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  1. steamboat willie

    Setting of compound angle on top slide of Grizzly/Seig C2 mini-lathe

    Wout, Following your advice I have successfully removed another of the design irritations of the C2 lathe. I drilled two holes and gave the gibb a bit of a nudge and it has all worked out fine. I even got carried away and made a special tool - a 3/16" allen key protruding from a knurled...
  2. steamboat willie

    Setting of compound angle on top slide of Grizzly/Seig C2 mini-lathe

    Hello Wout! Many thanks for going to the trouble that you have in taking and posting the photos. They are as good as your description! I will investigate this mod further for my machine. It seems to be, along with the absence of a saddle lock, quite a major design oversight on such a popular...
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    Setting of compound angle on top slide of Grizzly/Seig C2 mini-lathe

    Hello Wout! Many thanks for your reply. I can envisage the solution that you have described, but I would be grateful if you could post a picture or two of the modification. I am presuming that the modification did not require the change from steel to brass gibbs, but that was something you did...
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    Setting of compound angle on top slide of Grizzly/Seig C2 mini-lathe

    Hello! Like many others on this 'ere Forum I have a Seig C2 mini-lathe. It is good in many ways, but one of the most irritating features of it is the location and alteration of the setting (angle) of the topslide. This involves winding the cross-slide right out to expose two otherwise hidden...
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    Light -- More light

    Mosey - can you fit a ring led of bigger diameter to overcome the problem of light not getting to where you need it? Possibly even an inner ring and an outer ring might do the job. Bill.
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    Light -- More light

    Hi Chuchetn! Thanks for reading my post! I tried to copy an eBay listing for pasting here but it wouldn't let me, so, type in "12v LED ring lights" into your eBay search bar, and several of these items should appear. As I mentioned, they are terribly expensive ($4-5 for 2!!!!) out of China. I...
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    Light -- More light

    My eyes are dim, I cannot see, I've been in the shed since half past three... I too have trouble seeing clearly, and I want to share something that I didn't invent, but have copied with great benefit. I was having trouble with seeing the milling cutter . Put lights onto the job from both sides...
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    X2 Mini Mill Power Feed

    Thanks gentlemen for your kind words. I apologise for the crook photos . One thing I didn't mention was that I removed the lead screw from the x axis, out it in the lathe and drilled a 6mm hole into the end of it, very carefully to ensure accuracy. I tapped this hole to 8 x 1 then made up an...
  9. steamboat willie

    X2 Mini Mill Power Feed

    Power feed of x2 mill With great help from BaronJ's instructions I have managed to upload some photos of my mill's power feed. I apologise for the out of sequence, but stick with it... Here goes: Photo one shows the motor and right angle gearbox which is part of the motor. The shaft was drilled...
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    X2 Mini Mill Power Feed

    Hello Steiglitz! Thanks for your request! It would be a pleasure to send you some photos of my power feed mods to my mill on the Forum except for one minor problem. As a confirmed and fully paid up Life member of Luddites-are-Me, I have not the knowledge or ability to be able to post a photo...
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    X2 Mini Mill Power Feed

    Hi Baron! I would like to throw in my 2 cents' worth. I am a man after your own heart - I have frequently been found inverted in a rubbish skip, or bringing something home from the tip, so I know where you are coming from. But if I have learnt anything it is that oh so often recycled bits and...
  12. steamboat willie

    X2 Mini Mill Power Feed

    On my Seig-2 mill I always found it almost impossible to get an even 'pattern' on the milled component when winding by hand, irrespective of how much I tried. Now, with my powered feed I get very uniform finishes each time. I used a commercially available 24v 5A power supply, a commercially...
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    urban shop in China

    Hello! Thankyou for the photos of your workshop. I could not but notice that you have the same small Seig X2 lathe as do I. I am a bit of a computer luddite so I will suggest something: In the topic Machine Modifications there is a post on the top of page 3 entitled "Steamboat Willie's Lathe...
  14. steamboat willie

    Fuses for machinery

    ddmckee, and Tinkerer58, Thankyou both for your invaluable advice and information. It will be a 5A fast blow fuse that I will use and I will connect the ammeter as advised to check the current draw. Many thanks for your time and assistance gentlemen! Bill.
  15. steamboat willie

    Howdy from Aus (QLD)

    http://createtool.com/list.asp?cid=33 Geurd - have a look at these. Bill.
  16. steamboat willie

    Howdy from Aus (QLD)

    Hello Geurd87! Welcome from Canberra. Looks like a lathe that is waiting for work! You have certainly acquired a good collection to go with it. Might I suggest that a quick change tool post would be a worthy investment in both sanity and time? I have ones on my lathes from Create Tool Company...
  17. steamboat willie

    Fuses for machinery

    Thanks for your reply Wizard69. I am familiar with slow blow fuses and have a question to ask you - usually the damage is done quite quickly if there is a problem, and (theoertically) the fuse blows, or,as happened in my case the circuit goes PHUT (technical term). The circuit sacrificed itself...
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    Fuses for machinery

    Thankyou portlandron for your help. You have confirmed what I thought. The voltage rating of a fuse refers to the voltage up to which the fuse will resist arcing between the two poles of the fuse if it blows. My thanks to you for your help and wisdom. Bill.
  19. steamboat willie

    Fuses for machinery

    Hello! I have modified my X2 mill and fitted it with a power feed for the x axis. To do this I have used a 24v geared motor which seems to work very well. I am indebted to others on this Forum who have done the same modification for their work and suggestions as to how they went about it. My...
  20. steamboat willie

    Truing lathe chuck jaws

    Gentlemen, Thankyou for your helpful advice. Tin, I will do what you suggest first and hope that the problem you mentioned does not occur. I could well imagine it exacerbating the problem - thanks for the warning. I will proceed with more caution than usual. Many thanks to you all. Bill.
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