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Old 13-07-2017, 12:07 AM
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For a first picture post I think it is quite apt really...
Or is it a new vice base???

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For a first picture post I think it is quite apt really...
Or is it a new vice base???

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Vice base?. no no no , it's an organic waste tray, no two the same.
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Looks like a Yorkshire pudding....is that helpful feedback?
I though I was an attempt at a Steak Pie
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Old 15-07-2017, 12:14 PM
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A wee job for Baztek- his travel vice, a dyna king was past its best, and he had a spare set of Jvice pro jaws. Seemed rude not to

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I was turning a spindle yesterday and no matter what I did I couldn't get it parallel, so I've spent the entire day stripping and re-commissioning the lathe,
Didn't find anything obvious but had to shim the tailstock 0.0025", now perfect.
Might try and design an anti-backlash nut for the cross slide, not happy with it as it is, 0.005" movement.
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Old 15-07-2017, 05:49 PM
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5 thou is a bit sloppy, my 40 yr old myford has about 3

As for your turned taper, my warco was a bus ride out. Got it right with a test bar

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It's a Warco alright, had to shim the headstock when I first got it and that's where I thought the problem was, so I stripped the whole lot down and started from scratch, luckily the bed hasn't moved since I first set it up, shimming to alleviate any twist is a proper pain. Test bar reads 0.0003 out over 12", good enough for anyone I reckon.
Backlash has always been a problem with this lathe, I think it's either a poor design or p*ss poor parts.
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Old 17-07-2017, 08:48 PM
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Today I was routing out a wooden vice base, made the jigs and guides but I didn't have a cutter long enough to get the depth I wanted so I looked online, 44, , no probs. spent 30 minutes making one, my brother, he's a joiner, told me that a set of cutters that he uses for fitting kitchens cost over 100 and are only good for one kitchen fitting before they're nacked, and people wonder why things cost what they do. I'm lucky in that I can make things like that and grind them on my cutter grinder, what on earth do people do otherwise, life gets expensive sometimes.
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Old 17-07-2017, 10:02 PM
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There's a seller in eBay that sells good cutters if you don't mind the wait. I use these mostly. Good for most of the stuff I do.

How deep were you going?

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I was going 30mm deep plus 10mm for the router jig so 40mm overall, my router only does 1/4" or 8mm shanks so 1/2" long series won't fit. No matter, the cutter I made cut the beech as if it were cheese, must record the geometry for future reference. The point I was making was that I'm not sure that everyone understands the costs of some DIY, if you didn't love it for it's own sake you wouldn't dream of doing it for economic reasons.
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