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17851Re: [multimachine] Last 2 problems solved (maybe) [1 Attachment]

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  • Claude Timsit
    Nov 18, 2013
      Good idea .. but if the support of thé sliding block had a V Sharpe (90degrees for instance) then thé sliding block could be square.. and no spring at all would be necessary( just gravity)!


      Pat Delany <rigmatch@...> a écrit :


      Terrible attachment but would it work to eliminate:
      engine blocks
      big steel plates
      having to lock clamps during milling
      needing clamps at all?

      If this could be made to work, we would have an all purpose machine (less a shaper)
      Alignment would be a big problem but I think I have it partially figured out.

      BUT.. You have to remember that I am a very old guy and I can make big mistakes.
      AND.. you guys have to open your minds about tilting things. Remember that a big block of concrete can be dangerous and it is better to let all that weight work for us rather than against us.

      Some serious engineering needed here!

      On Monday, November 18, 2013 9:50 AM, Nick Andrews <nickjandrews@...> wrote:
      That still won't hold the vertical slide to the ways though.

      On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 7:09 PM, Pat Delany <rigmatch@...> wrote:
      Thanks Keith

      That is why I would do what everyone hates, bend the whole thing backwards 45 degrees so that the spindle points up at a 45 degree angle and the vert slide would always press against the block. 


      On Sunday, November 17, 2013 6:15 PM, louis richardson <louisrfnauto@...> wrote:
      you can find thrust bearings ,and thrust washers in broken automatic transmissions.

      Nick A

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