## Re: [multimachine] Re: Elegant solution

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• ... Actually, it only requires a precise cross slide. Assume the cross slide moves in a straight line, but is off by 30% dimensionally with a 0.10 (2.54 mm)
Message 1 of 4 , Sep 10, 2011
On 09/10/2011 09:15 AM, Pat wrote:
```Thanks Kevin

The problem is that machining a faceplate in place requires an accurate cross slide, the old chicken and egg thing.

Pat
```

Actually, it only requires a precise cross slide.

Assume the cross slide moves in a straight line, but is off by 30% dimensionally with a 0.10" (2.54 mm) cyclic error in the leadscrew.  It is grossly inaccurate, but the technique still works well.  In fact, as long as it can cut a dish and the edge, it should be fine.

Dave  8{)

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"Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." (quoted from http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30060)
• Great! If someone will write this out in a way that could be understood by someone with imperfect language skills, I will put it in the How To. If you can,
Message 2 of 4 , Sep 10, 2011
Great!
If someone will write this out in a way that could be understood by someone with imperfect language skills, I will put it in the How To. If you can, include sketches please.

Pat

From: David G. LeVine <dlevine@...>
To: multimachine@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [multimachine] Re: Elegant solution

On 09/10/2011 09:15 AM, Pat wrote:
```Thanks Kevin

The problem is that machining a faceplate in place requires an accurate cross slide, the old chicken and egg thing.

Pat
```

Actually, it only requires a precise cross slide.

Assume the cross slide moves in a straight line, but is off by 30% dimensionally with a 0.10" (2.54 mm) cyclic error in the leadscrew.  It is grossly inaccurate, but the technique still works well.  In fact, as long as it can cut a dish and the edge, it should be fine.

Dave  8{)

--
"Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." (quoted from http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30060)

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