Re: Completed Chuck Backplate for the Rotary Table.
- Hi EdFunny, I have Turbocad too and have never worked with it as well. 3D seems not to be friendly to my brain...! I am still using Autosketch, a small brother of Autocad. Now they would like the users to use Autocad Light, but the price is "only" 3 times as high.For the Bison chucks, yes they are towards the top of the line eventhough they are made in Poland. The same as the Forkhardt who have a patent on their chuck mechanism. The latter are sold here over their German company and so the prices can be kept high.Jean-Claude----- Original Message -----From: EdSent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 2:30 AMSubject: [mill_drill] Re: Completed Chuck Backplate for the Rotary Table.
I'm familiar with SpeedyMetals. That's where I've been buying my metal
lately because living in Minnesota the shipping charges are reasonable
and their prices are as good as anywhere else.
I also have TurboCAD but haven't done much with it. It seems to have a
steep learning curve. I've been using SolidEdge2D and love it but it
does not do 3D like TurboCAD does.
How do you like your Bison chuck? Is it a 4-jaw? I'm looking for a
good quality 6" 4-jaw chuck for my 9x20 lathe and Bison is at the top
of the list. They aren't cheap but I think they are a few steps above
the China made chucks.
--- In mill_drill@yahoogro ups.com, "Denis" <zapvss@...> wrote:
> Thanks Ed,
> It took a while because with little experience, I have to think twice
> before starting a cut. I also laid everything out using TurboCAD. CAD
> is great.
> I bought a 6x2" piece from SeedyMetals in New Berlin Wis., about 45
> minutes from here. I paid $30 for it. They also sell online:
> http://www.speedyme tals.com/ default.aspx
> I have a 9x20 HF lathe with a Bison 6" chuck with reverseable jaws.
> It has no problems turning a 6" piece but 6" is the max. I pimped out
> the lathe with a DRO, variable speed DC motor and a QCTP.
> --- In mill_drill@yahoogro ups.com, "Ed" <ekadlec@> wrote:
> > Denis,
> > Very nice job on the backplate!
> > What lathe do you have that you used to turn that big honkin' piece
> > cast iron? Where did you get that big honkin' piece of cast iron?
> > have cost an arm and a leg, and maybe your first child. ;)
> > Ed
- OK I give up.
--- In email@example.com, "leasingham_connelly"
> It seems to me that you are both arguing over preferences.