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Not having perfect ways is no excuse to not building a needed concrete lathe How straight do the round ways have to be? Not a pipe with a compound bend but we
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Re: scaling rules

Great advice Ian, I'm always thinking ahead of myself. Stability and rigidity should be foremost when considering certain design aspects. Thanks, Skip Sent
Skip Johnson
May 24
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18889

Re: scaling rules

My intentions are to build the basic "Concrete Lathe" as originally presented, but incorporate whatever improvement as is possible during the construction to
Skipper Johnson
May 24
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18888

Re: scaling rules

Skip, I've forgotten the original form and I'm not going to look it up at this time. CNC is "high tech" requiring electricity and probably not appropriate for
anthrhodes
May 24
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18887

Re: scaling rules

Hi Skip, I would suggest doing the exercise one step at a time - remember this whole project is untried and untested, just try and make a true bed and spindle
Ian Newman
May 24
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18886

Re: scaling rules

I'm seriously considering building the lathe as presented in its original concept, but not sure how to set up the change gear system for the power feed and
Skipper Johnson
May 23
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18885

Re: scaling rules

I agree, the proof of a concept is certainly in the finished product. I'm trying to get something going but I need to clear out the garage and get my tractor
k15n1
May 22
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18884

Re: Marketing

Chris, I agree that we need a proven design before we get too far. However, before we spend a lot of time solving technical problems we need to know if a
k15n1
May 22
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18883

Re: scaling rules

Hi, I think it is more important to get a single machine constructed (to test the untried aspects of the task) At present no-one has actually followed the
Ian 1
May 22
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18882

Re: shop smith yahoo group ??

Greetings Jack, Go to groups.yahoo.com and near the top of the screen, there's a "search" box. Type in ShopSmith and click "Search Groups." You'll get a list
Samuel G. Guss
May 22
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18881

Re: Marketing

Hey Kev, haven't been monitoring the group much in the past few weeks. Starting to again. Sorry if anyone's feelings are hurt :). I haven't yet contacted
Chris Tofu
May 22
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18880

Marketing

(This thread was "Masterplan" but that thread was too busy and unorganized. Figuring out what to make depends on who needs it and what kind of work will be
k15n1
May 22
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18879

shop smith yahoo group ??

somebody know where I can speak whit a group interested in shop Smith late I finaly get the shop Smith of my father in law i speak about 2 week ago and
savardjacques@ymail.com
May 22
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18878

Re: scaling rules

You're right, it's not a simple task. No single formula will do the trick. However, if we break the task into parts, it's easier. The bed of the lathe, for
k15n1
May 22
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18877

Re: scaling rules

I didn't mean to say that existing parts couldn't be used, I was just pointing out there seems to be no hard and fast rule! No Magic formula that covers
John Kiely
May 22
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