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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #255 on: May 26, 2020, 09:07:35 PM »
Well I'm having trouble finding/selecting a cutting system for that finial. Too many choices and not enough knowledge.
The nikcole system looks interesting but trying to find the right insert, as well as holder, is difficult. I just don't know what I'm doing.
I think the HSS cutter I modified will work well enough. I just need to get better at grinding the cutter shape.

In the meantime I'm wondering how to cut the part in the attachment.
The attached part is a simplified version of what I want but it will do.
Imagine a hole in the left end for a live center and imagine some parent stock on the right end.

I'm wondering if a thick parting tool would do the job. See 1st attachment.

That actually raises another question. I have a 1/8" wide parting tool which I've never used. I generally have used a .04 or 1/16 (P1) parting tool.
Under what circumstances would someone use such a thick (1/8") parting tool?

I'm hoping that the thickness plus low feed and light cuts will help the tool from bending.

Thanks.
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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #256 on: May 27, 2020, 12:59:01 PM »
Don't bother with my last post. It doesn't work. I need to noodle on that some more.
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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #257 on: June 04, 2020, 12:07:24 AM »
Temporarily closing shop.

We're back on daycare for my grandson and T has a decent freelance job that takes her time.

The booger really enjoys coming into my shop and playing so I've had to baby-proof it.

Family first.

Not that I haven't been struggling anyway. Ever since I retired (two years ago), my motivation and interests have taken a nose dive.

I hope to keep checking in and giving a few of you some pokes.

This is a great forum...with great people...not just people good at machining but just good overall. I love the learnings.
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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #258 on: June 15, 2020, 12:22:53 AM »
Now I have grand-daughter spending time in the shop.
She's playing with a 3D printer pen.

Oh well. It's more important to 'influence' my grand-children right now.
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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #259 on: July 29, 2020, 09:46:26 PM »
I've been pinged by a couple of friends here so I thought I'd explain myself...

Shortly after my last post, my wife was diagnosed with cancer in her esophagus. It may also be in a couple of lymph nodes near her clavicles.
No one knows why. She's not a smoker. Apparently this problem is common to smokers.

Surgery was deemed too risky. Tumor is in the middle of esophagus and very near to aorta, air passages, and heart.
Surgery would have meant removing the entire esophagus, making the stomach into a tube, and connecting the stomach near her neck. Fun, eh?

Fortunately, we live in an area that has proton radiation available. The radiologist seems optimistic. And the type of cancer she has is very susceptible to radiation.
This will be weeks of everyday treatment and likely followed by chemo.

We're doing okay but it's going to be a long haul.

Shop is going to be closed for a while.

I don't mean to bring anyone down but thought my friends would want to know.

Stay safe and healthy everyone.

If I don't get back for a while...thanks for your thoughts.
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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #260 on: July 29, 2020, 10:00:28 PM »
Zee,

Very sorry to hear this. I hope all goes well.  We will be thinking of you both.

Colin

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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #261 on: July 29, 2020, 11:06:41 PM »
Our best wishes and thoughts!!

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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #262 on: July 30, 2020, 12:07:33 AM »
Sorry to hear this Zee, my thoughts are with you and hoping for the best possible outcome.

Dave

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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #263 on: July 30, 2020, 12:09:13 AM »
Zee,

May I wish you both the strength and courage needed to get through these next few months.

Hang in there

Mike
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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #264 on: July 30, 2020, 03:41:35 AM »
Zee:

Not the best of news. We'll be sending you our best thoughts. I trust there will be a good outcome.

Thanks for keeping all of us in the loop.

Best Wishes.
Hugh

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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #265 on: July 30, 2020, 05:26:12 AM »
Very hard news to hear, and I'm sure much more so for you, your wife, and family.
We will be thinking of you all and wishing you the best, hoping for the best possible outcome.
Kim

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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #266 on: July 30, 2020, 12:54:03 PM »
Sorry to hear the bad news.  Best wishes for it to work out well.

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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #267 on: July 30, 2020, 05:59:45 PM »
Zee, my prayers are with your wife and with you.
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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #268 on: July 30, 2020, 07:13:10 PM »
Sorry to hear this, Zee. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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Re: From Manual to CNC - Sherlines
« Reply #269 on: July 31, 2020, 09:51:06 PM »
Thank you all so much.
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