- Jun 18, 2020
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When doing some of the stuff we do in our little home shops with light tools and machines it’s necessary to finesse things and not do massive cuts that even a little larger equipment is capable of. Most of us have been in shops where chips are hauled around the shop in 55 gallon barbells by fork lift or heavier moving things. Instead of a barrel we might have an old cereal bowl for chips , toss them in the recycle trash can. Drilling and tapping an m 2 screw thread as an example in some brass flat stock . . Getting piston rings seated in a tiny bore . I’m running into this issue too. I know exactly what I need but conveying my needs to my boys is some times hard . The chip is not much bigger than my kitty fur. A days scrap fits in a sandwich bag.Please understand my comment about the CNC had nothign to do with modern machinery, but the method applied to achieve equal cutting forces on each pass. My 10" Clausing 4900 struggled to perform when the bearings became loose. Fortunately, it uses taper rollers and correcting preload was simple.
I’m sure everyone has shop stories of nightmare projects . Cnc has made many things easier no doubt but it still takes knowledge of how to make things large or small.