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Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« on: December 21, 2009, 11:05:06 PM »
Well, I suppose I'm going to build a mill this time. Might finish it, might not. Who knows. I'm not really that fond of commitments, since about '95.  :P
I'm not the best web page builder either, but it gets the job done. HERES the link.

The original designers name is 'gmduke', and he graciously gave out his design, complete with prints and mcmaster part numbers for purchased items. Without his hard work, I would not be attempting this. Hence the machines name...Dixie Duke, in his honor. A post with his machine is HERE

HERE is his gallery on the zone.

Looks like his website is no more.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 11:11:34 PM »
Look nice, look also like the Syil X6 or something like it.

Me too have some trouble finishing my project since for me, the fun part is designing the parts and machining.

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 10:57:51 AM »
Sam,
Post pics as the task progresses. We like pictures.
LOL for the Holiday's,
RICH

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 12:05:50 PM »
That's a good start Sam - looking forward to seeing further pics of your progress.

Tweakie.

btw. My wife sends her regards - she still remembers the Cheese Board incident.  ;D
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 01:06:32 PM »
cool picts and renders.  i look forward to seeing progress;)

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 06:00:55 PM »
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she still remembers the Cheese Board incident
Ahhhh, the cheese board. Who can forget that!  "C.B.I." as it's known to most. Yall haven't had the plague, have you? It's all because of the sacrifice!

Not much to report on today. 95% finished with the base part. I had estimated that part to take one day. I have 12 hours invested so far. I had to take a bit of care getting the rail slots just right. This was time well spent on such a critical feature. All I need to do now is the hole pattern for the rails, and tap all the holes. Then this part can go on the shelf. Next I want to do the saddle, as it will be the most difficult part of the whole build by far. I'm dreading it and looking forward to it, all at the same time. Anyhow, here's some pics. My cell phone dont take the best pics, but there good enough.



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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 08:05:37 PM »
Looking good Sam.

Brett
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009, 10:19:31 AM »
Very small update
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 05:24:02 PM »
Another small update. This is the saddle. Hopefully, I will get this part finished tomorrow. Other peoples projects are starting to take precedence over mine.  :(
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 09:32:41 AM »
Sam,
More work than meets the eye, as usual. Now you'll have more of an appreciation of the machines your using.  ;)
Same happens when i do a little model, takes just as long and then some.
At least your having fun,
RICH