alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Modified XN 501 project
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2019, 09:05:48 AM »

Wow, this is going to be awesome!
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2019, 04:07:35 AM »

Thanks guys, I appreciate the interest - I've got a few more photos to bring this project up to date. To drill and tap the side plate holes I used the drilling jig I had made for the underhead reels:





To hold the frame on the rotab I made a small clamping plate, sort of like a lathe face plate with a 20mm stub to fit in an ER32 collet holder;



Starting to trim the outer surface with the frame mounted on the plate;



Trimming the frame and side plate together;



I cut a couple more recesses to reduce bulk and weight;



I'm not sure what happened to the photos of cutting the head plate side - but it was more of the same anyway.

As usual, I've been side-tracked with other stuff but hope to get back to this soon.

Thanks
Mike 
 
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2019, 05:29:23 AM »

Fabulous workmanship !!
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2020, 03:47:42 AM »

Thanks Crow, I was hoping to knock this project over pretty quickly while I had a bit of time off work over Christmas but as usual I was distracted by other stuff. I have made a bit more progress on the frame - cutting the curved 9 deg tapers on the foot and trimming the ends of the frame with a 3.25mm radius.
Cutting the tapers was all set up and about 5 minutes cutting - the frame was clamped in a vertical position against a 1-2-3 block and using the left over plug from the holesaw to protect the inner surface from dings. The rotab was used to cut a 31 mm radius curve on the plug to match the inside radius of the frame:



Checking the plug fits the frame;



The rotab set up with a 18mm off-set to cut a 15mm radius with a 6.0mm cutter;



Cutting the taper with the mill head tilted 9 deg;



Then returning the head to vertical to square the bottom of the cut;



Cutting the 3.25mm radius on the ends of the frame:



And where it's at;



Next up will be to cut some holes in the body of the frame, after I decide on a design.  Undecided

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Mike

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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2020, 06:24:58 AM »

Mike, keep it coming...
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2020, 07:48:45 AM »

Amazing skills! One of the best frame I have seen to date!
Great work Mike!👍

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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2020, 01:07:48 PM »

Outstanding work, thanks for showing what’s involved. You’ve come a long way with that mill already.
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2020, 03:15:02 PM »

Incredibly awesome!
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2020, 03:44:44 PM »


 Hi Mike, that's some complicated tooling you put together to hold the frame in place !! Looking great so far and finishing touch will be drainage cutouts. Thanks for sharing your progress

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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2020, 06:53:21 PM »

Always in awe of your work.  Love how the block gets transformed before our very eyes into a useful work of art.
Really cool to watch!
Any idea of what color/s you're gonna anodize her?
Thanks for showing how things are done, even if it is way above my pay grade.
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2020, 07:28:53 PM »

So next level, looking forward to the next installment. Thanks for taking the time to post it blow by blow
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