Machinist Relay | Linear Stage Compliant Structures

  • Published: 12 August 2019
  • I got a box from Abom79 containing the machinist's relay. I'm struggling to adapt a waterjet cut linear stage into a CNC mill-able design. The stage is part of Dan Gelbart's youtube series on engineering and machining prototypes.
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Comments • 531

  • RocketSurgeon
    RocketSurgeon  1 weeks back

    I thought a Machinist Relay is a track and field event where the first machinist gets the baton to some state of completeness, doesn't tell the next guy what needs to be done, pulls a random fuse, hides the keys to the shop, and then hands the baton to the next guy. First team to pass the finish line with a fully machined baton wins.

    • Brennan Lukas
      Brennan Lukas  6 days back

      now that would be an Olympic event worth watchin

    • 3dsman
      3dsman  6 days back

      @AvE I heard the cops are looking out for a guy who's been breaking into local craft shops and dipping his testicles in the glitter. Yeah, it's pretty nuts...

    • Thefreakyfreek
      Thefreakyfreek  6 days back

      Sounds like my previous jop

    • John Francis Doe
      John Francis Doe  6 days back

      RocketSurgeon I actually expected a force control machine element that would also provide 2 or more distinct mechanical states, suitable for such things as levers and end stops.

  • Biohazarus
    Biohazarus  3 hours back

    Could of put wax in it, but cleaver thinking!

    • vaderdudenator1
      vaderdudenator1  4 hours back

      Wait, so who’s Quinn Ducky?

      • the4thj
        the4thj  5 hours back


        • Michael Ravetti
          Michael Ravetti  6 hours back

          A real part that gets paid engineering! Cooler than a frozen potato but not by much

          • Jacob May
            Jacob May  15 hours back

            What's a guy gotta do to hear some classical music??

            • Mack Dlite
              Mack Dlite  1 days back

              Is that yellow Pisten Bully thing actually a part or just a sticker on something else?

              • ricky Bobby
                ricky Bobby  2 days back

                How many subs does this man have?

                • Shayn Webb
                  Shayn Webb  2 days back

                  Can you please pull apart a "Sovamedic Harmonie" machine on David Icke's website? That would be an interesting video in of itself! Thanks for the consideration!

                  • Moshe Galimidi
                    Moshe Galimidi  2 days back

                    AVE ! i got a gift for you how can i contact you?

                    • turbo2ltr
                      turbo2ltr  2 days back

                      Hope your coolant system has a good filter. You might want to change it at this point..

                      • Joe Waun
                        Joe Waun  2 days back

                        My new lathe is not low grade nor Chineseum. It's an OLD school craftsman metal lathe. I think it's technically bench top but it's solid

                        • Hard Knocks Forge
                          Hard Knocks Forge  3 days back

                          All my favorite ladies give massagies

                          • Mike Smith
                            Mike Smith  3 days back

                            It sounds like he is speaking English but I don't understand any of it

                            • WC_2 Electric_Boogaloo

                              AvE, free tool.
                              I have a Cryobi impact that is beginning to let the literal smoke out. I intend in replacing it with a milfuckee, so I won't be trying to warrenty it. My co-worker had one that caught fire while working, and id rather have it disposed of in either a safe manor or in a spectacular manor on camera.

                              Id be happy to sent it to you so that you can fix it to death properly, in a vidjyo, for the interested public.

                              • John Alexander
                                John Alexander  3 days back

                                Came back to say thanks for sending me to Dan Gelbart's channel. A wealth of knowledge.

                                • billphillipstube
                                  billphillipstube  3 days back

                                  Bet that last run, when it all comes together, feels good.

                                  • m 88
                                    m 88  3 days back


                                    • James Klima
                                      James Klima  4 days back

                                      Hi AvE, I came across a video here about the Searl Effect Zero Point Generator. I would value your opinion and or discussion on if you think this is this a viable energy source. It's certainly not the usual half baked doesn't resemble reality in the slightest quackery. There is some very real physics to the claim. Please take some time to veiw it. You can reach me at jimklima at rocketmail dot com. Keep up the good work on the videos. Amusing as they are they have proved time and again to be very helpful.

                                      • bhartwigutube
                                        bhartwigutube  4 days back

                                        Glad someone knows the words... maybe you should tell Justin how the anthem goes....

                                        • Cody Tamling
                                          Cody Tamling  4 days back

                                          I'd be a liar if I said I didn't click the video because I saw a PistenBully sticker, drive around in one almost every day, but not in grain! Another awesome video man!

                                          • AvE
                                            AvE   4 days back

                                            In grain?! mind blown. VIDS PLEASE! Please!

                                        • Harry Graham
                                          Harry Graham  4 days back

                                          I have this old Weber Kettle Grill.. Can you help me build it, better, stronger, faster?

                                          • CGT80
                                            CGT80  4 days back

                                            5:27 I thought you were just doing a bad job of frying up some bacon while in the shop. Hope it didn't look like bird crap!

                                            • Irish Viking
                                              Irish Viking  4 days back

                                              Not sure you have enough coolant there.

                                              • Carl Zarelli
                                                Carl Zarelli  4 days back

                                                Ave could you do a review on the Harbor Freight welder that purports to do TIG, MIG, And stick welding ? Thank you.

                                                • priit mölder
                                                  priit mölder  4 days back

                                                  Wonder where it goes from here...

                                                  • TheManLab7
                                                    TheManLab7  4 days back

                                                    I'm no machinest but wouldn't of it been better to deck n get everything to size first before cutting the intricate details?

                                                    • Zedex 12
                                                      Zedex 12  13 hours back

                                                      How you gonna hold them from wangling around? That floor to be decked off connects everything together so that the force of cutting doesn't break the part. (Of course introducing it's own challenges to overcome)

                                                  • criggie
                                                    criggie  4 days back

                                                    Stupid question about Order Of Operations - why not clean up the top/bottom/sides and then do the 2d path cutting last ? Feel free to school me if I'm talking out my arse.

                                                    • Robert Szasz
                                                      Robert Szasz  5 days back

                                                      Foam instead of just supergluing it to the plate and then adding some heat to get it loose?

                                                      • Jimmy Hartford
                                                        Jimmy Hartford  5 days back

                                                        I love stickers, all over the shop in odd places.

                                                        • TheYourfaceable
                                                          TheYourfaceable  5 days back

                                                          I prefer to keep my flexture precise down to 1 thou

                                                          Never know when the ladies are gonna bust out the microscope

                                                          • John McPherson
                                                            John McPherson  5 days back

                                                            I really enjoy the ave vijeos, and youtube had recommended i watch abom and some guy named old Tony.

                                                            It has been widely publicized that youtube radicalizes communities.

                                                            Is this a community of radical machinists?
                                                            I would enjoy a march in support of squirrel yakisoba and fancy noodle machines and against mediocre power tools. What do you suppose radical machinists look like?

                                                            • Jeffry Garew
                                                              Jeffry Garew  5 days back

                                                              I got you covered....
                                                              AUTO Focus you Fvck.

                                                              • John Collinsgrove
                                                                John Collinsgrove  5 days back

                                                                Super glue. Works great for stuff like that. When done just heat it up and glue will let go

                                                                • MFeinstein
                                                                  MFeinstein  5 days back

                                                                  Wouldn't steel be better on this case? It wouldn't break as much at least.

                                                                  • EJ Brandt
                                                                    EJ Brandt  5 days back

                                                                    800% Scrap rate....Not too BAG! 👍

                                                                    • insideHARDWARE
                                                                      insideHARDWARE  5 days back

                                                                      Cliffhanger ending with no warning

                                                                      • World Theory
                                                                        World Theory  5 days back

                                                                        Huh… Neat! So the foam stuff is like the support structure in 3D printing, that you have to remove later.

                                                                        First time through, I didn't see that the plate hadn't been milled all the way through, so I was scratching my head, trying to figure out why you were foaming a completed part, and how that was supposed to retroactively keep it from falling apart during the milling. I noticed my confusion though (a good skill to have, by the way), and went back to watch it again, to find out that you (presumably) mill it part way, fill that in, then flip it over and (hopefully) mirror the schematic to finish milling it.

                                                                        • Grip Side
                                                                          Grip Side  5 days back

                                                                          I was lucky enough to meet Ms. Dunki this summer! She’s super cool! Glad to see you involved in the relay sir!!

                                                                          • Robert Clausecker
                                                                            Robert Clausecker  5 days back

                                                                            I wonder if you can add some bridges to the design for rigidity and then drill them out later—the drill should not exert enough force to break the delicate structures or you could clamp them down during drilling.

                                                                            • Trevor Scott
                                                                              Trevor Scott  5 days back

                                                                              I subscribe. I like how you talk.

                                                                              • Trevor Scott
                                                                                Trevor Scott  5 days back

                                                                                Also your content is useful inna sense

                                                                            • bzacon
                                                                              bzacon  5 days back

                                                                              Gotta buy yourself a Sodick for flexture cutting!

                                                                              • Snare X
                                                                                Snare X  5 days back

                                                                                Left me witg the big ol blue balls there fella

                                                                                • Martin H
                                                                                  Martin H  5 days back

                                                                                  Maybe you could use wax instead of foam.
                                                                                  Would be a lot easier to clean up and also doesn't give you the cancer.

                                                                                  • Liam Cousin
                                                                                    Liam Cousin  5 days back

                                                                                    When the knife snapped off in the box I knew that at least the box was skookum

                                                                                    • Rhubarb Pie
                                                                                      Rhubarb Pie  5 days back


                                                                                      • Alfred Driscoll
                                                                                        Alfred Driscoll  5 days back

                                                                                        Hey AvE ,
                                                                                        What is that sweet utility knife you used to slice open that box?

                                                                                        • Jay Fude
                                                                                          Jay Fude  5 days back

                                                                                          I don't know how else to contact AvE, but this seems like the kind of engi-nerding that we all enjoy having him go over. It's about the failure of some girders on a major project, the diagnosis and mitigation of same.