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Pictures of things made in Home Shop CNC

Discussion in 'CNC IN THE HOME SHOP' started by Cadillac STS, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Cadillac STS

    Cadillac STS United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Can this be a new sticky thread? See lot of interest in doing Home Shop CNC but not many pictures of actual parts made. Even internet wide not so many pictures of what has actually been made.

    Let's see people show off things and others get ideas of what is possible!
     
  2. Bill Gruby

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    Done.

    "Billy G"
     
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    I'm logged in as Gunner (Active Member) and it appears to be unlocked. If this actually posts.

    Yep, it's now open.

    As this is supposed to be for photos, I'll delete this in a day or three.
     
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    I made this just to look at :)



    Kevin

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    That is very cool!:cool:
     
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    That is wicked cool as we say in New England!
     
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    piazza_quarter_271.jpg I make custom wood harmonica microphones. The shells are made out of exotic woods. The grills are made out of aluminum or brass. The grill blank is turned from solid stock on the lathe, then the grill slot pattern is done on my CNC mill.

    /Greg Heumann
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    That's very nice!
     
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    Greg I love it! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    In 2006 I purchased my first lathe and mill from Harbor Freight with no idea how to use them
    since then I have built (converted to cnc ) all of my cnc equipment from scratch not kits and have a lot I'd like to show...
    I have photographs of my small cnc machines building parts for 66.jpg DSCF1096.JPG DSCF1129.JPG DSCF1335.JPG DSCF1336.JPG DSCF1400.JPG DSCF1405.JPG my larger ones but here are a few examples of some nice parts I have made
    I don't wish to flood the thread but I have a lot more if there is interest.
     
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    I never get tired of your projects keep them coming.

    Ray
     
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    Jumps4, great looking projects, you have been an inspiration for me to convert my machines to CNC. The lathe is done now attacking my mill. Bob
     
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    Custom QCTP tool holders to hole one inch tools in my manual lathe

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    That looks really nice- what material did you make them out of?
     
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    Great looking machine work.
     
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    They are mild steel. Just off the mill. They were made from rusty 3 inch cubes. Right now they are covered with WD 40 and I will be using them so they will have some regular oil on them for corrosion. I'm considering methods to coat them for corrosion resistance but unsure what to do.
     
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    Cerakote works pretty well...
     
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    They look nice, I've been looking at blackening some steel pieces but have not got everything together yet. Also have to build a Knurler, guess I could blacken them then knurl them.
     
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    What would you use for blackening? I've heard dirty motor oil then heat in an oven is one method. And does it cause corrosion resistance?
     
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    I have been looking on line at some of the other forums. They are using a hot dip system. and adding carbon to it. I belive soda ash, and potassium something. I have it on order, but have not gotten it all in yet. Hope to before the weekend. Also have to clean the metal real good before then. I will keep advised when I get t done.
     
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    I did a few pieces in the oven with oil a while back and they came out with an uneven finish.
    after cleaning they were just gray but haven't rusted.
    Steve
     
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    I didn't make this, my friend Joe has the same mill as me but he converted his to CNC. One of his first projects was to make a spindle lock wrench for the mill to replace the piddley little soft one that comes with the mill that everyone breaks cause it is a loose fit and too soft. The mill he converted is the popular to G0759. The wrench is aluminum with a steel pin insert and a set screw to lock the pin in position. What a great upgrade, thanks Joe!

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    that came out nice
    the chamfered edges really makes it look professional.
    Steve
     
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    Looks amazing!
     
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    I don't know if this is a good thread? Makes me want to convert my mill and I didn't need any more reason to do it before you guys started posting pics of the stuff you have made! :)

    Kevin, I need to think for a bit to figure out exactly how the heck you made that beehive ball thingy. You better be careful with that computer in the shop. I can hear you now, "Hal, ...Open the collet Hal. Hal, open the collet please..."

    Jim
     
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    Look at the black oxide kits from Caswell. Not quite as good as the hot bluing process but they do a pretty good job and much less expensive to setup. Less hazardous too.

    http://www.caswellplating.com/metal-finishing-solutions/black-oxide-kits.html

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    :apologize:Jim
    [QUOTE="

    Kevin, I need to think for a bit to figure out exactly how the heck you made that beehive ball thingy. You better be careful with that computer in the shop. I can hear you now, "Hal, ...Open the collet Hal. Hal, open the collet please..."

    Jim[/QUOTE]


    Jim, I do talk to my computer sometimes when it doesn't do what I want :)

    The part is 3.0" in diameter and it is 2.5" across the flats so I was able to make all the cuts in the vise. I used an .063 wide slitting saw to cut the grooves around the sphere, I didn't take any pictures of that operation :apologize:


    This is the first operation
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    2nd operation
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    3rd operation was to index part against the stop and machine the tapered step cuts
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    Kevin
     
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    That's kewl
    Great pics
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    I think that would be a cool shifter knob!
     
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    This is a 4th axis project I did for fun.

    Stock held with 3 jaw chuck on the 4th axis

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    Roughing 4" diameter

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    Machining the tapered pockets

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    Finished project

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    Kevin
     
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