Machinist Jacks

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Re: Machinist Jacks

Post by RSG » Wed May 15, 2019 6:45 am

Machinist Jacks don't have to be big, nor made of steel (cast or otherwise). I made a few of these for supporting delicate parts that hung out of the end of my rotary table when I was doing making some cuts on the top of the part. This one in particular has a thrust bearing under the top plate so I can dial it up with my fingers without it shifting.

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Re: Machinist Jacks

Post by SteveM » Wed May 15, 2019 11:09 am

RSG wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:45 am
This one in particular has a thrust bearing under the top plate so I can dial it up with my fingers without it shifting.
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Thanks. You've just added something else to the list of projects I need to do because I just HAVE to have some of those.

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Re: Machinist Jacks

Post by BadDog » Wed May 15, 2019 11:41 am

Very nice
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Re: Machinist Jacks

Post by RSG » Wed May 15, 2019 2:33 pm

LOL@ Steve!
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Re: Machinist Jacks

Post by pete » Wed May 15, 2019 7:24 pm

Make that two of us need/wanting to build some of those. :-) The thrust bearing is a nice touch and great idea.

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Re: Machinist Jacks

Post by mcostello » Wed May 15, 2019 8:11 pm

Have one? Better make a pair. The money is all in the first part.

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Re: Machinist Jacks

Post by earlgo » Fri May 17, 2019 9:04 am

RSG and/or Steve:
Looks like you have hit on a cottage industry.
Send a cut sheet when you get it off the ground. I'd be interested.
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