Patio's projects

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by liveaboard » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:22 am

All that time to make a tool to fix an old flashlight, that's just crazy.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:30 pm

Liveaboard, yeh, your not crazy either. ;)

Here are a couple of screws I made for the stops on the tracer. I started with a 8mm class 10.9 grade bolt. It was not a fully threaded bolt. I cut the head off, spun it around in the collet, picked up the existing threads and cut the threads just longer than what was needed. Put the bolt in a collet block and made the flats with the same distance from the treads. Back the the lathe, and shortened both ends to proper length.
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Top one is new, bottom it original. The little divet, is from a wrong move, while picking up the threads.
This is the device it mounts in.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:41 pm

A while back, I bought a Hemingway, Mini Rotary Broach kit. It is capable of broaching an 8mm hex. The kit arrived, with the box split opened and material missing. I can say, the customer service at Hemingway is outstanding! They sent out the missing material, right away. I started to make the parts today. We will see how it goes.
Here are the first two finished parts.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by neanderman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:39 am

Impressive!
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 pm

Neanderman, thanks!

Tonight progress. All the counter bores are done and the end is threaded 20mm X .5.
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The side facing out is not finished yet. It will get faced off once the inside parts are installed.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by liveaboard » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:21 am

20x.5; that's a really fine thread.
Nice looking work, as usual.

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:06 am

Did some painting this weekend, so I painted the Steady Rest, that I rebuilt to fit the Cazeneuve lathe. I used a little JB Weld to mold the bottom plate to the upper steady.
You can see that here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INcWJYFvSkQ
This is not a show job, more of a scuff and paint. It looks a lot better than before, and I am happy with it. Here is a picture.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by curtis cutter » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:48 am

Pat,

I am not sure they use JB Weld on the F15E Eagles but I like the video.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:00 pm

LOL oops! Thanks for the heads up on the bad link. It is kind of a neat video though.
I tried to link this one, so people could see where I had installed a new base onto the Steady rest.
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About midway down the page, is the proper place to look.
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