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What does the headstock weigh on a minilathe?

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  • Michael Taglieri
    I m wondering if it could be turned into a damn fine toolpost grinder/milling spindle for my coming 11 Logan --without affecting its readiness to use on the
    Message 1 of 7 , Nov 2, 2008
      I'm wondering if it could be turned into a damn fine toolpost
      grinder/milling spindle for my coming 11" Logan --without affecting its
      readiness to use on the minilathe. I'm thinking about a bracket that would
      hang the motor off the headstock rather than the bed, making the power drive
      a self contained unit. The electronics could go to a thin box connected to
      the head by a cord. And I even have another old bed with the area that goes
      under the headstock, so I could make a fixture that would hold the headstock
      just like the bed did and clamp into the toolpost.

      So all you'd have to do would be unscrew 3 bolts (and I'd add a 4th) use the
      headstock either on the minilathe or on the toolpost of the Logan. My only
      wonder is how heavy the headstock and motor together are, whether it's
      comparable to the weight of toolpost grinders hung on big lathes, and how
      much movement/shifting/rotating such grinders need to have.

      Mike Taglieri miket_nyc@...
    • Andrew Zajackowski
      The headstock on the mini lathe does not spin fast enough to use as a grinder you need about 10K or better also an 11 isn t a big lathe the smallest dumore
      Message 2 of 7 , Nov 2, 2008
        The headstock on the mini lathe does not spin fast enough to use as a grinder  you need about 10K or better  also an 11" isn't a big lathe the smallest dumore grinder made would be about right for it and they spin about 20K rpm
        ----- Original Message -----
        Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 7:28 AM
        Subject: [7x10minilathe] What does the headstock weigh on a minilathe?

        I'm wondering if it could be turned into a damn fine toolpost
        grinder/milling spindle for my coming 11" Logan --without affecting its
        readiness to use on the minilathe. I'm thinking about a bracket that would
        hang the motor off the headstock rather than the bed, making the power drive
        a self contained unit. The electronics could go to a thin box connected to
        the head by a cord. And I even have another old bed with the area that goes
        under the headstock, so I could make a fixture that would hold the headstock
        just like the bed did and clamp into the toolpost.

        So all you'd have to do would be unscrew 3 bolts (and I'd add a 4th) use the
        headstock either on the minilathe or on the toolpost of the Logan. My only
        wonder is how heavy the headstock and motor together are, whether it's
        comparable to the weight of toolpost grinders hung on big lathes, and how
        much movement/shifting/ rotating such grinders need to have.

        Mike Taglieri miket_nyc@verizon. net

      • Andrew Zajackowski
        Also the small dumore grinders can be had on e-bay for around 200 in good shape is it worth screwing up the alignment on your mini everytime you take it apart
        Message 3 of 7 , Nov 2, 2008
          Also the small dumore grinders can be had on e-bay for around 200 in good shape is it worth screwing up the alignment on your mini everytime you take it apart
          ----- Original Message -----
          Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 11:50 AM
          Subject: Re: [7x10minilathe] What does the headstock weigh on a minilathe?

          The headstock on the mini lathe does not spin fast enough to use as a grinder  you need about 10K or better  also an 11" isn't a big lathe the smallest dumore grinder made would be about right for it and they spin about 20K rpm
          ----- Original Message -----
          Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 7:28 AM
          Subject: [7x10minilathe] What does the headstock weigh on a minilathe?

          I'm wondering if it could be turned into a damn fine toolpost
          grinder/milling spindle for my coming 11" Logan --without affecting its
          readiness to use on the minilathe. I'm thinking about a bracket that would
          hang the motor off the headstock rather than the bed, making the power drive
          a self contained unit. The electronics could go to a thin box connected to
          the head by a cord. And I even have another old bed with the area that goes
          under the headstock, so I could make a fixture that would hold the headstock
          just like the bed did and clamp into the toolpost.

          So all you'd have to do would be unscrew 3 bolts (and I'd add a 4th) use the
          headstock either on the minilathe or on the toolpost of the Logan. My only
          wonder is how heavy the headstock and motor together are, whether it's
          comparable to the weight of toolpost grinders hung on big lathes, and how
          much movement/shifting/ rotating such grinders need to have.

          Mike Taglieri miket_nyc@verizon. net

        • Dave Mucha
          I have to agree. buy a tool post grinder. they go for a pittance of the list price. great to have and can be used as a tool grinder. Dave ... good shape is
          Message 4 of 7 , Nov 2, 2008
            I have to agree. buy a tool post grinder. they go for a pittance of
            the list price.

            great to have and can be used as a tool grinder.

            Dave



            --- In 7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com, "Andrew Zajackowski"
            <azajack@...> wrote:
            >
            > Also the small dumore grinders can be had on e-bay for around 200 in
            good shape is it worth screwing up the alignment on your mini
            everytime you take it apart
          • Michael Taglieri
            You re right about rpm if grinding were the main function, but I d mostly use as a milling/drilling spindle, where the speed would be more appropriate. I also
            Message 5 of 7 , Nov 3, 2008
              You're right about rpm if grinding were the main function, but I'd mostly
              use as a milling/drilling spindle, where the speed would be more
              appropriate. I also don't see why taking the headstock off and putting it
              on would "screw up the alignment" They go on with 3 screws from the
              underside and there's a V-way to get it into alignment (and most of us
              already took it off once already to clean out the sand inside).

              Finally, since when is $200 a "pittance?" Not a pittance to me. I paid
              $850 for the whole Logan lathe (and still buy many of my clothes in thrift
              shops). It seems the folks here are refusing to tell me the weight of the
              head because they don't want me to be able to make my own decision in the
              matter. Sounds rather like something an elitist socialist would do -- maybe
              they should change parties?

              Mike Taglieri miket_nyc@...

              Regime Change Begins.

              ----- Original Message -----
              From: "Andrew Zajackowski" <azajack@...>
              To: <7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 11:55 AM
              Subject: Re: [7x10minilathe] What does the headstock weigh on a minilathe?


              Also the small dumore grinders can be had on e-bay for around 200 in good
              shape is it worth screwing up the alignment on your mini everytime you take
              it apart
              ----- Original Message -----
              From: Andrew Zajackowski
              To: 7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 11:50 AM
              Subject: Re: [7x10minilathe] What does the headstock weigh on a minilathe?



              The headstock on the mini lathe does not spin fast enough to use as a
              grinder you need about 10K or better also an 11" isn't a big lathe the
              smallest dumore grinder made would be about right for it and they spin about
              20K rpm
              ----- Original Message -----
              From: Michael Taglieri
              To: 7x12minilathe@yahoogroups.com ; 7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 7:28 AM
              Subject: [7x10minilathe] What does the headstock weigh on a minilathe?


              I'm wondering if it could be turned into a damn fine toolpost
              grinder/milling spindle for my coming 11" Logan --without affecting its
              readiness to use on the minilathe. I'm thinking about a bracket that
              would
              hang the motor off the headstock rather than the bed, making the power
              drive
              a self contained unit. The electronics could go to a thin box connected
              to
              the head by a cord. And I even have another old bed with the area that
              goes
              under the headstock, so I could make a fixture that would hold the
              headstock
              just like the bed did and clamp into the toolpost.

              So all you'd have to do would be unscrew 3 bolts (and I'd add a 4th) use
              the
              headstock either on the minilathe or on the toolpost of the Logan. My
              only
              wonder is how heavy the headstock and motor together are, whether it's
              comparable to the weight of toolpost grinders hung on big lathes, and
              how
              much movement/shifting/rotating such grinders need to have.

              Mike Taglieri miket_nyc@...
            • m463mikey
              Mike. Go here. The weight is 3.25 lbs. http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2299&category=1023914534
              Message 6 of 7 , Nov 3, 2008
              • m463mikey
                Message 7 of 7 , Nov 3, 2008
                  --- In 7x10minilathe@yahoogroups.com, "m463mikey" <mikeypeepers@...> wrote: > > Mike. Go here. The weight is 3.25 lbs. http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2299&category=1023914534 > oops lbs should be 13.25. My 1 key sticks.
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