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Post by p schmidt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:40 am

I know I milled it on the mdx40 but I thought you guys might like to see anyway...
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Post by p schmidt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:03 pm

hey toddy
add two cups of coffee, 4 slices of bacon, two fried eggs, fried potatoes with sausage gravy over them, two slices of buttered toast and milling in alum. feeling your heart beat everytime it makes a deep cut hoping (fingers crossed) that the bit don't break and you got yourself a real 'widow' maker...
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Post by ToddMichael » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:12 pm

So was this for fun, or profit?

For Profit, whatcha going to sell it for?

Tell us more about the specs, bits and milling speeds?

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Post by p schmidt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:35 pm

fun for now, but now the fun is over...I'm getting some new bits so I might try another one...
ran it with a 1mm ball, at apx 9000 rpm, at 60 mm per min, apx .4mm cut in, took 8 hours..so now you see what I mean about a 'widow' maker ..after 5-7 hrs you just keep praying the bit don't break...I took off the depth stopper on the bit so I couldn't change the bit if I had to.... next time I'll leave the stopper on and grab another bit as needed
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Post by p schmidt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:29 pm

hey toddy, got my new bit in (I just ordered a flat end mill also) the one on the right is the new bit... it is supposed to be alot stronger then the other.... that one I got at harbor freight in the 'set' I think I'll like the new bit for milling metal...should be able to go faster!
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Post by ToddMichael » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:34 pm

Cool, I am trying out the bits I got on Ebay tonight, since I have 97 of them, I am hoping its not going to be lets see how many I can break before I get it right, night.

I need stock in Bits and Bits. I think I found their supplier by mistake, but a minimum order per size and style was 144, but they were like $10.00 opposed to $30.

Got it brewing in the back of my head, and becoming a milling tool supplier, then I wake up again.

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Post by p schmidt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:03 pm

actually bits and bits make their own bits and bits.....I know you bought them but I think you'll break them if you go too deep they don't work like the taperd ball end bits...snappy time!
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Post by ToddMichael » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:18 pm

mmm, ok if you say so

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Post by p schmidt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:30 pm

it'll either be the bit or the mill :lol: ..just kidding! don't you use the tapered ball end bits from b&b? one will last you forever
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Post by ToddMichael » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:32 pm

I go through one every few months or so, but I don a lot of milling.

I still mill at least every day, I was looking at my job box, and I have 11 to mill for customers.

3 for stock.

and working on a line of new jewelry that has 40 plus pieces in it, I am
doing at home. So I do one every other night when I can.

I use those tapers for 50% of all my milling. the end mills I bough from Ebay are .5mm, with a 6.5 mm draft. I use those for almost everything else.

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Post by p schmidt » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:53 am

here's a picture of the finished milling part I did this with the 1mm ball end mill took apx 3 hrs I'll try picking it up a little ..as soon as I get some flat stock I'll try something on the 15...
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Post by martin james » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:04 pm

Hi Pat,
The fisher spacepen company makes pen refills that do not fail. Freeze proof, heat proof space proof, write underwater etc

they only cost $5

I used to use zebra refills on my custom pen, and I can tell you that it is very annoying to pull out the custom, get people interested and then have the ink stop or worse leak..

http://www.spacepen.com/cartridge.aspx

cheers M

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Post by frog113 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:46 am

Thanks for the tip

I'm into custom pens right now

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Post by p schmidt » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:07 am

thanks! I'll look into that....
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Post by p schmidt » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:30 am

does anyone know of a retail store that sells them ..I need to see them in person so I know what will work or if I need to rework the design
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