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Old 12-11-2018, 10:38 PM
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Trimming the forks on the contour machine. These are two 3/8" HR plates tack welder together.
Must say, you have patience. I would break out the O/A rig, then grind to match if they had to be spot on.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:20 PM
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Must say, you have patience. I would break out the O/A rig, then grind to match if they had to be spot on.
I would argue that you have more patience than I.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:30 PM
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Drilling holes in the mounting plate. The hole in the center is for locating on the rotary table, the four holes surounding it are for securing the plate to the rotary table. All three caster plates will have these holes.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:37 PM
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After the first cut of the bearing race. I'm using a 1/2" diameter carbide round nose cutter. I have a nice little trough to contain some oil.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:43 PM
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The race is done and I have made a shallow cut with a 1/4" cutter around the outside. This cut represents the trim edge which I will do on the contour machine.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:17 AM
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I no longer "need" the rotary table after this piece is done. I find it usually little more effort to mount most pieces on a rotary than a vise but the rotary table offers more machining options, I'll leave it on until I "need" a different accessory.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:34 AM
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I had to tap in to more patience here. I decided to add a shield to help protect the bearings from debris. I considered this during the design phase but decided against it thinking the area will be protected by the box above. I have changed my mind.

I'm not sure how this area will come together yet. I have an idea of what I want but I was not motivated enough to go back to the drawing board. We shall see.

Trimming more of the edge here to make room for the shield.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:45 AM
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This is a Wells model AC-7 saw. Here I have increased the cutting capacity by 2" by removing the vise and completely extending both blade guides. This puts more stress on the blade so I will return it as soon as I am done.

(Could someone please remind me to do so as I forgot to do it last night)
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:51 AM
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The pieces for the rotating assembly are mostly done.

I ordered a package of 200 1/2" diameter chrome steel balls in a grade 25. I should be able to fit all of them in.
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