Stupid machining mistake #1251428473


While cleaning up, I found an older model of a PDA stylus that's mo longer made. The only difference it has from the newer model I currently use is the length.
So, I unscrew the plastic tips, confirm that the ends are threaded depply enough, and proceed to the lathe. Some measuring with my calipers reveals that I have to shorten the old one 0.155"
I chuck it, zero the feed dial, and bring the cutter to contact the end of the 1.8" dia stainless tube and carefully feed in 0.155". A quick deburring, and it's out of the chuck and looking way to short.... I had shortened the short one.. D'OH!
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A quick deburring, and it's out of the chuck and looking way to short.... I had shortened the short one.. D'OH! ========== You obviously have too many precision tools to make such mistakes. If you'd stick to basics like a flat mill file like me, you might not feel so bad.
Bob
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