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    Icon10 Anyone with a lathe will appreciate this others will be amazed.

    Truly astonishing number of hours to produce.
    A cube within a cube within a cube.

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    awesome!
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    such amazing skills and work ................................ to build something that does nothing
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    you mean, like art, for instance?
    why would anyone bother?
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    I love billet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404
    I love billet...
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    See? It IS hip to be 'Square'!
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    Aside from the obvious accomplishment, two things about this impress me. The methods of holding a square workpiece in a 3-jaw chuck. And the use of hot melt glue as a temporary stabilising device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Gardner View Post
    Truly astonishing number of hours to produce.
    A cube within a cube within a cube.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    Aside from the obvious accomplishment, two things about this impress me. The methods of holding a square workpiece in a 3-jaw chuck. And the use of hot melt glue as a temporary stabilising device.

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    I have a lathe, but not those skills to produce an item like that.

    Yes Roger I found that amazing the methods of holding the billet in a three jaw chuck
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    That is a very good demonstration of machine operating skills. It is comparable with the cutting of hypoid gears before the advent of computers....
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    Yes the machining skills are impressive, but to me the planning of it is awesome, the figuring out how it can be done.
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    There's a similar trick that the wood turners do, turning a ball inside a ball inside another ball inside yet another ball. It's very similar to the cube idea above.

    I'll mount a search and see if I can find it, it's damned clever.
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    And here it is, it's done with custom made tools and probably not that difficult once you've done it the first time..

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    Bloody cool!
    Nice lathe he's using too...beautiful surface finish!
    I couldn't get one looking that nice on my lathe without tweaking it a lot....it has rigidity issues.

    Making stuff from billet is cool.....when I was at TAFE learning this stuff we made a soft face hammer from billet, and a drill press vice and a few other cool but useful things...
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    Until now I didn't even know you could make square stuff on a lathe.
    Thanks for sharing Damien, that was mind blowing!
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    It took some Balls to make that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephineS View Post
    It took some Balls to make that!
    It's just a matter of channeling your inner ball...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugnut403 View Post
    Bloody cool!
    Nice lathe he's using too...beautiful surface finish!
    I couldn't get one looking that nice on my lathe without tweaking it a lot....it has rigidity issues.

    Making stuff from billet is cool.....when I was at TAFE learning this stuff we made a soft face hammer from billet, and a drill press vice and a few other cool but useful things...
    At TAFE I also did a jewelers hammer and a G clamp, my top mark classes were Tech drawing and all the shop classes.
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    This is about the limit of my lathe skills, something I whipped up 20 odd years ago when I was younger and keener, sadly it's passed me now. Now I just mess with cars.

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    Very impressive MG. One Friday nights effort I take it?

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    Nah mate, I used to tinker with wood at night to stay clear of the Missus.

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    Did you ever make a Baseball Bat,you know,to help protect you from the Missus...??
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephineS View Post
    Did you ever make a Baseball Bat,you know,to help protect you from the Missus...??

    No Stephine, I had the Drop Bears take care of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Very impressive MG. 1
    well, a huge +1 to that.
    the skills some men have, and i guess this is as an amateur just to really rub it in, never ceases to amaze me.
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    WoW! This is truly mechanical skills porn! Much more impressive and exciting than the other sort.

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