H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter Gold Member
- Feb 1, 2015
I recently watched a YouTube video that had caught my eye... Someone had their girlfriend use a craft cutter to cut out gaskets. I'd never thought of that. My hand-cut gaskets have always worked, but it brings another option to the table.It's time to clean carburetors, recently i bought couple more carburetors so i can piece together couple good carburetors, first thing i did was to power wash all of them with high strength degreaser to take the grime off but the carburetors are extremely dirty inside and out. the plan is to make one good vacuum secondaries also one more mechanical secondaries carburetor, i pick the best carburetor and spent close to 4 hour taking it apart and cleaning it i did manage to get it spotless, blow out all the passages and run wire thru them, then i started assembly, i made all new gaskets from klingerit gasket material, and follow the factory service manual and assemble it, this took surprisingly long time, and now i have to learn how to tune a carburetor, i'll be installing a lambda sensor in the exhaust to run Air/Fuel ratio gauge so i can get it close then tune it by spark plugs.
Thanks, Frank. The rectangular blank was supplied with the qctp. Pre-drilled and tapped--metric, 10mm fine as best as I can tell. The supplied nut for the other end has a wider flange, as well. I figured if I really screwed up I could make another t-nut and use 3/8" threaded rod. Happily, it didn't come to that!An alternate way to get to the same place is to start with round stock. Face one side and leave the boss just like you did, then flip the part and chuck on the boss to face the opposite side to thickness. Trim two opposing edges to fit the compound width. A tad more wasteful of material this way, but it avoids the interrupted cut. Nothing wrong with your method though, and the end result is the same.
Don't apologize for the finish. Tell people that it's deliberately a bit rough to increase friction and hold better on your compound. "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"The first thing I've ever made with a metal lathe...
Finish isn't the greatest as there was some chatter. Acceptable to me for what it is.
I like the knobs, I make a lot of knobs for my projects because I have the time and hand made knobs make a project look way cooler than a plastic oneI got tired of the cheap looking knob on my dial indicator mount, and figured it would be a good opportunity to work on some,new to me, operations.
Love the ladder idea. I made myself one out of some scrap I had.Well...was going to make a beautiful knob style chuck key, to adjust the back of my 4 jaw. Instead I had my first crash, on my mill. Ended up taking too deep of a cut, while climb milling, and it broke my 1/2" end mill, as well as put some scars on my work. View attachment 280745 View attachment 280746
Had to finish up the squared off section by hand, ie filing. But it fits in the 4 jaw anyways. View attachment 280747 View attachment 280748
Need to wait for my new endmill to come in, to finish it up...guess it's on hold for now.
On another note, I decided to use a piece of old aluminum ladder, that I was saving for casting, as a holder for my R8 milling attachments and collets.
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That came out alright I guess..anyrate, thanks for looking.
After you get the hang of it dovetails are not that hard. I cut my share in toolholders. I have a set of blocks for my small boring bars I made so I don’t have to change them.View attachment 281330
Wasn’t done in a day about 3days 2 hours at a time. That’s all the free time I can get sometimes. This is actually my first attempt at dovetails. Worked good no surprises. I have a bunch of 2 1/2 round so it seemed perfect for the project. Don’t have any pics of the dovtail work sometimes I get involved in the job and don’t think of it. Here’s a shot of drilling out a 15/16 hole talk about some spiral chips.
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Then I broke out the boring head and opened it up the 1.000. My second time using this boring head. I love it very well built and a pleasure using no makers mark it bores and faces.
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Was happy with fit and finish. View attachment 281332
Next was slitting it. This was what I came up with to hold with the arbor I have for the slitting saw. Was a little challenging figure out how to hold and get the clearance.
One question I have is do you cut the hole slot at once full depth or cut a it with multiple passes? I did .100 cuts with no problem it was just my first time using slitting saw. Didn’t want to mess it up. Usually I’d cut on the bandsaw but I wanted a crisp, straight cut.
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After doing this I found I need to make acouple slitting saw arbors. All that’s left is to drill and tap a hole on top for setting height. I’m waiting for the 2” long fine thread set screw to come in. And I have to make the knurled adjustment ring that comes on tool holders. I need another day in the shop.
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