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Andre's CNC

Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by BluesBlooded, May 13, 2015.

  1. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's


  2. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Basically. and the shaft goes through a bearing which provides support
     
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  3. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
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  4. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY

  5. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    you are right, the best solution is finlelineautomation. If I cannot get ahold of them, I'll make my on with a rod. This will be the closest to the original setup

    Thanks I will check for that term as well
     

  6. sergiomajluf

    sergiomajluf Tele-Meister

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    Sep 26, 2015
    Santiago, Chile
    I would call it deep maintenance that wouldnt have done otherwise :)
     
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  7. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Or find someone who do aluminium casting!
    Rick do you know anyone ?:D
     
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  8. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Yeap just see it...sorry guys I had the kids jumping in my head when I was posting that message and did check clearly.
     

  9. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

    Well, as a matter of fact . . . .
    But the runout is more likely to be 1/6 of an inch rather than 1/16 of an inch! And Andre would be too old to use a CNC by the time I got a decent casting pattern made, then poured the metal! :eek:
     

  10. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Do you have a drill press vise? What about if you used a 1/2" drill bit in your drill press to open up the female end of the adapter to the right size, and then shimmed the rod end of the adapter to fill into a 1/2" hole?
     
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  11. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    Sergio, it was long overdue. It was not a bad exercise and one that should do more often. Does not need to wait until it goes bad.

    I kind of remember some video with an old guy melting some beer can. I would have to dig it up.

    No worries, it is a great idea.

    :D

    That is a great idea Rick, thanks. I have a drill press vise and an 1/2" bit. I think you solved my problem. :)

    How hard is stainless steel to drill?
     

  12. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Andre,

    I looked but I don't have (or couldn't find) an extra shaft coupler. Keep trying to get a hold of Nate at fineline.
     
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  13. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    Thanks Robert for looking, I appreciate it.

    I've ordered the 12mm shaft coupler from amazon, but it will take a few weeks before it gets here. If I hear form Nate, I will order one as well.
     

  14. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Andre, what issue were you having ordering on the fineline site? I had no problem getting up to the payment page.
     

  15. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    I am getting 500 oops error all the time. I've tried with Firefox, IE, on two separate Windows 10 machine, Chrome and Safari on macbook.

    Maybe he fixed it, I will check it again
     

  16. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    Nope still the same issue. Of course, I'm putting Canada to get a shipping quote. Maybe that's where the problem lies.
     

  17. GunsOfBrixton

    GunsOfBrixton Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 9, 2011
    Rochester, NY
    Want me to order one (or 2) for you then ship them to you from my place?
     
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  18. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    Thanks Robert, very kind offer. I will wait and see if he comes back to me or if the other coupler I ordered does the job.

    I'll keep your offer in mind and if I decide to go this way will contact you.:)
     
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  19. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    OOH, that may be the rub. Stainless steel is VERY hard, period. You'd need a high quality drill bit, be sure to clamp your drill press vise securely to the table, and I'd keep it flooded with WD-40 or cutting/drilling oil, if you have any. I did not realize it was stainless steel, all the previous talk about aluminum. On the plus side, you'd only be removing a small amount of material, so hopefully, it won't be too hard of a time for you.
     
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  20. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

    I do have cutting oil and a good drill bit.

    The funny thing is today is the city annual garage sale event. So I went around trying to score some rods of the proper side. Did not find any.

    But then a brief moment of clarity hit me. I remembered I had some aluminum shafts somewhere.

    Went to dig and found these

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    The larger one are 1 inch and the longer one is 3/4 in.

    Tomorrow, I will try to build myself a shaft coupler.
     
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