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As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time.
It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop.
In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.
I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too.
I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation.
I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will.
Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with.
I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons.
Other than that, I will not be around.
I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.
Made a new shaft for a piece of machinery. Also bored the hub and rebushed it. Drilled the castle nut hole with my lathes cross slide hole driller and a $2 yard sale drill my wife thought I would need.
I actually had a job in the lathe I could have used one on this morning! X axis lead screw out of my Millrite mill, extending it 2-1/4" to make room for adding a Servo power feed. Made the extension and drilled and threaded the lead screw internally 7/16-20, and the extension has a male 7/16-20. Want to put a taper pin (or roll pin, undecided) cross-ways through the connection to keep them from unscrewing. It was already set up and ready to drill the hole if I had the cross drilling fixture. I am on the lookout for a hunk of metal that has one hiding inside it...
Instead of doing the cross drilling the easy way with the lathe fixture, I will instead be using the mill, without its X axis lead screw!