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Offline drmico60

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Re: Mini Lathe Upgrades
« Reply #75 on: May 23, 2014, 02:21:01 PM »
I have fitted the Real Bull 100mm (4") spindle to my Seig minilathe. It is a fairly straight forward job, see:

http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/headstock-upgrade.html

Mike

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Re: Mini Lathe Upgrades
« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2014, 02:54:23 PM »
I found your site not too long ago, I also have the same mill you have, upgraded the x and y axis to the longer travel. Turns out it was a good investment, as the first big job was to mill the 16" lathe bed motor slots. The original table was way too short to be stable.

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Re: Mini Lathe Upgrades
« Reply #77 on: May 26, 2014, 09:04:20 PM »
I have fitted the Real Bull 100mm (4") spindle to my Seig minilathe. It is a fairly straight forward job, see:

http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/headstock-upgrade.html

Mike

Hiya Mike,

Yup, you were the one who inspired me to get that spindle. A bit of a pain to get it to the USA... but when I eventually get to it, I am sure it will be worth it. It is already a different machine with just the added mass of the longer bed and the full half nuts. When I am done, I won't want to sell it (tho I really want a 10x22).

Eric
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Re: Mini Lathe Upgrades
« Reply #78 on: May 26, 2014, 10:18:56 PM »
And so the madness begins, the need to modify vs the bank account and time. I didn't take a lot of pics during my bed mod, only have a cheap cell phone, apologies for the fuzzy pics.