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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #105 on: June 25, 2018, 10:25:36 PM »
Guess thatís why I have a set of taps and die in that size. Thatís one of my first builds and had to buy everything.

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #106 on: June 26, 2018, 12:47:25 AM »
I was going to suggest (since you're retired now and need things to fill your days  :lolb:) that you could make your own nuts; but now i see you plan on doing so.  I've been there, but it does get old, even when you're retired !

You're making great progress Bill,  You must agree it's a lot more fun that working outside with the current temperature and humidity.
 
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2018, 12:58:05 AM »
Hey Bill

My vote would also be for the smaller nuts.

A couple pieces of tooling that I want to make for my Sherline lathe is a simple indexing attachment and a good filing rest. Then I can make nuts the old school way, by filing the hex on them. This seems much more efficient than milling the flats. I do have to admit doing them in the CNC, standing vertical in a collet fixture and driving around them is pretty easy too. With the filing rest you don't have to worry about removing the cutter marks for each flat. :Lol:

Your PMR #5 is coming along very nice!
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2018, 01:33:47 AM »
Fortunately I should only need about 12 of them. At something like .100" height each, it's only 2-3 inches of hex I will have to mill. But yes there is time for that now.

Bill
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #109 on: June 26, 2018, 01:40:13 AM »
I now question the title of this thread...'a fill in project?'.  :lolb:
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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2018, 02:17:51 AM »
It still is zee. Will be getting back to the little pearl some tomorrow.

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #111 on: June 26, 2018, 06:44:01 PM »
Would 1/4" hex work, you can get that from McM.  They also have 4mm, which at about .157 is only a thou or so more than the 5/32 you wanted, and would probably still fit a 5/32 wrench or socket.

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #112 on: June 26, 2018, 06:53:26 PM »
I found some 5/32" hex at online metals. About $4.00 for 2 feet, but $13.00 shipping. I will just mill some down from round stock but thanks for the ideas bent.

Bill

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #113 on: June 26, 2018, 09:20:03 PM »
Hi Bill,

Excellent work.

If I've got things correct, you are out of the classroom now - right?

Join the club. It's a different world - and a busier one!

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #114 on: June 26, 2018, 09:46:20 PM »
Yes John, going on a month now and settling into it quite well but like you say staying as busy as ever. It has allowed a bit more shop time though except for the very warm weather we have had so far this summer. Thanks for looking in.

Bill

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #115 on: June 26, 2018, 10:00:07 PM »
Before changing the mill back to the larger vise for some tapping on the Pearl cylinder, I did a few more small bits on the #5. This morning I made the air in and exhaust out fittings though that was lathe work (photo 1). Then the piston rod gland and the valve stem glands, which were both lathe work and some mill work with the rotary table. This was especially true for the valve gland which is more diamond shaped, but this was easy enough with the RT and mill (photos 2 & 3). These are also shown where they will go in the last photo. Now I just have to match drill and tap the 1-72 holes in the cylinder and bottom head to secure them.

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #116 on: June 27, 2018, 10:04:11 PM »
Just a quick update for today. Got the holes drilled and tapped for both the piston rod gland and the valve stem gland. Picture attached.

Bill

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #117 on: June 27, 2018, 10:22:40 PM »
Coming right along and looking great. You do remember that story of the fuzzy tail and the hard shell donít you  :lolb:  Just saying  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #118 on: June 27, 2018, 10:38:29 PM »
Plenty more to do Cletus, but it's still progress. How's the lil popcorn coming along. Oh yeah, you still have to work too  :lolb:

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Re: PMR #5 - as a fill in project
« Reply #119 on: June 28, 2018, 12:46:22 AM »
Plenty more to do Cletus, but it's still progress. How's the lil popcorn coming along. Oh yeah, you still have to work too  :lolb:

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Ok rub it in!  :lolb:
I'm happy for Bill, and it's good to see you out in the shop making some nice progress on your projects.

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