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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!
 

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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.

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,

but it would have been better if I hadn't tried to take shortcuts.
 
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