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Is it my turn? Anything to do with lathes, mills and other shop tools

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gggGary, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    Was keeping my eye out for one of those nice little Millrites before I ran across my 645 Index. Of course 2yrs. later ran into a guy that had two that came out of a high school shop. Nice score!
     
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  2. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    ....and now for the fun part, toolin' that sucker up!
     
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  3. Jim

    Jim I have a plan. It's something to deviate from. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Nice mill Gary.
    Say.... didn't you just get a rotary table too?

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  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    But honey; I HAD to get this machine so the rotary table has something to sit on.....
     
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  5. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Here's one of the machines I run at work. It's an Okuma lb3000. This one is dual spindle, live tool. If you look 2 od the ID holders are double stacked, one of the boring bars only has .006" clearance while the other makes its cut. Makes you nervous on the first run.
     

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  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    :bow2: Beautiful.
     
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  7. Signal

    Signal XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Finally got to do some work on the 2 wheeler today. A long time ago I started making a copy of Mikes XS oil filter. A fair bit of lathe work and used the mill with rotary table as well.
    Got the bike ready for its first start in a long time only to find the fuel link between the GPZ 500 carbs was leaking.
    Start-up will have to wait until next week if I can track down some O rings.
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    It has taken 3 edits to get this post sorted. Don't know why the last picture is so big .
     
  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Here you go bring a machining center home. CHEAP!
    https://wausau.craigslist.org/tls/6550250601.html
    Turns out :rolleyes::( my drill the rotor, then turn it down experiment didn't work so well. Got it on the back of madness and it results in um, interesting pedal feel, LOL she pulses like a morning after headache. Got another donor disk on the way, think I will try some different techniques on this one, probably, turn it down THEN drill holes. :doh:. Once I have something that works I'll attack this one again, maybe i can rig up a grinding jig and get it flat....
    Using expensive machines and lots of time to turn old rusty parts into absolutely useless scrap.:hump:
     
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  9. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    If there's a nugget or two of info gleaned from the process then it's not a total loss.
     
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  10. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    Don't throw them away Gary, i have seen knives made from the rotors...........i guess the drill holes would make for an interesting serrated edge
     
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    It lives!
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    Powered it off my buffer VFD, Spindle was quiet till I got the belt tight... just getting a light almost occasional ticking How tight is best??? Haven't opened and lubed the spindle bearings yet.
    Funny I just stuck the existing power cord into the VFD, the contactors in the motor starter weren't all that happy about a soft start, LOL, It's a journey.
    Bonus; chuck runs true, plenty of power for first hole.
     
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  12. Signal

    Signal XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    A friend of mine has been making a set of triple clamps to convert a Suzuki RGV front end to a Kawasaki KR1 for a new race bike. This is a photo of the top clamp. Will post photos when the to and bottom are finished.
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  13. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    This machine tool stuff is at least as addictive as old motorcycles:

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    Not quite on the scale of Our Hero (gggGary) but plenty good enough for me. Grizzly G0704. Found it on Craigslist. Mill, stand and about $500 worth of tooling and vises (according to prices on the Grizzly website) for $1200.

    Don't think it has half a dozen hours on it. Story is the feller's Dad bought it thinking to mill his own AR15 lowers, did one and never touched it again.

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    I suspect I know why: He had even less of a clue about what he was doing than I do. Looks to me like he uncrated the mill, flopped it up on a bench and went to work. Cosmoline everywhere, only two bolts holding the mill down, random hardware holding the vise to the table and the one end mill that's been used is plugged solid full of aluminum.

    Spent all day yesterday fetching it, clearing out a space in my sho...uhhhh...basement to set it up, recruiting help to lug that HEAVY sumbitch down there, cleaning and inspecting. Might actually make some chips today.
     
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  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Super cool downeaster! The tooling with it, what a bonus! That G0704 is VERY popular with the CNC conversion guys too.
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    in your future. Can't believe it wasn't in his collection.
    The Badger Steam and gas swap meet was last weekend, a very good thing that I was riding Madness. Smart shoppers pulled a garden wagon. Man cave heaven.
     
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  15. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    I actually have a set like the one pictured for my drill press and cheap chinese table but the mill uses smaller slots. I think my first project will be to make some t-nuts. :geek:

    Yeah, I was STOKED when he pulled out the collets and mills. I'd have given him the $1200 for the bare mill, all the tooling was just icing on the cake. The mill new plus shipping is close to $1600.

    I do see a rotary table and a better vise in my future tho.
     
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  16. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Dang it all I need to stop looking at CL
    anyone help me ID a couple of these?
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    The balls/sleeves I assume for the mike anvils? Where would you want to use these?
    The punch looking thingie with the knurled section it separates and has a spring inside. the tip is hollow a leather, gasket, punch???
    the two belt clip like brackets?
    That has got to be the smallest square (in the box) I've ever seen. LOL
    The millrite is still in the shed, lots of projects before the move to the garage happens. o_O
     
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  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    What a hacker; the spindle pulley on the zero turn mower was loose (for a while, didn't know till it fell apart) the shaft was heavily worn. found a new pulley, shaft unavailable so i welded it up and turned it down, rather crude but it's back in service. Whole deal was a bit fubar, the shaft and bearings were 25mm (0.984") the (factory) pulley 1" so once the shaft was turned down to get the bearings on over to the left end, the pulley was a loose fit. Used some steel shim cut from a paint can. turned a retainer that locks the pulley in with an end bolt. all good now.
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  18. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    Yep, only $17.99 for a sprocket from Family Farm & Home (not counting machines, tooling, labor...). "See honey I'm SAVING money". Right?
     
  19. Jim

    Jim I have a plan. It's something to deviate from. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  20. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Very Cool Beags!
    Don't forget to tell her about the bonus;
    buckets of swarf!

    Wow great idea, I got a 33 tooth sprocket made for madness to fit the suzuki hub, about $70 but for a longer trip a steel 32 would be nice....
     
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