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Unread 03-22-2009, 06:15 PM   #16
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and its also really good to eat. i use it to make coconut shrimp and steak all the time lol.

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Unread 04-01-2009, 07:50 PM   #17
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made some TJ aluminum bumpstop spacers with coconut oil (basically copied my OME's). can show CAD drawings if anyone is interested.
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Unread 04-01-2009, 10:27 PM   #18
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can show CAD drawings if anyone is interested.
im interested. where can i get a program so i could put some of my own ideas "on paper". and how much would it cost me?
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Unread 04-01-2009, 11:08 PM   #19
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im interested. where can i get a program so i could put some of my own ideas "on paper". and how much would it cost me?


Expensive:
AutoCAD
ProEngineer
Solidworks

Free:
FreeCAD
FreeByte
Lots of links here too.
I've used AutoCAD and Solidworks. I love Solidworks and hate AutoCAD. Haven't learned ProE yet, thats next on the list, but I hear you need to memorize a book of hotkeys to be proficient.

But back to the point of this thread...coconut oil as a cutting oil in machining, drilling and such. It has worked awesome for me so far, but i'm a novice. Has anyone got to tried it yet?
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I can safely say that I tried this last night. It worked great. I slapped it on a drill bit and went to town with the drill press on some holes in 1/4" plate. Worked great. I have a bundle of plumbing flux brushes so one of them worked perfectly for adding more.

the smell wasn't very noticable even in my basement. Although, I did have a craving for Margaritas afterwards.
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Still haven't tried it.. although I plan to. I was just waiting to run thru my 2 gallons of TriCool.
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I can safely say that I tried this last night. It worked great. I slapped it on a drill bit and went to town with the drill press on some holes in 1/4" plate. Worked great. I have a bundle of plumbing flux brushes so one of them worked perfectly for adding more.

the smell wasn't very noticable even in my basement. Although, I did have a craving for Margaritas afterwards.
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Still haven't tried it.. although I plan to. I was just waiting to run thru my 2 gallons of TriCool.
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Unread 06-04-2010, 11:46 PM   #23
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Been in the trade going on 50 years now and there are many things available for cutting oil. First I had heard of coconut oil.
Also you don't need to be spending 40 bucks a gallon either. Your best bet is a gallon of Rigid pipe thread cutting oil. Black in color, contains a large concentration of sulphur which helps better separate the metal and prevents chip adhesion to the cutting tools and the sulphur is also a lubricant in high pressure situations such as generated when cutting metals. It is also corrosive and depending on what material you are machining you may not want to use it. When you do use it apply it the same way. With a brush out of a container of choice.
Dilute this oil 50% with tri-chlorethane and again brush it on. Works very well. After using sulphur based cutting fluids be sure and clean up the parts and try to eliminate any remaining oils on the parts. Stress corrosion cracking has been known to occur with the use of sulphur base cutting oils. Using it in the manufacture most vehicle parts won't be a problem.
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This has been known for years. Do a search here Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing Technology Forum on the Web and read about it. Also see this abstract: http://www.inderscience.com/search/i...ry=&ps=10&m=or
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Been in the trade going on 50 years now and there are many things available for cutting oil. First I had heard of coconut oil.
Also you don't need to be spending 40 bucks a gallon either. Your best bet is a gallon of Rigid pipe thread cutting oil. Black in color, contains a large concentration of sulphur which helps better separate the metal and prevents chip adhesion to the cutting tools and the sulphur is also a lubricant in high pressure situations such as generated when cutting metals. It is also corrosive and depending on what material you are machining you may not want to use it. When you do use it apply it the same way. With a brush out of a container of choice.
Dilute this oil 50% with tri-chlorethane and again brush it on. Works very well. After using sulphur based cutting fluids be sure and clean up the parts and try to eliminate any remaining oils on the parts. Stress corrosion cracking has been known to occur with the use of sulphur base cutting oils. Using it in the manufacture most vehicle parts won't be a problem.
50 years in the trade. That's a good while to devote your life to something. Where have you worked over the years? Retired yet or planning to?
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contains a large concentration of sulphur
the whole idea is to get rid of the sulfur based oils and use something that is more friendly to the environment, easy to clean off, non-toxic, cheap and still works just as well.

coconut oil is water soluble and just washes off with soap and water. you can pour it down the drain, rub your face or eyes, let the dog lick it, use bare hands or whatever and not have to worry.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 10:11 PM   #27
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Yea Pro/E!!

coconut oil sure would smell better than the oil we use in the machine shop for sophmore design!
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50 years in the trade. That's a good while to devote your life to something. Where have you worked over the years? Retired yet or planning to?
Definitely retired. Started as an apprentice at the copper mines. Worked for General Electric Co. in their Apparatus Repair Div.both in Us and overseas some. Worked in the power generation industry retiring early. Worked in Saudi Arabia right after Desert Storm for their in country power generation co. Had my own business (machine shop,welding,etc.) As an aside had an Rv repair place. Still have the Machine shop with a few machines for my use,store the motor home there and play there doing all my projects. Not enough time to do everything. Stay busy trying.
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Definitely retired. Started as an apprentice at the copper mines. Worked for General Electric Co. in their Apparatus Repair Div.both in Us and overseas some. Worked in the power generation industry retiring early. Worked in Saudi Arabia right after Desert Storm for their in country power generation co. Had my own business (machine shop,welding,etc.) As an aside had an Rv repair place. Still have the Machine shop with a few machines for my use,store the motor home there and play there doing all my projects. Not enough time to do everything. Stay busy trying.
Quite a history in the trade. That must have been interesting working in Saudi. Have fun with those projects and enjoy retirement!
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