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Thread: Ok, go ahead and have a laugh at my expense.

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    Default Ok, go ahead and have a laugh at my expense.

    I was turning a part today, basically a ring, 1.4" OD and 1.320" ID. X .5" long.

    So after turning the OD I started boring the ID BUT I accidentally used the OD diameter instead of the ID dim. So anyone want to guess how long it took me to realize that the OD and ID can't be the same Diameter.
    The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

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    When it disappeared! Hey, where did my part go...?

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    that's when you hand the foreman a bag of chips and say "here's your part"
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    When it started making that crumpling tin can sound?
    Andy

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    That's truly losing a part in the chip pan.

    I've turned a 3 and a half thou walled part before that I thought was gonna end up like that.

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    So, how many rings did you turn before you discovered your mistake ?
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    Well done Lugnut. My claim to fame was to add an O-ring with 1.25 ID on a flashlight body that was 1.35 ID. I did the math. 1.35 is bigger so I should have had plenty of room My math said that I should have had .05 clearance on each side!
    At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

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    Everything is transparent if you make it thin enough.

    Thanks for the laugh. Everyone needs a good laugh now and then.

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    Can you post a picture of one?
    We just love pictures !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    Can you post a picture of one?
    We just love pictures !!
    He did. There just wasn't much to see.

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