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  • That turned out well.
    12" x 35" Logan 2557V lathe
    Index "Super 55" mill
    18" Vectrax vertical bandsaw
    7" x 10" Vectrax mitering bandsaw
    24" State disc sander

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    • Cut knurling tool rev. 2
      Added sleeve to protect the round shaft from toolpost screws, upgraded the shaft to solid carbide (probably will outlast me) and set the geometry so that there is no need to change tool height when cutting the other direction knurl.





      http://imgur.com/a/9FoaY
      Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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      • MattiJ,

        That looks great and quite simple, how does it work? Could you post a thread on use of this tool? Curious minds want too know.

        TX
        Mr fixit for the family
        Chris.

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        • Originally posted by Mr Fixit View Post
          MattiJ,

          That looks great and quite simple, how does it work? Could you post a thread on use of this tool? Curious minds want too know.

          TX
          Mr fixit for the family
          Chris.
          I'll start separate thread about use once I have added the endstops/adjustment screws for the (helix)angle. Now I just eyeball it to 30 degree but to cut straight knurl need more finesse in the adjustment. Diamond pattern is not so critical about correct angle, 1-2 degrees off wont show anywhere. Making a long straght knurl is more picky about the angle.

          Based on couple of tests I am pretty satisfied with the single wheel cut knurling tool.
          Last edited by MattiJ; 03-08-2017, 02:35 AM.
          Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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          • MattiJ,

            That will be great! I look forward to all you can share. If you have any drawings or dimensions for someone to replicate we might want to make another tool as we never have enough.

            TX
            Mr fixit for the family
            Chris

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            • I needed to spin cutters much faster then my mill head would ever go so I made a block to clamp onto my spindle shaft and hold a router head. It has worked out well and I use it to cut 1/4 mdf that is double back taped to a sacrificial plate on the mill table. Knowing how I crash everything I hooked up a limit switch in series with the limit switches already in the Z axis down/up feed. And within a day tested it.





              Note: the second tool mounted in the spindle is not normally there. I needed to make a quick cut on a steel part and so its there.

              Now that I have used this set up for a few months I should not use a router. A water cooled spindle and vfd control would be a much better choice as the router uses air sucked down thru the router to cool the motor and exhausts it out the bottom making dust from the mdf a major head ache. Since I never run it for very long and don't put much stress on it with the 1/8 cutters I covered 3/4's of the top opening with tape and keep an eye on its temperature when running.

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              • Couple of handy items!

                Hi Everyone,

                This photos shows some of the table tooling I use in my smaller mill for working on smaller items. What I most wanted to show is the rectangular cube w/all the 1/4 & 10-32 tapped holes. It is great for holding tiny, otherwise difficult to hold parts. One of my best friends made it and when he retired I purchase all of his tools. The angle plate with it, my dad had made - all hardened, ground, square, parallel, and stress relieved:



                My friend also made these washer organizers out of 1/16 diameter stainless welding rod. The washers are from #10 to 5/16 to give you an idea of size, Sure makes them easy to keep track of:



                On occasion, I've been known to make my own tools too!

                Last edited by jhe.1973; 03-10-2017, 01:37 AM. Reason: Changed word
                Best wishes to ya’ll.

                Sincerely,

                Jim

                "To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk" - Thomas Edison

                "I've always wanted to get a job as a procrastinator but I keep putting off going out to find one so I guess I'll never realize my life's dream. Frustrating!" - Me

                Location: Bustling N.E. Arizona

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                • jhe, can you tell me more about the ocular devise?

                  R,
                  HAP
                  Who do I think you are...?

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                  • Originally posted by HAP View Post
                    jhe, can you tell me more about the ocular devise?

                    R,
                    HAP
                    Hi Hap,

                    Here is a more complete shot I took today. It is a Bausch & Lomb stereo microscope on its own stand so I can easily use it around the shop also. I found it in an antique shop. They said that it was from a dentist office originally and was last used by a gunsmith. It is a fixed focus with a pretty decent field of view although the stand is a bit flexible. You just have to be careful not to bump it while viewing.



                    Hope this helps.
                    Last edited by jhe.1973; 03-12-2017, 01:31 AM.
                    Best wishes to ya’ll.

                    Sincerely,

                    Jim

                    "To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk" - Thomas Edison

                    "I've always wanted to get a job as a procrastinator but I keep putting off going out to find one so I guess I'll never realize my life's dream. Frustrating!" - Me

                    Location: Bustling N.E. Arizona

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                    • Grinding support thingy:

                      Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                      • Originally posted by MattiJ View Post
                        Grinding support thingy:

                        I just made a diamond disk holder for my wood lathe to grind scrapers, now I need to make a grinding rest that attaches to the tool rest similar to yours. Will be great for sharpening carbide

                        Sent from my XT1053 using Tapatalk

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                        • MJ--good idea.
                          12" x 35" Logan 2557V lathe
                          Index "Super 55" mill
                          18" Vectrax vertical bandsaw
                          7" x 10" Vectrax mitering bandsaw
                          24" State disc sander

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                          • Originally posted by jhe.1973 View Post
                            Hi Hap,

                            Here is a more complete shot I took today. It is a Bausch & Lomb stereo microscope on its own stand so I can easily use it around the shop also. I found it in an antique shop. They said that it was from a dentist office originally and was last used by a gunsmith. It is a fixed focus with a pretty decent field of view although the stand is a bit flexible. You just have to be careful not to bump it while viewing.

                            Hope this helps.
                            Thanks for the additional details. Now I want something like it...
                            Who do I think you are...?

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                            • Adjustable Angle Plate

                              It's been a while since I posted on here but I showed a picture of my adjustable angle plate for mounting an 8" fixed rotary table on the Tormach PCNC mill so that the A axis is adjustable and the stepper motor points way from the control cabinet of the mill.
                              Here is a link to it on youtube, there is a series of videos showing it being used for the job it was made for. Just look at the most recent videos in my channel.
                              https://youtu.be/Vdrn6P9RI80

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                              • One of those facepalm "why didn't I think of that" things(hvor kjّpte du diamant-skiven?).

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