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  1. Aikenn

    Radius Platen cnc tool path

    Hey all was looking to make myself a 36" radius platten. I have access to a Bridgeport ez path mill. Was hoping to find either an established tool path program or just the geometry involved. Thank in advance. ps wish the machine WAS mine to use all the time.
  2. Aikenn

    Pivots,washer,bearings

    So Ed I get what you are saying I understand what you are saying. I also am under the impression there is no perfect answer. It's a little of this and a little of that. But I would sure like to have clearer info. I am trying bronze washer. BUT want to use bearings. HOW do you use bearings in a...
  3. Aikenn

    Pivots,washer,bearings

    So Ed do you use bearings in liner locks or frame locks ??????
  4. Aikenn

    Pivots,washer,bearings

    So tried to send an email and after typing 3 paragraphs the message got lost. But anyway. Thank for the help. The o only other idea I had was a pressed in headed pivot with a bolt on one side. But then I would have to build a fixture to cut the headed pivot. Thanks
  5. Aikenn

    Pivots,washer,bearings

    Sorry Ed wrote better details. Please reread. So I have worked out all the other details trial and error. And reading books, watching vids, buying dvds, just looking for better direction on this detail.
  6. Aikenn

    Pivots,washer,bearings

    So maybe old and hashed out. But pressed pivot bushing in one liner. Then how tight or its it till the screw bottoms out. I have been trying threaded bushings/pivots. Screws on both liners no press fit. Bronze washer. Blade plus washers screw both sides in liners. Please what am i missing. Its...
  7. Aikenn

    Ball Bearings / Pivots ?????

    Funny YEARS ago i acquired a few of these sealed bearings from a QC consultent. Never really used any but may have to look again
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    Need a Folder Makers advice on fitting Pivots

    Hello so this is where i am at. You just use a threaded pivot how long does the pivot extend into the liners or just on one side ?? Would help if someone in sc would open up their shop like the westerner do for each other.
  9. Aikenn

    Need a Folder Makers advice on fitting Pivots

    Great question THIS is exactly where i am at. Please what did you finally do. for me i was using threaded bushing BUT did not press fit in liner. So what was your final length. Blade plus washer plus ???????????
  10. Aikenn

    Survey - Poll - What exact size diameter for Pivots, stand off's, chaing rings, etc

    And i have another question on style of pivot AND how to tighten and not pinch the blade and liners.
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    Survey - Poll - What exact size diameter for Pivots, stand off's, chaing rings, etc

    I know this is an older survey and i am just starting folders and just NOW getting to the questions on the pivot but i would want is consistent parts and not plus and minus .0005 but consistent with in a total tolerance of .0005.
  12. Aikenn

    How do you determine pivot, stop pin and lock bar location?

    Very very clear thank. My tool making back round get me caught up in details.
  13. Aikenn

    How do you determine pivot, stop pin and lock bar location?

    Then it appears to me that the fact there needs to BE a triangle.
  14. Aikenn

    How do you determine pivot, stop pin and lock bar location?

    So there is no set optimal triangle????
  15. Aikenn

    How do you determine pivot, stop pin and lock bar location?

    Holy molly. I have the exact same questions?????? Looking forward to the solution. I have a few working patterns if i can help you just ask. Really i am not like some who will not answer but just ask.
  16. Aikenn

    CPM154. Heat treating

    Hey all. So recently and finally got a small table top furnace. I want to do so CPM154. Does anyone want to share straight forward process what they might use to process their material. Settings, high temps, times, Tempering, temperatures, times?????? Really appreciate the help.
  17. Aikenn

    Tools/counterbore

    Hey all hope you are staying safe. Down her in SC we are doing our best. Look I am still working on a usable liner lock folder. Getting real close. But I need a COUNTERBORE for a Button Head screw with a 4-40 thread. The button measures .205-.208“ and the thread diameter is .108“. Hey anybody...
  18. Aikenn

    15n20

    Received some material. Can not even drill a hole. HELP. Do I give the material another temper???? If so what temperature??????
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