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Offline PJW

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Simple lathe back stop ideas please?
« on: June 25, 2015, 06:04:02 PM »
I have to make some supports for an engine I am building, they need to be all the same length so I need a backstop for my lathe,
has anyone any ideas please,

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Re: Simple lathe back stop ideas please?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 02:35:56 AM »
A/ turn up some soft jaws with a step

Or

B/ expanding plug in outer (far from chuck) end of the spindle with a threaded rod screwed into it with a locking nut.
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Re: Simple lathe back stop ideas please?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 03:18:06 AM »
Depends on the lathe spindle how you do it.

Some here:

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/showthread.php?t=18296

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Re: Simple lathe back stop ideas please?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 06:01:50 AM »
Hi Peter.

I made a mini lathe stop. From the come in handy, box.......  http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,7643.msg83784.html#msg83784

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Re: Simple lathe back stop ideas please?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 08:42:54 AM »
Hi Peter.

I made a mini lathe stop. From the come in handy, box.......  http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,7643.msg83784.html#msg83784

David D

A great thread, David which will help me a lot in setting up my new lathe.  :clap: :beer:
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Re: Simple lathe back stop ideas please?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2015, 12:02:07 PM »
thank you for the ideas, I will get on it asap!

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