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Offline budman68

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Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« on: December 20, 2011, 07:35:51 PM »
Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......that are the most fun  :)

Took a moment today to diamond drag engrave this "W" in our clocks' pendulum for a nice little extra touch.

Happy Holidays to all!
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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 09:40:12 PM »
Looks good Dave!  Happy Holidays to you too!

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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 04:39:27 AM »
Nice touch Dave.  ;)

Presumably spring loaded but what type of tool did you use please ??

Tweakie.

I echo your comments Happy Holidays to all.



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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 04:49:19 AM »
Thanks fellas, and it is actually a tapping guide that I turned into a spring loaded engraver.

I think I actually posted info about it years ago, but will look again for the pics when I get home from work.

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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 11:32:57 AM »
Ok, Tweaks, here you go. This is from a post I just did on the Vectric forum as well:

I use a tap guide (for threading) and quite honestly, the hardened pointed/ground end works great for this as well, as I used that at first with other projects I've done. I wanted to set it up for a diamond tip though, so I designed an adapter to fit inside with a small set screw to hold what are called "phonopoint" diamonds (cheap!), which are really used for dressing precision grinding wheels on a surface grinder (what I do for my "day" job). It works fantastic and they make the guides with such a nice slip fit, and hardened materials, so it's a quality unit. I've done over 130 drag engravings with it and it's still a perfect slip fit.

(I see Enco doesn't allow hotlinking anymore so here are the part numbers:)

website: http://www.use-enco.com

Phono/Single point Diamond: 388-8860

Tapping Guide: 325-5179

Rendering of the diamond point adapter shown below.

Hope that helps-
Dave

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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 11:57:30 AM »
Thanks for the information Dave.
(I can feel a little turning job coming on  ;) )

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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 04:47:40 PM »
Looks great, Dave!
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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 05:17:06 PM »
Hey Sam, you must be busy, you haven't been around much, my friend. How goes it?

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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2011, 02:42:32 AM »
Going fine I recon Dave. Doing better than I deserve, I guess. I've not really had time to do any personal projects to share with the masses lately. I'm around here every day though, I just lurk in the shadows.
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Re: Sometimes it's the quick and easy ones......
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2011, 10:01:13 AM »
Good to know Sam,  ;)

Thanks,
Dave
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