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Offline thecogwheel

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Schaublin 102 is making chips!
« on: July 17, 2017, 04:46:38 PM »
This week I finally managed to get the 102 making chips (somebody on this board needs to invent a time machine!).  It took some work mostly in the drive area.  I didnít have access to the proper voltage to drive the existing motor so I decided to replace the original Schaublin motor with new 3/4 HP Baldor that I picked up a year ago for $50.  I also wanted to keep the mechanical variable speed drive working.  I could have got the old motor rewound, and I might do that some day, but the $800 that I was quoted was a bit rich.

After modelling up the existing motor in Fusion I designed up a pulley to fit the Baldor, spacers to place the new motor in the same location as the old one and a motor mounting plate.  I used old school methods to make up a plate to mount the VFD and associated electrical components.

I made a montage type video of all the work:

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Did some initial cutting with it (really sketchy tooling setup!):

Pretty excited to have a working Schaublin in the shop!

Offline vtsteam

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Re: Schaublin 102 is making chips!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 11:01:22 PM »
Love the bottom vid!

I have never seen a lathe able to add metal like that from swarf.  That Schaublin is simply amazing! And most useful...

I love it when a Plan B comes together!