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scaling rules

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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
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9:11 AM

Self-Replicable Multimachine

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Fonly Lathe is other simple tool with self-replicating potential: Fonly Lathe (Part 1) http://www.2mm.org.uk/articles/fonly/fonlypt1.htm Fonly Lathe (Part 1)
dponyatov
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May 18

Hollow spindle

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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
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May 16

Metal resources, aluminium blocks

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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
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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
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May 6

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
45
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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

Free 3d printing for group

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HI Gordon The sprockets and hub at the tractor store , sound like the weldable hub sprockets  You stick the hub in the sprocket and weld around the 
keith gutshall
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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
82
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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
9
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Apr 26

Reducing weight of Multimachine for mobile unit?

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... In many cases the parts can be weight reduced dramatically by using hollow, high strength steel tubing. But it rings and causes poor surface finish. To
David G. LeVine
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Apr 25

some pics I found

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The bars I believe are cast at the ends in Babbitt or similar, but i'll check when I get home. The lead screw is the devil to keep clean, I have a small
Sprongll
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Apr 25

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
11
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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
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