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You will be having so much fun you will forget to eat! Nah! Who am I kidding.
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Dave's not seeing any of this, too busy playing with his new toy.
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I am so glad to see Dave making the move. He is a natural.
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Thankyou good Saito friends, my first ever effort on a lathe turned out OK, a little plane jane maybe and took two hours. I had to wait on the tail chuck too

. I started with solid piece of 12 mm shaft. The next one will take about 20 minutes. Thanks for the goodies Gary, I'll make good use of them. The adapter goers from 10 x .1 to 9 x .75 to accomodate the Saito .30 muffler.
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You will be having so much fun you will forget to eat! Nah! Who am I kidding.

Yes I was, now I'm having a glass of Gallo White Zin. which is red.
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Gary, it's so nice to start a hole in the center and come out 2.5" away still in the center. Thew hole in the adapter is the same diameter as muffler inlet.
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Gary's going to spoil me for life. I'll enjoy every minute,
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Looking good there Dave.
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Great work Dave very impressive!
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Dave, now make one with cooling fins on it ,, or an inline fuel cooler, I have a slot cutter on my list to order new cutters, all my cutters are shot, I do have an inset cutter but I am on the last one, the inserts are like $45 to $60 each today, when I bought them some 30 years ago I got 10 inserts for $100.

I bought the lathe to make RC boat surface drives, soon after I bought the lathe many companies started producing the surface drives,, many are made today, see my link.

Edit, the problem with RC boats is> if you are not racing you are just going around in circles ..


https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...XBVAdEQ4dUDCAc

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Dave, now make one with cooling fins on it ,, or an inline fuel cooler, I have a slot cutter on my list to order new cutters, all my cutters are shot, I do have an inset cutter but I am on the last one, the inserts are like $45 to $60 each today, when I bought them some 30 years ago I got 10 inserts for $100.

I bought the lathe to make RC boat surface drives, soon after I bought the lathe many companies started producing the surface drives,, many are made today, see my link.

Edit, the problem with RC boats is> if you are not racing you are just going around in circles ..


https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...XBVAdEQ4dUDCAc

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Like this only use a narrower cutter, for looks more than for function me thinks?
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Makes up for what?
I can still make it from coast to coast in less time on less fuel only 50 horsepower, two wheels, less damage to public roadways and enjoy it all.
Can you do it hauling a family of 5 towing a 7600# travel trailer behind you?

Anyway.....

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Dave, I will send you some magazines about machining. There are several good books. A one inch travel dial indicator comes in handy for setting up cut lengths and depths. Will post a few pics.

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Can you do it hauling a family of 5 towing a 7600# travel trailer behind you?



At least 80% of my driving is solo which is actually pretty close to the national average. A good reason I don't prefer a low mileage, overpriced overweight beast of a vehicle .

Never had any reason to haul a monster home around, further clogging already crowded highways. My recreational traveling is still done on two wheels, usually sleeping in a 10 pound tent and a 5 pound sleeping bag. Got me to Alaska and back twice, probably will agai
My wife and I no longer carry a family of five.

If I did any of the above, that monster truck would be sitting on blocks when I wasn't .
But I would rather not.
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That is going to be a beautiful airplane! My uncle would have gotten a kick out it he was a B-35 crew member. There is an old photo floating around the web of his airplane landing on an unfinished fighter strip. My uncle and the tail gunner released the crews parachutes to keep the airplane from running off the island.
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Thanks Gary, I'm like a sponge sucking up info, I did a little playing with psuedo coolng fins for Jim.

Looking great ACD, nice work.


Slight chatter marks, blade a hair too high
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Thanks, I uploaded the wing I finished today. Have a working landing light and the scoop is done, so it is ready for glassing. Next step is to flip the center section over and start working on the gear doors. Hopefully those wont take nearly as long as the top did. I just need to add the bump out for the wheel and then I can make a mold from fiberglass and get the gear installed. Still a lot of work to do on just the center section.
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Thanks Gary, I'm like a sponge sucking up info, I did a little playing with psuedo coolng fins for Jim.

Looking great ACD, nice work.


Slight chatter marks, blade a hair too high
I like it, it looks cool

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Hey Pete,, don't be mad at me, I saw one of my most favored movies again yesterday, yes yes, "Welcome to Woop Woop"

the chick hits the guy good in the nose, she puts some meat on his face, he asked what it is, she says "Roo, I was going to fix it up with Pineapple for you" he says "aaH" she says "what, you don't like Pineapple",, LOL funny stuff, I was rolling back and forth LOL, keep your dog in side on "Dog Day",, Rod Tailor is Big Daddy-O,, it's a good movie !! love it.

you can watch the movie on You Tube

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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Thanks Gary, I'm like a sponge sucking up info, I did a little playing with psuedo coolng fins for Jim.

Looking great ACD, nice work.


Slight chatter marks, blade a hair too high
Tinkering is a great teacher. In the box you will find a can of "A9" cutting fluid. Just a few drops as you go will greatly improve the surface finish. Also helps at preventing a "false edge" on the cutter. The false edge is when there is a build up of aluminum oxides on the cutting tool. They can make a mess of your part and lead to tool breakage as well.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Tinkering is a great teacher. In the box you will find a can of "A9" cutting fluid. Just a few drops as you go will greatly improve the surface finish. Also helps at preventing a "false edge" on the cutter. The false edge is when there is a build up of aluminum oxides on the cutting tool. They can make a mess of your part and lead to tool breakage as well.
I am becoming aware of the true meaning of the senses of feel, sound and smell, doing this cutting at 300 rpm caused the blade to get a knot of metal on the left side. At 200 rpm it not does not happen. I have some 6061 bar stock coming today, although I won't be here, we're heading about 405 miles west and a little north to my daughters in New Cumberland, W.Va. My daughter in law is on package watch while I'm gone until Saturday. Just in case something might arrive.

The cutter didn't chatter on this. Different recipe maybe.
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Looks like we have a budding new machinist in our mists.
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Yessir Dave, the senses really take a part.That "knot of metal is the "false edge" I was speaking of. Changing the cutter grind may allow clean cutting at higher speeds. You will also find that a well sharpened cutter with a very smooth finish tend to leave a smooth finish. Smooth finishes often go hand in hand with higher cutting speeds as well. As always, the correct lubricant pays off hugely. Depending on the type, aluminum can actually be pretty tricky at times.
Carbide bits made for aluminum can be run at elevated speeds and leave a brilliant finish.

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Lol, yeah well it does!


Not sure if the previous owner dimpled it or if Saito did but the reason is obvious. Shouldn't cause an issue, the rear bearing fits nicely. Interestingly they are placed at random distances apart and located on the centerline of the bearing race. Not where I would have placed them for sure.
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It does look a bit strange.
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Lol, yeah well it does!


Not sure if the previous owner dimpled it or if Saito did but the reason is obvious. Shouldn't cause an issue, the rear bearing fits nicely. Interestingly they are placed at random distances apart and located on the centerline of the bearing race. Not where I would have placed them for sure.

Wish I had a dollar for every time I have seen that "fix" for a loose bearing attempted.

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