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Shop Update-4/2/19

Shop Update-4/2/19

Safety Razor Progress! It's been a busy month at YPM, and I've been focused mainly on Safety Razor prototyping. I have the handle and baseplate complete, and I hope to have the top cap done within the next week. Once all three components are off the machine, I'll assemble and begin looking at critical dimensions (Blade Gap, Blade Exposure, Blade Angle, etc). I'll then make any design changes I feel are necessary and run another set on the machine (This shouldn't take long as the changes should be small, and I have all of the tooling and workholding ready to...

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Shop Update-2/27/19

Shop Update-2/27/19

It's been a busy month at YPM. As you may have seen on Instagram, since purchasing my Mori mill, I haven't been able to utilize my toolchanger due to an issue with my spindle encoder. After months of searching/phone calls/learning, I was finally able to track down a replacement (See Below). Once I replaced the encoder, voila, the machine started changing tools :). However, since the toolchanger had sat idle for nearly three years, one of my contactors that controls the brake (Seen below) on the tool turret gummed up and would sporadically not function, obviously causing an alarm. I...

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