Author Topic: Shop Challenge April 2019  (Read 12197 times)

4GSR

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2019, 09:35:35 PM »
Out all the times I usually order material, it's usually oversized.  Well, I milled off 3/8" before I realized I bought it on size for the width.  Sure nice to go in on CAD and make adjustments for the screw up. Now, for the pile of aluminum shavings, Well, I can't give off what I'm working on, right? ;D ;D ;D
Ken

GNAP

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2019, 09:49:52 PM »
Since when, is swarf a project??  If it is, I have loads of projects, in the shop
jack

4GSR

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2019, 10:19:56 PM »
Since when, is swarf a project??  If it is, I have loads of projects, in the shop

Lol!!!

Never know, it could have turned into a pile of chips!  Have to wait and see.......
Ken

Carpenter84

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2019, 10:33:04 PM »
Iíve seen it asked a bunch of times, but has anyone ACTUALLY melted the chips down?
Shawn

Jake Parker

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2019, 08:23:04 AM »
I have never tried, but it seems alot would be wasted to dross.
It may be more work than its worth.
In the flip side though, it can be dissolved in molten Zink to make zink-aluminum, wich I have read is a superior potmetal for small, itricate parts casting, and die casting.

4GSR

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2019, 08:26:05 AM »
Mr. Pete does it all the time in his little foundry. ;)
Ken

Carpenter84

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2019, 08:54:25 AM »
Mr. Pete does it all the time in his little foundry. ;)
The chips or just left over pieces? I'm not sure I've seen him or heard him say he does the chips. But I've seen so many of his videos it's hard to remember
Shawn

4GSR

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2019, 10:06:06 AM »
Aluminum chips will melt down without much vaporization as you get from steel.  Like steel, they make great charging to the furnace load getting the melt started.  Take a lot of aluminum chips to equal a cubic inch of material in solid.
Ken

4GSR

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2019, 10:40:58 AM »
More chips, more progress.

Oops, yaw weren't supposed to see the second picture.  Oh well.........
Ken

Bill Gruby

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2019, 08:04:00 AM »
 Some parts I needed for my entry ( clutch bearings ) arrived yesterday. I have to return them they are the wrong size. This puts me out of this contest but I'll finish it anyway. Will post pics when done.

 "Billy G"
I'm pretty sure that my last words will be, OH SHIT,THAT DIDN'T WORK.

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Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2019, 08:10:41 AM »

Keep your chin up, Bill. With a little luck maybe the new ones will arrive on time.



Terry

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Bill Gruby

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2019, 10:02:08 AM »
 After a phone call they said they would ship today and to keep the wrong ones. Now I will have the right ones and 20 that are too small.

 "Billy G"
I'm pretty sure that my last words will be, OH SHIT,THAT DIDN'T WORK.

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Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2019, 10:51:53 AM »
What size are the wrong ones, Bill? I might have use for some for an upcoming project if the size is right.
Terry

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4GSR

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2019, 11:19:48 AM »
Terry,

When do we post our finished project?

Ken
Ken

Bill Gruby

Re: Shop Challenge April 2019
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2019, 11:41:23 AM »
 Terry   

 One way Needle Clutch Bearings 6 mm ID -- 10 mm OD -- 12 mm width.

 "Billy G"
I'm pretty sure that my last words will be, OH SHIT,THAT DIDN'T WORK.