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I have been spying on you guys for some time now and there is a lot of good workmanship and knowledge on the site so I thought I would add a little something. Here is a dog for my lathe, it was a quicke but it turned out well. Started out with 3/4" square stock and heated and rapped it around a 1" round, pressed it flat and welded it, cut it off, drilled it out for 1/2" round for the tang and plug welded it in place, then drilled and tapped it for a 1/2" bolt. I put the tang in so the round part of the dog is swinging toward me. Then to the sand blast and paint. Some day I will make a few more.

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i am glad to see some where in the country they still have shops in school
even if the kids screw stuff up
they are still learning
i still remember my junior high metal and wood shop
then i went on to a vocational school to learn aviation mechanics
since then they offer no machin shop trade in high school or vocational school
and they wonder why manufacturing is going over seas duhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i have been a journryman machinist for 25 years and i still get great pleasure out of a
well executed job

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Digr
Go to the top of the forum page and click on User CP
Click on edit profile
Go to the bottom of the page and fill in your location and save.

It would be nice to know where in the world you are located.

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oh by the way ,
that is a very nice lathe dog , do you have a job between centers in mind or are you just making tools for something that comes down the pike , either is ok
can't have enough lathe accessories
I had a job between centers and I tacked a few pieces together to get me by and when I had some time I made this one.
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Very nice looking dog. Remember you are using this on what is considered a precise machine. When looking at a stock dog, the main difference between it and yours is, it has a counter balance. You don't want to cause undue wear on your headstock bearings. Very nice job of fabrication though.

Jay

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