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    Thumbs up Simple Machine for Processing Semiaxis

    In this video, I build a machine for processing semiaxis. The machine will be wooden. For manufacturing I am using the old window jamb.



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    Thanks liberal! We've added your Axle Grinding Tool to our Axle category,
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    What exactly does this machine do?

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    This is for shortening a semiaxis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberal View Post
    This is for shortening a semiaxis.
    OK I can see how you could cut the axle down with this machine. What I’m interested in is what happens after you make the cut? Do you re-spline the cut end or do you also cut off the hub and welded back on? I’m having a hard time picturing in my mind how your axle would remain an axle after being cut on your machine? If you’re just looking to cut the axle down to use the steel for other fabrication I understand.

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    After processing, I just cut the splines with an angle grinder.


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    that is some really good control to cut the splines freehand with an angle grinder.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    Freehand cut splines using an angle grinder? Now I’ve seen everything. The amount of time I spent setting up my Bridgeport with an indexing head to cut my first set of splines was quite long. Just sourcing the correct endmill was a chore. If someone told me they could the job freehand with an angle grinder I would have had some choice words for them. I’m having trouble believing my own eyes. Nice work my fellow craftsman.

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    I would have used a special ground profile cutter and a rotary index I just don't have the hand control any more
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    You don't need no stinking milling machine. Beautiful work with the grinder.

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