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Old 12-27-2016, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Epoxy fillings for SC2 mini lathe

The SC2 mini lathe bed is hollow cast iron. Strength and rigidity can be significantly improved by fillings; the material is epoxy bonded quartz gravels.

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Old 12-28-2016, 04:06 AM   #2
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Nice. Has it made a noticeable difference in surface finish etc?


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Hi. It makes the world's difference; now post-mod it cuts machining steel almost as easily as alu pre-mod. Also I've done the same treatment to the rest of lineup, i.e. X1, SU1, AT125, etc...
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Hi. It makes the world's difference; now post-mod it cuts machining steel almost as easily as alu pre-mod. Also I've done the same treatment to the rest of lineup, i.e. X1, SU1, AT125, etc...
My Boxford on granite turns hardened steel.
If combined with Your epoxy it will turn diamond to optical quality.

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Have any details on the mix you used? I.e. ratio of gravel to epoxy? Its tempting to do on my Compact5 as it won't cost that much, but doing anything to my mill will be expensive...
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What happend to the OP pictures?
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For some reason the photos aren't showing
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I too would like to see these pictures.
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I too would like to see these pictures.
It looks like the links got hacked.


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