Cutoff Tool Holder and Post for Rivett 918

May 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

I had the cutoff tool holder laying around in the shop.  Milled out a post for it.  Works great however but will make another out of larger stock to get cross slide as close to spindle as possible.  Rethinking tool holders on cross slide altogether but worked out well enough.


Drill Chuck Clean Up

May 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

Started off with 3 seized up drill chucks.  PB Blaster and some persuasion freed them up.  Spinning them in the lathe with some Scotch Brite pads made the look great.

Rivett 918 Brake Removal and All Speed Variable Pulley Issue

May 10, 2017 § Leave a comment

Removed non functioning Cutler Hammer Type S size 4 from the Rivett 918.  Also noticed that the Variable Speed Drive has a broken “foot” and the bottom left Pulley is wonky.  Can feel the vibration so I will investigate solutions.  

Rivett 918 more Details and Tooling Pics

May 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

Rivett 918s 

May 5, 2017 § Leave a comment

Sputnik Fixture – First full frame miters a success!

March 12, 2017 § Leave a comment

Still have some tweaking to do but blown away by how well the fixtures worked.  Got a little tube clean up and prep to do before fillet brazing.  Henry James Jig needs some dialing in as well.

Sputnik Fixtures Dialed In

February 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

Sputnik Fixtures Dialed in on respective mills.  Hone the tube mitering process up next.