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    Got drunk last night and did some machining --- 26"X33" X 5/8ths", try holding +/- 2/10ths on your lathe with some douglas fir this size and then get back to me...

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    im waiting...

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    today I will be putting in the precision holes lol

  • #2
    I'm guessing the alcohol hasn't left your system quite yet?
    Cayuga, Ontario, Canada

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tom S View Post
      I'm guessing the alcohol hasn't left your system quite yet?
      Just glad that when I went down there this morning I did not step on a lopped off finger....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tom S View Post
        I'm guessing the alcohol hasn't left your system quite yet?
        I'm guessing along with you Tom.... Or that's one really funky looking lathe.....

        And one heck of an over achieving way to cut a rabet....
        Chilliwack BC, Canada

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        • #5
          They make this neat tool called, IIRC, a "router". Works pretty well for stuff like that.
          "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mickeyf View Post
            They make this neat tool called, IIRC, a "router". Works pretty well for stuff like that.
            I know I know - but - I didn't have to buy one...

            ehh plus this is kinda hard to do with a router, so looking back at it it's all kinda making pretty good sense now...

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            • #7
              My lathe won't do that!

              Note to self....

              Self: Save the wobbly-pops for after shop time.

              Got it!

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              • #8
                If all I need to hold is +/- 2 tenths on wood, then I just use my Swedish lathe.

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                • #9
                  I turned a 12 foot sailboat mast on my 20"x36" lathe. Try that on your mill

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                  • #10
                    Click image for larger version  Name:	tailor meter.jpg Views:	0 Size:	21.6 KB ID:	1939470 And this is the best instrument for +/- .0002" precision. Just make sure you don't hold the wood in your hand to assure thermal stability.
                    Mike
                    WI/IL border, USA

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

                      Just glad that when I went down there this morning I did not step on a lopped off finger....
                      Since it apparently wasn't on the floor, where do you think the lopped off finger went?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by elf View Post
                        I turned a 12 foot sailboat mast on my 20"x36" lathe. Try that on your mill
                        Can't argue with that --- kudos - they both have their place that's for sure....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
                          Got drunk last night and did some machining --- 26"X33" X 5/8ths", try holding +/- 2/10ths on your lathe with some douglas fir this size and then get back to me...

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                          im waiting...

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                          today I will be putting in the precision holes lol
                          That's an odd looking lathe.
                          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                          THINK HARDER

                          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

                            Just glad that when I went down there this morning I did not step on a lopped off finger....
                            You probably already saw this one: https://www.kctv5.com/arizona-woman-...af8a8235b.html
                            OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                            THINK HARDER

                            BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                            MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                            • #15
                              Talk about insta-karma that's a keeper, and brought a smile to the young lady's face --- sounds like a win win to me,,,


                              look at it this way with the mill - at least I got to totally test out the DRO fix and it's working like a charm has not skipped a beat since I replaced that surface mount resistor....

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