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  • Major suckage!
    “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

    Lewis Grizzard

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    • That is awesome. Every time I find something abandoned its because the owner wants thousands of $$$ for what is a non running rusty mess.

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      • Originally posted by MrFluffy View Post
        If your just rounding the end of that off, clamp a pivot bar with a retaining nut vertical in a vice on the mill, arrange a stop point bar, arrange a lever on the bar itself so your fingers go nowhere near the cutting area and pivot it around the pivot by hand advancing it into a milling cutter to round the ends. Takes longer to think about it than do it, great technique. I've done loads of tabs and rounded ends using the technique and I think its in tom lipton's book amongst other places.
        Thanks for that MrFluffy. I think between your comment - which I'll confess, I didn't quite grasp - and sheer dumb luck browsing YouTube, I may have found Tom's video on just that. Would you mean this?: OxToolCo: Monday Night Meatloaf 6
        I fear he has significantly more rigidity than I. I think the chatter I got with a full-height cut was what was loosening my clamps off until things moved. Depressingly, this happened even at a DoC of 0.02mm - had to back it down to around 0.005mm (1/4 of a division) for a finishing pass......but t'was SHINY!

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        • Yes, that's what I meant after ff'ing to about minute 19, though you don't need a fancy tool pallet and stuff like Tom Lipton's (oxtool) got there to set it up of course, I get by with a vertical pin clamped in the machine vice with a vee block and a slot in the jaw for quick setup :-)
          If you have chatter, you can just reduce the depth or the amount your knocking off per pass to eliminate it or just slow the feed rate down (aka don't pull it into the cutter as much). It depends on the material too of course. I tend to be doing a lot of rounding on aluminium pieces so not having to mess about setting it up on the rotary just to make it look nice helps loads.

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          • Broke a parting tool, HSS 12x3mm or 1/2 x 1/8 profile, tried to part a solid 60mm diameter round stock.

            This is some old school stuff that came with my lathe. On a recommendation from a local machinist I bought a new carbide tool that's 2mm wide instead. Now to wait for it to arrive.

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            • I needed a door stop so I machined one today


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              • Went to the field with my Son and got a bunch of flights in then came home and setup the new pool UPS delivered today in our back yard.



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                • That takes like 8 hours to fill up.

                  We just got one and set it up too.
                  Andy

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                  • For giggles, take a radius and depth of fill and work out the volume and hence the weight of the water. It's scary. Had a MUCH smaller paddling pool for my son that I had to set up and fill when I dropped him to my mum's a summer or two back. Worked out that there was a good (metric) ton of water on the lawn.

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                    • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                      That takes like 8 hours to fill up.

                      We just got one and set it up too.
                      Would only take about 4 hours if you ran a hose from your neighbors too.....

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                      • You can get the water delivered by truck. Many areas have the service because folks have cisterns, in which case it is less expensive, if just for pools, it is a 'special service' and is more.
                        CNC machines only go through the motions

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                        • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                          Would only take about 4 hours if you ran a hose from your neighbors too.....
                          My nearest neighbor is 1/4 mile away with an elevation change of about +20 feet. What size of hose would I need to use to get the required flow? Do you think my neighbor would notice?

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                          • Yup, it's probably ~8 hours to fill it. I don't remember how long the water was on for. It was almost 90 deg yesterday and seems like will be hovering around 50 all day today. I still have to finish installing all of the solar heaters (12 4x4' heaters) that we use to heat up the pool. I'd like to run a propane line out to the court so I can setup a propane heater one year.

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                            • Andy

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                              • Originally posted by RMinMN View Post
                                My nearest neighbor is 1/4 mile away with an elevation change of about +20 feet. What size of hose would I need to use to get the required flow? Do you think my neighbor would notice?
                                In that case it sounds like a bit of a pain to run a hose. I'd ask them to bring it to you in buckets then

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