Not what was intended

Discussion in 'Mistakes, Blunders and Boo Boos' started by Paul C, Oct 5, 2019.

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  1. Oct 5, 2019 #1

    Paul C

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    Milling a slot in a piece of aluminum held in the vise.
    All going well until I see sparks (from aluminum??).
    Then noticed I had milled a nice slot in the overly long vise hold down screw.
    Oh well,it was too long anyway.
     
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    ShopShoe

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    I think we've all done something like this one time or another. Someone had a sig line somewhere or other to the effect that if you never make a mistake you never learn. (Sorry if I forgot who gets the credit for it, but worth remembering.)

    I'm a multi-interest guy, so I have cut "the underneath thing" in metal, wood, paper, fabric, foam, and carpeting.

    --ShopShoe
     
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    How often have I said words to that effect!

    Craig
     
  4. Oct 15, 2019 at 3:15 AM #4

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    In my build thread I relate that I was boring out some bearing blocks to 5/8". All set up carefully and measuring, adjusting the boring bar for successive passes. All goes great and I hit my number perfectly, .652"....:(

    lg
    no neat sig line
     

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