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Old 01-16-2019, 12:49 AM
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Well, I got the boring bar this morning; length was 10" so I had to cut it down to about 5-1/2" for what I needed. Yesterday I had indicated the bore so today I could get right down to boring the first hole. Had a lot of trouble with chatter; tried 3 different inserts and a bunch of speeds before I found the sweet spot. I think the problem was the fact that, even though the spindle is a pretty big, heavy forging, the boss I was boring hangs out quite a bit with no support. When I tapped it with a hammer it would ring pretty good.

Anyhow, bored the first side, flipped the spindle over and set up for the second boss. It dialed in really easy with a clean bore as a starting point and boring the hole went a whole lot easier. Now it's on to the sleeves to fill the holes.

I would have started on them this afternoon but I discovered that I didn't have a single piece of 4340 large enough to work. I'll pick some mat. up in the morning and get the sleeves done and installed...
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Measure twice and cut once...or...wait, was that the other way around?
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