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Supporting => Tooling & Machines => Topic started by: steamer on July 28, 2012, 02:24:59 AM

Title: Angle plate repair
Post by: steamer on July 28, 2012, 02:24:59 AM
Hi All,

I bought this from a UK based tooling house as it was just the ticket for some work I want to do on my Wallaby

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/mcandrew1894/tooling/Angleplate.jpg)
It was advertised as precision ground....as you know I've been wielding a scraper as of late so I decided to see just how precise it was

As received
(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/mcandrew1894/tooling/2012-06-14_18-58-08_424.jpg)
So I did a mark up on my surface plate and got this.....
(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/mcandrew1894/tooling/2012-06-14_19-00-38_259.jpg)

YUCK!......OK got the carbide blade out and started in on it.
After a couple of cycles...
(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/mcandrew1894/tooling/2012-06-14_19-52-24_26.jpg)
Notice the low area on the left side...it's still there... but the bearing is improving
20 or so cycles after that....and I was leaning on the scraper
(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/mcandrew1894/tooling/2012-06-14_21-32-36_211.jpg)

At which point I called it good....I took about .005 off!   
(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/mcandrew1894/tooling/2012-06-14_21-43-39_557.jpg)
I checked squareness now and found it was pretty good!....but I have to chaulk that up to luck!

I took the issue up with the vendor, and he sent me another one...free of charge......so I'll check it out...and probably offer it for sale...don't really need 2

Dave