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    Default VIDEO: Machining Small Parts

    Machining a small part on the Unimat with a lathe setup. Very simple T-handle thumbscrew modeled after an orthopedic surgical tool.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZe3E3rpRTk

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    Awesome video, Paul! Great work as usual - I was hoping you'd show us how you made that. I'm dying for a metal lathe over here.
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    That was great man! I want a Unimat now...
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    gotta suggestion to ya crimson...

    dunno how precise work you do... but when laying out your work you can take your marker and mark the area then use your calipers to scribe in your cut line

    just something ive learned when workin in a machine shop

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    Just got done watching it. Those 11 minutes just flew by, I was glued to the screen. You can definitely add me to the growing list of people who want a Unimat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b4i7 View Post
    gotta suggestion to ya crimson...

    dunno how precise work you do... but when laying out your work you can take your marker and mark the area then use your calipers to scribe in your cut line

    just something ive learned when workin in a machine shop

    I did use the calipers to scribe the marks, but they wouldnt read on camera so I transfered them with a felt tip-- For those that don't know, most calipers have ground-sharpened tips for scribing the work accurately like b4i7 said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Sky View Post
    I did use the calipers to scribe the marks, but they wouldnt read on camera so I transfered them with a felt tip-- For those that don't know, most calipers have ground-sharpened tips for scribing the work accurately like b4i7 said.
    I figured that's what you did. It was either that or you have a bionic eye calibrated to one hundredth of an inch.:p

    EDIT: By the way Crimson that makes two, only four more to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacehonkey View Post
    I figured that's what you did. It was either that or you have a bionic eye calibrated to one hundredth of an inch.:p

    EDIT: By the way Crimson that makes two, only four more to go.
    after a lot of practice...you get to be pretty damn accurate with just eyesight...not exact but real close...

    i used to hand machine threads by eyesight....and normally i would be right on size

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    Thank you Crimson!!

    I know you hear it all the time but you are the man, and a true asset to the modding community. Video was awsome, felt like I was standing over your shoulder, and gave me a much better insight to how the Unimat works. I have always enjoyed watching metal working, maybe I should have been a machinist.. Anywho.. great work and by the way you got a music credit?

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    Nicely done Capello! Always a pleasure to watch a master at work.

    Hope we get to see some more video's in the future! Sure would be fun to see the variety of things you could make with that thing! ^_^
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