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  • A machine shop Master card commercial

    This was my last weekend work,

    *Milling a jig to hold the work at the proper angle and setting it up--4 hours

    *Realizing that the angle is wrong and beating my head against the wall--15 min.

    *Re-milling the jig to the proper angle and setting it up--4 hours

    *Time to actually machine the part, less than 5 minutes--Priceless

    Why do we do it?
    The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

    Bluewater Model Engineering Society at

    Southwestern Ontario. Canada

  • #2
    my Friday night
    Time to pull headstock from P&W lathe: 3 hours
    Time to machine and heat treat new feed dawg: 1 hour
    Time to reassemble: 2 hours
    Time to take apart and put back again after dropping last screw in oil sump: 3 hours
    Have all the feeds for my lathe for the first time in 20 years: priceless


    • #3
      Finding out that Locktite retaining grade green does not hold with death grip-priceless!
      mark costello-Low speed steel


      • #4
        This could be for some sort of chuck maker....

        Set-Tru Backplate: $$$$$$$$

        ER collet set: $$$$$

        Hiring a high school kid to re-center jigs: $$$

        Machining both ends of a piece of scrap steel concentic: priceless