Author Topic: Zee's Shop Beginnings  (Read 63836 times)

Offline 10KPete

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #720 on: January 27, 2018, 08:04:50 AM »
Jason, you've summed that up very nicely! You can do it Zee.   :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #721 on: January 27, 2018, 01:00:04 PM »
Thanks!

When I talked about not having a collet to hold the drill bit or reamer..something was tickling the back of my mind.
Your post reminded me of a thread where we talked about making bushes to hold drill bits in a collet.

Even if that works for this job, I prefer trying the lathe. Holding the base vertically on its edge in the mill is a challenge in itself.

Very helpful.  :ThumbsUp:

Now to order up some longer drill bits and center drill.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #722 on: January 27, 2018, 01:14:39 PM »
Zee if you are ordering a long series ctr drill than get a 1/4" one, that way you can drill and ream the first pair of bearing blocks and then use the 1/4" hole to help guide the ctr drill when you come to start the other pair.

The alternative is to use a 1/8" or 3/16" bodies ctr drill and loctite it into a suitable hole in a 1/4 dia bar that way you can just sue a standard length one.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #723 on: January 27, 2018, 01:54:22 PM »
Thanks Jason.

I hadn't thought about doing the blocks in pairs. Good idea.
I'll look for the long center drill and if too expensive or troublesome to get...I'm glad you suggested the alternative.
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