I'm looking for here is some more ideas/ suggestions as to what else you all feel I should maybe toss in there...radius gages a 6in ruler, cheater bar allen wrenches maybe some tweezers to pull out the goddamned titanium slivers from underneath her fingernail with etc.
Thx in advance...
Reply to
PrecisionmachinisT
The only problem I have with the above is it seems to me that there's really only maybe a 1/2 dozen true liberals here...
But that doesn't seem to matter to the several hundred conservative butt monkeys who are quite obviously completely unable to control their compulsive need to respond.
Reply to
PrecisionmachinisT
You said, "her". Get her a thick skin and some mace. Better yet, *a* mace. I was only half-way kidding then I was going to suggest some stuff. But the first thing I was going to do was complement you on getting together a nice box for her. Then the "box" jokes started. Definatly get her a thick skin or a sense of humor that includes a lot of self-respect or they pigs in the trade will eat her up.
One thing more. Most important and I am sorry I have to say this after being in the trade for 30 years and after womens lib and all that. Teach her to be better than any guy and humble. Some pig who can't read a mic but has a penis or worse yet a penis and a desk will "make her uncomfortable" and get away with it.
Tell her to protect herself, her dignity, self respect, intergity as fiercly as she protects her body for the raveges of crushing, unstopable, machines.
On a lighter note, it is great to see a young 'un getting into the trade. Continuing a long line it looks like, too. :-) My dad told me as a good machinist I would never get rich but I would always have a job. He was right. And after 30 years it is still fun to play with 400k toys and make stuff....must be the fumes.
A machinery hand book on CD. and a hard copy for her tool box. One to read like a book to learn from and put notes in and the other for quick reference searches.
I am sure you will do right by her accutramon. That's French for tools.
Only the best.
Reply to
sdfgsdg
You said, "her". Get her a thick skin and some mace. Better yet, *a* mace. I was only half-way kidding then I was going to suggest some stuff. But the first thing I was going to do was complement you on getting together a nice box for her. Then the "box" jokes started. Definatly get her a thick skin or a sense of humor that includes a lot of self-respect or they pigs in the trade will eat her up.
One thing more. Most important and I am sorry I have to say this after being in the trade for 30 years and after womens lib and all that. Teach her to be better than any guy and humble. Some pig who can't read a mic but has a penis or worse yet a penis and a desk will "make her uncomfortable" and get away with it.
Tell her to protect herself, her dignity, self respect, intergity as fiercly as she protects her body for the raveges of crushing, unstopable, machines.
On a lighter note, it is great to see a young 'un getting into the trade. Continuing a long line it looks like, too. :-) My dad told me as a good machinist I would never get rich but I would always have a job. He was right. And after 30 years it is still fun to play with 400k toys and make stuff....must be the fumes.
A machinery hand book on CD. and a hard copy for her tool box. One to read like a book to learn from and put notes in and the other for quick reference searches.
I am sure you will do right by her accutramon. That's French for tools.
Only the best.
Reply to
sdfgsdg
A her, eh? That's cool! I like to see women get into the mechanical trades. My daughter graduates this year and is looking hard at UTI, wants to do the auto mechanic, diesel mechanic, and Ford diagnostics classes. Or, find work in a fab shop where she can work on rock crawlers and Baja type vehicles.
Watch evilbay for a few digital mics. With patience, great deals can be scored. I got a near new Mitutoyo 0-1" digital flange mic for a bit over $30. The standard 1" Mitutoyo mics don't generally go as cheap, I paid about $60 for one. But got a 1-2 for around $40. I'm stocking up on digitals for my eventual move to Oz, so I can handle inch/mm more easily.
If she doesn't know what you're up do here, see if you can get out of her what tools she's borrowing the most, without giving the surprise away!
Jon
Reply to
Jon Anderson
Sounds like you've got the basics covered, so the only constructive thing I can add is a question. Have you asked her what tools she is borrowing?
Later,
Charlie
Reply to
Charlie Gary
Damned good advice.
You know, an Ipod touch might be nice. There's a number of apps available cheap related to machining, general math, etc. I use mine to listen to a Sydney talk radio station, piped through my shop stereo. But if I want to do some quick calcs, I can get the appropriate app up and running and get my numbers, faster than I can even find the appropriate page in Machinery's Handbook. Well, for such info as I have an app for....
And Jim Rowe of SmartCalculations.com has ported his program to the Ipod as Machinist Pro. It's the most expensive app I've bought, but is very slick and easy to use. I bought both the inch and hard metric versions. Have almost a full screen of machining and other technical apps.
Jon
Reply to
Jon Anderson
Her boyfriend is an ex-marine no problem--horn dawgs will be beat to a pulp and
--besides, I've raised her to to be pretty liberal...so she's fairly tolerant of the old-school grab assed crap but she'll will only put up with so much of the mindfuck crapola and she also has a 38 cal heater in her purse.
Some good ideas anyways and thanks you guys--I think a vintage machinery handbook might be a good addition.
Dang now last I heard they are maybe wanting to move her to days and have her take some preliminary courses on Catia and so the toolbox thing might become moot.
Reply to
PrecisionmachinisT
----- Original Message ----- From: "Charlie Gary"
Why, yes of course I have....
By the way, we are an exibitor and so I will be monstrating some of our product in Puyallup at the Fairgrounds over this weekend--not sure of the booth number but feel free to stop by say howdy if you have some free time.
Or maybe just have a beer later-we'll be at the relative's place up in covington afterwards, maybe I'll try your cell tomorrow...
Reply to
PrecisionmachinisT
================ Many industries are going to metric -- will this be a consideration?
For a discussion that may be helpful see
formatting link
also see required tool lists in
formatting link

For preassembled kits see
formatting link

-- Unka George (George McDuffee) .............................. The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. L. P. Hartley (1895-1972), British author. The Go-Between, Prologue (1953).
Reply to
F. George McDuffee

Site Timeline

PolyTech Forum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.