Thanks man. I did some aluminum scales on the first run but I wanted to try g10. I'm not set up to do it so I had Eric Elson make these for me. He did a great job for sure. I have heard that g10 basically trashes coolant.Milled bevels and all.. Amazing job bro!! That texture on the scales is really cool too
Puts a LOT of glass in it...which prolly is not great for ballscrews and ways...I run it dry with an air nozzle and solenoid plugged into the m-function for coolant. It's a mess to clean up...I don't have a vacuum system on the CNC. I used to make electrical connectors for military drones from it....hated that job.I have heard that g10 basically trashes coolant.
That covers funds not mojo....(I've got cheap and inventive wired) just finish grinding a couple short blades wears me out right now....you have a shop vac , yeah? you got ped board, yeah? you got scrap wood, yeah? you got box nails or sheet rock screws, yeah? then you got the fixins for a down draft table. See?
That covers funds not mojo....(I've got cheap and inventive wired) just finish grinding a couple short blades wears me out right now....
Good advise Fitzo...I worked on handles today...took me all day to do a few hours work...everytime I thought I need to lie down...I went in to the office and sat till I felt like working....this was a good long day...yet not all of it on the shop floor...lol! My new normal....I hear that, Ted @Smallshop . Between vitality sapped by illness and that damned vaccine and the pain, it takes an effort to heave my ass out of this kitchen chair a lot of days.
One day at a time. Do what we can that day. Learn when to say enough before it's too much. Pray for a better tomorrow.
Hang in there.
I wanted to be an artist...my dad listened carefully and said...."Enough about that...you can do it on the side...you're going to trade school to be a machinist..."All I ever wanted to be as a kid was be a welder and machinist, but the parents saw MD.
Right on. A creative mind has to create, and it’s definitely a creative outlet. I’ve done woodworking, watercolor and acrylic painting, pen and ink illustrations, but there’s just something about working with steel to make a usable tool.Knife making is one of the best arts there is....after 40+ years of machining I finally won....lol.