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Offline mklotz

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #915 on: December 16, 2018, 03:08:55 PM »
I am impressed at the scale you guys are working in. Some of the parts for Elmer’s engines drove me crazy in terms of work holding and threading. I couldn’t see half the parts you are talking about much less actually make them.

With metalworking machines it's not absolutely necessary to see the part in order to make it.  That's what I was getting at when I wrote about the test piece I made for the four-blade live center for the lathe.

I couldn't actually see how the work was progressing while I was making it.  I had to simply trust the computations I had made earlier and make the cuts they demanded.  Only after completing it and removing it from its holder could I inspect it under magnification and see that it matched what I had intended.  Think of it like setting up a job on a CNC machine and then walking away while the computer directs the machine to make the part.  Except here you are the computer driving the machine.  I call it "HAM", Human Assisted Machining.

All the work on this lathe (and all the other PMR machine models) was done on a full-size, round column ENCO mill-drill and a 9 x 40 lathe.  Watch-making scale equipment might have made the work easier but they certainly aren't mandatory.  OTOH, part-holding jig making is absolutely necessary.
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« Reply #916 on: December 16, 2018, 08:09:36 PM »
The talistock has been redesigned a big.
Here it is sitting on the old tried and true General 160.

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #917 on: December 16, 2018, 08:13:26 PM »
Very nicely done!
You ever have a dream where you get shrunk down and start working in one of the shop dioramas you made?

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« Reply #918 on: December 16, 2018, 08:17:28 PM »
Here are two shots of the completed lathe accompanied by a cherry goblet that was turned in 2004.

Of all the machinery in a woodworking shop, the wood lathe is perhaps the only one that can take a piece of wood and work up a product from start to finish. It can also produce some of the most beautiful and creative pieces of wood turning.

But back here in our textile mill, their use was very functional. The machinery upstairs dictated the necessary items.

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #919 on: December 16, 2018, 08:30:18 PM »
Hi Chris,

Yes, I've mentioned before how interesting it would be to drink the contents of the potion in the bottle Alice found in Lewis Carroll's novel.
 
Seriously Chris, I've had people be completely fooled by some of the photographs I've taken of the diorama's over the years. I've been able to capture some of them in the books I've one-off published.

I like your thinking.

John

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« Reply #920 on: December 17, 2018, 12:26:04 PM »
Here is a workshop to date.

I noticed that there is no place to set anything down at this end of the shop other than  set things on the workbench. An oil stain from an oiler would not be appreciated there and there is no place to store the odd item. Mind you, we are only looking at small portion of the south end of the shop -  but still there should be some place to set something down safely or store things.

Do you see a table under the shelf?

Today's work.


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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #921 on: December 17, 2018, 03:13:04 PM »
What ?????   No Tool box ?
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Larry

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #922 on: December 17, 2018, 03:16:12 PM »
Wait for it Larry.  ;)
Actually there is a tool caddy under the workbench...
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« Reply #923 on: December 17, 2018, 08:58:36 PM »
Well, the little bench will have to wait until I get some angle stock to make it.

So here goes with the lighting.

These lovely little industrial light shades do not come with any means of attachement. So a litttle bit of epoxy and an extended junction box does the job.

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #924 on: December 18, 2018, 01:37:57 AM »
It's all looking wonderful John. The lathe looks good sitting there too.

Bill


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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #926 on: December 18, 2018, 03:33:54 PM »
Hi Larry,
You've got a busy desk there indeed.
Here's the desk in the engine room of the diorama.
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« Reply #927 on: December 18, 2018, 10:08:50 PM »
The three shop lights are in.

The last photo is very dark. I will have to experiment a lot with shutter speed and lens openings to get this right for the video,


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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #928 on: December 18, 2018, 10:12:05 PM »
I love those lights John. They always look so realistic which after all is the point.

Bill

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #929 on: December 18, 2018, 11:37:46 PM »
 :praise2:
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