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Mike Fox

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #375 on: September 18, 2021, 09:10:35 PM »
Coach 9 truck pedestals were getting some attention in the machine shop. Alan and his father Harold are discussing what Alan just milled on the little mill while Nicole is talking with Scott while she tends to the end mill

I returned hours later and they are stll at it. Alan jumped onto the larger Mill and was cleaning up the side of the pedestal. Nicole is in the background making an adjustment to the end mill.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #376 on: September 19, 2021, 09:43:19 AM »
Yesterday was either a first, or a very rare moment for the WW&F shop- in which we had both large mills working at the same time! Nicole has been a great addition to the shop and we've been thrilled to have her help. The coach pedestals are fairly simple parts, but with 9 to do (we ended up with a spare casting which we'll machine to completion), any step takes a while to work through the lot. Nicole and I came up with a good system to break this job up into a "production" system to kick parts back and forth between each machine, doing one operation at a time. For this instance, changing out workpieces instead of tools let us tag team the work and really keep things moving. Most of the operations are pretty simple, but there's a lot of different steps to these parts. Over the next few Saturdays we should be able to finish them up.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #377 on: September 23, 2021, 09:26:28 AM »
Damn this looks NICE. Beautiful work. Great pictures. Wow.