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#1 Duffy

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:38 PM

As a few of you know & as even fewer care, I've been trying to get up some sort of reliable manufacturing facility. Well, as of New Years' 2014, it's beginning to look good.

 

We've just taken delivery on a small benchtop milling machine, adequate for the products that DUFFY Industries intends to get known for; next few weeks, I'll get it up and running. Fingers crossed.

 

Right up top of our list: the long-awaited and semi-mythical Duffy DamnSerious JigWheels!!

 

Up-to-the-minute bulletins to follow...

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:53 PM

And don't forget the now "world famous" pin mount jigs!! :)


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:05 PM

Go Duffmaster !  I'm watching for sure ! :clapping:


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:09 PM



And don't forget the now "world famous" pin mount jigs!! :)

 

Hey, wait, those're an R-GEO exclusive!!


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:12 PM

Yay! DUFFY Industries is about to get "Damn Serious"  :D :laugh2:

 

Great news Duffy , I have heard many a long & twisting yarn about those mythical Damn Serious Jig wheels! Will watch closely for whispers on the wind :good:



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:23 PM

The industrial world quacks  er...quakes!

 

 As s sleeping giant stirs :)

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:57 PM

As s sleeping giant stirs

 

You've hacked into my Skype account, huh?

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

Ha duff do I get a trial set?
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:37 PM

You try me plenty already, Hippie.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:44 AM

When produced I want one of those little egg shaped widgets that center the motor whyle on the chassis jig.
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:44 AM

Hippie, have ya been freeze dryed no hippies round hear.....lol. I'll be buying from ya.......
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:09 AM



When produced I want one of those little egg shaped widgets that center the motor whyle on the chassis jig.

 

Uh-oh: another one that's not gonna happen, Joe.It seemed like a good idea at the time, but there're two problems with it.

 

First, it's ridiculously fussy to make. The motor slot took a teeny teeny endmill and had to be placed in the exact center of the widget (I believe I originally referred to it as "a Frammistan" but that's too hard to type), and the width had to precisely fit the T-slot of my jig...and then, we're counting on the jig's mfg'r to supply repeat accuracy in a place HE never intended! Forget that.

Second, I quickly found that there're better ways to do this centering thing. This widget had to be clamped in place to do its thing, and clamped against firmly clamped chassis components as well; which is a real good way to impart twisting and stresses into your chassis! - And if you removed the workpiece for any reason, you'd have to go clamp it all down again. Real waste of effort.

 

Much better to use axle collars on the jigwheel shafts, to keep everything indexed.

 

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