Turnado freehand Turing device!

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  1. May 27, 2018 #21

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    To Cogsy.

    I can be serious, see my reply to Bazmac.

    Genetically, dear young Rowan and I have the same warped approach but a bit of humour goes a long way.
    Rowan graduated as an electrical engineer before becoming Mr Bean.
    I paid for my education, growing things in 'glass houses' Rowans lot were farmers!

    Got the message?
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  2. May 27, 2018 #22

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    Regarding interactions with dangerous fauna, when living in OZ I had an arrangement with the sharks and other deadly marine fauna. If they wouldn't come onto the land I wouldn't go in the sea or the rivers. It didn't work with the crocodiles, snakes spiders, buffalo etc though and some of those even if you know that they are inherently dangerous you cannot avoid the risk because you do not know that the danger is present.
     
  3. May 28, 2018 #23

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    Not to mention the Drop Bears
     
  4. May 28, 2018 #24

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    After reading this thread and watching the video my tuppence would be ,
    I have a similar copy attachment on my woodturning lathe which i used to make large chess sets
    The product looks good and well made and not much more dangerous than what other things we do
    in our hobby of making nice small intricate items.Could see the possibilities on alum and brass for
    making victorian style miniature spindles etc but would be wary of cutting mild steel.The basic principles
    and parts could be homemade and used without spending a fortune. I bought the plans for the toolgrinder
    and made most of the parts. It would be an interesting exercise making say the acorn knobs for the Myford lathe giant 04.JPG
     
  5. May 28, 2018 #25

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    Barry
    Could you clarify the ''tool grinder ' comment, please. Are you referring to your Eccentric Acute tool grinder?

    Looking at the video, there seems to be a connection with the 'parallel arms 'on the Acute grinder.

    Maybe my poor eye sight is making things difficult.

    Thanks

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  6. May 29, 2018 #26

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    Hi Norm,i was not comparing the workings of the toolgrinder to the Turnado only that its easy enough to copy and make without spending a lot money
    I made most of the grinding attachment but have rarely used it,so i am glad i didnt spend $100s on it.Same with the turnador.Using what i have seen
    and to include the template principle on my woodturning copy attachment,a simple baseplate to accepy templates can be made to makemultiple /identical items like fancy victorian spindles in brass and alum. I certainly would not spend a lot of money of buying one.Next project maybe ?
     
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  7. May 29, 2018 #27

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    Returning to the topic, I am taking up a minute amount of problem with the long topslide of my SiegC4 lathe.
    It's a big of a so and so as drum style DRO has to be removed first. So to work out the numerous bolts in the DRO, I removed the whole top slide. Oddly, it is an almost identical pivot arm to the one on Turnado.

    As for the Myford variation, I have a spare ML7 top slide and a wrecked one from a Super 7( given to me) which both have pegs. I also have an un-machined Gibraltar tool post a la Tom Walshaw aka 'Tubal Cain'

    Humn?

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  8. May 31, 2018 #28

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    dont do it unless you can post photos for everybody
     
  9. May 31, 2018 #29

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    As the song says 'Life get's tedious, don't it?'
    With macular degeneration, being deaf since Goldstar days in the Royal Air Force and COPD and whatever, I have to continue to cope.
    It's a so and so to peer into a viewfinder on a camera . I see out of focus and alignment.

    So why should I bother?

    Cheers and that

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  10. Jun 13, 2018 #30

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    June 13 and another birthday gone past.

    I see that Eccentric Engineering has updated its U Tube and given an a price for part of their tooling.

    I have now the Sieg C4 up and running but a hospital with yet another hypodermic needle to poke in my better eye ball looms

    Roll on death and let's have a bash at the angels!

    Norm
     

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