Re: [multimachine] Re: Another tool to consider/Yeomans BIG shaper
- Glad to have you around to stop my more insane ideas Dave. My ageing brain is moving on to a Yeomans/vertical machining center type mill.The concrete lathe really needs a comparable vertical mill to go with it. Really going to need some idea help with this one.Pat
On 10/10/2010 04:24 PM, Gordon Haag wrote:
If we had a really stiff lathe with a really stiff carriage, couldnt we just mount a horizontal milling cutter on an arbor and drive it between centers with the workpiece mounted on the carriage? Vertical adjustment would be easy to work out.
Let's start with the description. Really stiff AND REALLY MASSIVE would be desirable.
But, in all honesty, that will work, however many lathes are really stiff in the vertical axis, not so stiff in other directions. It may be worth noting that Yeomans designs are less stiff perpendicular to the way length and parallel to the ground. There is no stiffening system in place for that axis.