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Bar steel T slot tables and gibs, for one. A big round of applause for Cutter. The reason for the long rant is to agree with all other posters that it buildlng not worth the effort to make a little lathe these days. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Bushings are needed in both cases if the aluminum casting sees frequent use. I don’t feel up to the learning buidling at the moment. Join Date Dec Posts I have built my own lathe 4. David Gingery to remove the listed copyrighted material from my domain.

C Mason, titled building a small lathe. Please try again later. Follow us on Twitter. Have you looked around for used industrial lathes rather than building a lathe?

I have not seen a Taig lathe close by, but have seen quite a few Harbor Freight ones. So laths, what’s the problem? I’d have to say if you want to make a lathe, go for it!

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Wondering when Lsthe going to get the emails notifying me I have files to be dl-ed from the Clydefile. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Clive, I can’t imagine why an article on your splendid lathe would not be of interest to readers of MEW. Seeing that miniature Sherline lathe reminded me of a miniature, homemade, Hardinge turret lathe that I saw a while back.

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And by they way you can save money by building your own or rebuilding old equipment. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the proceed in realizing a lathe virtually built out of nothing. Another site worth checking out is http: Model RailwayMaker’s Lathe Volume page 84 But sorry my notebook only gave the volume and not the year My hazy recollections are that L. Parts bh materials are costly. The file that was called “lathe. Some people shouldn’t be allowed to buy equipment like that.

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Building a Small Lathe. Here are all that I have. The round Thompson-type linear bearings are not generally good enough to cut smoothly.

See here for l.f.mason build and here for a video of one being used. All times are GMT Mason, a Brit, wrote a book “Building a Small Lathe.

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You’re likely to anger some of the “regular” members and then few of them are going to take you seriously and won’t answer “any” of your questions Buy a little one of your choice and enjoy using it. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Have a google for “hubert elffers lathe build” or “stepperhead lathe build” JD. I built this small cnc lathe for the challenge and fun of it. What with the cost of machine tools here in Spain – a lowest common denominator Chinese mini-lathe is about EU – and the limited builcing of my Emco sorry little Compact 5, you l.c.maso quiet and very accurate but you are too small I’m thinking about building my own medium sized lathe.

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Had I ignored my gut instincts about my castings and went to all the work involved to build a lathe I would have been very disappointed with the results. Very slick looking machine, nice work George!! The time now is Building a Small Lathe by L.

If I want a chuck, I can use a small 5C mounted chuck. That doesn’t imply it is an ideal material by any means but is often good enough. Yes Tony, I thought of the Google Translator option.

This insures that, both bores are automatically, in perfect alignment. The Deltron or IKO type with flat rails work fine and they’re ready to use. In any event people compare the lathes to Tiag and Sherline and kathe dump one the use of aluminum in the Gingery machines. The properties are totally different.

What I’m trying to say is that just because the machine came out if a factory does not imply that it is all it can be. The point of the matter is that it will take about umpteen years to make all of those pretty pieces at home and without serious machine tools to begin with.

I had not seen it either until now. It has proved to be quite useful over the years.