Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Teelzebub, 24 Oct 2015.
Is it wrong to feel ever so slightly turned on by that big bar of aluminium?
That's one mother of a chunk of Aluminium
Lol even the Trolls was shaking
Made a start on the first chunk this is going to take a lot of milling
Should send it to Holland, they have lots of mills i hear
Nice to see the trolls making an appearance. No, I don't mean you, Cheaps!
They are some mighty thin slivers of aluminium you have there, Tel. I can't imagine what possile use you'd have for them...
Yup; I find milling is slow work. Surprising how many operations are involved in even a simple piece!
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
luckily I'm doing most of it on the CNC which makes life a lot easier so long as I don't move the work piece I can stop it and restart it on the line it was stopped at
Better keep the temperature in your workspace constant. Even small expansions and contractions can cause deviations between where you stopped and resumed...
^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.
Also: Glass reservoir.
NO, it will have a glass top
Yeah that can happen
So time to get the first stage of the milling done on that chunk
Here's the program
And the first hole is started
And an inch deep
More to come
Second hole started
Tune in tomorrow same thread same channel.
Right both holes done, there's still more to do on those but later
So on the Mill next going to be quicker that way
Still a lot more milling to do
You're going to be up to your knees in swarf.
That's just a small part of it there's two more sides to be done as well
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?
Ooh, twin reservoirs!
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
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