RE: [mill_drill] Digest Number 773
> Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 13:40:20 -0000
> From: "leasingham_connelly" <martin.connelly@...>
>Subject: Re: Lathe dimensions
>--- In email@example.com, "Yoda" <chue2k@a...> wrote:
>> Yes .. But what about Mills ...
>> Thats what this is all about ...
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: nfwood@a...
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 10:11 PM
>> Subject: [mill_drill] Re: Lathe dimensions
>With lathes swing takes into account items such as guards and the--snip--
>saddle/carriage. in the centre of that we are talking about.
>MartinOne might think that this is the case, but it is not. The "swing" of a lathe
is the diameter that can be turned over the ways. The "swing over the
carriage" is always smaller than the "swing." To further complicate things,
some lathes have a removable section of the ways, near the headstock, which
allows the "swing in the gap" to be greater than the "swing."
Rupert N. Evans
101 W Windsor Rd. #4107, Urbana, IL 61802-6697;
Author of Book-On-Demand Publishing
I love to print and bind books and make model stationary steam engines