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  1. Wizard69 replied to the thread Upgrades.

    A tooling plate may come in handy. I use one at work, just a scrap piece of aluminum with a bunch of 1/4-28 holes in it. Aluminum...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:19 PM
  2. Wizard69 replied to the thread Southbend lathe book engine.

    You have a few choices. Build a iron casting foundry of your own. I don't actually recommend this. Iron casting is a step well...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:03 PM
  3. Wizard69 replied to the thread Which project for a Sherline mill and lathe.

    That Sterling 60 sounds interesting. I've been working on trying to get a machine shop up to the point where I can actually make...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 10:46 PM
  4. Wizard69 replied to the thread 4 "or 6"rotary table for mini mill.

    Fit can mean different things to different people. You can put some 6" tables on a Mini Mill but how useful that arrangement will be...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 1:48 AM
  5. Wizard69 replied to the thread How do they do this?.

    Most likely they are heat shrunk on. The shafts are awfully small to get the press fit required with cold parts. With the right fit...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 1:34 AM
  6. Wizard69 replied to the thread Grinding Twist Drill to drill brass..

    The way to avoid resharpening is to build up a set of "Brass Drills". Generally i like a slightly wider break, maybe as much as a half...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 1:19 AM
  7. Wizard69 replied to the thread Servo Drive For a lathe Compound.

    err! Auto correct madness, that Smith is suppose to be "SMOOTH". This is why I mentioned using a mechanical clutch someplace in the...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:48 AM
  8. Wizard69 replied to the thread Servo Drive For a lathe Compound.

    Yep that is the one. Probably OK for a special purpose late but for a genral purpose tool room lathe it would seemingly be in the way...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:45 AM
  9. Wizard69 replied to the thread Which project for a Sherline mill and lathe.

    This it is is pretty much true of any set of machine tools. That is there is more than one way to do something. Honestly I get more...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 8:34 PM
  10. Wizard69 replied to the thread Arduino Rotary Table for Dummies.

    Often getting the word out is a big factor. In some cases it represents a significant cost per device. So in my case this is a...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 7:47 PM
  11. Wizard69 replied to the thread My Hercus 9 Restoration..

    Well for painting visit a real paint store, not a big box hardware store. Inquire about the machine tool suitable paints they can get...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 6:46 PM
  12. Wizard69 replied to the thread Servo Drive For a lathe Compound.

    Those “Servo ” type drives that are used on a Bridgeport mill are way to big for most lathe compounds. Even some of the pictures...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM
  13. Wizard69 replied to the thread Servo Drive For a lathe Compound.

    Actually steppers May suffer from cogging and may not feel Smith when turned. Even worse the drive may short the windings effectively...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 6:03 PM
  14. Wizard69 replied to the thread advice design construction rake for mini excavator.

    Not knowing more specifics I can’t say much however one thing does pop into mind. I would design it such that thebufket slips into...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 5:52 PM
  15. Wizard69 replied to the thread lantern chuck, a must for modelers..

    This is a little different than most I’ve seen. Is the 3/8 bolt there to push the pressure plate forward? This is a-bit of...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 5:43 PM