Author Topic: Patience or lack thereof  (Read 848 times)

Online Mike R

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Patience or lack thereof
« on: January 12, 2024, 03:23:57 AM »
Funny enough tonight I was thinking about how much more patient I was in the machine shop lately compared to when I first started machining maybe 20 years ago.  I was actually fabricating something out of a few pieces and using a hacksaw to get the rough parts ready to silver solder, where as before I would have immediately jumped to going and buying a piece of metal of the required size.


Well, I was manually trimming the pieces down on the mill (its a cnc) and sure enough, what do I do but get impatient with the cutting feed rate I've set (nice and slow for stainless) and use rapid to try and approach the part.  I approached it alright, and into at rapid too.  So much for being more patient.   :toilet_claw:


Another strange observation from this - how is it I was able to instantly find the shattered remnants of my 1/2" carbide endmill off to one side in the pile of steel swarf in the mill, but can't find the parts I fail to catch when parting off on the lathe?   :shrug:




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Re: Patience or lack thereof
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2024, 02:41:45 PM »
For catching tiny bits parted off on the lathe, you might want to consider building a variant of my design...

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/catcher-small-part-offs-27243
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Offline steamer

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Re: Patience or lack thereof
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2024, 10:55:47 PM »
I get it Mike....and sometimes being impatient costs more than other times
..I've finally gotten to the point where when I'm 6 ops into a 7 op part...and "Im not feeling it"   I know better now and just shut it down and come back another time.....

I dont want to admit how many parts I've scrapped before I became more enlightened
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Re: Patience or lack thereof
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2024, 08:37:13 PM »
For catching tiny bits parted off on the lathe, you might want to consider building a variant of my design...

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/catcher-small-part-offs-27243
         

Looks a useful bit of kit.............going to make one  :) :ThumbsUp:             Terry

 

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