Some simple mods to my Sieg C6 Lathe

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  1. May 9, 2019 #1

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    Some simple mods to my Sieg C6 Lathe also sold as the Grizzly G0516, Hare & Forbes AL-60, Axminster Metal Lathe


     
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    My compliments! I'm sure that most if not all will also apply to the SiegSC and C4 lathes.

    Incidentally, I have the older Axminster C4.

    Regards

    Norm
     
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    Thanks Norm, I've been so happy with this lathe in the 6 years that I've owned it.
     
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    I bought the C4 for all of £350, bought chucks and faceplates-- and then I bought the vertical mill attachment.

    Tomorrow, I'm off to Doncaster Model Show in the UK to see what else there is- to spend the children's and grandchildren's inheritances:D

    Cheers

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    LOL Norm, have a great time at the show. That's something that I would be a dream to attend.
     
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    Thanks for sharing Jim. Think I will do all of your attachments.
    I do have DRO on the apron and cross slide (highly recommended) but not the tail stock.
    Rudy.
     
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    Jim and Rudy?

    Would it be correct to see what DRO's are fitted as the supplied rotary ones on my Sieg C4 are not really practical.. I keep getting recommendations for batteries from Axminster Tools and they don't work and I have to fiddle on with a £1 pack of assorted little batteries and hope for a connection. I've got a pair on my mill drill( RF 25 or 30) and these are great.

    I hope that this is not interfering with the general importance of Jim's original posting

    Regards from the other side of the North Sea
     
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    Rudy, do you happen to have a photo of your DRO setups on your apron and cross slide? That's something that I would like to do.
     
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    Here is my DRO setup. Not a C4, but I guess something similar can be applied to any lathe.
    I first attached the scale on the apron with double sided tape, but that added a small hysteresis to the measurements. The clocks are magnetic and easy to move out of the way when I use the compound.
    Rudy IMG_20190510_124700.jpg IMG_20190510_124637.jpg IMG_20190510_124612.jpg IMG_20190510_124511.jpg IMG_20190510_124518.jpg IMG_20190510_124545.jpg
     
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    I said I moved the clocks out of the way when I used the compound, that's because I made short wires to make it more tidy. Longer wires will allow the compound to be rotated without moving the clocks.
    Rudy
     
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    Rudy where did you get the cocks, thanks, Lathe Nut
     
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