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jeremy13
03-14-2010, 10:21 PM
This has to be one of the most interesting jigs to hold work I have made. The snap ring groove broke off of the housing. So I did my best impression of a welder and tiged it back on. Then recut the groove. It wasn't the most stable but it worked. It was only a snap ring groove.
http://i40.tinypic.com/1e2r86.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2lkrzvk.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2rm3vqc.jpg

jeremy13
03-14-2010, 10:23 PM
All most like new!!
http://i39.tinypic.com/zusbnm.jpg

Lew Hartswick
03-14-2010, 10:40 PM
That must have loked SCARRY when it was rotating. :-)
...lew...

Davo J
03-14-2010, 11:12 PM
Got the job done, good thinking.
Davo

10KPete
03-15-2010, 01:54 AM
That's the kind of creative thinking that sorts 'em out!

Pete

BadDog
03-15-2010, 02:20 AM
Nice work.

Gotta love having a welder and some scrap around. Just today I had to make a 10" long 2.5" thick cut through a steel slab. It would just barely clear my fully retracted blade guides on the band saw, but was about 3/4" too big to fit in the vise. So I completely removed the vise leaving the bare base. Then tacked it to an 8x12x1 slab of steel, hanging over the end to clear the blade passing through, then clamped it to the base. Took a while to make the cut, then just knocked it loose and ground down the tacks. Couldn't tell it had ever been welded, then squared and finished the desired chunk on my mill.

I've also produced weldments on several occasions for use in the mill and/or lathe holding, as well as quick-n-dirty fixtures and jigs. I can't imagine being without a welder. As slow as I am now, it would make things even slower and more expensive.

winchman
03-15-2010, 03:02 AM
Why are you showing us a picture of the barrel you test engines in?

Your Old Dog
03-15-2010, 07:42 AM
Nice fix. Did you wear a helmet when you were turning? :D

Doozer
03-15-2010, 08:42 AM
Just wondering...
Is that a back-plunger dial indicator with the probe attachment?
What brand is it? I have an old Lufkin like that, but it is a bit sticky.
Nice lathe job!

--Doozer

jeremy13
03-15-2010, 09:05 AM
In the last pic that is the finished snap ring groove. I took the pic out side for more light.
Doozer that is a back-plunger it's a Snap-On brand it was originally bought for a bearing run out. But came with all the options.

knudsen
03-15-2010, 10:20 AM
Why are you showing us a picture of the barrel you test engines in?

It's the tail off an A-4 Skyhawk. Damn that's a big lathe.

Nice Jeramy, but please oil that chuck. It's making me cry. ;)

Ken_Shea
03-15-2010, 10:22 AM
That must have loked SCARRY when it was rotating. :-)
...lew...

That's why you would spin that up real fast so it would be just a blurr :D

knudsen
03-15-2010, 10:35 AM
hha and if it comes off and gets you, you don't feel a thing. Curtains.

jeremy13
03-15-2010, 10:01 PM
If you spin it fast enough you wont even see that chunk of metal spinning around. It just go's away and you work like it's not even there. It took me an hour to explain how I was going to turn it and come out true to center.:rolleyes: