My first effort underway...

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Shed_Monkey
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My first effort underway...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:55 pm

Well I promised to share for those that are interested - so here is the progress from this mornings efforts.

I have never made anything on a metal lathe before, let alone machined aluminium so this is all a very steep learning curve!

I am happy to report there were no pyrotechnics or flaming swarf :Chuckle:

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My goodness, hacking out the line drum doesn't half create some swarf - I'm not sure how to get rid of it all :Confused:

Parting a 4 inch billet of 6082T6 for the first time was also rather "interesting"

The next job on the drum will be hollowing the back out and a bit of profiling on the bottom skirt/lip.

I need to make some decisions yet about the backplate - I have some Sapele, Birds Eye Maple and American Cherry which have been seasoning in the loft for at least 3 years which would do the job. I think I will need to make up some samples to help me decide.

This project will take quite some time, so please don't expect particularly regular updates - I am learning each new skill or aspect of construction as I go along so it will take me a while. There are bound to be some unforseen technical challenges along the way too.

Cheers
Steve

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Muscavado
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Muscavado » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:03 pm

Steve,

My order is in the post :Hat:

John

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Shed_Monkey
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:21 pm

No problem John - at my current rate delivery will be in about 10 years :Hahaha:

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Bobby Marlene
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Bobby Marlene » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:47 pm

Steve, that looks fantastic. I am happy your shop is still ok and the local fire department officers can enjoy their sunday pint rather than extinguishing a metal fire...
Keep us posted, please. Bobby

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CrayCane
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by CrayCane » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:07 pm

Looking brilliant especially if that's your first attempt :Hat:
Pete

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Watermole+
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Watermole+ » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:16 pm

That is absolutely Brilliant Steve..

Well done indeed! :Hat:

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Dendrobaena
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Dendrobaena » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:32 pm

Excellent stuff Steve, keep it coming :Hat:
"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."

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Jeremy Croxall
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:34 pm

I had a feeling it wouldn't be long before we saw a reel from you! Looks "reely" good so far and I have no doubt it'll be a fine piece of work when its completed. Look forward to your further updates with keen interest :Thumb:

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Keston
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Keston » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:18 pm

That looks brilliant already.

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Paul F
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Paul F » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Steve, your skills at turning your hand to a task amazes me, it looks great so far :Thumb:

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