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Old 05-15-2010, 03:09 AM   #1
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Aside from Tom@KartBoy?

I just finished a manual machining class, and am going to take a CNC class this fall. Here's two of the projects we had to do. One was a small vice, and the other was a small screw jack.






I think I'm gonna try making a delrin shift knob this monday after work.
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:10 AM   #2
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Lookin' good so far, I'm headed back to school in the fall to learn the machining trade and hopefully open my own business someday. Don't worry Tom, I plan on making parts for UAV's, not subies!
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:13 PM   #3
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I've done both manual machining and CNC, both are pretty fun.

here's something i made with CNC, it's a mini-grandfather clock with the Seattle Mariners Compass logo etched into the clock face.

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Old 05-15-2010, 10:55 PM   #4
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I've done both manual machining and CNC, both are pretty fun.

here's something i made with CNC, it's a mini-grandfather clock with the Seattle Mariners Compass logo etched into the clock face.

That's pretty cool man. I assume that's multiple pieces?
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:51 AM   #5
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That's pretty cool man. I assume that's multiple pieces?
it has to be multiple pieces. at least 5, maybe 6.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:55 AM   #6
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some of my work

My 1976 Hardinge HLVH













1980's Excello Mill




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Old 05-17-2010, 03:31 PM   #7
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[quote=WC LATHE WERKS;30746769]some of my work





Now that's precise!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:37 PM   #8
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Heres a helmet plug i did for a military application i did years ago.









also did a matched metal female mold of this but didnt take any shots.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:02 PM   #9
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Tom, can you make me a Darth Vader helmet?
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #10
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Tom, can you make me a Darth Vader helmet?
HAHA yeah prob. but that would be $$$ to run.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:10 PM   #11
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some of my work

My 1976 Hardinge HLVH








is this being done manual or cnc'd?????? if its manual...WOW
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:56 PM   #12
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is this being done manual or cnc'd?????? if its manual...WOW
that's all on my manual Hardinge. I don't even own a CNC. all my shift knobs are done this way


Here is the lathe as is sits in my garage shop



I'll snap some more photos tonight
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:46 PM   #13
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it has to be multiple pieces. at least 5, maybe 6.

it's 5 pieces, 2 spindles done on a Maazak CNC lathe, and 3 pieces done on a Haas VF-2 Lathe which happens to be named Pat...

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Old 05-18-2010, 09:45 AM   #14
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it's 5 pieces, 2 spindles done on a Maazak CNC lathe, and 3 pieces done on a Haas VF-2 Lathe which happens to be named Pat...

We have a VF-1 and VF-2 at my day job. They are awesome machines. (no relation to my WC Lathe business)
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:36 AM   #15
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in process of cutting a stainless steel teardrop shift knob


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Old 05-22-2010, 02:13 PM   #16
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that's awesome man. What tooling do you use to make the round end?
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:08 PM   #17
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probably something like this:



That's a fairly typical radius cutter. You set the radius by setting the tip of the tool your radius away from the center of rotation. Usually there will be some flats on which you can rest a depth mic.




I didn't even know this forum existed here. Way to not pay attention. Here's something i made a while ago:





Crappy cell phone pic, unfortunately.




EDIT:

OP, nice work btw. Your knurls especially look good, if a bit heavy. A little heavy handed on your deburring. :P

WC: what on gods green earth needed to be that accurate?

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Old 05-24-2010, 03:50 PM   #18
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and nobody made a Terminator Endoskeleton yet?
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Lately I've been doing mostly stuff for scientific research since mold work isn't what it used to be...keeps me entertained.








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Old 05-24-2010, 06:49 PM   #20
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I didn't even know this forum existed here. Way to not pay attention. Here's something i made a while ago:





Crappy cell phone pic, unfortunately.




EDIT:

OP, nice work btw. Your knurls especially look good, if a bit heavy. A little heavy handed on your deburring. :P
How many axis were you using for that ice cream cone? Thanks, I kind of got carried away on the deburring for the vice. I learned my lesson for the next project.

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That looks pretty cool! DIY diamond maker?


I finished up my shift knob project today. it's a piece of delrin pressed onto a piece of aluminum. Thanks for WC for the inspiration.





sorry the pictures could be better...
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:57 PM   #21
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my car can go like mach 2!
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:27 PM   #22
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That was done on 4 axis, with a 30* machining angle IIRC.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #23
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that's pretty neat man
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:39 PM   #24
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Thats the same pressure my boost gauge reads @ 12 mph.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:59 PM   #25
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24,250 psi @12 mph.. haha
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