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  • Posted in thread: New chuck doesn't fit new spindle on 01-17-2017 at 07:27 PM
    I usually like to educate myself a little bit before calling the manufacturer.This is also the
    first time trying to fit a new chuck. For all I know the chucks are always undersized to allow
    the machin...

  • Posted in thread: New chuck doesn't fit new spindle on 01-17-2017 at 05:22 PM
    I'm fitting a new spindle to my mini lathe so I can upgrade to a 4" chuck without an adapter
    plate. However, the register on the spindle is 72.02mm while the register on the new chuck is
    only 71.9mm. ...

  • Posted in thread: 7x12 metal gears on 01-11-2017 at 01:52 PM
    If I change both spindle and countershaft to metal gears, what would break?

  • Posted in thread: 7 x 12 chinese mini lathe mods on 01-10-2017 at 11:54 PM
    I agree with bazmak that a lock which clamps the saddle to the ways is preferable to one which
    lifts it up from the ways.

  • Posted in thread: 7x12 metal gears on 01-10-2017 at 11:53 PM
    If someone has changed both the 7x12 headstock gears hi-lo gears to the metal ones, would you
    mind telling me how much louder they are than the stock plastic gears?I'm replacing the spindle
    hi-lo gear...

  • Posted in thread: New bearings for mini mill on 01-09-2017 at 05:32 PM
    Hi zoltanGrease shields can be fabricated from brass shim just make sure that it does not rub
    on the inner race of the bearing.The spacers on the inside of the housing will need to be
    shimmed the same...

  • Posted in thread: 7 x 12 chinese mini lathe mods on 01-06-2017 at 05:24 PM
    You may want to check my blog for other mini lathe mods to consider. I think especially useful
    ones for you would be the gib modification, the compound delete, the way protector, and the way

  • Posted in thread: New mini lathe spindle on 01-06-2017 at 05:21 PM
    I'm installing a new 4" spindle in my mini lathe. Once it's installed, should I take a very
    light facing cut on the surface of the spindle to make sure it's square and flat?

  • Posted in thread: Machine covers on 10-31-2016 at 12:58 PM
    I have a mini lathe and a mini mill I want to make covers for to keep the dust off when not is
    use. I haven't been able to find any pre-made covers, so I'm going to have to make my own. What
    is the be...

  • Posted in thread: Dro resolution and other ?s on 03-30-2016 at 05:35 PM
    Check out this page to better understand resolution, accuracy, and repeatability: yourself a
    favor and check out TouchDRO. It's a DRO solution which uses a tablet as the readout and
    interface and is ...


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