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Hollow spindle

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Well, a low cost but lightweight hollow spindle, readily available in Africa would reuse the headstock and front fork of a crashed bicycle. Yes, it would be
Larry Bentley
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5:43 PM

Spindle bearing type

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What about the alloy used for (newspaper and similar) printing type ? From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_metal Type metal compositions Alloy type
Charles R. Patton
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Apr 30

multiple topics and replys

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Yeah that is a bummer, but I'll bet the wife is pleased as punch. _____ From: multimachine@yahoogroups.com [mailto:multimachine@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Tuesday,
Jonathan Davis
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Apr 28

Getting organized

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So you think a short bed with a hollow spindle would be a good option? Sounds good to me. Most of what I find myself needing would be less than a 6" bed. KLN
k15n1
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Apr 28

what else?

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Multi = many, as in many machine tools . Any way, when designing this thing other uses need to be considered, such as a power hack saw. At least the basis of
stan2778
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Apr 26

Picking 2 lathe sizes

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you can segregate the h/s from ways altogether. Or you can use a deep (vertically) h/s to hold the way at one end, mount to a base, and use a separate block to
Chris Tofu
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Apr 24

Leveling the ways

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... For a short-lived jig to level one bed? I would think so. For a long term piece of precision tooling, you are correct. Dave 8{) -- /“Just because
David G. LeVine
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Apr 24

on treadle power

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Barnes lathes had treadle and bicycle options. Some of them had 3 pedals so you could work at either end of the lathe without leaning over too much. A treadle
k15n1
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Apr 24

Mr. Jeffry's Third World Woodworking shop

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Some safety can be designed in. For example, make a place for the key to hang that's weight so that spindle is blocked when the key isn't put away properly.
k15n1
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Apr 21

Masterplan

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Keith, Can you tell us more about making the shaft with a file? KLN
k15n1
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Apr 21

creep and shrinkage of concrete

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Here's an article (posted in Files) about the relative benefits of portland concrete, epoxy concrete, steel, and cast iron.
k15n1
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Apr 21

Arduino CNC/stepper driver for leadscrew

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Like winding your own motor? Sure. I think the DIY-windmill community does that kind of thing all the time. KLN
k15n1
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Apr 20

Don't do this!

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Great link! It's still funny. I love the pipe/chisel. Seriously, though, you need a slide AND a spindle. All machine tools have some kind of slide/table and
k15n1
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Apr 20

gears, belts, or stepper motor for screw cutting

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They don't slip. The change (1/3 of a tooth) you have observed might have been due to some stretch in the material used to make that belt. Modern cogged belt
Chris Tofu
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Apr 19

typing

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yeah, aamof, we want to see watch you opening it, and setting it up too LOL. We want to see the whole deal. Bound to be fun. From: "Claude Stephen D'Silva
Chris Tofu
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Apr 11
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