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  • Made some toolholder blanks for my QCTP Aloris clone (BXA).
    Did not have a dovetail cutter. Roughed out opening with band saw and chain drilling.
    Set up in vice using a digital level to 30 degrees and cut a slot with a 1/4" straight end mill as per Harold Hall's technique.
    I will cut the tool slot on the lathe.
    Lots of fiddling and slow go, but a nice little job for amateur hobby shop. I am happy with the results

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    • Made a phone holder to make making my videos easier.

      Steve

      My youtube:
      http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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      • Originally posted by howder1951 View Post
        Made some toolholder blanks for my QCTP Aloris clone (BXA).
        Did not have a dovetail cutter. Roughed out opening with band saw and chain drilling.
        Set up in vice using a digital level to 30 degrees and cut a slot with a 1/4" straight end mill as per Harold Hall's technique.
        I will cut the tool slot on the lathe.
        Lots of fiddling and slow go, but a nice little job for amateur hobby shop. I am happy with the results
        Sounds Cool! Worth a picture I'd say.

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        • Originally posted by schor View Post
          Made a phone holder to make making my videos easier.
          A Mirror?
          Nice Idea.

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          • I walked all of Iola car show and swap meet yesterday. Saw a few machinist vendors in the swap meet. One had a small lathe and a bridgeport mill on the trailer, do all surface grinder, and various clamps, vises, and whatnot. Another had lots of tools, some priced alright, some to much (you know how ti is). He had a set of aloris type holders (didn't look real close for a name) it was the tool post and about 4-5 tool holders for $150. Lots of chucks on different shanks, lots of over priced dial indicators. I had a great time! The only things I came home with though are a bunch of cheap wire brushes, a 30 pack of 3" cutoff wheels, and a couple new picks. I was contemplating and probably should have bought a neat little Neptune outboard motor from the 30's or early 40's, it was painted gold from head to foot but it was complete and not beat up, the guy had a price of 150 on it which is a bit more than I normally pay for old outboards but I bet if I would have asked I could have got it a bit cheaper. It was one of the smallest old outboards I have ever seen, someone mentioned it is a 3/4hp. I saw the same outboard in someone elses lot that was missing a couple parts and they had a tag on it for $545 :O
            Andy

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            • Finished the fence today, all except for cutting off a couple posts. Western red cedar (cypress).
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              CNC machines only go through the motions

              "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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              • Finally got the surface grinder finished and assembled.
                Video coming soon. (Uploading now)

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                • That's a nice looking machine.
                  Location: Long Island, N.Y.

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                  • Originally posted by Tony View Post
                    Finally got the surface grinder finished and assembled.
                    Great looking machines & shop Tony. (Drool!)

                    I was in the yard equipment maint. mode today. My sister's cheap, 3 yr. old Sears push mower I've been mowing her yard with has been running rich this year and (just my luck) it quit when my nephew volunteered to do the job yesterday. Turns out the diaphragm/gasket between the plastic carb & tank had shrunk up allowing extra fuel to leak into the venturi. $3.10 + tax, an agonizing drive in heavy traffic to get to the Briggs dealer, 30 minutes of easy work & a spark plug clean had it running good as new! Never did find an oil drain & had to dump it out the fill tube to change the oil. What's up w'dat Mr. B&S?

                    Last year my old 4 cycle edger started flooding fuel out the air cleaner when shut off & would only run wide open. Lazy me just cocked it over in the shed to stop the leak and kept on trucking. Was on a roll today so I took the carb apart and the diaphragm I had replaced 3 yrs ago still looked great. A little googling found an obscure post that mentioned Tecumseh carbs with an F stamped in the body had the diaphragm opposite the way I had installed it. Flipped it over & now it runs perfect!
                    Milton

                    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                    • You did a great job on that grinder.
                      Steve

                      My youtube:
                      http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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                      • Stripping a piece of new equipment down to get to the mechanicals and then ream a little out of the guides which are binding in the cold weather .
                        The earlier models had 2-5 thou more clearence and would work even with a build up of dust and dry grease, the later models are too closely toleranced and all are binding in less than perfect conditions.(normal world)

                        I cant see how this is an improvement , just a useless person somewhere trying to justify their position.

                        Michael

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                        • Got tired of reaching for the wrench everytime I needed to adjust the toolpost.

                          Steve

                          My youtube:
                          http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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                          • Just going through my subscriptions on youtube and I see your grinder. Tony, you should post your vids here. I didn't realize that this grinder was your project you've had on youtube.

                            Originally posted by Tony View Post
                            Finally got the surface grinder finished and assembled.
                            Video coming soon. (Uploading now)

                            Steve

                            My youtube:
                            http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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                            • Well, something I hadn't done in a while (no, not that...).

                              I had decided to change the pulley set up on my bandsaw. So I wrote an Excel spreadsheet to do the calculations. But I wanted to make sure everything would fit. So I did up a half scale drawing of the relevant part of it on a manila folder, and cut out mockups of the pulleys.

                              Lemme tellya, I don't recall the last time I did any mechanical drawing. I do know that I couldn't find my old department store drawing equipment. So I had to tape a pencil to shop dividers and also other shop tools to lay it out.



                              Still. I think I got it good enough and it looks like the pulleys will fit.

                              Then I had tacos.

                              Charles
                              Last edited by Charles Spencer; 07-13-2014, 07:38 AM.

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                              • Mmmm ..... tacos
                                Location: Long Island, N.Y.

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