Finished up this project on Friday - 20 goretex seam sealing machines. Lots of little parts, but nothing terribly complex. Kind of cool little assemblies.
#machining #runcnc #manualmachinist #jobshop #autobotsassemble
Weird setup of the day, and reverse engineering some CNC bender dies so we can replicate them in a smaller bend radius for... gasp - another limited production run of porteur racks! Stay tuned for more details in the next couple months. Probably doing pre-orders for 20 to see how it goes and then potentially another batch of 50.
#jobshop #rackbuilding #bender #shoplife
Happy new year! Plenty of things happening around here. Got through another batch of shoulder bolt shortening today, I think there's about another 1000 left. We got our @froniusweldingusa TIG machine (a Magicwave 230i) about two weeks ago and are selling our Syncrowave 350LX now if anyone's interested. It's up on Seattle CL, DM for a link or more details, or just search CL if you're interested. Last couple photos are of the CK torch I adapted to work with the Fronius. Had to do some creative brazing / machining to add a little nub to the front of the Dinse adapter since the Fronius requires an o-ring seal for the shielding gas connection. You can barely see a line of silver in the closeup photo - the stock Dinse adapter ended right before that. Went ahead and ran a 4 conductor signal line up along the coolant hoses with the intent of 3D printing a little tactile switch enclosure to mount near, but not on the torch. The torch which came with the Fronius is fancy in its own right, with interchangeable heads and a cute work light, and it supports remote panel amperage adjustments from buttons on the torch itself, but I am anticipating that we'll find that torch a bit too clunky for finer TIG work (i.e. frame repair and mitered joints). I don't know when I'll get to the amperage controls on the CK but I was already in the process of bundling torch hoses and figured it was easy to throw some signal lines in there at the same time.
#jobshop #cablemanagement #machining #gtaw #weldporn #fullnerdmode
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