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Mike Heidrick
06-01-2013, 7:20 PM
This is my first real success at milling steel on a Rong Fu clone. This is a T Nut for a Phase II Quick Change AXA tool post for my Craftsman metal lathe. They come huge and you are expected to make them fit your post. Got it done today.



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http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e169/BloomingtonMike/Craftsman%2012%20Metal%20Lathe/P6014369_zpsf4453262.jpg

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Bruce Page
06-01-2013, 9:41 PM
Next thing you know you’ll be making parts for satellites.

Jim Matthews
06-02-2013, 8:32 AM
They make cast iron satellites?

Joe Watson
06-02-2013, 3:32 PM
Nice job centering, thats a close fit.

Mike Heidrick
06-09-2013, 2:31 AM
Thank you Joe. Mills are awesome!! You can dial it right in.

Here is this weeks project.

DIY Shumatech DRO550 and some iGaging (Cheap Chinese) 21bit scales I just assembled and got loaded up. The project uses an ARM processor and opendro software. Pretty trick setup!! Pic showing 3 12" but the mill's X will get a 24" scale. Bought a 36" and 12" scale for the lathe as the price was super awesome.

Next up will be a DRO for the lathe based on the same igaging scales and an Arduino Uno/Bluetooth/and an Android Tablet.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e169/BloomingtonMike/Craftsman%2012%20Metal%20Lathe/P6094395_zps6048916c.jpg

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