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Les George
09-23-2009, 08:43 PM
As some of you know, I am going to school full time right now. I am going for a degree in "Industrial Machining." Basically, now that I have shown a small level of competency around metal cutting tools I pretty much have run of the shop, to do with as I want.

This works out great for me since I am learning a lot and I have technical help available if I need it. I get to keep what I make and they have no problem with me making knife parts! cool 1

This does cut back on knife production, for right now, but I think it will even out once I get in the groove and find the balance.

Anyway here is where I am gonna post pics from the shop and the stuff I make.

Today I made some upgrades for my KMG. I always hatted the little tracking knob with it's little 1 inch diameter... So small...

So I made a 3.5 inch wheel that presses onto the original wheel to make it a little easier to spin. It works GREAT! :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG00024-20090923-1107.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG00023-20090923-1107.jpg

only had blue paint.... Short Bus

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2670.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2671.jpg

Yesterday I made some smaller contact wheels for the small wheel attachment. Just for final finishing of small radius places. This one is 5/16

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2679.jpg

I gotta get some bearing for the ends and try it out. cool 1

Les George
09-23-2009, 08:45 PM
Some of the other things I'll be working into.... :):)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG00016-20090921-1052.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG00017-20090921-1052.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG00018-20090921-1052.jpg

Jeff Pearce
09-23-2009, 08:47 PM
Nice work....

reticrich
09-23-2009, 10:08 PM
looks like ur havin fun and learnin some good stuff all at the same time...keep up the hard work bro

Rich

rvin1911
09-23-2009, 10:10 PM
Cool Toys Les2thumbs








I was going to say something but I think I'll pass this time:p

BossDog
09-23-2009, 11:08 PM
nice...

RAGUEL3
09-23-2009, 11:21 PM
Hey Les,.. I want a tracking KNOB!!!,... (said in booming announcer voice,lol.)

Seriously bud,.. you should knock some out. I can think of several people with arthritic hands that use vise grips to turn the tracker.
Hell even I hate trying to find the lil bugger while watching the belt.

JAWilliams
09-24-2009, 01:09 AM
Are you sure this is school? Looks like play time to me.2thumbs

burchtree
09-24-2009, 05:26 AM
Very nice! I need to go to skool. :D

Gary B
09-24-2009, 09:46 AM
What James said. Good job bud. If you keep on learning maybe you can teach this old dog a few tricks:D
Are you sure this is school? Looks like play time to me.2thumbs

Brett Long
09-24-2009, 10:08 AM
Hey Les,.. I want a tracking KNOB!!!,... (said in booming announcer voice,lol.)

Seriously bud,.. you should knock some out. I can think of several people with arthritic hands that use vise grips to turn the tracker.
Hell even I hate trying to find the lil bugger while watching the belt.

what he said. that knob would be great to have...take it 1.
man i miss school. this whole career thing just gets in the way.

Les Voorhies
09-24-2009, 10:27 AM
Very nice! I need to go to skool. :D

I was thinking the exact same thing.

Les George
09-24-2009, 10:36 AM
It's pretty cool... I am making some adapters today so I can run scotch bright wheels with a 3" ID on my 5/8" arbor :)

rvin1911
09-24-2009, 11:32 AM
It's pretty cool... I am making some adapters today so I can run scotch bright wheels with a 3" ID on my 5/8" arbor :)

Making Some Knives would be Niceshakin

Les George
09-24-2009, 01:52 PM
Did you see this in the other thread?

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2676.jpg

Scott Jones
09-24-2009, 02:39 PM
That doesn't look like any school I remember...I might have paid attention back then.Short Bus








...on second thought maybe not.:chasing cat:oops:D

John Barker
09-24-2009, 02:52 PM
Les,
Don't let Scott fool you. He know how do a thing or two on a mill.:bud:
-John

rvin1911
09-24-2009, 02:55 PM
Did you see this in the other thread?

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2676.jpg

must of miss that one:beg:
Sorry


Those seem to be coming along very nicely2thumbs

Les George
10-27-2009, 05:42 PM
Today's school work.... :)


http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2908.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2915.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2918.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2926.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2911.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/school%20pics/IMG_2914.jpg

rvin1911
10-27-2009, 06:47 PM
2thumbsVery Nice


You getting into gun accessories now

Les George
10-27-2009, 06:51 PM
everybody gotta have a hobby, right? :)

BossDog
10-27-2009, 06:56 PM
make me an AR ...

Les George
10-27-2009, 07:28 PM
OK, you're #3 on the list Boss! :)

JAWilliams
10-27-2009, 11:49 PM
I think I need to go back to school. It looks a lot more fun than I remember.

Midnight
10-28-2009, 04:55 AM
Hot damn, Les!

This is going to bring you to a whole new level!

Great project bud!

Denny Eller
10-28-2009, 05:24 AM
Have you decided who you're taking to the prom?

Les George
10-28-2009, 06:26 AM
Have you decided who you're taking to the prom?


Well my wife does not allow me to date so I guess it doesn't mater.... You would think that having a European wife would get you a little more leeway but you would be wrong! :rolleyes:

BossDog
10-28-2009, 08:07 AM
A European wife usually means you have a European mother in law soon afterwards.

Les George
10-28-2009, 12:23 PM
Mine lives in New Zealand. ;)

John Barker
10-28-2009, 12:45 PM
Well that's good. Mine lives about 5 miles away from me, but she does watch my kid every day. At least she's good for something.:D
-John

RAGUEL3
10-28-2009, 02:27 PM
Cool stuff bud,..

Les George
10-28-2009, 09:15 PM
more pics 2guns

Cylindrical grinding... That is some of Chad's damascus getting ground round. cool 1

JAWilliams
10-29-2009, 04:19 PM
That should be great.

Les George
11-19-2009, 08:27 PM
got some stuff done today... :D

Jeff Pearce
11-19-2009, 08:53 PM
Must be fun playing with all those toys....those turned out very nice....

Allen Newberry
11-19-2009, 09:26 PM
Looks like you are in the right kind of classes.

Les George
01-11-2010, 06:12 AM
HI HO, HI HO, It's off to school I go! :):):):)

Back to school this morning....

JAWilliams
01-11-2010, 06:59 AM
Well listen closely and make something that is useful. You are just too excited about school.

Les George
08-30-2010, 06:06 AM
After a summer off, I am on the way back to school! Where is my lunch box?

I'm gonna be late!

boomer
08-30-2010, 06:55 AM
Don't miss the bus. I'm not taking you to school!
Tom

murphda2
08-30-2010, 02:31 PM
If you can't find your lunchbox Les, maybe Ernie will loan you his.

Denny Eller
08-30-2010, 03:27 PM
Always remember, knowledge is power and wash your hands a lot. Oh and no texting in class.

John Barker
09-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Don't miss the bus. I'm not taking you to school!
Tom

The short bus that is!:steve:

:biggrin:
-John

Les George
09-03-2010, 06:22 PM
and it only took you a week to think that one up, your getting better! :)

Bssc
09-05-2010, 08:18 PM
Nice stuff

much better then the idiot night classes here ( OMG they do not even teach how to measure) or the engendering degree classes only ..... this is a machining meca with no real support to learn ?????

Les George
09-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Ran my first part on the CNC lathe last night, hopefully tonight I will run my first correct part! :)

Anton Shostak
06-20-2013, 09:45 AM
Congrat's! ;)
Maybe U'll be the most educated knifemaker)

Les George
06-20-2013, 10:08 AM
I've been outta machinist school for a while now. I am going back for art classes in August though