Iron Forest Knife And Tool

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Machining some tool clearance, also engraved where the edge of the knife will be on the first op so I can make sure to get my material placed correctly. Fixture is done, working on code for the knives now. #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Here’s the real reason I did the z conversion... being able to use the drill to loosen and tighten screws without moving the table around to avoid hitting the head 😂. I’ll wait a bit and see if I want to make two identical pallets or not... probably not yet. I will use the pallets to switch between parts though. I have a little room on this pallet to machine saw adapters also which will be cool! #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Fixture plate complete! Happy with the results so far. The z went from being 2-3x as inaccurate as the x and y, to being probably 3-4x as accurate. #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Drill! #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
So far so good... #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Cheap ☑️ Functional ☑️ Chip covers in place... it’s time to cut this pallet! #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Cutting metal... #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
It’s so tall! Got the rails dialed in! Turns out they weren’t as bad as I thought. I was using the end of the 24” granite straightedge to test the column, which was domed about .004”. Over 4” it is straight within tenths. Going to shim the base now to get the final column squareness! #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Gravity can’t help me anymore so gotta get creative. I’ll get it 🤘#g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Got the z limit switch installed, 100 lb air cylinder mounted. 16.25” of Z travel, was 10.5”. Y is 8.875” from 7”. Now just mount the head and add some chip guards and it’ll be making knives! #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Got the column square both ways. Bolted down again. I used indicators while I installed the column support bolts. It moved around a bit, but I tightened them in an order to counteract the movement. Makes me think the giant frame I built definitely adds some rigidity. #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma
Looks like I’ll have plenty of z travel, even with a Pierson pallet with my vice mounted to it. #Survivalknife #bushcraft #g0704 #g0704cnc #cnc #instamachinist #fusion360 #centroidcnc #madeinoklahoma