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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2010, 08:38:43 PM »
Small update. It's been a couple weeks since I have had time to work on it. Started on the column today. Still have to surface grind and mill some pockets in it. Quiet a bit more to do to it until this part is ready to bolt on.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2010, 08:39:19 PM »
Slow progress, but progress none the less. Finished the column today.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2010, 11:46:02 PM »
Looks real good so far Sam.
Keep up the good work.
Looking forward to seeing it finished and running.
Again...NICE !
Russ

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2010, 02:26:01 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, Russ.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2010, 05:39:05 AM »
Right on Sam - that's going to be some machine when it's complete.
Keep posting the pics of your progress with this one as I never got to see the final build pics of your router.

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2010, 10:37:35 AM »
Thanks Tweakie. Here's the router... http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,6139.0.html

Not really a top quality build, but it works pretty well. Ignore the cheap chair wheels. They were only for painting, then replaced with a good set of casters.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2010, 01:31:44 AM »
More progress. Finished the Z motor mount, counterweight sprocket attachment, and motor spacer. I intended to anodize the spacer, but in my haste to get the ano tank set up in a freezing shop, something went wrong and the part came out bad, so that's a bummer. Oh well, I'll take function over fashion any day of the week.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2010, 06:25:15 PM »
Looking good Sam. That will have to make a sweet machine.

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2010, 12:22:05 AM »
I sure hope it turns out well, Brett.

So I took my spacer out of the dye bath, and I was not amused at all. It looked worse than what I had imagined. So I guess a bit of fashion might be a good thing after all. I hate stripping anodizing off. Sandpaper is made with aluminum oxide (most sandpaper), which just so happens to be what the ano layer is. It's like trying to cut a stick of wood with another stick of wood. Anyhow, it had to be done. I've spent way to much time on the machine to take a shortcut now and ugly it up. I decided to change the color to an acid wash, too. I done some bike parts like that, and they turned out really nice, so I figured what the heck.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2010, 02:18:01 AM »
Very neat Sam - Keep up the good work.

Thanks for the link to the router pics - Nice machine you built there too.

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