Drill Rod Clamp Blocks

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Hank.W.E
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Drill Rod Clamp Blocks

Post by Hank.W.E » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:37 am

This is part of a larger project, and I snapped a photo because they look so nice... These were designed and machined this weekend.
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Harold_V
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Re: Drill Rod Clamp Blocks

Post by Harold_V » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:19 pm

I agree---they do like nice. Brings back fond memories of my years of building tooling.

Well done :!:

Harold
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david5605
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Re: Drill Rod Clamp Blocks

Post by david5605 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:02 pm

Nice blocks.
Can you tell this newbee the parameters you used to make the saw slits? I want to slit a couple of everyday steel spacers that require 1+ inch depth of cut and a few inches of length and have never used a saw slitter in my life.
kind of saw?
saw diameter?
# of teeth?
rate of feed and depth of cut per pass?
lots of lubricant?

thanks, Dave

Hank.W.E
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Re: Drill Rod Clamp Blocks

Post by Hank.W.E » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:30 pm

Hi Dave,
I'm a newbie too!
These cuts were 1" + and I very carefully used my bandsaw for the job. I spurted a bit of wd40 on it, and let the weight of the saw determine the cut rate. At the end of the cut, I was very careful not to let the saw cut the inside of my 3/4" reamed holes.

Hope this helps!
Hank

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