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Our own Newsgroup Member Dan Murphy was the contributor to yet another Today's Machining World's "Shop Doc" column this month. Great job
Dan !!!! This topic is so overlooked and mis-understood. Your explanation was so clear.
I have found working with Noah Graff is a very easy task as he is very helpful. I was lucky to have had 4 or 5 Shop Doc articles printed last year. I guess they were desperate for writers and they asked me.
Check out the article at www.todaysmachiningworld.com it will show up there in a few days. Dan's other article is January 2008 and it's in the archive section of Shop Doc.
Great Job Dan !!!!
JR
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Thanks Jim. I'm not sure which one that you are looking at. I haven't been in the office in a while so I haven't seen TMW this month. I sat down one night and cranked out something like four or five of them and sent them to Noah. The one I see on the web site now has to do with chamfering using the "Y" axis on a lathe and with setting tool center height. I think they already published the one dealing with chatter while turning on a Swiss. Or maybe that's the new one?

Heh. That's the way I feel about it too. I tried to talk BottleBob into writing one but I don't think he wanted to give it a whirl.

Looking at the issue currently posted I see that Lloyd interviewed Dr. Michael Economides who despite being a liberal Democrat actually has sensible ideas for our energy situation. But he is an energy expert hence the reasoned positions.
I sat through a lecture he gave once and had a chance to chit chat with him a bit afterward. This was back when he was predicting $100.00/bbl oil and everyone was fairly sure he was nuts. He is funny, engaging, and as sharp as a tack. If you ever get the chance to hear him speak, go for it. You can find some of his published articles here:
<http://www.energytribune.com/
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Dan,
This month's article was on over tightening the guide bushing, Any more, when trouble shooting a Swiss process the # 1 question is "Did you check the guide bushing"? # 2 question and "how tight is it and why"? If the person can't answer those sensibly, I'm checking the guide bushing. If ya know what I mean?
I believe that concept of knocking out several topics for Noah is the best for him. He's usually under the gun for deadlines and that way he has a choice what to print.
Have you ever had someone challenge your topic and Noah give you a rebuttal to it? Heck that was easy, if you post in here it's just another day at the office.
Keep up the great work, and I will see you in a few weeks in Chicago. JR
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Yup. And bear in mind the maximum chip section. Most of our models have either the double spindle design or oversize bearings which allows us to take a heavy DOC at higher feed rates.

I sat down one day and wrote a page full of ideas. Then another day sat down and pounded out several articles. I probably need to write a few more after this one there are only a couple left.

Not yet but I'm sure I can handle it. I wouldn't be surprised if the guide bushing one generates a response.

Thanks. Make sure you stop by. Do you have a booth or are you working nomad running in between booths?
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Dan,
Day 1 Will be cruising the floors. Day 2 most likely leading stray customers to booths such as yours and our tooling vendors.
If you see a Tsugami heading toward Hartsville SC you thank me at the show. I told George my address so he can send the finders fee check there. hahahaha
Jim
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I meant to ask you, are you live in SC now?
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Dan, Simply helping with a product that was farmed out to SC that I had designed some tools to do a feature in the part. Evidently the tool made such a good positive impact on their process this shop asked me to visit them to see what else we may be able to do for them. This lead into a discussion about purchasing their 1st Swiss machine. I suggested they ask about service and training in the area and the sincerity of urgency when they need help as being a huge factor in choosing their first machine. Then last week the owner called me and said if I was going to buy a Swiss, as if the playing field was even due to the points I had them consider, which brand would I buy. With no delay I said Tsugami. Their platform selection makes more sense, stronger design in most every aspect, I see quality parts coming off of these machines while other models suffer through trying to make the same part. Etc Etc Etc I'm waiting for the check from George now !!!! hahahahaha
I'm still living in Warsaw with the Medical junkies. Zimmer, Depuy, Biomet & Medtronic are all within 2-10 minutes from my house. Nice little town of about 12,000 people and 2,000 CNC Spindles in the area. After you throw in another 20 shops within an hour that support these big players that's the last best guess on number of spindles.
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That reminds me, I need to follow up with the distributor and see if anything has come of it yet.

I know Warsaw well. I'm over there several times per month running around with Tom G.
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Dan,
I know you will be busy with IMTS coming in a month, but the next time you are in Warsaw let me know so we can hook up.
I like Tom G. In fact years ago I wanted to go to work for him to have a tooling guy on staff. Who knows, it may happen still some day.
I will call Tom and tell him the next time you come to town we need to hook up.
Has he taken you to the Boathouse on Winona Lake ?
JR
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Will do.

That would be a big help. He needs an application engineer too.

Sounds good.

I've been there with customers but it was probably against his will. Tom's more of a Stacy's, Gordy's, Taco Bell kinda guy. LOL.
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Are you saying a Machine Dealer is on the "tight side" ? Come on, I can't believe that.
Gordy's went up in flames a few weeks ago. A dumpster was set on fire and it was located right next to the wooden shingled overhang, fire went right up the back of the building then headed to the front. So needless to say everything in there is Well Done !!!!
While you are at Zimmer, have him take you to Rozella Ford golf course 2 minutes south on Zimmer Rd. Bogie's is the name of the Restaurant/ Bar in there is really nice too. As much money as you make him he can afford to get you a Hot Boxed Lunch at times.
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LOL.
That's too bad. It wasn't a bad place for lunch.

Speaking of Circle Z, have you heard anything about how those Nakamuras worked out?
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I don't do any work in there currently. We have 3 people inside Medtronic and I'm on the road or backing our Tech guy up when needed inside Medtronic. Jim
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