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we are doing some serious degenerating around here... i'll attest to that.. sorry guys..
toastydeath: yes (just a perp to the line thru sphere ctr) and thats the tool 'attitude' too (doh!) but generating the path might have been tricky for jmk.
um, for anybody, and he did it ( dman toneless language ;)
actually it wasn't all that tricky
thanks to UVW
put XYZ at the center of the sphere, then use U to put the side of the vertical tool against the "equator", and W to move the end 0.1" "south" so you are cutting with a point about 0.1" up the side of the tool
then rotate C thru many turns, while tilting B from +90 to -45
stustev: that is dissapointing
I know there were three of the full size boxes when I first saw them, two later
dunno if they sold one of them, or Tom just didn't know where to look
it is really _much_ better when you are there in person
stustev: I posted a link to your video of the test piece being machined, (to my computer group) and they wanted to see pictures of the finish. The pic is kinda big - mind if I crop it and post it on imagebin?
I'm really dissapointed with Greenfield Tap and Die
I needed a die stock (handle for threading dies)
Mcmaster had two, one for $8 and one for $22
I got the $22 one which turned out to be Greenfield, made in USA
but it is crap
of the three setscrews that are supposed to hold the die in, one is missing, and all three of the tapped holes were drilled so big they're barely threaded
finish is poor
looks like the low end of the cheap chinese crap
sad to see a formerly good company turning out crap these days