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Jubathoph

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Hello LPF, it has been a long time since I have posted, having taken a break from the hobby for some time. In that time, I have been pretty fortunate to acquire a garage and a solid assortment of manual machining tools: full-size knee mill Lagun FTV-2, precision lathe Monarch 10ee, engine lathe for bigger projects, horizontal band-saw, and all the assorted measuring and inspection equipment. Also have a metal melting foundry & sand-casting stuff. I had found that for some reason all my hobbies ended up with me needing to machine or make stuff out of metal, so naturally I adopted a new hobby of machining to support those other hobbies. I'm no expert but am learning quickly how to machine parts & hold tight tolerances to a few ten thousandths.

Long story short, I'm interested in helping people with their various projects who may need help building or machining stuff! Feel free to shoot me a PM or post in this thread if you have a project that you need help with & we will discuss a fee that makes sense. Here's a pic of a tetrahedon I machined out of a copper ingot that I had cast a while back, Cheers!
 

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RedCowboy

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I was looking at some stuff at the government auctions, could be some deals in your area so you can pick it up, most don't do shipping.

 

Jubathoph

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I was looking at some stuff at the government auctions, could be some deals in your area so you can pick it up, most don't do shipping.

LeBlonde lathes are solid & that would be a great one for someones garage. Mine is maxed out, no way my wife would allow another lathe in there!
 

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Nice garage hobby support machine shop.
The foundry capacity in addition to the machines make it all the more interesting.
 

Jubathoph

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Nice garage hobby support machine shop.
The foundry capacity in addition to the machines make it all the more interesting.
The metal casting and 3D printer really work well together, & open up some pretty cool possibilities.
 

wolfram

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Man, if you could make 1:1 replicas of WL arctic hosts.......That would be cool!
 

Jubathoph

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Had a customer needing very small precise parts. They are for an optical assembly, not sure exactly what (top secret)Components.JPGPrototype.JPGPrototype 2.JPG
 

RA_pierce

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That mill makes my Sherline look like a toy. I wish I had the space for bigger machines.
That tetrahedron is pretty slick. Makes me wonder what kind of fixture you made for holding it...
 

Jubathoph

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That mill makes my Sherline look like a toy. I wish I had the space for bigger machines.
That tetrahedron is pretty slick. Makes me wonder what kind of fixture you made for holding it...
It was kind of tricky. I milled 1 side flat then superglued it to a sacrificial piece of aluminum. Then milled the other 3 sides on a rotary table. Superglue softens at elevated temperatures so I hit it with a blow torch and it came right off.
 




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