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Offline John Stevenson

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New blocks on the kid?
« on: March 22, 2012, 06:00:01 PM »
Or is that new blocks on the block ?

Not an advert because I'm not selling them but coming to a store near you shortly.

5C collet blocks in hex and square, been around for years, very handy for dropping in the vise and doing to odd quick and dirty hex or square by just turning the block over with the part in the 5 C collet.
Ideal for laying down but not so handy stood up.

Soooooooo..........

Allow me to present the same style of block but in ER32 format.



Advantages are shorter, can stand upright on the ground to a gnats left bollock rear face, no gaps from 0.5mm to 20mm with the ER 32 series collets. That's 20 thou to just over 3/4" for the unwashed.

Added bonus is when used in the horizontal mode because the nut is larger than the body the back surface of the nut can be used as a dead stop in the vise.

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PS, The floor has also been done in Photoshop.

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 08:56:34 PM »
Any chance of a ER25 one in the future please?

Peter

Save me buying all new collets :doh:
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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 03:24:49 AM »
I would be interested as well.
John

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 04:24:10 AM »
Ohhh...... They're nice!  :clap: :clap:

Pity, I've recently swapped over to R8.  :palm:

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 04:24:35 AM »
Great inovation John

I like them, I think they will be more useful than the other sort.

The more I've thought about it the more potential I can see for them.

Any idea when they will be hitting the street.

Stew
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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 04:34:38 AM »
Still got to be listed on Arc's site but if you ring Ketan or Ian they will sort you out.

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 05:23:30 AM »
Very nice.....Takes up less room than the indexer I made and better than faffing around with the rotab...

Must point this item out to 'Er indoors as a potential Father's day pressie from the kids... :D
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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 07:00:58 AM »
Thanks John

Got them ordered

Stew
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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 08:17:42 AM »
Cheers John,

Square block on order. It could be useful to grip in the 4-jaw if I need to make small eccentric parts.

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 08:30:17 AM »
Ketan @ ARC

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 08:37:48 AM »
 



              :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: WE WANT ER 25  :ddb: :ddb: WE WANT ER 25   :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:


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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 09:13:23 AM »
Yes, I'm in the ER25 lobby, too!

I suppose they could be made with ER32 on one end and ER25 on the other to suit most tastes, though the ER25 end would restrict the max diameter which could be passed through while held by an ER32 to about 17mm.

Is the ability to use the ER32 nut as a stop really an advantage, though? It wouldn't help in getting the same length of stock projecting from the collet on repeat operations.

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 09:17:53 AM »
just the job, although as usual an order came this morning (finally got my hands on the 10-20-40 blocks!)

got some on the way :thumbup:
if i'd thought it through, i'd have never tried it

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 10:41:19 AM »




              :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: WE WANT ER 25  :ddb: :ddb: WE WANT ER 25   :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:


                                                              :ddb: :nrocks: :ddb: Peter  :ddb: :nrocks: :ddb:

OK, working on it :-)
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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 11:22:59 AM »
Pleased to hear that Ketan. I'll wait a bit before I think about other ways of holding ER25 collets

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 06:42:25 PM »
Thank you for that Ketan

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 09:09:59 PM »
Me to please Ketan.
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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2012, 12:03:49 AM »
Yes,ER 25 would be nice.
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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2012, 06:08:05 AM »
John,
do you have to keep on initiating interesting and useful things? Just when I begin to think that I'm quit well equipped you find way of making useful kit available! I wonder what the postage to France is? I won't ask, maybe the next time I got ot the UK to visit the grand children I'll have some delivered there!

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Re: New blocks on the kid?
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2012, 08:47:32 AM »
got mine this morning, excellent!
if i'd thought it through, i'd have never tried it