Been feeling too busy to post things as I go the past few weeks so here's a big pile.
1 - if anyone can guess what's going on here I'll give you $3.50 but you have to like, nail it
2 & 3 - some NOAA surplus buoys that @joelerroon and @nazaroff were working on that I offered to throw some CNC magic at (bore, counterbore, drill & tap bolt circle) just in time for the @equinoxstudiosseattle open house last Saturday
4 & 5 - finally upgraded the tailstock on the manual lathe with a permanent ratchet handle on the secondary clamp
6 & 7 - ultra precision semi precision weld fixturing and finished product
8 & 9 - secret sauce engraving, first time applying it to a non- single stroke font and very pleased with the results, and the assembly tool it's applied to
10 - Mr. Hotdog, a custom built tool for cutting SOOW cord, consisting of parts from an air crimper and a large hydraulic cable cutter, and some waterjet/ post- machined adapter plates I designed
Also we bought brand new @froniusweldingusa TIG and MIG units today and I might die waiting for them to arrive because I'm so excited.
#latergram #jobshop #shopfloorengineering #allthethings #runcnc #gtaw
About to shorten over a thousand of these stainless shoulder bolts using the Daewoo. Feeling thankful for flood coolant, constant surface speed, and inserted parting blades – it wasn't all that long ago that I would have been doing these manually.
#jobshop #nubchop #runcnc #stainlesssteel
Don't forget to come out tonight – it's our annual Equinox Studios Very Open House! Stop in and see all of us at Cyclefab, as well as countless other artists and craftspeople showing off their work.
#equinoxstudiosseattle #veryopenhouse #georgetowndetritus #partytime
The VF3 tapping a bunch of 1/4-20 holes in another polishing tool, while the manual lathe does some "live tool" work squaring the ends of a few compression springs that require a +/-1° end squareness and +/-.015" length tolerance.
#jobshop #semiprecision #instamachinist
Things from last week. Some autogenous stainless weld repair on a couple studio light mounts, quick and dirty riveting tools for use in the arbor press to install new hardware on a couple split boards for @dustroyer, getting grumpy about workholding pricing for the HRT160 we just bought so I’m machining my own damn dovetail vise and riser, and a .008” diameter @harveytool endmill used in some very small engraving in a bronze mold.
#jobshop #instamachinist #gtaw #runcnc #diy
Friday’s weird setup of the day... parts we machined previously from a customer supplied 6063 extrusion getting a few minor modifications. Maxing out the x travel on the old Bridgeport.
#jobshop #randd #instamachinist
When YG1 endmills are on sale at Marshall Tool, you stock up. We’ve had a hodgepodge of endmills in our “manual-only” Kennedy for a while and it was time to cull the herd and make it a little easier to find usable cutters.
#yg1tools #marshalltool #jobshop #shoplife
When @slayerespresso told us they needed to polish hundreds of #6 flat head stainless screws a month, we whipped up this jig to make the job a little less tedious. Holds fifty screws at a time and gives the operator a nice solid way to hold onto them while using the buffing wheel.
#waxonwaxoff #jiggy #gripitandripit
Please make thing A into thing B. Thanks.
Machined from billet. Time for silver and gold plating. This was a fun project to be a part of.