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Old 05-02-2014, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Daily project log

Well I thought it might be interesting to make a little log of what I do from day to day.

2014/05/02
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Internal cocking kit (WGPIC-003) = 20
Pneumatic assist (TJD131016 - LPR HOUSING) rough cut stock = 25
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Create fixture cam program for mass (ish) production of part# TJD131016
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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PHEW that was a long morning.

got 16 more WGPIC-003 for a total of 36 right now. I ran out of stock an need to order more.

got about half of the blanks thru operation 1 on the mill.

got the lathe setup for making some valve bodies.
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got the second half of the lpr housings thru the mill so I have 25 about 25% complete.

While I was letting the mill run I got 25 valve bodies done.
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I'll be taking it easy the rest of the day but I did finish out my stock brass for the valve bodies. so I am up to 32 valve bodies.

I also bored 3 barrels and made a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eywfy-n7shg
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Tonight I started on WGPIC-002. This is a 2 step part and I got 15 thru step 1

I bored 1 barrel of 2 (sterling barrel is too thin)

I setup and ran 12 lpr housings thru the second mill op.
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Up to 32 wgpic-002 thru step 1

Finished the LPR housings (24) 1 was scrapped due to tool failure.

Bored 2 barrels
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Got all wgpic-002 thru step 2 (turning thread OD)

Setup mill to make front blocks for the PA kit

Got 1 barrel in but I did not want to tear down my lathe setup for 1 barrel. Hopefully I'll get some more in tomorrow and it can justify tearing down.
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Got all wgpic-002 threaded (really starting to like dies)

made 30 more Upgraded my feed rate and was knocking them out at about 5 min each.

The mill ran 4 sets of 4 for a total of 16 PA front blocks.

Got some more barrels in but since I was on a roll with the other stuff I did not tear down. I'll try to get them tomorrow morning and then in the mail before noon.
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Do you have a DRO on your lathe? I'd love to be able to use the drill chuck holder tool on my QCTP, but setting the horizontal into alignment every time has made it not worth my while - which I'm sure is me just not knowing how to align it quickly like that. Any pointers on that?
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I'll be taking it easy the rest of the day but I did finish out my stock brass for the valve bodies. so I am up to 32 valve bodies.

I also bored 3 barrels and made a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eywfy-n7shg
How are you able to do those cuts without measuring? Or is there some sort of electronic system on the lathe?

Sorry, newb here.
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