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Old 02-13-2010, 09:44 AM
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Default My $25 garage mod! crappy cell pics inside!

one of my co-workers just purchased a new tool box so he sold me his old one for $25. im going to use it at home in my garage. its not the best looking box but the price was right!
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and just a couple randoms of one of my work toolboxes in my work area.




my other toolbox is a kennedy table top box that i keep all my precision measuring tools in.
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-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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Old 02-13-2010, 09:45 AM
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sweet...Are you a cnc programmer?
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if i could have a orgy with rangers id pick...oh yeah thatd be the shit (im being sarcastic i would never have sexual relations with a truck...maybe)
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:47 AM
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sweet...Are you a cnc programmer?
yep, i program, set up and run it. i love it!
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-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:50 AM
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thats what im gonna be goin to trade school for this fall. CNC programmer (and general machine shop)...can you give me some hints/tips/advice on it?
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:24 AM
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thats what im gonna be goin to trade school for this fall. CNC programmer (and general machine shop)...can you give me some hints/tips/advice on it?
do you post over at F-150forum do you? i posted in a thread titled "machinists" ( http://www.f150forum.com/f15/machinists-43311/ ) over there. it seems i remember you saying you were a member over there. or maybe im on crack ha ha. anyways, as far as advice, learn as many different machines as possible, from manual mills, lathes and grinders all the way up to the cnc machines. if possible try and get into an apprentice program or just a job at a machine shop. i learned more from the old toolmakers that i worked under than i ever did at school. im not saying school is bad, it will teach you the fundimentals but real world experience is were the real learing happens. if you have any other questions feel free to ask me, im happy to share any experience i have.
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-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

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-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:25 AM
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Nice box defiantly cant beat that price
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:29 AM
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do you post over at F-150forum do you? i posted in a thread titled "machinists" ( http://www.f150forum.com/f15/machinists-43311/ ) over there. it seems i remember you saying you were a member over there. or maybe im on crack ha ha. anyways, as far as advice, learn as many different machines as possible, from manual mills, lathes and grinders all the way up to the cnc machines. if possible try and get into an apprentice program or just a job at a machine shop. i learned more from the old toolmakers that i worked under than i ever did at school. im not saying school is bad, it will teach you the fundimentals but real world experience is were the real learing happens. if you have any other questions feel free to ask me, im happy to share any experience i have.


yea that was me...i just didnt remember who all said and who didnt so iv been asking different people who do it for a living for advice
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:31 AM
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It's an awesome career I program CNC mills and the wire edm at work and Contract draft on the side. I would sugest you find a smaller company to work at the money mot not be as good but it's better than working at a large company. What school are you going to I went to Alfred state and had a good time none of that liberal arts crap but it sucks If you want to get a engeneering degree later you have to start all over again.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:33 AM
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yea that was me...i just didnt remember who all said and who didnt so iv been asking different people who do it for a living for advice
you chose a great career IMO, of coarse im biased but its a very fulfilling job. i really enjoy taking a raw peice of steel and turning it into a component for a million dollar machine. feels pretty good when you see the parts you made put together into a working machine.
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-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:40 AM
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yea...redstone arsenal is 30min away from where i live and its my goal to get a job there (for the government job benefits and all that good stuff but there is all kinda machine shops in my area which is why i initally decided to pursue a machinst/cnc career and iv been doin a little research and its purdy cool)
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:53 AM
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http://www.gaskrank.tv/tv/motorrad-f...-cro-10963.htm

this is what finally won me over
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:56 AM
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yeah ive seen that before too, impressive to say the least. id like to know how many hours went into the programming of that.
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-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:56 AM
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a shit ton is all i could say
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:30 AM
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my guess is less than 8 hours with a good solid model and the right software but probly 80+ hour non stop run time
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:32 AM
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which that probly makes it cost a buttload
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