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Scratch Build – In Progress The Devil's Dance (A mad mans last ever true scratch build)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Teelzebub, 24 Oct 2015.

  1. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Is it wrong to feel ever so slightly turned on by that big bar of aluminium?
     
  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    That's one mother of a chunk of Aluminium

    Lol even the Trolls was shaking :worried:
     
  3. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Made a start on the first chunk this is going to take a lot of milling
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Should send it to Holland, they have lots of mills i hear :D
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    And wind:worried:
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Nice to see the trolls making an appearance. No, I don't mean you, Cheaps! :hehe:

    They are some mighty thin slivers of aluminium you have there, Tel. I can't imagine what possile use you'd have for them... :worried:
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Yup; I find milling is slow work. Surprising how many operations are involved in even a simple piece!
     
  8. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    lol

    Tooth picks Dave what else ;)


    I worked it out it's going to take around 4 hours machining per side and three side's per bar and of course that's two bars :jawdrop:

    luckily I'm doing most of it on the CNC which makes life a lot easier :thumb: so long as I don't move the work piece I can stop it and restart it on the line it was stopped at :D
     
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  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Better keep the temperature in your workspace constant. Even small expansions and contractions can cause deviations between where you stopped and resumed...
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    ^If that isn't a blatant setup for a rod expansion joke, I don't know what is.
    I highly recommend keeping it lubed up too. (Oh God...) It sucks when the bit dulls in the middle of a long cut.

    @Spreadie - Pot/kettle/black.:p


    Also: Glass reservoir.
     
  11. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Lol

    NO, it will have a glass top
     
  12. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Yeah that can happen
     
  13. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    So time to get the first stage of the milling done on that chunk

    Here's the program

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    And the first hole is started :thumb:

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    And an inch deep :clap:

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    More to come :D
     
  14. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Second hole started

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    Tune in tomorrow same thread same channel.
     
  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Right both holes done, there's still more to do on those but later

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    Looks good

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    So on the Mill next going to be quicker that way

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    Still a lot more milling to do :thumb:
     
  16. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    You're going to be up to your knees in swarf. :p
     
  17. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    That's just a small part of it there's two more sides to be done as well
     
  18. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    I know you like to play things close to your chest but I'm going to ask anyway - what finish are you planning for the aluminium?
     
  19. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Ooh, twin reservoirs!
     
  20. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Well being a juke box it's true bling so the main body will be chrome'ish the bottom and top cross bars will be gold and the front grill also will be gold and the top glass is still undecided.
    The reservoirs all 4 of them lol will be red and yellow and of course lots of Leds inside :D
     
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