Home Made Lathe

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  1. Dave

    Dave Pedantic Old Fart Paid Member

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    Today, 'I ar' been mainly making a 'Lathe''.

    The two machine vices, I made as an apprentice, at Laycocks, in 1966.

    The chuck is from a 45 years old 'WOLF' drill.

    The bench grinder is about 40 years old.

    The block of wood, 'bed frame', is 12" x 8" Douglas Fir.

    Just need to make a tool post, and turning tool!


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    Ha! How do you fix the chuck to the drive output?
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Pedantic Old Fart Paid Member

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    Turns out, by luck, that B & D, are so cheap and nasty, that they used a 3/8" thread on the grinder shaft!:thumbup:
     
  4. MUSHY 16V

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    would you like a turning tool or two
    should have some spare in my tool box
     
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    Just need to knock up some 'Myford' stickers, job's a good un!

    Big fan of your work Dave :thumbup:
     
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    Ha that's mint!
     
  7. Dave

    Dave Pedantic Old Fart Paid Member

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    Ta so J.

    I was intending to make some out of HSS drill bits.

    Would quite fancy a small triangular tipped Carbide tool. Must be a removable tip though, as I don't have a 'green' wheel.

    I have not set up, or used a lathe, for about 40 years! Last time was when I used to set up the J Type Overdrive annulus line at Laycocks. I did it for about six months.

    I still need to get a 240V speed controller sorted out!
     
  8. Dave

    Dave Pedantic Old Fart Paid Member

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    Ta so!

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    What wattage is it?
     
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  11. Dave

    Dave Pedantic Old Fart Paid Member

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    Ta so Aidan. 1.1 Amp. It stalls out with the least bit of load on the grinding wheel.

    I flipping well never thought of a dimmer switch! Thank you so much!:thumbup:

    ps. Screwfix won't deliver to Eire. But, I can soon find a dimmer somewhere around.

    pps. Volex may be owned by Crabtree. But, I can tell you, from years of experience, that it is not as good. That it why it is so much cheaper!
     
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    Looks naff from the front I will agree, but the dimmer switchgear has crabtree written on it! Maybe they come straight from the rejection pile!
     
  13. Dave

    Dave Pedantic Old Fart Paid Member

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    OK Aidan. Thanks for the heads-up. I will look at the back of any dimmers that I find!

    Once upon a time, I only used Crabtree. These days I only use MK. Can't find Crabtree easily in Eire!

    ps. Once upon a time, when I had cash, I employed an Electrician to re-wire my 400 years old cottage in Derbys. The wiring was lead cased it was so old. He fitted Volex, even though I had written a spec. stating that only Crabtree should be used. I did not pay him 'til he had changed everything to Crabtree!
     
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  14. Dave

    Dave Pedantic Old Fart Paid Member

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    I made a turning tool from an HSS drill bit today. Burnt out very quickly.

    Oilite only recommend Carbide or Diamond.

    Mushy. Have you got a Diamond tool you don't need? 0.1mm/0.2mm tip rad!:thumbup:
     
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    thats look really good, for the next one how about making a milling machine from a pillar drill!
     
  16. Dave

    Dave Pedantic Old Fart Paid Member

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    Sort of.

    I have a Lidl pillar drill thingy, that you fasten a normal drill into. The bracket for the drill has broken.

    I also have a 20,000 rpm router head, the base of which has broken.

    Add the two together + the two-vice traverse system = milling machine.

    Great minds think alike!:lol:
     
  17. Brian.G

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    Dave, Im Impressed. I should let you know that I have a spare http://www.lathes.co.uk/raglan/page14.html

    In good shape missing a tool post and tail stock, Id value it at around 100-150euro, if you have anything you would consider trading its yours. I have two other lathes, Bridget, and just two hands.
     
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    Another suitor for Miss daved perhaps? :lol:
     
  19. Brian.G

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    :lol::lol: Its a realllllllllll sweet lathe now:thumbup::lol:
     
  20. danster Forum Addict

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    I will accept a small commission from you if everything goes to plan with your deal with daved. ;)

    How about you "cast" me the perfect woman? :p

    At least she will be hot for a certain length of time. :thumbup:
     

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