I just joined this forum. I've been a machinist in one form or another since 1968. 10 years with Caterpillar including a machinist apprenticeship in 1968 - 1972. Yea, that is a long time ago. Numerous job shops. Retired from Boeing after 20 years. I now have my own company where I specialize in Machine Control software for probes, toolsetters, and anything else that uses math or logic. Macros are my living!
I'll check this forum often to see if I can put in my 2 cents worth