- Aug 8 8:05 AMI am posting this to both the lath/machining groups and the casting
groups to try to gather as much info/opinion as I can. As a computer
tech, I often get dead hard drives which are a source for machineable
aluminum. I am trying to make a milling attachment for my minilathe,
patterned after Varmint Al's or GadgetBuilder's designs.
That brings up 2 questions for those experienced in either machining or
casting aluminum or both. If I go the angle plate route for the milling
attachment, would an aluminum casting be strong enough? How about
copying the topslide in aluminum? Would it be strong enough for milling
small stuff, mostly aluminum? How much bigger in dimension would I have
to make it for comparable strength?
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