Carriage stop

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CarlD
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Carriage stop

Post by CarlD » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:13 am

Well, I finally got around to making a carriage stop that I have wanted since I bought my lathe in the mid '90's. I had the wheel and bought some 1/2"-10 Acme threaded rod and started the project. I have about 20+/- hrs in it. Now it will lay in a drawer untill I have a job for it.

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Sorry guys, the photo is 800 pix wide but still is to big.
It's only ink and paper.

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Lew Hartswick
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Post by Lew Hartswick » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:35 am

Nope it's perfect for me at least.
...lew...

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Post by Frank Ford » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:35 am

Good job, Carl -

And, a good reminder not to toss certain kinds of tool parts.
Cheers,

Frank Ford

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Post by Andypullen » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:39 am

Where did you get that nice graduated dial, Carl?

Nice looking stop...

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Post by BadDog » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:45 pm

Very nice job Carl. I still need to make another for my new lathe...

Looks like the dial came from a lathe cross or compound?
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Post by Jose Rivera » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:53 pm

Very nice job!! 8)
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Post by GlennW » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:06 pm

Very nice Carl, and very functional too!
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Post by Mike_Burdick » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:59 pm

If you want to make graduated dials for any of your projects, here's an easy way to mark them. No expensive tools either!

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Here's how I make them....The pdf file " Making Graduated Dial Collars" can be downloaded at Steve Wells site...

http://www.wswells.com/projects/projects_index.html

(5th link down from the top)

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Post by QGolden » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:31 pm

Wow,
Nice Job, and thanks for the link, I just love that kind of stuff.....
-hmmm, funny I never heard it do that before.....

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Post by CarlD » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:29 pm

Thanks for the compliments. I don't remember where the wheel came from. I have had it for over 20 years. Probably got it at an auction. It was already threaded for 1/2"-10tpi Acme and all I needed was some threaded rod which I got from Enco.
It's only ink and paper.

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Re: Carriage stop

Post by Harold_V » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:21 pm

CarlD wrote:Sorry guys, the photo is 800 pix wide but still is to big.
Not a problem. It's right on the top limit, which allows reading the posts by centering the text, with no further need to move side to side on a 1024 x 768 monitor. Anything larger would be deleted.

Nice looking stop!

Harold

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Post by GlennW » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:34 pm

Hello Carl,

Very nice stop!

I have one that came with my machine and it has been on the counter for quite some time. I saw yours and installed mine back on the machine only to remember why I seldom use it. Mine has a flat contact face as yours does and it is a chip magnet. Nearly every time it contacts the carriage it traps a chip and I have to back off, wipe it off, and then seat it again. I'm going to disassemble mine and put a radius on the contact face to hopefully help eliminate trapping as many chips.

Just thought I'd pass it along as a suggestion. :)
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