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#141 drhardin

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:04 PM

Brian decided to make a wood pattern to get the correct proportions for the rest of the tripod. We then made the yoke mounting plate. We laid it out, drilled the center hole and then put double sided tape on the chuck jaw face and used a live center to hold the piece against the tape to turn the OD.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:21 PM

The leg support was rough sawed on the band saw with a center hole drilled for bolting to a jig plate with a dowel pin hole to hold the part in alignment. The outside was then milled on the Tormach.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:40 PM

We decided to make our legs fixed rather than swiveling so we set up and bored the leg support. Next we drilled and tapped the holes and inserted Heli-Coil thread inserts into the aluminum and threaded studs. The final operation was to fly cut the bevel.

#144 DonLans

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:17 PM

Looking good. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 11:57 PM

We decided to make tapered aluminum legs for the tripod. We cut blanks, turned, bored and reamed the end that goes into the leg support. We then turned the taper on the CNC lathe.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:06 AM

As you may have noticed in the previous picture the bottom of the legs don't match the bench top so we are going to mill them at an angle and put swivels on the legs. Added a large washer for looks.

#147 DonLans

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 01:43 PM

Very nice. That should compliment the gun very nicely.

Don

#148 joboxxer

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 04:11 AM

I hope you can get these pictures back up.

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 02:20 AM

I dont have pics to this thread.... If anyone does, let me know, and I will put them up... I pm'ed the OP and he never responded.



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 02:41 PM

Might have a few. I'll check after work tonight.

 

Later 42rocker






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