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Old 07-10-2017, 10:28 AM   #551
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I think i hvw some twist in the actual stand due this weld up that is the root cause. If so then adjusting on the legs might not cut it
Don't look at my stand then. I'm sure mine is not perfect.... but its a pretty large and stiff lathe so it seems OK.


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I did some checks tonight using Rollie's Dad's method and get 0.135mm delta between the near and far end measurements on the horizontal. And 0.14mm on the vertical. So definitely some work to be done.


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Default Lathe wheeled legs

Did a little more on the lathe wheeled legs tonight. Cutting slots in the uprights so they can be fitted for welding. Next need to drill holes for the mounting hinges and chamfer the ends of the legs for a tighter fit. Then use these as templates for the the second set of uprights. After that doing some cleaning and getting in there with the TIG on the easy to reach parts. Then blitzing the hard to reach seams with 3.2mm 6013 stingers.

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Default Lathe legs - fixing an oops

I did a little bit more on the lathe wheel legs and miss read my plans. This resulted in the holes being in the wrong spot on one of the legs. I did it correctly on the second leg. So how to fix things. Well I have TIG torch and I have seen guys built up holes with gas or TIG setups before. So why not give it a go?


First off we plug the holes with mild steel filler.


Then after cleaning things up and grinding back to a flat finish started drilling in the CORRECT spot.



And the finished product. Old holes all filled in and new holes filled. I could have achieved a similar approach with an oxy/gas rig but TIG is what I have and wth the foot peddle its quite easy to control the heat going into the metal. The general approach was to close over the hole on one side then flip over, heat up the edges and fill in until its just a case of pouring metal into the centre of the hole.
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Default The first hinged wheeled lathe thingy

I got some progress after what felt like a marathon drilling effort and got the first of the the hinged wheel legs installed. This one is the tailstock end assembly. Things looking promising. I feel a movable lathe before the weekend is out.



Okay this isn't a hinged leg. But it is a sample of the TIG welding I did this morning when putting the final leg together. I think I might have finally clicked with this TIG business. All the welds were similarly clean and consistent.

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Hey james, I just noticed you are using Google images to host your photos. Can you tell me how you do that? I've tried a few times without success.

Nice welds by the way...
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Hey james, I just noticed you are using Google images to host your photos. Can you tell me how you do that? I've tried a few times without success.

Nice welds by the way...
It's a little bit of mucking about but google is far less likely to do a money grab (since their $$ still comes primarily from advertising). Anyway the basic process is as follows:

[1] Set up google drive and activate this setting in the "General" settings area:
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[2] Now when you upload photos and put them inside this folder and setup what ever sub folder structure works for you. I don't use any auto upload from phone features so I am not sure how things would operate under that model.

[3] When going to publish a photo you need to share it. I have been setting the sharing to "Anyone on the internet can find and view". Recent tests show that "Link only" sharing is sufficient. So you can utilize some of the UI short cuts to get that done faster.

[4] Now open the picture from within the browser interface of Google Drive. You will get the "presentation" type of look. Something like this:
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It is worth noting you can of course adjust/set the sharing permissions from here. However if you want to share multiple images in one go selecting them and doing it from the file based interface is more efficient.

[5] Right click on the picture and either "open in new tab" or "open in new window". You can now copy the url to the image in the new tab/window. This will be VERY long. Getting the link directly from the image without opening the image in a new tab/browser does not seem to get you a permanent link. So the result of doing this correctly will get you a link along the lines of:
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/i69Qc7kJC7TxhkEHWyld6BXOnA5v-aFkpDEa1YilLJV2ju1uGvzTh4jFmL1AHRYw5wiBLULo1yQjxaY 8St5Y6QsUP-MfmLLdi4ZcM95NZbPdV4rr8xYgbBrZV7Y-LVd-6qR8l7ZPt8Pz_ZDfLkO2SGpXFo4LBb6Dhwc1Hul4KB8ly0-mNJx4P3ErdUGF397_FVwuY541iuvkRC2Y7tLVcIlxYIdguxyxQ Xl_MPQ7VY7LlFoacNc79rsrHdGhMVmYv9QgD2xV6z_DkCdnjsP cNKi3WAdZD5UoKMzWzWHpa8iAz2x5QF-F2C868hBFSjH5XIHg6vq3rP78EmFBs6Af0u5YtC8z2_fX3F8Ao u78U47XZIgzYyxno2TYVHCVtAD8Fe8oyfCdNUApdNr3d1o1Fmg xstWNLMtHwqYBZU7jbVObm5Qs_a6xkqyVpdyA0v0v66itJK4rU TkH96sLqR_kBwKWu9uCc98IEH0hcXX5q-5sgfDATyKgGdeFgZLxCQYb-0lAlq7OSFV2gXbERIOfFSZF8d7XEroZMOKYYten5L60AQuiAUq 1LAt49gh1geQpAdfViYXD=w1436-h816
Using this permanent shared image link you can just use the "Insert Image" from the forum response toolbar to insert the image into posts.

You can have the image scaled for you via the url. At the end of the url is where you can adjust the picture scaling:
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Adjust these [w]idth and [h]eight values to suit. The picture will be scaled to fit while still preserving its aspect ratio. I have been tending to use this setting:
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If you start reorganising your shared photos or change the sharing settings things will probably all break. But then it is free.

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Default The wheels for lathe stand - DONE

This will be a picture heavy post since its way easier to see than explain. And probably faster. Up shot is I now have a lathe on wheels. So I can move it under the block and chain lift point and take it on/off as/if needed.

To start things off here is a close up of the construction of one frame. Not complex, not perfect but functional enough to do what I need.



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And now we tension the pull cable and lift this bad boy up.










Cheers everyone. A good weekend's progress,
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Thanks James, clearly my little chromebook can't handle your photo embedding methods so I'll try on my PC later. I have actually paid for Google Apps for the last 8 years or so. Therefore, it is a logical choice for a photobucket replacement when they boot me off. I've got 4000-5000 photos there and thousands of posts on forums around the world that are going to be broken.

Your stand came up looking great!
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hi , would just like to say that this is one of the best posts so far . i have been following this post from the beginning and have learned more as it sort of swings from the start to more of everything about machining and machine setup . the more people contribute to this the better . i remember that you were thinking of ending this post as you said it looked to be getting to long , at the rate of responses i think it should go on until people stop responding . thanks for a great read .


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