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    Hi, I have been lurking here for a few years.
    Now it's time to introduce my self.
    I have been a sheet metal worker/designer for 35 years and
    have a small machine shop at home. I have some small equipment,
    lathes and CNC mills etc.

    Here are a few pictures of my most recent project.
    Yep real BILLET ha ha.

    After anodizing and fitting of lenses

    Making the 00-80 screws was interesting.

    This is not my usual work. I usually make much simpler bushings
    and more basic parts.
    Very much looking forward to participating here.

    Mark

  • #2
    Mark Welcome aboard.
    Cool Glasses.
    Dave

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    • #3
      Thank you Dave.

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      • #4
        Welcome. There's a lot of talent here & then me. LOL!
        "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
        world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
        country, in easy stages."
        ~ James Madison

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        • #5
          ditto here. you've seen the best and worst then . . .? sooo much help. and so many topics.

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          • #6
            Welcome to the forum Mark. Nice job on the glasses too. Thanks for sharing them.

            Brian
            OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

            THINK HARDER

            BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

            MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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            • #7
              Nice work Mark, good to have you here
              .

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              • #8
                Mark,
                Really nice REAL BILLET* glasses! I enjoy seeing (and making) out of the ordinary projects. Welcome!

                *Trade Mark?
                Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                • #9
                  Welcome Mark, neat glasses, and of course i,m wondering if you got anymore pics of your'e projects, and of course we all like shop pics too!

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                  • #10
                    Thank you all for your kind replies,
                    I hope to have more time on this forum.
                    We just sold our boat, so my time in the shop will increase.
                    Mark

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                    • #11
                      Ok....

                      Now you've got my curiosity going (bet you're sorry now )

                      Which came first the chicken or the egg? Did you match the frame to the lenses or the lenses to the frames?

                      I notice there is no groove to retain the lenses, how are they kept in place?

                      Oh, BTW...impressive work (even if the machine did it, somebody's got to be the boss right? )
                      Allans Rule: Anything worth doing is going to be a pain in the butt.

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                      • #12
                        The lenses were ground to fit the frames. My local optician was very helpful, they simply put the frames in a digitizer and then grind the lens profile using a CNC grinder.

                        Now I just need to get the mill to sand and polish out it's own tool marks.

                        I put the groove in after that picture was taken but before they were anodized.

                        I will post more pictures of my projects but the shop is tiny and embarrassingly cluttered. Not nearly as much clear floor space as sir John's, it's only 7'x14' forget about swinging a cat in there the cat has to back out to turn around.

                        Mark

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