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    Coolant delivery system

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    This is a makeshift coolant delivery system, utilising a second-hand garden spray, a nice little salvaged brass tap, a steel arm left over from a previous forging project, an old magnetic base (also 2nd hand), some salvaged tori magnets, acting as counterweight, and a catheter (only used once)
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    The spray goes on the floor, not the bench as shown. It runs for about 4 minutes each time itís pumped.
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    I have mounted the vice on a plate, because of course, it doesnít fit the T-slots. I shall have to make another plate for my compound table, unfortunately, or just use the one T-slot.
    This is a very early start to metal milling, it hasnít gone very well so far, the cutter pulled out of the collet at least 4 times.

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    What do you use for coolant? I am still looking for something that is not toxic, not corrosive and not smelly. My lathe is in the basement. Barn is not heated. Wife does not like the smells. and I don't like sleeping in the barn!!!

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    I asked the neighbouring engineering form for a milk jug full of their coolant, to dilute with water, and gave the foreman a tenner. This would have made 40 litres if I had not’nocked it over. My wife does not like the engineering smell either. Do you run a dehumidifier in your basement?

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    Ha, I like that terminology. "Honey that is an "engineering" smell". I do run a dehumidifier in the basement. I also recently installed an exhaust fan with intake grate that draws air from across the work piece. That has helped a lot.

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Coolant Delivery System to our Milling category,
    as well as to your builder page: Philip Davies's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:






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