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Making parts #3: Final Step = making donuts

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Blog entry by Dan Krager posted 02-29-2020 11:07 PM 502 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The final step in this project is well underway. It involves drilling and tapping the hole to match the nibs, and then slicing off the nuts from hex stock. Pretty straightforward. One side of the nut is ever so slightly rounded (edges eased) while the other side is flat. Makes for a nice looking finished nut when installed, I hope.

The parting tool is working perfectly, leaving a nice flat back with a tiny burr where it breaks into the thread. It is easily removed with a chamfer tool and touched up with the tap. Six down, six to go.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com All my life I've wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.



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HokieKen

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#1 posted 03-02-2020 02:30 PM

Awesome Dan! Glad Smithy is back in full swing :-) Did you have to mill the flats on your stock or did you find some that was sized to suit?

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 03-02-2020 05:58 PM

HokieKen found some that was close enough. There is a fairly large machinist shop in town that had some. It will likely cause some consternation for a purist in the future, but what does he have to compare to?

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com All my life I've wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.

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#3 posted 03-02-2020 06:19 PM

Awesome Dan! Take some donuts or pizza down to that shop every now and then and ask them if they mind if you dig through their scrap bins. You can probably get enough drops to never have to buy bar stock again. Guess how I know this ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 03-02-2020 10:40 PM

Me thinks I’ll declare this project done. Now to get it shipped tomorrow. yes, I have a counting issue. But the little rascals seem to fit at least as well as the original and some better…most much better. These are tiny lil’ buggers. They could use some “finishing” but I’ll leave that to Poopiekat who is very good at making things look and work super.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com All my life I've wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.

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#5 posted 03-03-2020 06:08 PM

An effort towards blister packs. Ready to send off today.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com All my life I've wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.

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#6 posted 03-03-2020 06:16 PM

Very well done Dan.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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