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    I hate metric calculators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    I hate metric calculators.
    Wrong as it is, I would still give you points for that answer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archibald View Post
    If you're one of those folks who thinks that everything your supervisor asks you to do is open for debate or negotiation, please don't apply.
    The first thing I thought of were a bunch of qualifiers/ necessary assumptions about my supervisor... man, have you got my number!

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    I wish I knew the answers to more of those questions.
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    Anyone who can answer #2 off the top of their head should be hired on the spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alliance Bicycles View Post
    I wish I knew the answers to more of those questions.
    Just what you need Erik, another apprenticeship with a master. HAHA

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    I take what I can get :)
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    I got a lot of emails asking about the answers to the test, so here they are...

    1. The lid for a box is 30” X 36”. The side boards are made of standard 1” pine dimensional lumber. What lengths should the side boards be?

    Not really a trick question, but dimensional lumber means finished dimension. So a 1-by board is really only .75" thick. That makes one side full length and the other 1.5" shorter. Correct answers would be either 30x34.5 or 28.5x36. Surprisingly few folks got this right.

    2. Put in order from smallest to largest: Letter F drill bit, 1/8”, 3mm, #7 drill bit, one hundred and thirteen thousandths, 10mm end mill, tap drill for 3/8-16 fastener, .250", 10 gauge steel plate.

    Decimal equivalents are in parenthesis.
    One hundred & thirteen thousandths (.113")
    3mm (.118")
    1/8" (.125")
    10-gauge steel plate (.135" and the steel declaration was important)
    #7 drill bit (.210").
    .250", Letter F drill bit (.257")
    Tap drill for 3/8-16 fastener (a few answers for this, but generally .3125" diameter for cutting taps, .348" for forming taps)
    10mm end mill (.394")


    3. How many 8” pieces can you cut out of a 12’ long piece of material? Think about it, yo.

    Less than 18 is the correct answer. You always lose the kerf or thickness of the cut.

    4. If two sides of a right triangle are 3 and 4 feet long. How long is the hypotenuse?

    The Pythagorean Theorem, A2+ B2= C2. Answer is 5.

    5. If a 2” ID tube is slit open with a ˝” cutter, how long is the piece if spread out flat?

    ID = Inner Diameter so you have to find the inner circumference, so 2 x pi. Lots of folks got this right, but missed the fact that the 1/2" wide cut is through a circular segment. Correct answer would be 5.778". Nobody got this completely right.

    6. How many thousandths are in an inch?

    1,000

    7. What does "five-tenths" mean to you?

    In a machine shop, "tenths" mean 1/10,000". So five-tenths means .0005" or 5/10,000ths.

    8. All other variables being equal what is the difference in length of a chainstay for a 24” inch wheel and a 29” wheel?

    2.5"

    9. Name 20 bicycle frame brands.

    Any 20 would do but we were really looking to see mostly handmade brands.

    10. What is the g-code for a rapid move?

    G0 or G00 are both correct.

    11. What does "mcx" mean to you?

    Mastercam X (and X+) file designator. Knowing this would show at least a familiarity with Mastercam.

    12. If the guy who signs your paycheck says he wants something done right away, how long should you wait before doing it?

    Lots of great answers to this!

    13. What is the difference between precision and accuracy?

    In a machine shop, accuracy is how close you are to your target dimension, precision is your repeatability. You can have great precision and poor accuracy, but you can't have great accuracy without also having great precision.

    14. What does SFM mean to you?

    "Surface Feet per Minute" was the answer we were looking for.

    15. Use the word "interpolate" in a sentence.

    We were looking for a machine shop perspective, for example, "Circular interpolation is used to translate linear positions into arcs or circular motions." Other answers along these lines were also acceptable.

    16. You walk into a machine shop and you find that none of the calculators work as you might expect them to. Why is that?

    We had exactly one person get this right and Elroy says it was because he was old. The answer is RPN or Reverse Polish Notation. For some reason, all my RPN calculators keep getting broken.
    "It's better to not know so much than to know so many things that ain't so." -- Josh Billings, 1885

    A man with any character at all must have enemies and places he is not welcome—in the end we are not only defined by our friends, but also those aligned against us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Archibald View Post
    I got a lot of emails asking about the answers to the test, so here they are...

    1. The lid for a box is 30” X 36”. The side boards are made of standard 1” pine dimensional lumber. What lengths should the side boards be?

    Not really a trick question, but dimensional lumber means finished dimension. So a 1-by board is really only .75" thick. That makes one side full length and the other 1.5" shorter. Correct answers would be either 30x34.5 or 28.5x36. Surprisingly few folks got this right.

    2. Put in order from smallest to largest: Letter F drill bit, 1/8”, 3mm, #7 drill bit, one hundred and thirteen thousandths, 10mm end mill, tap drill for 3/8-16 fastener, .250", 10 gauge steel plate.

    Decimal equivalents are in parenthesis.
    One hundred & thirteen thousandths (.113")
    3mm (.118")
    1/8" (.125")
    10-gauge steel plate (.135" and the steel declaration was important)
    #7 drill bit (.210").
    .250", Letter F drill bit (.257")
    Tap drill for 3/8-16 fastener (a few answers for this, but generally .3125" diameter for cutting taps, .348" for forming taps)
    10mm end mill (.394")


    3. How many 8” pieces can you cut out of a 12’ long piece of material? Think about it, yo.

    Less than 18 is the correct answer. You always lose the kerf or thickness of the cut.

    4. If two sides of a right triangle are 3 and 4 feet long. How long is the hypotenuse?

    The Pythagorean Theorem, A2+ B2= C2. Answer is 5.

    5. If a 2” ID tube is slit open with a ˝” cutter, how long is the piece if spread out flat?

    ID = Inner Diameter so you have to find the inner circumference, so 2 x pi. Lots of folks got this right, but missed the fact that the 1/2" wide cut is through a circular segment. Correct answer would be 5.778". Nobody got this completely right.

    6. How many thousandths are in an inch?

    1,000

    7. What does "five-tenths" mean to you?

    In a machine shop, "tenths" mean 1/10,000". So five-tenths means .0005" or 5/10,000ths.

    8. All other variables being equal what is the difference in length of a chainstay for a 24” inch wheel and a 29” wheel?

    2.5"

    9. Name 20 bicycle frame brands.

    Any 20 would do but we were really looking to see mostly handmade brands.

    10. What is the g-code for a rapid move?

    G0 or G00 are both correct.

    11. What does "mcx" mean to you?

    Mastercam X (and X+) file designator. Knowing this would show at least a familiarity with Mastercam.

    12. If the guy who signs your paycheck says he wants something done right away, how long should you wait before doing it?

    Lots of great answers to this!

    13. What is the difference between precision and accuracy?

    In a machine shop, accuracy is how close you are to your target dimension, precision is your repeatability. You can have great precision and poor accuracy, but you can't have great accuracy without also having great precision.

    14. What does SFM mean to you?

    "Surface Feet per Minute" was the answer we were looking for.

    15. Use the word "interpolate" in a sentence.

    We were looking for a machine shop perspective, for example, "Circular interpolation is used to translate linear positions into arcs or circular motions." Other answers along these lines were also acceptable.

    16. You walk into a machine shop and you find that none of the calculators work as you might expect them to. Why is that?

    We had exactly one person get this right and Elroy says it was because he was old. The answer is RPN or Reverse Polish Notation. For some reason, all my RPN calculators keep getting broken.
    tell elroy i'm not that fucking old...and numbers 13, 15 and 16 were the only ones i got right 'cause the rest of them required thinking and math and stuff and i don't want the fucking job anyway.
     

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    You must be the only machinist I've ever met that used RPN calculators.
     

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    RPN... Now I'm all nostalgic n'shit. The first powerful calculator my dad ever brought home was an HP RPN in the mid-70s. I used to be fast on that thing.
    GO!

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    erp...a #7 drill is .201, but I might go with a #4 ( .209) for 1/4-20's in stainless :)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewgh2o View Post
    erp...a #7 drill is .201, but I might go with a #4 ( .209) for 1/4-20's in stainless :)
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    Hey Don,
    Any pricelist on them new fandangle adapters for PF30 bb and 44mm inset headsets and will they be compatible with my journeyman II?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by progetto View Post
    Hey Don,
    Any pricelist on them new fandangle adapters for PF30 bb and 44mm inset headsets and will they be compatible with my journeyman II?
    Yes, the BB adapters are compatible with any Anvil frame fixture. The 44mm Inset pucks are adaptable to any JMan using the puck system such as your Type 2 and newer (they're not necessary on fixtures having a lower HT cone).

    Give me a call or shoot me an email for pricing info!
    "It's better to not know so much than to know so many things that ain't so." -- Josh Billings, 1885

    A man with any character at all must have enemies and places he is not welcome—in the end we are not only defined by our friends, but also those aligned against us.


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