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  • Bented Nasty. I'm guessing a form tool not as wide as the groove that you can plunge in and then move left? I'm assuming, of course, this is on a lathe.

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    • Originally posted by SVS View Post

      Little known fact-Right after he invented the steel plow Mr. Deere invented the twin rotor thresher-NH actually copied Deere first……😁😁😁
      If he had all figured out back in the 1800’s then they were really not paying attention for next 100 yrs.A few years back had the privilege of having 3 JD Engineers from the Harvesting Devision at the farm.During the 2 hour coffee break at our kitchen table I quizzed the senior of the 3 about some of their designs,he was being political correct how he worded the reply’s.He said I’m not saying the other designs are not better but JD will not change.My salesman was disappointed with the outcome since he had demoed 5 green combines over the years for us.

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        These grooves simply keep the ring from falling out,
        There is however a round feature that allows the easy installation and removal of said elastomer ring.

        The customer drawing says produce the round undercut before the groove is formed, I have never done so in10 years, this causes an interrupted cut using a fragile tool.

        Not one single part has been rejected.
        Last edited by Bented; 07-17-2022, 07:31 PM.

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        • Accidentally smashed a clearance light bracket and LED on a trailer. Cut the old one off the trailer and machined a rectangle for a new light and grommet and installed it.

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          • An ongoing project of mine is rust rehab on the bodywork of my 1974 Economy Power King garden tractor.
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            Sole proprietor of Acme Buggy Whips Ltd.
            Specialty products for beating dead horses.

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            • Here it is in primer and the swiss cheese I replaced
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              Sole proprietor of Acme Buggy Whips Ltd.
              Specialty products for beating dead horses.

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              • Brazed some band saw bands togetherClick image for larger version

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                • And finished the repair of a carbide boring bar - the insert pocket and threads were almost completely gone, so I built it up with my friends mig welder and machined it back. The insert thread ended up slightly off so I glued in a shim to make up the gap. Still a bit pissed about that, but didn't want to start againClick image for larger version

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                  • I went on a trip with several of my relatives and family to visit my oldest nephew who is 21 and bought his first home. It was a very nice place IMO.

                    The main house is from 1880, log house construction, about 160 m2 in size with both floors, there's also a nice basement for storing food & drinks in:



                    Other side


                    On the upper floor I found this miniature masonry heater, there's a full sized one at the main floor too, it works by burning hot & clean and then running the flue gasses through channels that help absorb heat into the mass of the heater


                    I found an actual porin matti in the upstairs bedroom. It's a heater that gives both rapid heating and has a few hundred kilos of mass to retain some of it for a longer period. Once in use that flower could not be there, as the top plate was designed as a cooking plate too. One can see the hewn logs in the background.



                    The property also includes stables, they have 4-5 horses (other peoples horses)




                    A second house, this is a guest house / sauna


                    There's also chickens, rabbits, a few cats on the farm


                    Several more outbuildings, some fields and a little forest was included too.

                    Pretty impressive first home for a 21 year old

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                    • Really nice. I love red houses.
                      I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                      Oregon, USA

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                      • Mounted up the right angle attachment to modify a radius on a scope rail. Range day tomorrow.
                        We’ve been maximizing time with the grandkids lately, so little shop time these past two months.
                        The one starts pre-K and the other public school Kindergarten next week.
                        Empty nesters again after 5 years with little ones.
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                        Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                        9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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                        • You drilled and tapped your vice...

                          Feels like genius sacrilege. I don't know how to feel. Dumb for not doing it? Scared? Logical and reasonable.

                          Wow, what a mental conundrum. You go mate!
                          21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                          1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                          • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
                            You drilled and tapped your vice...

                            Feels like genius sacrilege. I don't know how to feel. Dumb for not doing it? Scared? Logical and reasonable.

                            Wow, what a mental conundrum. You go mate!
                            It’s an elaborate camouflage of an “oops!”😁

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                            • Originally posted by SVS View Post

                              It’s an elaborate camouflage of an “oops!”😁
                              I think it's a great idea: you get a mini-fixture plate that doesn't take up any space and takes no time to set up. The only down side I see is having to clean out the holes before each use, but a little wide painter's tape (Kapton/Polyester tape) or would solve that problem – just peel it off when needed and replace when done. If fact, NYC CNC uses Polyester tape in combination with Super Glue as a filtering aid, so you could clamp over the tape and then replace when the job is done:

                              https://youtu.be/e-coDYZCmEw?t=58


                              George Bulliss Tim The Grim deserves an honorable mention!
                              Avid Amateur Home Shop Machinist, Electronics Enthusiast, Chef, Indoorsman. Self-Proclaimed (Dabbler? Dilettante?) Renaissance (old) Man.

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                              • I like blocks. I have lots of 1/2x1x2, 123, 246 and various clamps and tooling to take advantage of them. Drilling and tapping my ( Not a Kurt ) vise allows me to even better utilize those blocks and that same tooling.

                                Ever since Sister Veritas broke 2 pointers and a brass rail wooden ruler over my hands in 1st grade…( Because I colored the squirrel’s eye blue instead of black ) I’ve been unconventional. This is just another sign of that.

                                Thanks ChazC.
                                Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                                9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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