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Simple washer/spacers on the lathe video!

Discussion in 'A BEGINNER'S FORUM (Learn How To Machine Here!)' started by RVJimD, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. RVJimD

    RVJimD United States Active User Active Member

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    Just a simple little project making spacers for my conveyor belt project.



    Jim
     
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    RVJimD United States Active User Active Member

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    Here is the video of the conveyor at work. I used my g0602 lathe and g0759 mill for all of this. Material is aluminum and a few bearings on the drive and idlers.



    Jim
     
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    Douglas F. United States Swarf Registered Member

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    Thanks for posting! I liked the video.
     
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    RVJimD United States Active User Active Member

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    Douglas, you are very welcome. There are several more recent videos on my channel showing more of the progress during construction of the conveyor.

    Jim
     
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    Ulma Doctor Infinitely Curious Active Member

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    that's awesome Jim!
    i subscribed to your channel

    my son would go nuts with these :)
     
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    RVJimD United States Active User Active Member

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    Thanks Mike!
     
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    T Bredehoft Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I'm glad you put the bricks in for scale, I couldn'a guessed.
     
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    francist Canada Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Way cool! I always end up watching your videos about six times in a row, and each time I still find myself smiling uncontrollably. Awesome job, Jim. Just grand.

    -frank
     
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    RVJimD United States Active User Active Member

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    Thanks for the nice comment Frank!

    Tom, I always seem to end up with something in the shot for a "sense of scale" I did an earlier video test on the bench with an empty beer can riding up the conveyor, that should give a real good idea of the size. ;)

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    AWESOME - Nothing like playing with TOYS that you made.
     
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    eeler1 United States Dang, buggered that up too!! H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Cool, had fun just watching that
     
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    firestopper H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Pretty cool indeed .
     
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    Wreck™Wreck United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Making larger washers and spacers on the lathe, another method (-:

    Begin with a rough cut disc, turn the jaws on a 4 Jaw for OD holding.
    I place dowel pins in the jaws to get the part out for OD turning.
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    Face then turn the OD right up to the jaws then bore the ID, flip the part 180 Deg. and indicate the bore to zero, if the hole is large enough I indicate the back as well and knock it around until there is minimum run out, (place scrap aluminum or copper strips between the finished portion and the hard jaws).
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    Turn the remaining OD then face t0 length, done
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