They said go big!

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vair8
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Re: They said go big!

Post by vair8 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:23 am

NP317 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:58 am
Be kind. It could be a periodic medical dosage issue.
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Not trying to be rude:) read through some of his past posts and he has great info. Totally get it. Not a big deal.

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Re: They said go big!

Post by SteveM » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:16 pm

Nice find on the lathe. When I first saw it, I didn't think it had much swing, and then realized it's 9 freakin' feet long between centers! That thing is as long as both of my lathes and both of my mills side by side.

You should look up information on the King-Way tool used in measuring when you are scraping ways.
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It measures not off the top of the v-ways, but on the sides of the V, which is much more accurate, as the top may not even be consistent from one end of the bed to another.

I think a platform using that principal would make a good level base for checking level.

There is a guy on youtube that built an "improved" version. Not sure about the improved part, but it appears to be easier to make that duplicating the original.

Steve

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Re: They said go big!

Post by GlennW » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:25 pm

Glenn

Operating machines is perfectly safe......until you forget how dangerous it really is!

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Re: They said go big!

Post by vair8 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:19 pm

Thats sweet! any suggestions on cutting out the tubing without a mill? I may have to. give that a shot. The other thing I bought was a couple of 123 blocks and figured maybe measuring from the flat might be better, not sure about that though. I'm also not convinced in the accuracy of the blocks.

Slapped a little stand together for my chucks tonight and emptied out an old toolbox base that I'm going to use for all my tooling. It's going to be a while before I get my garage organized again.
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Re: They said go big!

Post by John Hasler » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:27 pm

vair8 wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Thats sweet! any suggestions on cutting out the tubing without a mill?
You might be able to get away with using a piece of channel instead of tubing.

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Re: They said go big!

Post by LouStule » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:15 pm

vair8 wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Thats sweet! any suggestions on cutting out the tubing without a mill? I may have to. give that a shot. The other thing I bought was a couple of 123 blocks and figured maybe measuring from the flat might be better, not sure about that though. I'm also not convinced in the accuracy of the blocks.

Slapped a little stand together for my chucks tonight and emptied out an old toolbox base that I'm going to use for all my tooling. It's going to be a while before I get my garage organized again.
Nice stand!

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Re: They said go big!

Post by SteveM » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:21 pm

vair8 wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Thats sweet! any suggestions on cutting out the tubing without a mill? I may have to. give that a shot.
If you can mount a pair of dowel pins at a proper spacing so that they are parallel, that might do it.

Steve

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