Re: Concrete lathe, horizontal and vertical mill and drill
- No, the vertical slide would have a full size lathe bed and would be fixed in place. The headstock would go up and down and would have different spindles in different cylinder bores.
The way I imagine it, the top cylinder could be the overarm, next down would be the lathe chuck and below that the a fast milling spindle.
Much easier to do it this way than to build a 50 to 3000 rpm spindle that would do everything.
I would start with a 75 rpm spindle that would fit a lathe chuck and also an arbor for a horizontal milling cutter that would be used to refine the cross slide, tool post and tooling.
--- In email@example.com, keith gutshall <drpshops@...> wrote:
> Hi Pat
> Are you saying that you have to change differant spindle to turn or mill?
> Â I would think that changeing a spindle would be a hard task to do.
> Â I would think that there is a better way to make a machine.
> Â Looking at the drawing. lifting a large mass of concrete may not be the
> best idea.
> Â It seems to me that it is better to just lift a spindle assembly and a prime mover
> on a set of ways.
> Â If you move the center of a lathe spindle up that make the tool holder have to be taller
> Â and that increses the leverage on it.
> Â The set up would be a nitemare to do,it seem like a wild idea.
> Â Keith
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> From: Pat <rigmatch@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:54 PM
> Subject: [multimachine] Concrete lathe, horizontal and vertical mill and drill
> Lat pic in 00 MM/ concrete lathe combined
> Uses steel plates as on the MM but no engine blocks. Has separate milling and drilling spindles and a lathe swing that can be varied from 8 to 36"
> Made in the good old Yeomans style with 5 concrete castings.