Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Plastic fantastic

More toys arrived yesterday. This is 2 x 1000mm x 50mm Delrin rod. A fairly tough plastic, dimensionally pretty stable, and very, very easy to machine.

I bought it originally to make anti-backlash nuts, but I suspect it'll find up getting used for a fair few more things than that..

I'm planning to fire up the lathe this evening and turn a couple of nuts for the mini table mill, just to get some experience with the material.

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