Holding Parallels in Place
By Marc Giroux
Here is a simple and quick way to hold parallels in place while removing/installing the workpiece.
I came up with this idea after realizing I was wasting too much time clamping every little part because I had to reposition the parallels for each one. Since I had about 20 parts to modify, I needed a better way.
Walking by the trashcan, I noticed some packaging foam squeezed inside of a cardboard box. If it can be squeezed, it can push back. Ta da! The light came on!
The next day, a colleague of mine was using the idea for himself so I decided to share it with all of you.
New Videos from Richard Conley
Richard Conley, a long-time subscriber, has submitted a number of videos featuring animated solid models of engines presented in both The Home Shop Machinist and Digital Machinist.
The videos are available at our websites, www.homeshopmachinist.net/motion and www.digitalmachinist.net/motion. Once opened, you can toggle the Repeat function for a continuous view.
Our thanks go out to Richard Conley for these great videos and the spectacular CAD work they are based on!