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Dan Baines26/03/2020 12:04:34
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Due to the current situation in the UK my university workshop has had to shut and I didn't manage to get a part finished on the lathe in time. If anyone would be able to help me change the length and diameter of the shaft of the part shown in the images attached I'd be massively grateful! Please see the attached images for dimensions (the new shaft does not need a thread).

I'd be happy to arrange a courier to pick up and deliver the part both ways.

Many thanks,


David George 126/03/2020 13:20:29
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Where are you as a local person could do that sort of mod quite easily.


noel shelley26/03/2020 13:59:05
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As the above says ! Your welcome to use my gear . Though we're in difficult time so not sure how it could be done.


Dan Baines26/03/2020 14:31:12
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm in Leicester but obviously not leaving the house at the moment. I'd organise a courier to pick up and drop off the part anywhere in the UK and for the return if someone could help.

Many thanks,


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Dan Baines26/03/2020 15:17:41
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Posted by Bill Chugg on 26/03/2020 15:05:42:

Is it steel or ali and what are the pre maching dimensions please?


Edited By Bill Chugg on 26/03/2020 15:06:52

Aluminium and the pre-machining shaft dimensions are roughly 30mm length and 8mm diameter. The base has a diameter of 25mm and height of 9mm however this does not need to be changed. Dimensions may be slightly inaccurate, all I have to measure is a ruler!


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Dan Baines26/03/2020 15:28:57
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Posted by Barrie Lever on 26/03/2020 15:22:10:

Hello Dan

I can do that job for you if no one has picked it up already, it is not even 20 minutes work.

Email me on

Best Regards


Thanks Barrie. I'll send you an email now.

Dan Baines26/03/2020 15:32:59
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Posted by Bill Chugg on 26/03/2020 15:23:27:

Thanks reply - does it have to be a good fit with another part ,oris it a stand alone item ?


The shaft mounts onto the back of a motor to allow for an encoder to track it's position. The encoder disk will be mounted on the shaft.


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