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As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time.
It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop.
In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.
I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too.
I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation.
I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will.
Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with.
I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons.
Other than that, I will not be around.
I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.
ebay, they show up from time to time, get out your checkbook though. You could build one, its not rocket science, just mimic the v way. Done on a milling machine, a novice ought to be able to bang one out in a few hours. Probably lots of you tube videos on building one.
I have a dial indicator with a 2" travel and a magnetic back that I put on the right wing of the carriage in back. I use a small welder's right-angle magnet from Harbor Freight to hold a block of steel on the bed for the tip of the indicator to operate against. It's no problem stopping the carriage when under power feed just by watching the motion of the needle.