Somebody Hand Me A Kleenexe Wouldya?

I think I’m gonna have a moment here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of the people who helped me get to that moment in time.

You have no idea how absolutely thrilled I am.

It took a whole lot of monkeying around on my part last night and this afternoon but right as of this moment, this machine is now fully functional.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

15 thoughts on “Somebody Hand Me A Kleenexe Wouldya?

  1. Good for you Phil, now, you ain’t gonna get all blubbery now on us are ya? You will have to show us your first creation and your first fuck up so we know you are a true machinist!


      • Abom79 doesn’t use cutting oil while using carbide tooling, most of the time, And his stuff looks great. Of course, he is running all of the coolest new goodies as well.
        Carbide is good stuff. Thermal shocks will cause them to break though. Say you are using a mister to cool and lube the tool / part. If it quits, then starts back up, that brazed insert could crack / shatter. just something to keep in mind.

        I’m going to see if I can’t make a home-brew coolant system like SiG is running in his shop.
        At some point……

        Whitehall, NY


  2. Also, IF the spindle can be run in reverse, and IF the chuck will not unscrew, or can be locked in some way, there is a method to make cutting off much better. This is always a problem. Run the spindle in reverse, install the cut off tool upside down, keeping proper height of the point. It will cut without grabbing and diving into the cut.


  3. Phil,
    When can we expect a 1200 finish on your projects now, and what do you currently have catching metal chips and curls? The floor does not count…


  4. Good on ya! Very well done. This new fangled internet is quite the thing. Old parts meeting new parts, and working like before. It’s too cool!!!


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