52729Re: solid headstock spindle?
- Nov 1, 2008--- In email@example.com, "Glenn N" <sleykin@...> wrote:
> I have. Took a couple of tries to get a really good working one. I
> solid and just put a piece of steel in the chuck and turn a point ifI want
> to turn between centers. I had to finally thread the spindle onGood point,I had not thought of the fact that you mount stuff in that
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "mikeyemc" <exibar@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 9:05 PM
> Subject: [atlas_craftsman] solid headstock spindle?
> Anyone make their own headstock spindle out of cold rolled steel? The
> spindle seems easyenough to make, but does it have to be heat treated
> and hardened after making?
> Would making it solid make a better spindle, or is there an absolute
> reason that it must be hollow?
> thanks all!
> Mik eB
spindle sometimes. I still think id rather have the stronger solid
spindle and work around the problems if I had a 1/2" spindle.
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