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Anybody have a wire EDM?

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:16 pm
by Bentworker
I can make these out of stainless on my milling machine and finish them off with a file but they take hours to make.

Anybody willing to try a small run on a wire EDM?

Check out the attached photo. Wall thickness of the circumference is .5mm

Re: Anybody have a wire EDM?

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:38 pm
by Bentworker
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Re: Anybody have a wire EDM?

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:15 am
by NP317
Try
Elm Ridge Mfg, Bill Ester.
http://www.elmridgemfg.com
503-837-0134
Indepence, Oregon.

Several years ago Bill EDM machined gorgeous Walshearts (sp?) links for my 2-8-2.
He used to machine the small valves for Cole's Power Models back in the day.
He's got the skills and machinery, and appears to be relatively close to you, being the "State of Jefferson."
~RN

Re: Anybody have a wire EDM?

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:07 pm
by Bentworker
Excellent!

Thanks for the lead.

Re: Anybody have a wire EDM?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:45 pm
by Mike Walsh
NP317 wrote:Try
Elm Ridge Mfg, Bill Ester.
http://www.elmridgemfg.com
503-837-0134
Indepence, Oregon.

Several years ago Bill EDM machined gorgeous Walshearts (sp?) links for my 2-8-2.
He used to machine the small valves for Cole's Power Models back in the day.
He's got the skills and machinery, and appears to be relatively close to you, being the "State of Jefferson."
~RN
What did those run you???

Re: Anybody have a wire EDM?

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:48 am
by NP317
Mike:
I don't remember exactly, but I THINK I paid Bill somewhere in the mid $200s. I supplied the tool steel plate. Sorry for the inexactness...
When I saw the price for similar links from Allen Models, I thought "Close!"

It was an "experiment" for him to use his newly acquired and rebuilt EMD. But the results are fantastic.
Certainly better than I could have done in my home shop.
~RN