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Old 01-21-2020, 12:53 PM
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This is for a project I am now working on. I thought some of you would find how I make a disk helpful.

Here I am trimming off in the saw. I use the stationary jaw of the vise for support when possible and a second clamp when not.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:07 PM
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I failed to state what may be obvious, that is I first scribed a circle on the surface using a divider. It is set to mark a circle with a diameter of 7.37”
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A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

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If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.

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Old 01-21-2020, 01:19 PM
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Pretty standard stuff. Layout material, cut off excess with bandsaw and machine to finish. Depends how much you want to cut with the bandsaw. Some guys will nibble away at the piece making multiple cuts; I usually just make an octagon and call it good...
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:11 PM
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Pretty standard stuff. ...
Yes, so far perhaps but I am not done yet. I am posting in between operations as I have time. It is the final operation that more of you might find interesting. Stay tuned.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:16 PM
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Here I have sanded down the peaks so there are no points. This is an important step for the following process.

Notice the center punch in the center that was used to locate the dividers, this too is important.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:31 PM
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I would just take qty (5) minutes to program my cnc plasma cutter....
And go doo something productive with the leftover time.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:49 PM
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Oh goody! A surprise!

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I would just take qty (5) minutes to program my cnc plasma cutter....
And go doo something productive with the leftover time.
I would too IF I had a cnc plasma...alas, I don't, so I'd just do it the old-fashioned way. Actually, if the job was for a customer I'd just do a quick drawing and email it to the place that does our laser cutting. Depending on what the job is for it might not even need to be machined...
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:56 PM
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The cutting tool is much more likely to catch and stop the work with points on the edge. Nonetheless it is important to feed in small amounts at first to prevent catching the work.
Notice the jaws are contacting near the outer edge. This helps to hold the work.
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I don't understand it but I can't rotate your pictures
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:18 PM
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I don't understand it but I can't rotate your pictures
Likely I was in the Edit mode at the same time and it may have blocked you, me being on dial-up it takes me longer.

This is a good post for the Tricks and Tips so I will rotate the others.
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