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reefy86
07-01-2018, 04:25 PM
cannot seem to find the one i seen a while back but someone made a nice little rig that slots into the linear rails so you can drill straight holes. me personally cannot drill for the life of me in a straight line so if anyone knows where i can get them from or are willing to make and sell me some would be great :)

edit... found the video of someone using one


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBGuVm6FQKs

reefy86
07-01-2018, 05:05 PM
never mind guy's i figured i already asked this question 2 years on the forum which i just came across through a google search lol.

magicniner
07-01-2018, 06:01 PM
never mind guy's i figured i already asked this question 2 years on the forum which i just came across through a google search lol.

And?
I was just about to reply but if you have a solution you don't need me ;-)

reefy86
07-01-2018, 06:03 PM
I am always open to new suggestion i just didn't want to get told off for asking the same question twice :)

magicniner
07-01-2018, 06:19 PM
Do you want a guide making in Silver Steel?

reefy86
07-01-2018, 06:24 PM
not fussed mate although i cant say for sure but as long as it does the job its intended for :)

magicniner
07-01-2018, 06:35 PM
Give me dimensions to work to for the OD of the boss to fit in the rail and the drill size you want to use in it and I'll make you one in hardened Silver Steel if you're OK to pay postage?

mekanik
07-01-2018, 07:00 PM
Reefy
Get one made for Aligning the tap as well.
Regards
Mike

reefy86
07-01-2018, 07:09 PM
Reefy
Get one made for Aligning the tap as well.
Regards
Mike

What do you mean by aligning the top mate?

routercnc
07-01-2018, 07:21 PM
Reefy
Get one made for Aligning the tap as well.
Regards
Mike
Good call if Nick is up for it.
I made one a while back for tapping and actually tapped the thread into the guide rather than a tap clearance hole. That way the tap is held straight and winds itself into the hole to start the thread. Works both ways so up to you.
Mine was aluminium as I had it to hand and only needed a few holes. Silver steel is a better option for longevity.

reefy86
07-01-2018, 07:26 PM
sorry i read it wrong lol i thought you said top but yeah i was thinking of a tap one aswel

reefy86
07-01-2018, 07:33 PM
assuming that all linear rails have the same spec because i am still unsure where to get the rails from yet but od will be 9.5mm and would need one with 4.2mm hole and 5mm hole. postage is fine mate just let me know how much you want in total.

really appreciate this :)

cheers

reefy86
07-01-2018, 07:39 PM
Good call if Nick is up for it.
I made one a while back for tapping and actually tapped the thread into the guide rather than a tap clearance hole. That way the tap is held straight and winds itself into the hole to start the thread. Works both ways so up to you.
Mine was aluminium as I had it to hand and only needed a few holes. Silver steel is a better option for longevity.

Thanks mate, just out of curiosity would one set made out of silver steel handle 500+ holes? if not then i may need to ask for a few if magic is up for it.

magicniner
07-01-2018, 11:20 PM
Give me dimensions to work to for the OD of the boss to fit in the rail and the drill size you want to use in it and I'll make you one in hardened Silver Steel if you're OK to pay postage?

Let me have dimensions if you want a drill guide.
I'm afraid there is no room here for mission creep, I have a full order book and assumed you'd have dimensions ready for your request and that I'd fit it in this evening.
If I wasn't offering to do this for the price of postage and was asked for a price I'd be telling anyone that if anyone, anywhere sells what you want then it would be cheaper than having me make a one-off.

For tapping get a bit of mirror or mirror polished steel with a hole in, if the reflected tap looks aligned with the actual tap it's at right angles, it's a really old fitters trick and works wherever you are, even under a machine.

- Nick

reefy86
07-01-2018, 11:57 PM
OD is 9.5mm centre holes are 4.2mm and 5mm

cheers

magicniner
08-01-2018, 12:00 PM
I've made you a 4.2mm drill guide with 9.47mm OD to a shoulder in Hardened Silver Steel.
As it isn't a delicate part it is hardened and not tempered so it will definitely last you your job.

23562

For anyone not aware what goes into making such a simple little part the steps are as follows
1. Buy or have stock of suitable material, in this case Silver Steel round bar
2. Chuck it in the lathe and face the part
3. Centre drill the hole
4. Peck drill the hole to size, if you simply plunge drill it increases the chances of the hole deviating off centre.
5. De-Burr the hole
6. Turn the guide OD to a shoulder, making a small relief cut at the shoulder.
7. De-Burr the edges where the face meets the shoulder and the shoulder meets the OD
8. Part off to length
9. Remove the stock from the chuck and mount the part reversed in the lathe
10. Face the parted surface and de-burr the hole and outer edge.
11. Take the part and heat to cherry red then plunge into cold water, agitating to speed cooling
12. Dry the part and then back in the lathe both ways round to polish all surfaces

After that it just needs oiling, bagging and shipping, PM me your address and I'll post it with my next trip to the Post Office

Clive S
08-01-2018, 12:36 PM
Very nice you forgot 13. Clean the lathe down, its all work

reefy86
08-01-2018, 12:46 PM
Wow nice one mate can’t believe how helpful you guys on here are. I will pm you now

Cheers

magicniner
09-01-2018, 05:43 PM
Posted this afternoon, 1st Class Signed For.

reefy86
10-01-2018, 06:29 PM
Sorry mate didn't see this, i pm'd you for paypal details so can atleast cover postage cost mate

magicniner
10-01-2018, 06:44 PM
No worries, offer appreciated but have this one on me ;-)

reefy86
10-01-2018, 06:49 PM
That's kind of you mate i hope i can repay the favour in the future from something made by mine if everything goes according to plan :)

magicniner
01-02-2018, 12:51 PM
This was just returned by Royal Mail stating No Access to post and not collected from local office!
:D

magicniner
02-02-2018, 01:37 AM
I'm not unsurprisingly quite annoyed, that will teach me!

Nr1madman
02-02-2018, 08:17 AM
I'm not unsurprisingly quite annoyed, that will teach me!Totally understandable! Bad form!

Dont get mad, people like you who are willing to help is what makes communities like this great.

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Desertboy
02-02-2018, 03:15 PM
I'm not unsurprisingly quite annoyed, that will teach me!

You should charge and on that note I will want a hole guide making soon (2-3 months) I hope you will make one for me and I hope you'll except being paid for it first ;)

Or if you come to leicester and help me epoxy and fit them you can have my kidneys, Sarsons have shown interest (they're pickled lol) ;)

magicniner
02-02-2018, 04:48 PM
I hope you will make one for me

Aah, go on then :D

Desertboy
02-02-2018, 06:26 PM
Aah, go on then :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDVCWKx0hIM
;)

reefy86
02-02-2018, 07:23 PM
I am sorry mate i did not receive anything through the post and i did a few times try and push you some money for doing it but you was kind enough to do it for free so i did not purposely mean to waste your time. in fact i am very annoyed because i had no information on this from royal mail and until now i forgot about you sending it.

magicniner
02-02-2018, 08:12 PM
I am sorry mate i did not receive anything through the post and i did a few times try and push you some money for doing it but you was kind enough to do it for free so i did not purposely mean to waste your time. in fact i am very annoyed because i had no information on this from royal mail and until now i forgot about you sending it.

I apologise for assuming the worst, PM me an address that's likely to receive the package and I will re-send, I cannot re-send to a returned address as it could be dodgy RM staff that send back without dropping a card rather than deliver in order to save time and hit their target.