Souped up Taig Lathe

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Hank.W.E
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Souped up Taig Lathe

Post by Hank.W.E » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:36 pm

Here's a photo of my little taig lathe. These little American made machines are fantastic. I added some goodies to mine:
- riser block
- powerfeed
- dial indicator adjustible holders and touches
- 40, 50 & 60 hole index plate
- drip tray and splash plate (with engine turned finish)
- seperate motor mount for quick speed changes.

I also did some extensive lapping of the lathe way and carriage for ultra smooth, and tight operation.

I have several more pictures, but we'll start with one or two.
thanks for looking!
Hank
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Russ Hanscom
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Post by Russ Hanscom » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:20 pm

Very nice setup, and spotless clean too - you need to make some chips!!

Jose Rivera
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Post by Jose Rivera » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:34 am

That is a beauty !! 8) 8) 8)
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Flybynight
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Post by Flybynight » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:33 am

Neat
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Jose Rivera
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Post by Jose Rivera » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:31 pm

Russ Hanscom wrote:Very nice setup, and spotless clean too - you need to make some chips!!
Yeah, yeah ... let's get it dirty !!! :lol:
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WJH
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Post by WJH » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:35 pm

Taigs can't be beat for the price

cmgarner
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I love small machines!

Post by cmgarner » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:07 am

I like your set up, I really like the "chip pan" that you have under the lathe. Did you make it, or was it a baking sheet or something?

I have my small Sherline equipment mounted on wood planks (stairway step boards) that have rubber feet. But I feel that the well executed metal chip pan would help contain the chips and oil better than my wood planks? But in defense of the wood and rubber feet, it does hold down vibrations alot.....


Any way....nice set up ;)

Hank.W.E
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Post by Hank.W.E » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:25 am

Thanks for the nice comments. I'm looking forward to Getting it dirty;-). CM, I used a cookie sheet I bought at a restaurant supply store. I could have used an old one from our kitchen, but the new one is shiny :-)

ZipSnipe
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Re: Souped up Taig Lathe

Post by ZipSnipe » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:15 am

Looks great, like the indicator setups u have!!!!

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