Accurizing your 3 in 1

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NateD
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Accurizing your 3 in 1

Post by NateD » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:03 pm

I've been watching some videos and things people have done to make their lathes more accurate. All of these have been stand alone lathes or mills, not 3 in 1's. I'd be interested in hearing what some of the members here have done. One of the things I was considering was cleaning up the surfaces on my compound and cross slide.

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Re: Accurizing your 3 in 1

Post by Harold_V » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:59 am

Cleaning up the surfaces on the compound and cross slide may or may not be a good idea. A great deal depends on what you mean by "cleaning up", and which of the surfaces you intend to alter. If you're discussing the slide surfaces, you may end up with something you didn't bargain for unless you understand proper scraping and have the necessary equipment to ensure that you are improving the surfaces instead of degrading them.

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