Author Topic: What did you buy today?  (Read 3301 times)

PJB

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #120 on: April 25, 2020, 12:47:17 AM »
Beautiful!   You will love that end mill.   Once you use it youíll never want to go back to hss.   
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"I wants what you gots!"

Carpenter84

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #121 on: April 25, 2020, 08:15:13 AM »
That invoice might certainly suggest otherwise, haha.

I have 20 copper parts I need to bandsaw a chunk out, then clean-up nice and pretty on the mill. All side milling. And quality really counts on these initial parts for this client. So, Iím ass kissing currently. Ass kissing implies not using old dull tooling...

I have been hearing really great things about their Stabilizer line of endmills. Even on manual machines. Which is where Iíve seen them used. As far as you tube is concerned, my interests mainly lie in a select few manual machinists. Really not a lot of interest watching the cnc guys..
Shawn

First 9x42 column mill,
Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

PJB

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #122 on: April 25, 2020, 11:14:27 AM »
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"I wants what you gots!"

Carpenter84

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #123 on: April 25, 2020, 11:35:07 AM »
I thiiiiink I'll give that a read later this evening. Lol. Lots of data.
Shawn

First 9x42 column mill,
Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

woodchucker

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #124 on: April 25, 2020, 03:54:33 PM »
Read this on the can..
https://www.copper.org/applications/marine/cuni/pdf/DKI-Machining.pdf


must have been a long crap... do you need a scissor?  :85:
Jeff
Clausing 8520   SB Model 9a - power hacksaw, Milwaukee band saw in a table.  Delta Rockwell Surface Grinder (not online yet .. being rebuilt where am I going to stick this)
For pics: https://imgur.com/user/woodchucker/posts

GNAP

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #125 on: April 25, 2020, 09:18:17 PM »
I grew up in a town where drawn copper wire was king, we were at one time, maybe still, the center of the drawn copper wire universe. As a kid there were 7 different companies making copper wire in a town (village) of 3500 people. Basically everyone you knew either worked or had relatives working in the mills. I use to machine copper pieces in my grandfatherís machine shop, I hated it, I'd much rather machine stainless steel or plastics, it gummy, heats up quickly, is hard to get accurate sizes and at times has piss poor surface results.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2020, 09:50:49 PM by GNAP »
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Carpenter84

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #126 on: April 25, 2020, 09:40:18 PM »
Lol, gee thanks.
Shawn

First 9x42 column mill,
Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

4GSR

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #127 on: April 26, 2020, 10:12:01 AM »
Shawn,

be careful using cutting oils like cooltool on copper.  It may tarnish the parts afterwards.  Really need to get a piece to experiment on before cutting on thee real thing.  Ask your buddy and see if he has something laying around that you can play with.  And since he is a machinists, ask him what works for him as for cutting oils to consider.
Ken

Carpenter84

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #128 on: April 26, 2020, 10:29:21 AM »
I have a chunk of copper from making the copper jaws on my bench vise I can play with. I have anchor lube which is supposed to be great on copper. Thereís not nearly as much work to do for the copper as there was the aluminum. When I messaged Tom Lipton and he recommended the anchor lube he added that it works really well with copper. So, thatíll be what I try first.
Shawn

First 9x42 column mill,
Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

savarin

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #129 on: April 26, 2020, 10:32:30 AM »
I'm sure I read somewhere that milk works for copper.
Never tried it myself (yet)

PJB

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #130 on: May 17, 2020, 07:05:20 PM »
I found this company searching for something else.  Thought it may interest you guys.  Not a bad price at all for a drilled and tapped fixture plate, black anodized too.  They have various sizes and 3/4" thick versions.  I wouldn't even buy the aluminum and drill/tap it myself at that price.  1/2-13 would be preferable but 1/4-20 would work for most things.
http://www.baselabtools.com/8-in-x-24-in-Double-Density-Solid-Aluminum-Breadboard_p_600.html
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"I wants what you gots!"

PJB

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #131 on: June 18, 2020, 02:44:54 PM »
Upgraded my CAM software to the latest version Sprutcam 14
They skipped 13 for some reason maybe its an unlucky number!
For $300 every 1-1/2 to two years its well worth it.   
As a comparison we have MasterCam at work and by far Sprut is easier to use, generates paths faster, simulates better and is 1/4th the price.   Annual maintenance on MC is $2,600 for one seat with the multi-axis add on.   Total ripoff but we have too many people mentally invested to switch.   Plus the talent pool on the street is overwhelmingly tilted to MC so theres that.   
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"I wants what you gots!"

Jake Parker

Re: What did you buy today?
« Reply #132 on: June 21, 2020, 08:48:02 AM »
My kids got me a HF 20 ton shop press for fathers day. Its the second one I've had. I swapped the first one minus jack for a 12 ton "I" beam trolley. That and I really didnt have the room for it in my 20x18 machine shop.
Well since im building my dad a shop, there is now room. The fact I had a shaft straightening job that needed it, plus the 20% off coupon, and my kids paying for about 50% of it was just a concret excuse to purchase it!