That's not bad at all.
most of my project designs have to change as materials become available.
to buy online makes them too costly.
I have been collecting pieces to make a cast iron table saw that turns a 14" cold saw blade at 58 rpm
I have a worm drive, motor and an old cast iron table saw so far.
With that 1.500 inch Spindle hole all that is left to do on the back plate are the three 8-32 spindle mount holes. It's been a long trying day. At this point a mistake is not an option. Not bad for 11 days work. I started on the forth.
Stock arrived for the Bearing Blocks today. Bearing Stock will come in Friday? Also got a set of 8-32 transfer Screws today. Now the Table will easily mount. There are 14 screws holding it down, six are blind holes. Tomorrow will be a looooong day.
I've been watching Die Filers on eBay for some time now, and it amazes me what some people think they are worth. And always local pickup. I know they actually sell in the ~200 range, but I see them listed anywhere from 500 to 1300 all the time. Some people list things without doing adequate research on past selling prices.
All three Bearing Blocks have been bolted together and squared in the mill. Here they are being line bored. At this point they have just .030 to go. This is where I take a break. It lets the parts cool to a stable dimension. I may or may not have .030 to go.