OK Two Days, Two Stupids!

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  1. Jul 17, 2007 #1

    rake60

    rake60

    rake60

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    I need to make a cast iron cylinder that is 1.417 OD and 1.968 Long
    Today I got my hands on a piece of cast iron rod that was 2-1/4" x 6" long
    I didn't want to waste any of it so I thought I'd chuck it up and face one
    end true, then center drill it and stick a center in it to turn the OD.
    Free hanging 6" chucking on 1/4"... Looked a little shaky but I'll just take
    light cuts. First interrupted cut went fine. Second cut was a little noisy.
    Third cut went, GRAB, SNAP, DUCK!

    Then I cut the stock to 1/8" over finish in the band saw and machined to
    size without incident.

    Color me stupid again!
     
  2. Jul 18, 2007 #2

    rake60

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    Well last night I didn't see any damage from my little wreck with the cast
    iron slug. Tonight I noticed the saddle was getting tighter the closer I got
    to the chuck.
    [​IMG]
    Nice gouge with raised edges the whole way around it. :roll:
    So my first hour of shop time was spent carefully working the raised areas
    down with a flat file then smoothing the ways with a fine stone. It came
    out OK,
    [​IMG]
    but it would have been better if I hadn't tried to take shortcuts.
     

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