- Nov 23, 2018
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I've got several CADs including my son. I use Alibre now, I really like it, but if I need great power, I use AutoCAD Architectural 3D which works with mechanical just fine.Richard,
Can you measure the parts of your existing cross-slide assembly to determine what is what?
When I made a tapered gib assembly from scratch, I modeled it it CAD. I can't remember whether you do CAD? (This was not for your lathe, however.)
To manually machine the parts, you can put one part in the mill so it will cut the desired taper, then use that part to set up the mating part for cutting. Obviously, there are some mental gymnastics to keep track of up and down and front and back and in and out. And you need to make a little big to allow for finishing that takes off more metal.
Another thing I had done was make the gib "longer" than required, then trim the ends to get the final-fit size.
I don't know if this will help, but good luck.
That's why I put 3 bolts or screws in the spot. I thot the same. I was thimpfking of doing this because sometimes I just want a few quick little items milled and don't want to go thru the trouble of taking off the compound. This probably won't ever get built. Frankly I don't like the way it's geometry is. If I could do a better version, it might get built. I thimpfk it is clumsy and poorly concieved. However, I have not given up yet. I'm thimpfking something much smaller would be good.I wonder if a lot of stress is concentrated on the screws that hold the vice to the toolpost attachment (dovetail) piece. I wonder if that would be a point of failure. I also wonder if there would be some flexing and more chatter in use.
I myself would be more inclined to remove the QCTP and use the toolpost mounting bolt to secure such an attachment (lacking crossslide dovetails as I believe you said earlier)
I believe the late Chuck Fellows modified a lathe where he removed the compound slide and used a large toolpost without the compound for a lot of tasks, but made a toolpost mounting adapter which included it's own compound slide. I didn't spend time looking to see if Chuck's old post is archived, but maybe someone can find it.
With respect to your inventiveness and no ill intended,
Yesd, I suppose the 4th of July is scary enough to slide over the side. We had rain freeze on the ground yesterday so VERY slick. Where in Montana?Oooh. I want to do a museum of flight roadtrip and tool sidequest. If the weather wasn't so slushy over the pass.
Another soviэt experience for another day I guess.
I live in a terrible, frightening place. It is like Iceland and very UNLIKE Greenland. It snows a lot -grizzlies everywhere. Folks from out of state take note!Yesd, I suppose the 4th of July is scary enough to slide over the side. We had rain freeze on the ground yesterday so VERY slick. Where in Montana?
RotflmhoI live in a terrible, frightening place. It is like Iceland and very UNLIKE Greenland. It snows a lot -grizzlies everywhere. Folks from out of state take note!
20 years ago (before I was born) a co-worker moved to Alaska. An unusually large Kodiak was killed by game wardens, what reason I do not know. The bear had a head 3' across and from hind foot to shoulder was twelve feet. they cut the bear open to see what it was eating. Two tennis shoes and some bones. True story.Oddly, only the occasional hunting boot. Maybe those with tennis shoes run the fastest in a group. They always say, "Never hike alone".
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