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scaling rules

(19)
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
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May 24

Marketing

(3)
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
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May 22

first principles

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Oh, there are images at the end. Yep, that really helps the mind's eye. KLN
k15n1
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May 20

Hollow spindle

(16)
If you haven't yet, you all really should read the document that Ian uploaded. Great resource. Thanks Ian! I'm using the technique you outlined to build a
Philip X. Diaz
16
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May 16

Metal resources, aluminium blocks

(5)
There is something special about cast iron, beyond the usual mass. Besides stability (after aging and dealing with skin effects) it absorbs vibration very
k15n1
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May 7

plate vs rails, single vs double ways

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KLN, If you mean would foregoing extended wings on a low precision home made lathe be acceptable, probably so. At the same time, it's well to keep in mind
anthrhodes
5
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May 6

shop smith metal late YES oor NO

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Yes they can be setup for milling. Model 10e or 10ER as these had thicker tube. Read somewhere they used them in manufacture of latter models. Try Shopsmith
Kevin Conroy
5
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May 6

Spindle bearing type

(45)
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
45
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Apr 30

Youtube videos of home made lathes

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That's great. And that looks like paying work in the chuck! So it looks like an I beam that's been reinforced by welding square tubing to increase the
k15n1
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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

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
26
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Apr 20

gears, belts, or stepper motor for screw cutting

(46)
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
46
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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
20
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Apr 11

Something never covered before

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I don't think you could get close enough to deliver such a munition, even if it could go through the flight deck. I would think they are ready to patch
Nick Andrews
19
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Apr 1
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