Making a Disc Skimmer

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pingu
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Making a Disc Skimmer

Post by pingu » Mon 03 Nov, 2014 19:08

Have you ever thought "Those discs look rusty, I wish I had something to clean them up with".

Well, here it is the Pingu Disc Skimming Attachment for a pedestal drill / milling machine...

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How to make and use it...



and the maths behind finding the Pitch Centre Diameter (PCD)...

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Re: Making a Disc Skimmer

Post by maurice the martian » Tue 04 Nov, 2014 09:23

Inspector gadget srikes again, is there no end to your inventions,
Must say tho im a bit stumped as to the operating process,or am I being thick ,
M

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Re: Making a Disc Skimmer

Post by aceman » Tue 04 Nov, 2014 13:16

I have had this in mind for the last couple of years but never got around to it, great minds think alike eh! :wink:
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Re: Making a Disc Skimmer

Post by maurice the martian » Tue 04 Nov, 2014 13:51

Or u could do it on a small lathe.
Just sent a shiver down me spine.spent nigh on 20yrs bent over a lathe.
M

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Re: Making a Disc Skimmer

Post by pingu » Tue 04 Nov, 2014 17:44

maurice the martian wrote:Or u could do it on a small lathe.
Just sent a shiver down me spine.spent nigh on 20yrs bent over a lathe.
M
Small lathe is too small. 180mm od is about the biggest job before it fouls the bed.
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