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Old 02-05-2013, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What the heck is Rage making now.

So I had this customer walk into the shop the other day. He said he needed a special tool and he was told that I could help. I was thinking I am a paintball pro shop what could I have that he wanted. After a quick sketch on paper I said yup I am sure I can make that.

Here are some pictures of the start of it. Can you guess what it might be?
I am sure some of you machinist are thinking I could make that in about 20 minutes. But remember I have a hobby lathe and really no experience doing machining no school anyways. This is the first "Tool" I have made. It's about 1/4 the way finished. I will post more wednesday.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A couple more pictures... It is just about finished. Will finish it up on thursday.

Remember I am a chef by trade not a tool maker. Everything done on the lathe by hand no cnc here and you can tell.
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die handle?
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Yea it is for a 7/8 die that will thread barrel ends to put muzzle breaks on. The die it's self is over 2 inches wide and I did not have a holder/handle for it. So I made one, just have to drill and top for the handles.
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looks pretty good for a manual lathe and a chef behind it. good job
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Are the two screws sufficient support? I haven't noticed a die handle without larger grip area for the die itself. I've only worked with smaller dies and multi-jaw dies/cutters though.
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Are the two screws sufficient support? I haven't noticed a die handle without larger grip area for the die itself. I've only worked with smaller dies and multi-jaw dies/cutters though.
I am hoping so, on the Dia itself there are only 2 divots for the set screws to hold. The divots are about 1/8 of an inch deep. The 2 machine screws I am using fit in perfect and drop down the 1/8. I guess I really won't find out till we use it on friday.

Edit: I decided to change the 2 machine screws for hardened set screws. That way they won't mushroom.

Total cost for the project $10.00
What I learned.
Learned how to use a boring bar, knurling tool, and how to change out my chuck teeth for a the external ones. Sharp drill bits work better! Priceless!

Here is the final project.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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awesome work ray. and a great idea at that.

on a side note, I just dug up my old machinist tech text books from a few years back. some great stuff in there to help you learn how to use a lathe more. I'll drop them off to you soon, when I go to tune my latest cocker.

I've actually been thinking of trying to get a hobby machine too. vertical mill.
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