How to spend a Saturday

Discussion in 'Thag Built / The Chuck' started by jeffakamax, Aug 23, 2009.

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  1. jeffakamax

    jeffakamax Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    12 hours, 1 pizza, about 25 different revisions, and the conception of "CHUCK".

    Here is a brief selection of pics from an all night bender between myself and RAVEN9MM that ended at 7am this morning.

    It started as I just wanted to upgrade the tail-caps... Then all hell broke loose!

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    Here is RAVEN9MM randomly milling anything that was not bolted down!
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    And then...
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    Meet "CHUCK"
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  2. SLDS181

    SLDS181 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    ..... I want your tools.

    :D
     
  3. mnealtx

    mnealtx Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Damn, that's sweet....
     
  4. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Very Cool :cool:

    Burnie
     
  5. warp1900

    warp1900 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I want your tools also.

    You guys are crazy but I am 2, so what the heck.

    That was in my view a fun way to spend a Saturday/Sunday and productive as well, those are looking really sharp!

    :thumbs:

    CHUCKYYYYYYY
     
  6. youfillintheblank

    youfillintheblank Super Member ECF Veteran

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    chuck is very sharp, and nice work on the Ms. Fog Log as well
     
  7. Cisco

    Cisco Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    That's how I spend all my Saturdays also, so whats the problem....:D

    Awesome work Jeff/Raven, You guys share in my addiction, once I make a mod and it works I cant help but want to make it even nicer and that you have done...

    Excellent work guys

    Cisco...
     
  8. jeffakamax

    jeffakamax Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Thanks everyone!!! I have a favor to ask of all of you. If you do not hear from ne in the next few hours... SEND HELP!

    It has come to this... CHUCK with a fully recessed atty connector and mirrored finish!

    Must get back to lathe... my precious!

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  9. SLDS181

    SLDS181 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    :w00t:

    Like I said, I want your tools...
     
  10. jeffakamax

    jeffakamax Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Take a kidney if you like, but stay away from the tools!
     
  11. mnealtx

    mnealtx Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Looks gorgeous, jeff!
     
  12. SLDS181

    SLDS181 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Mine are all woodworking tools, not so much metal fabrication.....

    But.... I've got some ideas :D I'm just waiting for a battery to die so I have some parts to make a universal 510 adapter ;)
     
  13. warp1900

    warp1900 Super Member ECF Veteran

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  14. Cisco

    Cisco Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Those mini lathes are not really up to par. I have one, it is extremely limited and not really built to high enough tolerances to be worth anything at all especially if you want to fabricate small intricate pieces, its out right dangerous on those things. If you go into the $1500.00 range you could get something worth while or look into getting a used one.

    Cisco...
     
  15. mnealtx

    mnealtx Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Appreciate the info, Cisco...
     
  16. Hangtime

    Hangtime Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Cisco Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    No problem mnealtx





    Exactly right Hangtime, It would take you hrs to make a small part that should take 10 mins and yet the tolerances are still not tight enough even when making light cuts.

    Cisco...
     
  18. mnealtx

    mnealtx Super Member ECF Veteran

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    That's a bummer about the inaccurate cuts....probably have to mic everything out, i'd guess?
     
  19. warp1900

    warp1900 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Thank you Cisco,

    Maybe I should just go learn how to use one first and then I will know better what I need/want, plus I will be ready to use it when I buy it.

    Keep those tools rolling Jeff, love to see what comes out. :D

    Whats with shiny smooth metals that we all like so much anyway?

    :cool:
     
  20. mnealtx

    mnealtx Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Duh..... it's SHINY!!!!! ;)

    oooh....shiny....
     

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