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Project Logs / Re: Worden grinder
« Last post by John Rudd on Today at 12:18:26 PM »
One of the biggest issues with the rain is the bricks my garage is built from...absorb water like a sponge, despite being treated with Thompsons Water Stop ( or whatever it is..)

So making  it colder and damp, more than usual...
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Gallery / Re: Milling Machine Stop
« Last post by philf on Today at 12:08:59 PM »
That is very good.

Could I venture to suggest some enhancements?

Consider replacing the securing nut with a Kipp handle as shown in the top photo. Put a light spring between T-nut and stop base so it is easy to install. Consider something to stop relative rotation between T-nut and stop base again for ease of installation (a long T-nut with a dowel might do or extend the existing location pins). Bore the other end of the rod and glue in some 3mm silver steel for small parts.

One could perhaps argue that the stop collar is unnecessary. As long as you are not milling away that part of the stock which the rod touches, you can always slide it back into position before removing the part from the vice.

Thanks DJC, (& Ade & Steve & Howsitwork)

I haven't got another Kipp handle in M8 and, to be honest it doesn't take 1/2 a minute to fix to the table.

I have something similar to what you're suggesting on my rear toolpost knurling tool although using a socket screw rather than a Kipp so that I can knurl close to the chuck. You can see one of the pins to keep the tee nut lined up



The stop collar is a result of experience where, on very small workpieces, the cutter would hit the stop so I've withdrawn it - then a burr stops the stop going back exactly where it should be.

Phil.
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Project Logs / Re: Building a New Lathe
« Last post by AdeV on Today at 12:00:03 PM »
ps. and to add to the distractions, the plasma cutter just arrived and is sitting in an unopened box. I'm doing my best to ignore it and forge on with the lathe's ELS........

I can hear it calling you from all the way over here in Liverpool!!
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Project Logs / Re: Worden grinder
« Last post by Spurry on Today at 11:59:49 AM »
I'll take some snaps of the rest of the grinder once the rain stops!( I'll get wet going to the garage... :doh: 😂🌂🌂🌧🌧☔️☔️ )

Hope you don't need a snorkel....
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Project Logs / Re: Worden grinder
« Last post by John Rudd on Today at 11:48:25 AM »
I'll take some snaps of the rest of the grinder once the rain stops!( I'll get wet going to the garage... :doh: 😂🌂🌂🌧🌧☔️☔️ )
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Good job!

Thanks for stepping up and helping Steve!
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Project Logs / Re: Building a New Lathe
« Last post by vtsteam on Today at 10:44:10 AM »
Having said that, now I can't get this transfer thing out of my mind........



ps. and to add to the distractions, the plasma cutter just arrived and is sitting in an unopened box. I'm doing my best to ignore it and forge on with the lathe's ELS........
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Project Logs / Re: Worden grinder
« Last post by vtsteam on Today at 10:40:27 AM »
Great to see this in the flesh, John! :dremel: :thumbup:
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Project Logs / Re: Building a New Lathe
« Last post by vtsteam on Today at 10:34:55 AM »
Thanks guys. I've seen many of the videos, too, and really haven't given it much of a shot yet -- just a simple couple of tries with what was immediately to hand. Three factors are: that the actual size of brass I have is 3.25" x 4.25" so the letters are necessarily fine lined, I don't own a laminator (though do have a model aircraft shrinking iron), and most likely, I wasn't getting the piece hot enough. My only try was on sheet aluminum actually, as a test, since I only have one piece of brass sheet.

To get enough heat and uniform temp, I have seen one person in a video use a skillet on a gas stovetop doing the transfer, heating the metal under, and pressing the paper down with a Teflon scraper.

I haven't tried anything further because I think I should not get sidetracked on that, rather I should finish the ELS and test it first. The lathe is 5 years in the making now. It would be good to finish it operationally while the iron is hot......wait, no, wrong expression....  :wack:
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Gallery / Re: Milling Machine Stop
« Last post by djc on Today at 10:21:51 AM »
That is very good.

Could I venture to suggest some enhancements?

Consider replacing the securing nut with a Kipp handle as shown in the top photo. Put a light spring between T-nut and stop base so it is easy to install. Consider something to stop relative rotation between T-nut and stop base again for ease of installation (a long T-nut with a dowel might do or extend the existing location pins). Bore the other end of the rod and glue in some 3mm silver steel for small parts.

One could perhaps argue that the stop collar is unnecessary. As long as you are not milling away that part of the stock which the rod touches, you can always slide it back into position before removing the part from the vice.
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