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Offline wheeltapper

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Controlling overhang on my lathe.
« on: September 14, 2012, 12:32:11 PM »
Hi
I recently had to macine six items from a length of 12mm round steel.
the original piece was 40ins long and with that overhang whipping round it could have easily bent and smashed something ( ME!)

luckily my mill is to the left of my lathe so.............

long view of the setup


and a closeup


worked a treat, totally under control.

Iv'e just noticed that my watermark is not showing up on my latest pics, anyone else noticed anything like this?

cheers
Roy
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Re: Controlling overhang on my lathe.
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 03:51:22 AM »
Nice workaround Roy - did you have to make the steady for the task, or did you already have it (I ask because it looks made-for-the-vice rather than made for the lathe)?
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Offline wheeltapper

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Re: Controlling overhang on my lathe.
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 06:26:38 AM »
Hi
I made it just for this kind of job. It's just luck that I put the mill in the right place.  :lol:

the aluminium ring is from an old video recorder head, I've got a boxfull scavenged from obsolete recorders.

I'm in the process ( read, I've ordered the metal )  :)  to make a fixed and travelling steady to Harold Halls design. More on those anon.

Roy
I used to be confused, now I just don't know.