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Bob La Londe
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« on: September 26, 2019, 17:18:48 pm »

Its been one of those weeks. Lost a spindle on a machine and I've been making parts to swap in a quick change spindle to replace the bad one. On another machine the coolant pump started smoking while the machine was cutting a job. Turn out to have a bad CAP on the motor. I tried to fix it on the fly, and wound up dumping about 6 gallons of coolant on the machine room floor. Then yesterday and the day before I had to shut down early when thunder storms started rolling in. Don't want to take a lightning strike with a machine connected up.

I said screw it. I'm going to accomplish something even if it kills me. I need to make a fitting for the air system for that machine that's getting a new spindle. I have the perfect size pipe die to make the fitting, but no way to hold it, so I made a way to hold it.

The big die handle is what I made yesterday. About 50% manual machining. The little die holder I made a year or two back. I used it to thread the handles for the large die holder.

Using tools I made in the past to make tools to use the tools to make the part to fix the tools to make your parts. LOL.


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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 17:06:33 pm »

After finish all three sizes of these that I needed my dad said, "why didn't you just make the biggest one, and bushings for the smaller ones."

DOH! 

That would have sure saved me some time.   
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 17:10:09 pm »

After finish all three sizes of these that I needed my dad said, "why didn't you just make the biggest one, and bushings for the smaller ones."

DOH! 

That would have sure saved me some time.   


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