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52729Re: solid headstock spindle?

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  • pflatlyne
    Nov 1, 2008
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      --- In atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com, "Glenn N" <sleykin@...> wrote:
      >
      > I have. Took a couple of tries to get a really good working one. I
      left it
      > solid and just put a piece of steel in the chuck and turn a point if
      I want
      > to turn between centers. I had to finally thread the spindle on
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "mikeyemc" <exibar@...>
      > To: <atlas_craftsman@yahoogroups.com>
      > 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
      >

      Good point,I had not thought of the fact that you mount stuff in that
      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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