Search found 1148 matches

by Patio
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 12244

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Good luck Dave, I hope to see you soon, back hear on the board. I do miss you life progress updates.
Patio
by Patio
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114012

Re: Patio's projects

Hey Jack, never! I would like to end up with a tracer attachment for the lathe someday. I don't think mill or lathe conversions are that great of a set up. If I had the space, time and money, I would love to own a real CNC lathe and mill.
by Patio
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114012

Re: Patio's projects

Hi Jack, I hope things are going well in Idaho. Yes I am learning it on my own. Youtube tutorials help, when I am learning a new feature or get stuck. I have spend a large number of hours, on this mechanism alone. Most of what I am learning, is to use "constraints", more than "dimensions", to make t...
by Patio
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114012

Re: Patio's projects

Spent some more time in Fusion and have a final drawing for the speed control part of the mechanism done. I still need to do the final drawing of the control mechanism. I am not an engineer, machinist, or CAD person, but this is what I got, so far. Comments are always welcome. This is a 7 minute YT ...
by Patio
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New-to-Me Logan 400
Replies: 14
Views: 4865

Re: New-to-Me Logan 400

I have several tool posts. I use a BXA quick change, wedge type, most of the time. Most of my tool holders are this size. I have a 14" lathe. I have a OK Rubber Welders, like Harold's, that needs a little love, that I have not had a chance to use yet. But I think it would be very handy for productio...
by Patio
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 537
Views: 90718

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Bill, you should be proud of yourself, you have built an impressive home. I wish you many years of happiness while there.
by Patio
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114012

Re: Patio's projects

This is where things are today, with my journey of exploration and learning. I have explored many ways of controlling the lathe, using the native controls, and am learning to draw and create assemblies in Fusion 360. This is the latest drawings that will turn a potentiometer to control the VFD drive...
by Patio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114012

Re: Patio's projects

Forget about the design I have just shown you guys. I have been refining the design and reducing the number of parts. I am still working out some of the movement parameters, but am getting close. Depending on how this ends up, I may have my brother print some of the parts. More to come, as I figure ...
by Patio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: CME 4-jaw chuck
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

Re: CME 4-jaw chuck

They have L00 back plates too. No D1-5s though. :(
https://cme-tools.myshopify.com/product ... 3048239116
by Patio
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 28
Views: 4279

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful day, and that is was spent with someone you love.
by Patio
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 267
Views: 67602

Re: Woodinville Shops

Looking good Glenn!
by Patio
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114012

Re: Patio's projects

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a memorable holiday season. Things are going well around here, they are just busy. The holidays, for me, means some shop time. :) I have been spending some time on the new design of the lathe control mechanism. I made a test lever, awhile back, to see what kind ...