Re: [mill_drill] Vern's Stuff Pics?
- I based my lathe vertical slide on his design, so I have posted a picture in my album.
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On Sun, 9/29/13, Vern VanZ <n7gtb@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [mill_drill] Vern's Stuff Pics?
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Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 9:21 PM
Thanks for asking! The lathe
bed and stand shown in the photo, is my attempt at a
larger version of a lathe built by G.B. Round:
link above points to a copy of the original 1959 Model
Engineer magazine article (in .pdf format). The author
indicated that he built his lathe using bits of scrap steel,
etc.. If it was built as published, it appears to have
been a very robust little machine, and was later fitted with
quite a few accessories.
Round also states that, his desire was to build a lathe
based on "Maudslay's triangular bar bed". But
since he didn't have access to, or couldn't easily
fabricate any triangular bar; he improvised using angle
steel instead (thinking 'outside the box' isn't
really a new idea, is it...).
through the article, and study the drawings; I think you
will find that it is more informative, than I will be... ;)
I had difficulty enough just getting the idea across
to the local machinist, when I took the 1.5" x 3"
CR bar to him, for what I hope will become part of the
a nutshell, if you take Maudslay's triangle bars, and
place them back to back, you have a lathe bed built using a
single square bar, which has been rotated 45 degrees.
G.B. Round simply built a square tube from angle steel
Mr. Round, I'll be using a headstock and other parts
cast from aluminum, and am in the process of
making the patterns for them now. As a side note, I
ended up with my mill-drill sort of 'by accident'
while looking for someone to do machine work for the lathe.
It's been quite an educational adventure to say
the least... At the moment, I have a temporary
headstock built from bits of angle steel, flat bar, pillow
block bearings, etc., that are either welded or bolted
can email me directly ( n7gtb at yahoo dot com) if you
have any other questions...
September 29, 2013 12:06 PM
[mill_drill] Vern's Stuff Pics?
Vern I just seen the three pics you put up, can you
explain the "lathe bed & stand" one a
little?Looks very interest and I'm curious