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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by Jake Parker on May 26, 2019, 08:57:52 PM »
My wife sugested I clean up around my shop in preperation for our cook out company.
I found about 2 tons of metal plate, poles and chanel iron I had forgotten about!
She also suggested I cut down the 2 trees that are keeping me form building my shop add on. Her words" cut those trees, have the stumps dug, and see what the cost of a slab will be".
I think this has been a GREAT  weekend!!
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by f350ca on May 26, 2019, 07:24:34 PM »
The dog and I spent the day touring the back roads on the motorcycle, beautiful weather for a change, a great day.

Greg
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More.
  I'd move over if I saw this in my rear view mirror.
 
  Nice Vett.
 
  Sweet Jimmy
 
  More to come.
  **G**
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Our second show at the drive-in. Not a bad turn out 60-70 show cars. Considering it is Florida and it is screaming HOT.
 You just need to channel your inner Boy Scout be prepared.
 
 Nice Yellow coupe.
   
  Brother Travis's Hudson.
 
When your on the go and you got to go.
   
  More to come
    **G** 
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by Jake Parker on May 26, 2019, 02:16:33 PM »
In preperation for tomorrows Memorial day celebration, I have rubbed and wrapped a brisket, cored 2 dozen Jalapenos, and mixed up 3 diffrent cream cheese stuffings (garlic parmesan, fiesta ranch, and onion and chives).
I have peeled and cubed 10#'s of taters for tater salad.
I diced up some ham, and green onions, and I have 2 dozen eggs hard boiling.
When it cools off this afternoon, Im going to clean and prepare the grill, and set up the picnic tables.

Thank you American armed forces!!
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by woodchucker on May 26, 2019, 01:41:33 PM »
At one point I had considered either doing a Woodruff slot on the edges, or shoulder to clamp to. But didn't once I realized how much influence I was putting on the plate.
I've been at the out-laws all afternoon, being bored, so I've had lots of time to think about what to do and plenty of time to not machine it....  :-\
I think my final plan is to square up a piece of 1x2 stock and affix it in a boss on the bottom side so it can be clamped properly in a vise. Then face it that way.
The client did say he wanted a fixture plate for use in a vise. I had asked him this question already but he didn't answer. He can use the block to clamp in the vise or take it out. Either way, I will be able to clamp it and face it square to my vise. He may have to take a skim cut in his vise if there is a deficiency. He's not paying much for this. $100.


My fixture plate has a block under it, I clamp the block. It was originally made for my lathe milling attachment to extend it's use before I got the mill. Not sure if it deflects, but it does what I want, and parts have been coming out correctly sized. So I can't complain.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by chips and more on May 26, 2019, 01:36:11 PM »
I attached pics showing the cap screw holes. Also showing you the block that I attached to the bottom/back of the fixture plate. The block makes it very easy for me to put the whole thing in the mill vise and clamp onto the block holding that way. The plate I’m showing you has threaded hold down locations and also has dowel pin holes that are handy for locating, squaring, truing, etc.
 
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by chips and more on May 26, 2019, 01:20:17 PM »
At one point I had considered either doing a Woodruff slot on the edges, or shoulder to clamp to. But didn't once I realized how much influence I was putting on the plate.
I've been at the out-laws all afternoon, being bored, so I've had lots of time to think about what to do and plenty of time to not machine it....  :-\
I think my final plan is to square up a piece of 1x2 stock and affix it in a boss on the bottom side so it can be clamped properly in a vise. Then face it that way.
The client did say he wanted a fixture plate for use in a vise. I had asked him this question already but he didn't answer. He can use the block to clamp in the vise or take it out. Either way, I will be able to clamp it and face it square to my vise. He may have to take a skim cut in his vise if there is a deficiency. He's not paying much for this. $100.
Shawn, I have a couple of those fixture plates. The one I like the best has a places for 1/2” cap screws to go through the plate and into a T nut for holding the plate down on the table. You do loose a hold down hole for each 1/2” cap screw location. But I do not see a problem and have not had one, easy to work around…Dave
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by f350ca on May 26, 2019, 08:31:26 AM »
Will it fit in your 4 jaw Shawn, face it on the lathe.
Made one a while back out of a piece of aluminum from an aircraft plant.
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Milling Machines, vertical & horizontal / Re: Tramming Question
« Last post by PJB on May 25, 2019, 10:07:01 PM »
What 4GSR said..
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