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    It looks from your location that we are neighbours, that is a very nice shop.

    Is that a Huron you have there? do you like it?

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    I`m near Warwick, where abouts are you. Yes its a Huron KU4 rebuilt in 1963, bought it just over a year ago as I wanted a miller that could remove metal at a decent rate. Its proving very useful, just machine a 316 stainless job on it 80mm face cutter 35mm wide cut 8mm deep no problem other than avoiding the flying swarf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar71n View Post
    Sable
    I`m near Warwick, where abouts are you. Yes its a Huron KU4 rebuilt in 1963, bought it just over a year ago as I wanted a miller that could remove metal at a decent rate. Its proving very useful, just machine a 316 stainless job on it 80mm face cutter 35mm wide cut 8mm deep no problem other than avoiding the flying swarf.
    I'm near Stafford ,I bet your Huron wouldn't have been very old in 63 ,they must have been doing some pretty high grade work.

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    Billet of 316 Stainless Steel, I`ve never machined much stainless before so this jobs been a bit of a learning curve.



    Bought a new 80Dia face mill on one of these buy 40 tips get the holder free.



    Knew you could position the Huron head like this, took a bit of setting up but it worked well.



    The finished part. Stainless is odd in the way its so tough to machine, then bruises very easily.
    Alarmed the cnc out twice drilling the 34Dia holes through, just had to take smaller steps on the
    drills


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    Did you have many problems with the scale on the flamecut ? blank ,someone mentioned on a recent thread that the cut surface is very nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sable View Post
    Did you have many problems with the scale on the flamecut ? blank ,someone mentioned on a recent thread that the cut surface is very nasty.
    Not really, I`d + up the over all dimension by 5mm a side & the blank came in with a good 6mm on top of that. So I could take a 5mm depth of
    cut well under the flame cut surface. Took a bit to sort out speeds & feeds, Ended up talking to TaeguTec to get some speeds & feeds. After that
    got on much better, but by then I`d worn out a set of tips.

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    Nice work. Nice shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar71n View Post
    Billet of 316 Stainless Steel, I`ve never machined much stainless before so this jobs been a bit of a learning curve.



    Bought a new 80Dia face mill on one of these buy 40 tips get the holder free.



    Knew you could position the Huron head like this, took a bit of setting up but it worked well.



    The finished part. Stainless is odd in the way its so tough to machine, then bruises very easily.
    Alarmed the cnc out twice drilling the 34Dia holes through, just had to take smaller steps on the
    drills

    Nice Job !!! Don't want to mess that one up do we

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    Quote Originally Posted by overflow machine View Post
    Nice Job !!! Don't want to mess that one up do we
    Your not wrong, I was doing a lot of measuring before cutting.

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    Been mainly making widgits, but these turned into a bit of a mission. This is one of 3 parts that made up the set for an engine lift.



    80 of the b*****s


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    What did you use to form the flange?

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    Pretty neat looking stuff your doing .

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    These are the other two parts.



    Quote Originally Posted by T. Jost View Post
    What did you use to form the flange?
    My Mills 100 Tonne Hydraulic.


    This is the tooling I used. The blank formed a U section which I then trimmed off the balance leg leaving one location hole & rehit the blank. That sentence sums up 6 weeks work

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedeprintice View Post
    Pretty neat looking stuff your doing .
    Thanks. I`ve got a couple of customers who are involved in development work, so get to do some challenging parts.

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    A belated Happy Christmas & New year.
    The RPM display packed up on my Colchester some time ago, the cost of a replacement was a bit steep so my friend offered to have a look to see if it could be fixed. He works as a technician at Oxford university, he turned up at the end of November with a unit he had built from scratch



    Bought myself a Christmas present. I do have a repeat job that requires it & when I sold my Student lathe I knew it was one of the pieces of kit I would need to replace.



    Job I`ve just finished, the original part is a high pressure casting. Used that to produce the part out of billet.



    The casting is the dark gray part on the corner of the table.


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    Very nice
    regards
    Mark

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    Not sure if you can class this as a running job as the last time I produced them was 2008. But it’s a nice to produce as I`ve got it well tooled from when it ran more frequently.


    Nuts



    Produced this so I could clamp the chuck on my Haas & through bore some soft jaws. The M8 bolt heads locate in the 3 bolt holes in the soft jaws. It worked a lot better than clamping on a smaller diameter at the back of the jaws.


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    Thought I`d share my budget pre setter


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    I`ve got a job coming up.
    200 - off 10mm square bar parted off 30mm long & champhered.
    I want to turn them on my Haas, but it only has a 3 jaw chuck.
    So my idea is to use a round aluminium billet bore a hole through it at the size of the 4 peaks & slit it so it`ll grip the bar.
    Any other methods tips or tricks

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    Do you have a collet chuck? You can get 10mm square collets, another thought - scroll type 4-jaw? NICE Shop!


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