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Anybody here work as a machinist?

  1. #1
    Big League Jew Tuskegee Airman
    I want to learn machining because it is cool as hell and something about the extreme precision turns me on.
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    This is an oldschool profession and is being replaced with CNC machining in the U.S. Just so you know. Lots of machinists are salty that they are losing their worth on the job market right now.
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  3. #3
    Greenspam African Astronaut
    I think master blaster is the closest to one.
  4. #4
    Big League Jew Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by Misguided Russian This is an oldschool profession and is being replaced with CNC machining in the U.S. Just so you know. Lots of machinists are salty that they are losing their worth on the job market right now.

    Makes sense, CNC is basically a straight upgrade if you can afford it now. That would be fun to learn at some point too, actually. But I wanna shave metal with a spinny thing and H A R D E N E D T O O L S :(
  5. #5
    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    do you have a job? like i havent heard about it if yes
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    I was a machinist for four years.
  7. #7
    DietPiano Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by -SpectraL I was a machinist for four years.

    I believe that

    did you like it?
  8. #8
    Sudo Space Nigga [my hereto riemannian peach]
    read title as "anyone here work as a masochist?"

    All I know about machinist's is christian bale lost 700 lbs for that movie and it played in the background once when I was fucked up and I retained nothing. I used to have a job cutting pipe with a machine that could easily chop your fingers off.

    I think you're better suited for a sewing machine
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Originally posted by DietPiano I believe that

    did you like it?

    It was cool. You get to control a lot of really neat manufacturing equipment. I made a lot of neat items for myself, like pipes.
  10. #10
    Vitamin G African Astronaut
    Originally posted by infinityshock lasciviously lambasted lanny the lactating leprechauns longing larynx with large loads of laptoplollipop launched love lube leaving the little lads lips lacerated, limpkin lactating, and labia languishing with lockjaw. (banned) the best part is being able to make something that is actually functional as compared to cheap shit manufactured by industry that had been j­ew bean counter fuxated to make it cheaper to manufacture and more likely to fail. ie… 'engineered obsolescence'

    Can you stop posting without multiple images of Bill Krozby's cock? It makes me feel weird.
  11. #11
    Big League Jew Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by DietPiano do you have a job? like i havent heard about it if yes

    Mostly I just manage my investments, write during the day and get paid to do standup at local bars because why not.
  12. #12
    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    isn't allowing me to post one of the gages i've did the jig grinding for:


    we are in my workfield now:

    Gages, Fixtures & Prototype Parts
    Build, complete or partial
    Repair
    Hold Close Tolerances
    Complete Part Inspection
    Fabricate, from sketch or verbal instructions
    Modify or Alter to customer's request
    To 80 millionths accuracy
    Electronic File Transfer

    Specialized & General Machining
    Wire EDM
    Jig Grinding
    Surface Grinding
    Jig Bore
    Milling
    CNC Fourth Axis Milling
    Lathe




    CNC is for LOSERS!!

    to be a real Toolmaker you must know:

    1) trigonometry (we use the triangle and work off of the Right Angle)

    2) Metallurgy to understand the density of the metal to know how fast you can use a cutter (end mill made of high speed steel, or carbon, or possibly with diamond plated, could be a ceramic end mill...just so many and each uses a different speed per the type of material)

    3) need to understand x-y-z (x = left to right or right to left)(y = front to back or back to front)(z = up and down)

    4) need to know GD&T = everything you see on a BLUEPRINT is defined by GD&T

    5) Machinist Handbooks are really the BIBLE of the Machine Shop so penny up and buy the recent $150 dollar version

    6) need to know what Tolerances mean

    7) need to understand the ZERO Scale that numbers run both on the Positive and Negative sides.

    8) need to know what a standard Mill, Lathe, Grinder are and you will need 8,000 hours on all Machines to be qualified for your JOURNEYMAN'S CARD!!

    9) find a position for Apprenticeship that will make you take classes at a Technical University.

    10) THERE WILL NEVER BE A DUMB QUESTION SO ASK IT INSTEAD OF WRECKING MY MACHINE EQUIPMENT!!



    there are so many more things to list, but after 20 years doing this that 10 things to consider about the Machine Shop Environment just flew off the top of my noggin..
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    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    i forgot one:

    look it up and get familiar with it:


    if you want to do the very most precision work, you will need to know what a TOOLING BALL is for!!
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  14. #14
    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    i use these 2 myself:

    one of a kind tooling balls - Bal-tec
    www.precisionballs.com › one_of_a_kind_tooling_balls
    One of a kind tooling ball— Special tooling balls— Custom made tooling balls. To meet the almost daily calls, that we get, for custom made tooling and ...


    Tooling Balls - Results Page 1 :: KBC Tools & Machinery
    https://www.kbctools.com › CatSearch › tooling-balls
    SHOULDER TOOLING BALL WITH TIPPED SHANK. SKU: 1-901-26875. Brand: KBC - USA. More Info ... SLIP FIT TOOLMAKERS CONSTRUCTION BALL.
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  15. #15
    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    they ship next day, btw
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    I watched a guy get his hair caught in a lathe, and it ripped a huge patch of meat off his scalp, skin and hair and all, and then the chunk of scalp went around so fast it sprayed blood everywhere, on the walls, floor, ceiling and on everyone standing near him. A few people in the room started shrieking and yelling and running away in a ducked position. It was pretty comical.
  17. #17
    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    Originally posted by -SpectraL I watched a guy get his hair caught in a lathe, and it ripped a huge patch of meat off his scalp, skin and hair and all, and then the chunk of scalp went around so fast it sprayed blood everywhere, on the walls, floor, ceiling and on everyone standing near him. A few people in the room started shrieking and yelling and running away in a ducked position. It was pretty comical.

    it's why i say tuck your shirts in and roll up your long sleeves and wear a smock.

    machining is flat out dangerous when you think just on a lathe alone you can easily turn aluminum 6500 rpms WOW!! that is moving faster than Nascar on meth!!
  18. #18
    Big League Jew Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by iam_asiam68 isn't allowing me to post one of the gages i've did the jig grinding for:


    we are in my workfield now:

    Gages, Fixtures & Prototype Parts
    Build, complete or partial
    Repair
    Hold Close Tolerances
    Complete Part Inspection
    Fabricate, from sketch or verbal instructions
    Modify or Alter to customer's request
    To 80 millionths accuracy
    Electronic File Transfer

    Specialized & General Machining
    Wire EDM
    Jig Grinding
    Surface Grinding
    Jig Bore
    Milling
    CNC Fourth Axis Milling
    Lathe




    CNC is for LOSERS!!

    to be a real Toolmaker you must know:

    1) trigonometry (we use the triangle and work off of the Right Angle)

    2) Metallurgy to understand the density of the metal to know how fast you can use a cutter (end mill made of high speed steel, or carbon, or possibly with diamond plated, could be a ceramic end mill…just so many and each uses a different speed per the type of material)

    3) need to understand x-y-z (x = left to right or right to left)(y = front to back or back to front)(z = up and down)

    4) need to know GD&T = everything you see on a BLUEPRINT is defined by GD&T

    5) Machinist Handbooks are really the BIBLE of the Machine Shop so penny up and buy the recent $150 dollar version

    6) need to know what Tolerances mean

    7) need to understand the ZERO Scale that numbers run both on the Positive and Negative sides.

    8) need to know what a standard Mill, Lathe, Grinder are and you will need 8,000 hours on each Machine to be qualified for your JOURNEYMAN'S CARD!!

    9) find a position for Apprenticeship that will make you take classes at a Technical University.

    10) THERE WILL NEVER BE A DUMB QUESTION SO ASK IT INSTEAD OF WRECKING MY MACHINE EQUIPMENT!!



    there are so many more things to list, but after 20 years doing this that 10 things to consider about the Machine Shop Environment just flew off the top of my noggin..


  19. #19
    iam_asiam68 African Astronaut
    ^great movie
  20. #20
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Originally posted by iam_asiam68 it's why i say tuck your shirts in and roll up your long sleeves and wear a smock.

    machining is flat out dangerous when you think just on a lathe alone you can easily turn aluminum 6500 rpms WOW!! that is moving faster than Nascar on meth!!

    And that guy had been ordered by the operations manager numerous times, first thing in the morning, to wear a hair net and tie back. He always said, yah, yah, and never did, but that was his last day. Shut down the whole floor for a day while they cleaned up all the blood splatter.
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