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    Kinda like watching paint dry.. Guess I should work on some other things..


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    it is 'squared'... Now on to machining...


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    you cut that with just a stanley knike? Crikey!

    kidding aside, it's fun to see the contrast between the 2 mills. One of the first pics with the monster endmill (2"?) really put things into perspective. Looking forward to the rest.

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    the base and vertical off the mill.. I am happy so far.



    Now on to the riser block...

    Mounted - once I get a side flat - it should be easier to square up. I can rotate the table and do 2 sides with one setup - which makes them very square.



    First cut..



    First cut finished... Going to have to take maybe another .05" or so.


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    Hell of a job, reminded me of being in work for some reason, everything was a performance, card do this till that’s done, can’t do that till somthing else arrives, ad nausium.
    Well done is all I can say.
    Mark

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    Thanks! Funny - This is a hobby. As dad always says - 'some people have boats'...

    Quote Originally Posted by boslab View Post
    Hell of a job, reminded me of being in work for some reason, everything was a performance, card do this till that’s done, can’t do that till somthing else arrives, ad nausium.
    Well done is all I can say.
    Mark
    Last edited by skunkworks; 07-11-2018 at 09:18 AM. Reason: forgot the thanks...

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    Skunkworks-
    Forget the mini-mill; let's see your HBMs.
    I have a G&L 25T myself.

    --Doozer

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    Heh - this it our pride and joy.. First NC dad dragged out of the junk yard in the mid 80's.. It is my go-to machine. delivered to a local manf in 69'







    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Skunkworks-
    Forget the mini-mill; let's see your HBMs.
    I have a G&L 25T myself.

    --Doozer

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkworks View Post
    Thanks! Funny - This is a hobby. As dad always says - 'some people have boats'...
    Dang Sam, thats a hell of a hobby shop you got there.

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    I have access to some pretty nice old machines (I did put my time in hooking them up and converting them...). The K&T milwaukeematic IIIb is an amazing machine. Huge zero backlash ball nuts. Roller bearing ways... It was made solid. I am spoiled by it. We also have an 80's vintage matsurra - it is nice (6k spindle and such) but it isn't the K&T.

    sam

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