Someone put the wrong locks back on the wrong cabinets. The regular mill cabinet lock was on the CNC mill tools, and another lock was on the manual mill cabinet – and I don’t know that combination. I spent another couple hours awkwardly working around the plastic door to pull out tools. Can someone either put the locks back in the right places or at least just tell us the other combinations?
The vise on the manual mill was off kilter by several degrees. When I ran an indicator over it, the hand spun like the clock hands in a “time passes” montage in an old movie. Did someone move it without indicating it when they put it back? Or did something else just throw it out of whack?
I didn’t notice until I saw that the holes in my part were skewed well off the center line – a hundred thousandths off over three inches! Fortunately, this part was a jig and all I needed was colinear holes and accurate distances between them, so it’s fine. Otherwise, this would have ruined the piece.
Since it needed re-indicating anyway, I took the opportunity to re-center the vise as Eric and I discussed recently. I think I got it aligned to within about a thousandth over the width of the back plate of the vise, but someone should probably double check that.