I received a piece of 6061 aluminum in the mail and my wife is working today ... guess where I've been ? So far I have the hole for the collet sleeve machined and the bottom side counter bored for the sleeve nut that will retain it . That was done on the lathe with the chunk clamped to a face plate , and worked out great . I'll be getting the vice set up on the mill to machine the flat surfaces next . I was going to take a ride on the Harley tomorrow , but yesterday's4+ inches of rain has washed out the road ... and with all the rain it's too wet to plow so I can't work in the garden ... so I guess I'll spend tomorrow out in the shop too !
11 months ago