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Offline mfletch

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Taper attachment for mini lathe
« on: January 14, 2014, 09:06:38 AM »
Made this for the mini lathe

used 3 roller skate bearings



Its a brass guide







The adjustment side Im going to put a scale on later





Adjustable connecting bar to the cross slide





Hope you enjoyed the pics

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 09:46:57 AM »
Hi there, Mfletch,

I like that - very 'andy 'arry!!   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:  Well done.
Best regards,

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 09:53:05 AM »
Very cunning   :thumbup:

I hope that your kids don't miss the skate board bearings  :lol:

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 03:33:49 PM »
Great, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 05:53:34 PM »
Ooooh. I like that:thumbup:

Nicely done. And shown......  :clap: :clap:

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 02:33:48 AM »
Thanks guys it's made a usefull accessory for the lathe

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 07:46:10 AM »
Nice job.. can you enlighten us as to how you allowed the cross slide to move freely, I assume that you disconnected the cross slide from its lead screw to allow free front to back movement (Y axis).. :scratch:

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 09:12:47 AM »
Yes I removed the cross slide nut it's only held on with a allen screw

No need to remove the cross slide just wind it to its limit out of the nut then undo the allen screw
« Last Edit: January 15, 2014, 12:14:04 PM by mfletch »

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 03:20:01 PM »
well dun

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 04:34:29 AM »
Looks great. Might have to have a go at that myself.
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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 02:29:28 PM »
Hi fletch

                 Nice to see you contributing to the forum,  a neat and simple solution, involving little cost.

                                                                     Cheers David

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 08:01:36 PM »
Nicely done! I like that.

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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014, 04:55:26 AM »
Hallo mfletch
Could you please tell us how you made the triangular holder for the bearings, getting it 'right' without any slack or tightness?
Thanks
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Re: Taper attachment for mini lathe
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014, 06:55:43 AM »
It just happened to be like that don't know what it was off but it's not hard to make one it can be round square any shape just do 2 bearings first then put the bar you want to use up to the 2 bearings slide the third bearing up to the other side of the bar in between the other two bearings and mark the hole make this hole slightly bigger and this gives you the adjustment to take out any slack