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Old 11-16-2007, 02:18 PM   #31
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Congrats to both of you (see Klutz that fits in one post )

Cingster please make sure to post lots of pics to show me that I have to get a X2 too
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:03 PM   #32
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Congrats to both of you (see Klutz that fits in one post )

Cingster please make sure to post lots of pics to show me that I have to get a X2 too
Will do Dennis...got to get the Porsche Spyder body shaped up first though, then I've got to get my head around this very first project:



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Old 11-17-2007, 03:33 AM   #33
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My God John: wanna start easy uh?

Andy done something like this "ventilated" drum (isn't that?) for his 911's boxer. I see well it as a PE origami, but you know guys that I'm PE diseased LOL.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:15 AM   #34
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My God John: wanna start easy uh?

Andy done something like this "ventilated" drum (isn't that?) for his 911's boxer. I see well it as a PE origami, but you know guys that I'm PE diseased LOL.
G'man, it's worse than that...can you believe that over 40 years ago Porsche decided to make them handed - yes, the left drum fins go the other way, so I'm going to have to make two! Really I need to make all four because the rear drums are indentical to the front apart from not having the five ribs in the centre. I'm going to make two different centres with an interference fit that I can switch with the two outer drum parts - this should give me the combination to cast 4 different drums from!

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Old 11-18-2007, 07:19 AM   #35
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Well that's a fun little shape, isn't it? Looks like you'll need at least a rotary table and a slitting saw. I wouldn't even care to guess accurately how many of those fins there are.

I'll be fascinated to see how you go about it, and/or happy to offer thoughts for how to possibly try it.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:11 AM   #36
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I finally got around to clearing the garage out and made myself some workspace. I'm going to mount the grinder on some wood so that I can clamp it in the benchvise which will free me up some more room. The mill is still awaiting a good clean and tear down!

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...I see some beautiful cars...
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LOL! Cheers Mike - there's a motorcycle in there for company too!
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:24 PM   #39
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LOL! Cheers Mike - there's a motorcycle in there for company too!
Pics of the cars and the bike please. This isn't the modeling forum so you can show 1:1 stuff you know. Lathe and mill looks great, did you do a tear down of the lathe?

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....did you do a tear down of the lathe?

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Doubt it needed it, it's a Clarke after all
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@J: damn for few moments I dreamed about your vintage bike, old Norton or worst an awesome Indian..... than I checked your profile...... ROFL I'm jocking
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G, I can't think why you would think I'm an Indian fan!



Mike, I've some pics of the Spyder completed in my profile - will try to update it at some point as I've got some frightening build shots with some of the body cut into very small pieces when I was 'correcting' the shape of it.

The lathe rebuild was more of a clean-up, regrease and readjust process - I've still not lapped the jibs, though to be honest it doesn't seem to need it. The X2 Mill clean up will be a similar process as a lot of the componants are the same as the lathe. I'll shoot a photo session of the process when I do it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:44 AM   #43
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Here it is, my setup (small but ok 4 me)

"workspace"



drill press (Proxxon) + x-y table



my old Emco



end mills etc.



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