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by spinningwheels
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: how many chunks (chucks) do you need?
Replies: 13
Views: 1576

how many chunks (chucks) do you need?

Maby I have some sort of chunk fetisch. Have 7 now that i all use , some more than the other. 3 jaw 8 inch 3 jaw 12,5 inch indexable 4 jaw 8 inch 4 jaw 8 inch 4 jaw 12 inch 4 jaw 15 inch ( about 180 pound with huge jaws ) clamping plate 14 inch and still when i see one for sale i have to realy tell ...
by spinningwheels
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Help DRO MILL what to Buy ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3520

Re: Help DRO MILL what to Buy ?

I bought a 4 axis DRO with 0,001 mm scales , the problem was that the DRO stoped working ith just some strange symbols on the display´s , did send a pic of it ti the factory and that was enough to have them send a new unit. on alibaba you can find them but better contact sales@dcoee.com Oscar He has...
by spinningwheels
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Help DRO MILL what to Buy ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3520

Re: Help DRO MILL what to Buy ?

I bought direct fron the factory in China a ditron DRO
After a bit over a year I got a problem with it , but factory send replacement parts for free.
Think the price is a lot better than from DRO pro´s
by spinningwheels
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: DRO's
Replies: 23
Views: 4650

Re: DRO's

I have bought Two times a DRO kit direct from China.
last set
1 1000mm scale 0,001 mm resolution
1 350mm scale 0,001 mm resolution
1 RPM pickup
1 4 axis DRO
Total price 380 usd including shipping
by spinningwheels
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: looking for drawing of a basic steam engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: looking for drawing of a basic steam engine

Thanks for all the links.
a lot of reading and lots of usefull info.
Steam is all new to me, so I think that I need some sort of building plan.
All my other build I have done without a plan or even a rough drawing.
by spinningwheels
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the list.
Replies: 61
Views: 9203

Re: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the lis

I would not buy a chinese lathe, you have lost half your money as soon as it is in your shop. I have worked with a small colcester lathe for years, just like the one that is in this ad http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clausing-Colchester-13x36-heavy-duty-geared-head-precision-lathe-4-jaw-3-jaw-/301143637916?...
by spinningwheels
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: looking for drawing of a basic steam engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

looking for drawing of a basic steam engine

I´m making up the plans for building a steampunk style steam powerd wheelchair,. I´m new to steam, so i´s a bit hard to get started. What I want is a standing two cilinder, single action. Two cilinder for the loks and single action , becouse it looks a bit easyer to build. I have the material to bui...
by spinningwheels
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Chinese DRO - any experience with them?
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Chinese DRO - any experience with them?

I have used the scales as mentiond in the post above. They do read up till 0,01 mm , but realy prefer a real DRO. I now have mounted the simple one to the tailstock, and it is great for that. The display of a real dro is a lot better to read and will give a lot more functions. But on a small lathe w...
by spinningwheels
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Chinese DRO - any experience with them?
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Chinese DRO - any experience with them?

I use a ditron 4 axis dro.
dro, 1000mm scale, 300mm scale 1 um resolution, sensor for rpm , all together 385 usd including shipping.
by spinningwheels
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Milling in the lathe
Replies: 14
Views: 2780

Re: Milling in the lathe

I got started with the milling attachment for the lathe , first I made a adaptor to hold SK 40 tooling in the spindle, http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3WSPTSLR-G.jpg made a angle plate out of 0,6 inch steel http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-ZINAFQFA-G.jpg just the top of the cross table in place , it gives ...
by spinningwheels
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: new and need info about meuser L 00 M lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: new and need info about meuser L 00 M lathe

Spend enough hour cleaning the old meuser . It turned out rather well, new paint, for me it looks decent enough not perfect Have frequency cotroll unit, and a 4 axis DRO, the z axis wil be used for a milling atatcment that I´m building, and on the 4thaxis it can display spindle RPM. It is a lot stro...