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This is what I think is downright awesome.......I work with a machine that'll get something down to .002" if you're careful. If I need it closer than that, I can transfer to a machine that holds a much, much tighter tolerance. If I have to be closer than that, I've got another machine that'll certainly do that if I (and the company) am willing to spend the time.Sometimes when I get a complex part right, I'm feeling pretty smart. But that feeling doesn't last long, because I always remember there was a toolmaker (or group of them) that built the equipment I used to build that part, and to achieve my tolerances, theirs had to be much less. And the machine stands up to this type of use, (and abuse) in most cases, for decades and still works.The engineers that designed such a machine. The programmers that figured out how to CNC things, The folks that make the cutting tools that actually contact the part.I can build a thing. But the process of making the stuff that allows me to build a thing is mind boggling. Mike
^^^Who said thats a tall tale?^^^ I knew a Navy machinist mate that said he drilled the holes. All 50 of them to represent our States
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