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What I should have been doing :)
« on: December 08, 2011, 04:17:15 PM »
Well now I have finished my Stuart 10V I have gone back to basics and done the jobs that I should have been doing to learn on, a nice bit of simple turning and tapping. What I found is that while doing the engine a tail stock die holder was essential and a tool I really needed. Whilst doing the engine, I borrowed my step fathers one, but have now done my own one. I have finished the 13/16th's and the 1" one, and have the 1.5" adaptor to do yet, the one I am using as a guide is the black one in the last photo for the last part. I hope to have that done before the end of the weekend, time allowing.

Anyway, here is a couple of picutres of the work so far, like I said, the black one is just the remaining one to do.

As a side project, my little white disk was also finished today, and tested out by the better half with great sucess :) Thanks David  :)







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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 05:27:25 PM »
Nice done  :clap:
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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 06:27:34 PM »
They look nice good job!
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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 03:40:53 AM »
By 'ek Steve!   :bugeye:

They look a bit professional!  Blummin well done:clap: :clap:

Very pleased, the little white disc tested to the lady's satisfaction.   :D

Looking forward to more development/ test feedback......   :thumbup:

Guess, you'll soon be changing your signature line......... 

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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 06:50:53 AM »
I should point out that the MT2 taper was a bought blank, all I did was bore a hole in the middle of it, so a bit of "cheating" for the taper as I just didn't consider myself ready for that as yet, but next time, who knows .....

Anyway, the last one is now finished and it all fits rather well together, and at last I can return my borrowed one, next project, a tapping stand from my Aldi drill press  :thumbup:



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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 08:44:52 AM »
Hello.
Your very nice holders look quite similar to mine,which I made according to the plans from H.Hall.
Combined with a crank handle they work perfect and make "life" a lot easier.
Btw.I bought a MT blank as well and simply bored it.
But now that I have finished my set over tailstock center this week,I'm looking forward to make my own morse taper next time.







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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 09:45:08 AM »
Excellent stuff, another very neat job   :clap:

Good little book that one, easy to follow and the tools are useful which is the main thing  :thumbup:

I am glad I am not the only one to have followed these  :thumbup:
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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 12:07:50 PM »
Also made myself a couple of inexpensive DRO's. They have a megnetic back and are based on the follwoing article. They cost less than 10 each and have already been extremely useful, very very pleased with them  :thumbup: (http://start-model-engineering.co.uk/2011/08/micro-dro-for-less-than-10/)

A couple of pictures of mine, on the lathe and the mill. They remain stationary with strong magnets on them, until you wish to move them.





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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 12:48:14 PM »
Another nice piece of equipment to add to the growing collection!  :D

Nice to see you're roaming around, picking up hints n tips Steve.  :clap: :clap:

I think most of us followed John's developments, during the summer.......  :thumbup:

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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 02:45:09 PM »
Good going Steve  :thumbup:

You'll find all these tools you're making will really help you in the long term; they later start to feel like old friends through use  :D

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Re: What I should have been doing :)
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 09:03:25 PM »
Really nice work, Steve!  One day you'll have shelves of your own shop made tooling, and you
will look at all of it and think, "Gee, did I really make all those tools?".  You're well on your way.
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