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laxpro69 08-16-2013 01:09 PM

Laxpro69's Custom work thread
 
Well everyone, as some of you have seen in the shop talk thread I have been working towards machines and getting a little shop together for myself. I currently have about enough stuff to get some work started. I am not going to currently take any work just yet, I would like to have a little more practice and time on the machines before I get started. I am just starting this thread to show some of my work and show what I can do. First I will start with the machines I've got...

I have two lathes and a milling machine. I have yet to get myself an RPC big enough to power the victor, so that is another reason for my set back.

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...psf209cd6e.jpg

That is my hardinge lathe for smaller pieces, and my mill.

This machine just arrived on Wednesday, like I said I am waiting to power it.

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...pseb099095.jpg

I am in a tight spot for shop space (Ty would probably disagree!) but its enough space to get the job done. I have accumulated a good bit of tooling and some storage, so I am about ready to go.

As I have no CNC, some of the stuff I can do will be limited, but I will do my best do do what I can :)

laxpro69 08-16-2013 01:13 PM

Today I got to spend a bit of time in the shop, first up was the lathe, I am hoping to do freak boring here in the next month or so. I will be playing with my own barrels for set-ups, and once I find something I like working with I will get started for you guys :)

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps1d2339a1.png

Then I jumped over to the mill, as I just got a body in that was "junked" that I could try some things on.

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa79ccf34.jpg

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps9554b89d.jpg

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps0cc18472.jpg

BigOldSkool 08-17-2013 06:05 PM

Lax from experience.. if your going to have that body anno'ed at all that sight rail likely wont survive its too thin.

laxpro69 08-18-2013 02:06 PM

I was just messing around, kind of milling whatever I felt like. I will get a smaller endmill (I used a 1/4, found in a lot I bought) once I get it delivered, but for now the 1/4 does some stuff I like. No plans to re-anno, just repair a stripped thread and maybe get it working.

Thanks for the advice BOS :)

ilivlife 08-20-2013 08:40 AM

What services do you plan to provide?

laxpro69 08-20-2013 07:26 PM

Not sure yet to be honest, waiting for a motor to power the lathe. Probably milling, some turning work, freak boring, what did you have in mind?

laxpro69 08-26-2013 10:02 PM

Attempted first freak bore was pretty successful. I will have pictures tomorrow. Cheap chinese reamer did alright eh Ty?

laxpro69 08-27-2013 06:12 PM

Does this work?

Here we go... I think. Little hiccup with not starting it deep enough, but other than that it went well.

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa970c576.jpg

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...psbf0e7471.jpg

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o...psaed28180.jpg

tymcneer 08-27-2013 10:34 PM

That may have been because of a slightly heavy handed teacher ;)

As to you have a small shop space... You have now seen my walk in closet of a shop... I can fit the entire shop, with room to space and working space, on to a one car trailer :)

Ty

subyrally 09-03-2013 02:08 PM

looking good so far. if you ever decide you need a bit more room, you have seen the space i have ;) granted, im not sure if i would be able to easily get the electrical supply needed in a timely manner, lol.

you guys together could probalby help me out with some ideas i have rattling around inside my head, Lax, you probably know which ones im talking about. lol


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