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  • #16
    Originally posted by WyoRoy View Post
    Jig,
    Sort of the same idea...[ATTACH]32014[/ATTACH][ATTACH]32015[/ATTACH]
    Those drawers look like the ones we use to have to thumb through at the library many years ago to find info (title/author/location) on books.

    Did those come from a library?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by clint738 View Post
      Those drawers look like the ones we use to have to thumb through at the library many years ago to find info (title/author/location) on books.

      Did those come from a library?
      Yep, card catalog. Bit slow on the recall this morning, but think it was around $90-$95. Bought it and a letter file for drill bits and taper adapters.Click image for larger version

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      First picture is of the card catalog as soon as I got it back to the shop...there are another three rows of end mills drawers below what I first posted
      Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
      Miller DialArc 250
      Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
      Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
      Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
      Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
      South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
      Logan 7" shaper
      Ellis 3000 band saw
      Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
      Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
      3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
      Lots of dust bunnies
      Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Jigantor View Post
        Very nice Roy by the look of that you have been collecting for some time

        Ji
        Only about 7-8 years now. Be forewarned, the disease will take you over a bit at a time. I was lucky to have purchased most of the tooling back when the east coast and rust belt machine shops were dropping like flies in a DDT haze with most of it at scrap metal prices.

        Some more cabinets...Click image for larger version

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ID:	515591 ...and assorted tool ****. Opps, tool p-o-r-n.
        Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
        Miller DialArc 250
        Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
        Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
        Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
        Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
        South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
        Logan 7" shaper
        Ellis 3000 band saw
        Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
        Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
        3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
        Lots of dust bunnies
        Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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        • #19
          I have had a mill now for the past 17 years but never really got into it. It takes so long to set up that I just band saw anything I need reduced and then linnish to square. I did make some custom handgun grips for a few clients and similar dirt bike parts. Only ever had a few totally mill tools. After all drills, countersinks & counterbores can be used on a drill press. Now I have a new more powerful mill I have decided to tool up. After all my welding needs some milled parts every now and then. My next few purchases are going to be a DRO and a rotary table. Than I should be able to make most things and enjoy the work.

          Ji
          Grip it and Rip it

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          • #20
            Have you seen this software ?
            http://swarfer.co.za/lathe/pcd.php
            If you have to mill a circlular hole pattern and you don't have a DRO than give this a shot it is free and is mathamatically correct.
            It even generates CNC G code.

            Ji
            Grip it and Rip it

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            • #21
              Started on a vice stock stop today.
              This is really handy when you are chamfering or drilling.
              6060 aliminium.

              Ji
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              • #22
                My design will allow the stop to locate parts on both sides of the vice at the same time.

                Ji
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                • #23
                  I like it! Might even get off my tail and copy the project. I did spend an enjoyable afternoon awhile back milling up some magnetic parallel keepers to keep the parallels from drifting around instead of staying safely tucked up against the jaws of my vise. Worked well enough, but are a pain to keep the steel swarf at bay. I retrospect I should have just gone with the reversed spring spreaders normally used for that purpose.
                  Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
                  Miller DialArc 250
                  Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
                  Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
                  Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
                  Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
                  South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
                  Logan 7" shaper
                  Ellis 3000 band saw
                  Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
                  Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
                  3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
                  Lots of dust bunnies
                  Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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                  • #24
                    Thanks Roy.
                    Wanted to finish it today but I have a cold so off to bed.
                    Should wrap it up tomorrow.
                    The arms are not as complicated as the back plate but there are two of them.
                    Ji
                    Grip it and Rip it

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                    • #25
                      Using those router bits is not easy and they are not a true circle.
                      Oh well it looks okay.

                      Ji
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                      • #26
                        Stop is now complete and working.
                        It adjusts in all directions.
                        Looking forward to many years of use.

                        Ji
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                        • #27
                          To remove a tool from a collet chuck you require a tail spanner and an ER spanner. I have done this enough now to know that I need a collet chuck spanner that holds the unit while I change out the tooling. I purchased some 6061 aluminium angle and started milling.

                          Ji
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                          • #28
                            Stamped and polished I mounted it onto the bed of the mill.
                            Easy to use and at hand.
                            No chance of dropping a mill bit on the floor anymore.

                            Ji
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                            • #29
                              When your mill is set up it makes life so much easier.
                              Milled up a set of Maico rear axle spacers in record time.

                              Ji
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                              • #30
                                I have tried all the dirt bike ramps on the market and they all seem to bend at the hinge so I don't use them any more. I purchased some painters planks from my aluminium shop and milled up a seat for it to sit on the tray of my ute.

                                Ji
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