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    This thread has been up for almost a week, and besides being
    impressed with the HUGE part, there is something I've
    been trying not to say.

    There is no such thing as a FUN Acme job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottwhisler View Post
    Attachment 319019

    Here's a pic of it on the angle plate getting hole pattern.

    co-worker in bottom of pic for scale
    Your going to have trouble getting that gear back in your pocket watch.

    You folks are making some very interesting stuff, please post more pics of stuff you're building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    Your going to have trouble getting that gear back in your pocket watch.
    Somehow I don't think that's a watch gear. More like a cock ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavt View Post
    Somehow I don't think that's a watch gear. More like a cock ring.
    California dreaming from New York

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    @ Dupa3872 : Here's a couple of pics of the lathe I made it on, and a few decent size shafts I have done recently.

    thumbnail_img_9467.jpgthumbnail_img_0123.jpg

    Also, I cut the threads with a small button tool. I wrote a macro that moves the tool back and forth as it descends into the thread. It ended up working really well.

    This lathe has about 400" of travel in Z, and swings about 72"

    The larger of the two shafts is over 60,000 lbs
    Last edited by scottwhisler; 04-19-2021 at 07:35 AM. Reason: added specs

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottwhisler View Post

    thumbnail_img_9467.jpg
    I found Waldo!

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    Here's a pic of the nut in the lathe getting the axial holes tapped. (lathe has full milling functions as well. This nut was done in one setup, including

    turning
    boring
    threading
    axial holes
    radial holes

    view-recent-photos.jpg

    not sure why the ring pic is in this post again, and I can't seem to get rid of it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails thumbnail_view-recent-photos.jpg  

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    So it's a giant Smithy?
    We can't talk about those here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booze Daily View Post
    So it's a giant Smithy?
    We can't talk about those here.
    Well, hopefully Milacron will give this lathe a ‘pass’ on the Smithy rule.... : )

    @kustomizer ... in a while I’ll post up a few pics for you of some of the more interesting projects that have been through the shop.

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    I have a friend with a 60' lathe and a yard full of 20' lengths of bed he can add if he needs to work on something long. The stuff you folks do is forign to me as most of my parts, I can have a half dozen parts in my shirt pocket and walk around with them.

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    Wow machines that size goes with the operators bad back-Lovely work wouldnt like one of those chips down my shirt front

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    NICE! But, where's the higbee?

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    @boslab @pavt

    Quote Originally Posted by pavt View Post
    Ja, there are times when one is not allowed to say "Oops". This is one of them. No pressure at all, nosiree bub. Says the guy that used to weld pipelines in a chemical plant. I do hope you all are being fairly compensated for these "hi-pressure" jobs.

    re: not allowed to say "oops"....

    since it was a new, untested macro, I made a small (10" diam) test piece first.

    thumbnail_img_9440.jpgthumbnail_img_9439.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by CORONA VIRUS View Post
    NICE! But, where's the higbee?
    Here it is: (3" pitch buttress)thumbnail_img_9436.jpg

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    Here's a 28' long axle in the lathe....thumbnail_img_9435.jpg

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    and here is the gear going into the grinder to get the teeth ground to finishthumbnail_img_9437.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by onecut View Post
    Wow machines that size goes with the operators bad back-Lovely work wouldnt like one of those chips down my shirt front
    nobody wants one of these down their shirt.... thumbnail_img_9450.jpg

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    we put new bushings in the three bores of this part 127,000 lbs. thumbnail_img_0180.jpg

    There's a guy in the top of the pic for scale (might have to zoom in a little....)

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    and here's a decent sized splined shaft

    view-recent-photos.jpg

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    I had a customer that used to make big stuff like that. They were looking for a shop to do their small stuff.

    Turned out their small stuff was too big for me.

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