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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2010, 09:11:19 AM »
Looking great, Sam, fantastic work-

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2010, 05:05:53 PM »
Dang Sam................... that looks real good. True to form for Dixie Duke.

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2010, 06:05:49 PM »
Well, I had a bit of time to work on the mill today, so here's a small update. I installed the rails on the column for the Z axis.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2010, 01:23:00 AM »
Excellent Sam, glad to see some more progress on the Duke.

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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2010, 07:33:48 AM »
Nice.....and no movement of the material after it was slotted?

That's going to be slick machine -  ;)
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2010, 07:48:43 AM »
Your getting there Sam, be making chips before you know it.
Keep posting pics.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2010, 09:55:10 AM »
Thanks for the compliments guys. I had to blow the dust and spiderwebs off of it, because it had been sitting there so long.
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and no movement of the material after it was slotted?
You mean from the release of any stresses caused by the slotting? Na...If it did move any, it would be such an insignificant amount to not be of any concern. There only .135 (3.43mm) deep, and there close enough to the edge, where there is added rigidity from the side walls.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2010, 03:58:26 PM »
 :)
Happy to see you back at it Sam......anxious to see it done.
I am envious of your dedication, even with a well deserved break on occasion.
All in good time, like good wine.
Thanks,
Russ
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2010, 04:43:36 PM »
Thanks Russ. I don't think the word "dedication" has EVER been in a sentence describing me. Probably never will again, either.  8) I'll be glad to see it done also. Ball screws shipped out today, casters shipped out today, I have the spindle motor and VFD already, I'm hopefully going to build the cabinet stand this weekend, and I'm going to try my luck at making a spindle this weekend or Monday. That may be to much at once on my plate for 2 days, but I'm going to make an effort at it, anyhow.
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Re: Dixie Duke - A machine in the making.
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2010, 06:35:02 PM »
Scratch one more "to do" off the list. What a pain in the butt this was. I'm glad to get it done...finally. It's out about .0002-.0003, but that will more than satisfy me. Not bad for a first attempt. I know you guys won't believe me if I said I made it in a 3 jaw chuck, so I'll just keep that to myself.  ;D
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