Lathe Following Chip Guard

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ksierens
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Lathe Following Chip Guard

Post by ksierens » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:52 am

In a effort to cut down on the chips flying everywhere on my lathe, I made a chip guard that is attached to the carriage of my Craftsman 101.21200 (6x18 Mk2) lathe. When I had the carriage off to drill and tap for the ways wipers I previously made, I also drilled and tapped holes on the back of the carriage so I could mount an indicator. I am taking advantage of that to mount the chip guard.

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Re: Lathe Following Chip Guard

Post by SteveM » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:23 am

Very nicely done. Like how you put the stop in.

How did you curve (or where did you get) the plexiglas?

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Re: Lathe Following Chip Guard

Post by neanderman » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:53 pm

Truly nicely done!
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Re: Lathe Following Chip Guard

Post by Dave_C » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:24 pm

Very nice indeed!

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Re: Lathe Following Chip Guard

Post by ksierens » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:10 pm

SteveM wrote:How did you curve (or where did you get) the plexiglas?

Steve
Steve, I made a form out of 3 2x10's with about a 8 1/2" diameter. I heated the acrylic up in the oven on a cookie sheet at about 350 degrees until it started to bend, and held it over the form, covered with some tin foil, until it cooled.

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Re: Lathe Following Chip Guard

Post by warmstrong1955 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:32 pm

Great job.
I like the form trick! Very Clever!

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Re: Lathe Following Chip Guard

Post by SteveM » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:40 pm

ksierens wrote:Steve, I made a form out of 3 2x10's with about a 8 1/2" diameter. I heated the acrylic up in the oven on a cookie sheet at about 350 degrees until it started to bend, and held it over the form, covered with some tin foil, until it cooled.
Nice!

You realize that you could make more and sell them to us?

Steve

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