What are you machining?

  1. Kram

    Kram Member

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    I've got a few projects started that are too boring to post up but interested to see what the rest of you are making.
     
  2. Pete.

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    I recently made this for my mate's racing pit bike. An adapter plate to fit a 230mm disc in place of the little 160mm one that was there.

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  3. Pete.

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    I also just made this tool. It featured a tapered thread (of no particular pitch or threadform). Happens to be left-hand too but that's not significant. I'll let you guess what it's used for. It has a 22mm hole though the middle :)

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  4. Pete.

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    Ah, might as well say - it's a tool for pulling the seal out of my bike's gearbox without stripping the bike down.

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  5. Gwil Member

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    I thought you were supposed to poke at them with a screwdriver- all the while paranoid about scratching the surface- curse a lot, go for tea, then find out the new one's a different size and it's Sunday, or in my case you're 50 miles from the shop.

    You're just showing us up.
     
  6. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    clever idea but whats up with mine?.
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  7. Pete.

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    Nothing I guess, though I don't know if the access would allow it. I just found a picture of the BMW tool and made something similar.

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  8. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    I love it when someone makes a factory tool..gives me great pleasure,good job matey;)
     
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  9. Kram

    Kram Member

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    made a waterproof case for bluetooth headphones.
     
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  10. daleyd

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    @doubleboost is currently knocking a couple of thou off the Sunday dinner :thumbup:!!
     
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  11. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    Today I needed to remove a valve from an inflatable boat:
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    Needs a special tool, so found a bit Nylon:
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    Then onto the Myford:
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    one valve removal tool completed:
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    All leaking valves removed cleaned, lubed, re-assembled and tested:
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    Just need to clean the wee boat now..quite satisfying rattling off a special tool when you need it.
     
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  12. AdrianH Forum Supporter

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    Hang on? A metal box to house a radio transmitter! Well I guess the range is only a few feet.

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  13. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    Satisfying,
    I know what you mean.
    I needed a drift to fit a bike wheel bearing but didn't have anything exactly right. So I wacked a 32mm Vauxhall oil filter socket in the lathe and two minutes later I had what I needed.
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    Took just enough off so it contacted the outer shell perfectly. :thumbup:
     
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  14. Pete.

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    Couple of gears I made last night. They are £270 each made to order because the originals are not available. I do them for £80/pair.
     
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  15. decca

    decca Forum Supporter

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    Nice job.
     
  16. tinman123

    tinman123 Putting the Extra into ordinary.

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    cnc obviously,
    how long dose it take to knock one out, and how long dose it take to do the original drawing first day out.
    they are cheap at that to me.
     
  17. tinman123

    tinman123 Putting the Extra into ordinary.

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    i was machining my vice the other day, i bought one of those edge technology stops for it, its a handy ad on.
    the back of the vice was sloped with a slight curve so i run a bit off it, i dont like modifying an original vice like that but no point in getin all sentimental about it either.
    i didnt actually take a pic of it when it was on, doh.., but you can see it in the last pic.
     
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  18. Pete.

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    Nope, manually machined.

    Making the blanks takes way longer than cutting the teeth. Once the dividing head is set up it takes about 20 mins to glue the teeth on :)
     
  19. ukracer Forum Supporter

    what they fit??
     
  20. tinman123

    tinman123 Putting the Extra into ordinary.

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    manually, fair play lad, thats tidy work.
    the first one takes the longest but once you have it worked out the rest come easier.
    they are still cheap imo at that for the pair.

    what are they made out of?
     
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