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skunkworks
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New here - Hello!

Post by skunkworks » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:50 am

Hello and introduction..

I have been a tinker-er for all my life. I love cnc machines and love retrofitting old solid iron. We have a K&T NC machine from the 60's, Matsuura from the 80's, Mazak from the 80's still with its mazitrol t2 control, Cincinnati nc in the que for conversion.. I am a Linuxcnc advocate and love the software/hardware solution. I usually make random videos of what I am working on. Low production quality. 'git er done' style.

Examples... Video when we got the K&T retrofitted..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39q6kvrSBSk

Latest project.. (small cnc dubbed the green machine)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2BGYOcmC4w

Random machining content...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZI7Q7O_PcY

Check out the other videos.. (again - marginal quality..)
Hope to contribute!

John Hasler
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Post by John Hasler » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Welcome!


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liveaboard
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Post by liveaboard » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:30 am

cute machines you have there.

RSG
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Post by RSG » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:21 am

Welcome to the group!
Vision is not seeing things as they are, but as they will be.

Mr Ron
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Post by Mr Ron » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:14 pm

Welcome and thanks for sharing. Is this your home shop? Is this just a hobby or do you make money doing it?
Mr.Ron from South Mississippi

skunkworks
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Post by skunkworks » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:03 pm

It is mostly a hobby shop. Mostly my dad's retirement sanity...

I use the access for my own tinkering.

skunkworks
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Post by skunkworks » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:44 pm

Some one PM'ed me and asked why skunkworks and if I had anything to do with Lockheed....

Sadly - it isn't as exciting as that.

In my younger years I had a dodge stealth twin turbo.. I was always tinkering - bigger turbos, yada yada yada.. My freinds started calling my skunkworks because of A) I owned a stealth and B) I was always tinkering quietly away...

sam

skunkworks
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Post by skunkworks » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:12 pm

Rigid tapping! (figuring out how to embed...)


skunkworks
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Post by skunkworks » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:15 pm

CNC fluff (hooked up the renishaw probe LED...)


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Post by spro » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:44 pm

Welcome to the forum!

skunkworks
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Post by skunkworks » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:11 am

Time to make some t-nuts for a project...


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