It is the opposite of "customary," but it depends on the magazine. The good
ones, at least those that are ethical, don't do it and never have.
However, be sure they aren't talking about "advertorial," which really is
advertising. You buy a page; you get to put in it what you want; and it
looks like editorial. You'll see "advertisement" printed at the top or
bottom of the page if that's the case.
Sadly, there are magazines that are under such pressure that anything goes
for survival. I don't know who is doing what these days, but a couple of the
oldies in metalworking have either stopped printing and switched to the Web,
or they're on the brink of complete collapse. And there are little
"splinter" magazines with extremely narrow interests who have no idea of
what publishing ethics is about.
(former Associate Editor, _American Machinist_; Senior Editor, _Machine Shop
Guide_; Senior Editor, _Machining_)
I don't know about customary; but it certainly sounds unethical.
That said, there are several ways that ads and "non advertising"
content from the same source can end up in the same issue. Many mags
offer "new product" listings. These are short things that sellers write
themselves, and that usually get included in the magazine for free.
It's kind of a way for the mag to offer news about what's out there; and
it's also kind of a trial step for those considering spending money on ads.
I've been asked several times to do articles in the same issues
where I advertized. I suppose the opportunity to share my own views
could be looked at as sweetening the deal I got for my ad dollars; but
it's never been presented to me as conditional in any way. Usually,
I've bought ad space in an issue that had a focus fitting my market. So
if I tried to sell a drill grinder with an ad on page 15, and tried to
teach folks something about drill point technology on page 25, it all
fit with the "drilling technology" theme of the issue, and made perfect
sense to me. There's never been a case where it wasn't perfectly clear
who had written the non-ad piece. Nobody was supposed to be fooled into
thinking that the author was totally objective.
On the flip side of that, there have been a couple of occasions
where someone's noticed something in my product literature, or on my
website, or even things I've posted here, and has asked permission to
use them - whole or part. Later, of course, I'm asked if I also want to
advertize; but nobody's ever told me that I had to.
Not always. It is obvious though that when they put an article in
it will be free advertising and perhaps suggestion if not positive.
My previous employer advertised often and we wrote articles on a periodic
basis. I scored two articles and one went international. Germany and Japan.
I was dumped before China version came out.
Charlie Gary wrote:
Maybe then they should contact jb he can pay for an ad and in return allow
him to provide free editorial content--maybe even get him to sweep the floor
and clean out the toilets.....lick postage stamps and so on etc.
<Sorry jon even I couldn't resist it was the devil's temptation please
forgive me >
What's good for the goose is good for the gander:
Any idea how many more years I'm going to have to wait for that
modified cutter to be mailed to me?
With all the cheap used FADAL's on the market is there some reason you
won't write an idiots guide to fixing and modifying your FADAL?
San Diego, CA
Hey I took you outa my killfile even and now this ?
"Any idea how many more years I'm going to have to wait for that
modified cutter to be mailed to me?"
The job went away, but I might still have a dull one if your REALLY
"With all the cheap used FADAL's on the market is there some reason you
won't write an idiots guide to fixing and modifying your FADAL?"
Well my basic advise is the same as its always been, box ways are great but
are a pain in the ass if /when they have excessivelky worn turcite
liners--very common with the 4020 fadal as well as with many otheer brand of
machine tools, lets face it this is a wear surface.
I have some pictures someplace, but if there was a problem with engineering
concerning lube then you better fix that while your at it or the problem
will certainly come back fairly quick.
AS TO PURCHASING an old fadal, not sure if your being facetious or not here
but I be happy as always to correspond via email or phone...suggest linear
ways if you not cutting titanium or stainless though as these type ways are
of a modular nature and thus can be replaced easily and even the spare 35 mm
linear guides /trucks can routinely be found on ebay at 10 cents on a
Feel free to email me, like I say i think i have pics even
fwiw, the 4020 oil grooves can be remachined in replacement turcite if you
have access to a fadal 3016
or vmc 15xt same diff
your bed way is probably fine, the Y turcite in the saddle will probly need
re-machined, use a flycutter or replace then flycut
then you set it up on a grinder and do the x rails
sigh, not roket science am I writing the dummy book for free now or what ?
anyways, with turcute, you scrape all the old shit off, then soak it in
acetone, maybe rough with a sandblaster, gets a good surface for the new
turcite to bond.
Slather epoxy on the old mounting surface with a floor trowell and place the
new turcite, add a sheet of wax paper so any epoxt oozes wont mmake ahuge
mess, and clamp a huge parallel bar ontop of that,
Now wait a coulpl days for it tio set...then you turn the table upside down
and mill the turcute
Now mill oil grooves, any flaking (if at all ) will be in order to enhance
oil retention, you can be pretty crude or not do it at all, not like your
scraping in an ols school cast iron planer mill like was used to grind the
surface that mates with the turcuit eh ?
IF YOU NEED TO REGRIND RAILS then different procedure, you will stage them
from the surface that the gib straps contact.
Really should start with the base, BUT
what happen in raelity is once all other lube has failed the base strill get
oiled, due to it position in gravity, and so almost always the base casting
will have the Y axis top way surface being co planar with the collumn faying
surface within a few tenths, unless you see scoring there its not a biggree
Hows this for an "the idoit book on fadal maintenance" so far IYO ?
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