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Offline flopearedmule

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Monitor Build
« on: November 03, 2018, 09:05:33 PM »
I started the Monitor build last weekend.  Finally have some time away from everyone.
I am scaling it up 25%
So far I got the frame done.  Taking a break to decide what part to build next.

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 09:11:32 PM »
Nice start!

Glad to see another Monitor joining the family, looks to be a big-un!
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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 09:30:49 PM »
Great start!! Finding shop time is always good :)

Bill

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 09:25:18 PM »
i like your variation of  the frame detail  what are you building yours  from ?
what do you mean it wont fit  Get a bigger hammer

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 10:14:17 PM »
i like your variation of  the frame detail  what are you building yours  from ?

sorry, I've been away for awhile.  I'm building most of the frame out of Aluminum.  Have lots of it and its easy to machine.

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 10:18:08 PM »
Had a few hours this weekend to make more parts.
Next will be some brass bearings.  The build is taking longer, friends and family have me busy this year.
I guess that's ok, I shouldn't get burned out this way.

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 10:41:47 PM »
Nice looking frame and really nice finish on those parts!!

Bill
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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018, 09:34:12 PM »
Beautiful looking frames!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
Iím looking forward to see the progress on this engine.  :popcorn:

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 02:44:27 AM »
Beautiful looking frames!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
Iím looking forward to see the progress on this engine.  :popcorn:

Thanks Yogi

I didn't get anything done with the Monitor this weekend. 
I have to build a reloading machine for my kid.  Here is a link to what he wanted...Ö  http://www.fastbrass.us/
It cost $2,000.  Little out of my price range 
I told him it would be easy to build and I have a Nema 34 stepper motor left over from my last project.  This will be his Birthday/Christmas present. 
The little gears were $18 each (too much) and I need Qty 10 of them, so I am making them first.  The big gear that will go on the motor was $60.  So I will be making that next.  The little gears are done and a nice fit on the $6 ER 16 collet holders from China.  Oil lite bushings are only $1.5 on McMaster Carr, so I will buy those.


I'll try to make time this week and make the big gear, so I can get back to the Monitor



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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 01:55:46 AM »
I'm wondering if someone can help me out with gear cutters. DP 20
The 25 tooth gears I made in the previous post, I used a #5 cutter
tonight i cut a 58 tooth gear, and i screwed up and used the same #5 cutter. It was supposed to be a #2.
What will happen? Will I have more backlash in the gears?  Can i put the #2 cutter in and take a finish cut?

In the second picture, which one is the #1 cutter and which one is the #8 cutter?


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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 02:36:45 AM »
The higher numbered cutter takes a skinnier cut, so you should be able to use a lower numbered cutter over it as long as you can line up the centers acurately. The cutters should be stamped or etched with the number on the side.
The nbr 8 is the one on the right.

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 02:48:10 AM »
The higher numbered cutter takes a skinnier cut, so you should be able to use a lower numbered cutter over it as long as you can line up the centers acurately. The cutters should be stamped or etched with the number on the side.
The nbr 8 is the one on the right.

I'm happy to hear that!  Thank you.  The cutters have numbers on them, i just wanted to make sure they were numbered the right way.
I left my setup on the mill, so I'll put the #2 cutter in and fix the 58 tooth gear.

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 12:50:27 PM »
You may need to reset the depth of cut, I have noticed on my cutters that their diameter can vary slightly, probably depends on the brand.


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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 01:22:15 PM »
You may need to reset the depth of cut, I have noticed on my cutters that their diameter can vary slightly, probably depends on the brand.


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thanks crueby

Offline Jeff Michel

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Re: Monitor Build
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 02:08:34 PM »
A separate build thread for the brass prep tool would be really cool.