Patio's projects

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by curtis cutter » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:55 am

I agree with Ed. Looks nice!

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by JackF » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:49 am

That jointer looks like an old 6"Delta I have. Love that old stuff. :D :D

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by liveaboard » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:27 am

Always nice to see your work.

I'm working on obtaining a milling machine, that I might get to do things like that one day.

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by BadDog » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:45 pm

Very nice! Congrats on a job well (over) done! 8)

And I feel for you on multiple attempts. I've always been (I'll call it "fiscally conservative") and can't stand to waist anything at all. Add on that material has gotten ridiculously expensive, and I go way too far out of my way to save mistakes I should just accept and start over.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:36 am

Thanks Neaderman and Curtis.
Jack I have an old jointer that I did some repairs on, just enough to make it run, it still needs some serious love to be right. I too like old machines.
Liveaboard, Thanks! I have been watching the thread of your search, I'm rooting for ya, to find something that works for you. I was very lucky to fine the one I have, for the price I paid.
Baddog, Thanks! Fortunately I have a good supply of that sized material, so the mistake did not hurt to much. I one the mistakes to test today project, so it does not go to waste.

This is the competed rotary broach that I made from a Hemingway Mini Rotary Broach kit I purchased. I do believe this is the first assembly that I have made, "to print". Most things I make, I design, so I can change dimensions at any time. This kit is very well put together, with a detailed set of instructions on how to build the kit. The prints are very nice and complete.
I started this project a couple of pages back and it can be seen here. viewtopic.php?f=24&t=89632&start=480
The instructions call for the spindle to be made between centers or in a three jaw and the use of a steady rest. I used soft jaws and make the job much simpler.
The middle of the spindle is the largest diameter, so I was able to just flip it around, to do the other end. This it the back end with one of two radial bearings.
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This is the completed project with a hole broached in mild steel. The messed up entrance to the hole is from me, experimenting with the ability to get the broach back in the hole, once the hole is made. It does not work well at all. Just make the hole, and leave it alone. All of the holes with entrances like this, are from me experimenting.
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Brass
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Aluminum
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Exploded view.
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The broaches are made from 8mm drill rod. I formed them on the bench top cutter grinder. The broach in the picture is 1/4" hexagon, so it fits a 5/16" Cap head screw. The broaches were the hardest part for me to make, as I have not spent a lot of time on the grinder. I made several. :) It is not a fast process, but it works well enough to get the job done. It might be interesting to try it on some grade 8 bolts. I use grade 8 bolts for raw material, when I want some thing a little bit tougher. :)
That is it for that project, we'll have to see what is next. :)
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by JackF » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:28 pm

As always, excellent work. :D :D

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:48 pm

Thanks Jack!

This weekends project. We have lived in our 1905 house for better than 20 years now. The bathroom door and the office door are both original to the home. The have the glass knob and skeleton key type hardware.
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Only the one on the bathroom door has it's spring bolt. Both of them have their dead bolts. Today I made the bolt! :)
Here are the pictures for your viewing pleasure.
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That's it for now.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by neanderman » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:20 am

Bravo!

Still basically sheltering in place here, wearing a mask when I'm around people.

Stay safe, y'all! It's going to be a nasty winter.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by NP317 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:55 am

Patio:
Nice repair!

I lived in a 1924 vintage home for 30 years, which had all its original glass door knobs and skeleton-key locks.
Over the years I repaired all the locks and made keys for each one.
It was fun to leave the home well restored.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by liveaboard » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:21 am

Was that done with one of your clever copying gizmos, or 'by hand'?

During my milling machine hunt, I found one with a hydraulic copying control system.
Neglected old thing, unwanted now, the seller didn't seem to know what it even was.
A template or sample could be traced by a stylus on a hydraulic control valve, and the table would move to follow it.
It made me think of the setup you have for you lathe.

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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:40 pm

Ed Outside of work I don't go anywhere much. It does get me some shop time though! :) I have had as many as 23 people in our small house for Thanksgiving dinner in years past. This year we were 4.
Russ, keys would be nice too. Harold has told me about his making of skeleton keys also. I have never even given thought to it, till this project came about, and it is not high on the to-do list, but someday, maybe. :)
Liveaboard, the Hydraulic trace will get installed on the lathe someday. That is another tread that you can see here;
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The door's spring bolt, was done entirely on the mill.

A friend bought a motorcycle project and needed the use of a compression gauge. I lent him mine, (He is a good friend!) but it would not fit his plug holes. So I had him bring it back, along with a plug, and I made an adapter.
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Re: Patio's projects

Post by Patio » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:00 am

I need a large fly cutter for on of my projects, so I made one. It is made from a bar of 3" unknownium, that I picked up at an auction, for cheap.
This is the body and the boring bar that I am going to use. The setup is for measuring the amount of offset I need to put the cutting edge on center line.
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Drilled and bored the hole, for the boring bar.
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Then, I used the boring bar to align the head, so I could make the relief cut before drilling and taping the holes, for the locking screws.
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I threaded a stainless cap head screw to match the two shorter one I had. I started out with one that had a long margin. The screw is not proper. If you look close enough, it can be seen where the part pushed back against the tool at the start of the thread. Easier to see in the picture, than real life, and it works well enough.
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This is the finished project, with one of the long screws I used to make a shorter one. Also the top piece of material is mild steel and the bottom is 6061 aluminum. It is part of the Duplomatic post.
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More to come, as I get it done. :)
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