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Re: New spindle for 8x lathe

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  • learnin_lathe
    Where did you upload the image? Robert
    Message 1 of 16 , Feb 4, 2008
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      Where did you upload the image?


      Robert


      --- In lathemaster@yahoogroups.com, "C Smith" <csasmith@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Robert, I have just uploaded a photo image of my spindle drawing.
      > Depending on the group moderators it should show up in a few days.
      > You make a good point, I got to a place where I had to tear down my
      > lathe in order to get final dimensions. This is really not hard and
      > only requires a piece of threaded rod, a 4"pvc joint, and a few other
      > small odds and ends. I also learned about setting the pre-load on the
      > bearings; this is very important to minimize chatter and maximize
      > accuracy. While I cannot guarantee my drawing will produce a spindle
      > that will fit any and all 8x lathes, it will be a great starting point
      > and should get you very close. If you have questions as you proceed,
      > just ask, I'll be happy to give what guidance I can.
      > Chris
      > >
      > > Great job! Please upload the drawings you mentioned. I have been
      > > wanting to do the same thing but have been afraid of tearing down my
      > > lathe to get the dimensions.
      > >
      > > Robert
      > >
      >
    • C Smith
      Hi Robert, the image has now appeared in the photos section under lathesmith s 8x mods . You should be able to use the large option and get all the info
      Message 2 of 16 , Feb 4, 2008
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        Hi Robert, the image has now appeared in the "photos" section
        under "lathesmith's 8x mods". You should be able to use the "large"
        option and get all the info you need. If you have any questions, e-
        mail me and I will be glad to help.
        Chris
        >
        >
        >
        > Where did you upload the image?
        >
        >
        > Robert
        >
        >
        > --- In lathemaster@yahoogroups.com, "C Smith" <csasmith@> wrote:
        > >
        > > Hi Robert, I have just uploaded a photo image of my spindle
        drawing.
        > > Depending on the group moderators it should show up in a few days.
        > > You make a good point, I got to a place where I had to tear
        down my
        > > lathe in order to get final dimensions. This is really not hard
        and
        > > only requires a piece of threaded rod, a 4"pvc joint, and a few
        other
        > > small odds and ends. I also learned about setting the pre-load on
        the
        > > bearings; this is very important to minimize chatter and maximize
        > > accuracy. While I cannot guarantee my drawing will produce a
        spindle
        > > that will fit any and all 8x lathes, it will be a great starting
        point
        > > and should get you very close. If you have questions as you
        proceed,
        > > just ask, I'll be happy to give what guidance I can.
        > > Chris
        > > >
        > > > Great job! Please upload the drawings you mentioned. I have been
        > > > wanting to do the same thing but have been afraid of tearing
        down my
        > > > lathe to get the dimensions.
        > > >
        > > > Robert
        > > >
        > >
        >
      • learnin_lathe
        Hemingway Kits http://www.hemingwaykits.com/acatalog/Retracting_Tool_Holder.html
        Message 3 of 16 , Mar 31, 2008
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          Hemingway Kits

          http://www.hemingwaykits.com/acatalog/Retracting_Tool_Holder.html









          --- In lathemaster@yahoogroups.com, "C Smith" <csasmith@...> wrote:
          >
          > Well, I guess that is why those don't come with a grub, so those who
          > need it can add it and those who don't can leave it be. I notice my
          > chucks tend to tighten on pretty good after a while anyway, and I
          > need some decent force to knock them loose. In fact, one of my
          > latest "inventions" is to use an old serpentine drive belt from an
          > auto, a short 2x4, and a few screws to fabricate a "chuck wrench".
          > With a couple of whacks with a rubber mallet, my chucks come free
          > fairly easily.
          > A quick retracting tool post, eh? Now that does sound
          > interesting! If you happen to remember where you saw it, send a link.
          > That would be worth a look, for sure.
          > Chris
          >
          > --- In lathemaster@yahoogroups.com, "Marty N" <martyn@> wrote:
          > >
          > > It's odd Chris that a threaded spindle has been the main stay of
          > lathes for maybe a century and all the sudden it's a problem, don't
          > you think? Of course wearing a helmet for a bicycle is a relatively
          > new thing as well. Wonder how long it will take before we were one to
          > take a walk to the bathroom :)
          > >
          > > You ever see the quick retracting tool post some use for threading
          > to a stop or shoulder? Can't remember where I was it but it's a kit.
          > >
          > > Marty
          > >
          > >
          > > ----- Original Message -----
          > > From: C Smith
          > > To: lathemaster@yahoogroups.com
          > > Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 8:31 PM
          > > Subject: [lathemaster] Re: New spindle for 8x lathe
          > >
          > >
          > > Marty, I have considered adding a set screw to my chuck
          > backplates,
          > > but so far I really haven't felt the need. As you say, alignment
          > > would be very important, and a slight "dimple" in the spindle
          > itself
          > > on the chuck register would ensure these grubs would not let a
          > chuck
          > > come loose. Like you, I am careful about my useage, and have not
          > had
          > > any problems.
          > > I actually did not have to "ditch" the last thread, believe it or
          > > not. The spindle is turning slow enough that I am able to eyeball
          > my
          > > stopping point, and the spindle does stop more quickly with the
          > DC
          > > setup than with the single-speed AC. I just stop a little before
          > the
          > > thread ends, and turn the last little bit by hand. This is a bit
          > > tedious, but it worked fine. I did not want to destroy the last
          > > thread, and this gave it more of a "factory" look. I took a three-
          > > corner file and then dressed it a bit after I was finished, and
          > it
          > > looked pretty good.Feeding inside-out is an interesting idea,
          > > although I would feel the need to practice at it a bit.
          > > Chris
          > > >
          >
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