|Adrian Johnstone||09/03/2019 07:42:27|
18 forum posts
Here's a home-built lathe to give you mightmares...
|Michael Gilligan||09/03/2019 07:58:16|
14264 forum posts
Inspired re-use of the castings
... but pretty & petite it aint !
152 forum posts
Interesting website. I read the article on what to do if you get superglue in your eye. I'm normally very careful about eye protection, but realised that I had never considered using safety glasses whilst using superglue. I will do from now on.
|Brian Oldford||09/03/2019 08:09:03|
586 forum posts
I wouldn't want to carry that upstairs.
|jimmy b||09/03/2019 08:58:01|
537 forum posts
|Mick B1||09/03/2019 09:34:13|
|1242 forum posts|
Interesting that he has the tailstock running on separate bedways to the saddle. I've seen that before on a big Binns & Berry. It can be useful, but I'd imagine it fails value engineering to most 'proper' lathe builders. Of course it gives this guy an extra straightness/parallelism feature to look after in his build.
|Clive Foster||09/03/2019 10:34:16|
|1892 forum posts|
Shades of the multimachine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimachine.
Problem with all such projects is that getting reliable repeatable accuracy over a usefully wide range is hard. Very hard. A work to 10 thou machine is probably not unreasonable. Work to 1 thou maybe if you are good and iterate through several builds. Work to tenths. Fergeddit. Thats factory built by pros territory.
|Jeff Dayman||09/03/2019 13:14:56|
|1656 forum posts|
Man that one in Adrian's posted link is rough! Did anyone notice the Chrysler Slant 6 blocks are chained together? The article mentioned they were not welded! I'm all for home builds and found materials but this is rough even by my standards! I'm sure you can remove material with it, but accuracy and precision are unlikely.
Edited By Jeff Dayman on 09/03/2019 13:16:21
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