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Bench/stand for metal working lathe #11: Houston, the Eagle has landed

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 01-11-2015 09:44 PM 2605 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My friends son (later 20s and a great guy) is pretty buff and stopped by to help lift the lathe….

Mounting holes lined up perfectly.

Now to bolt it down and see if I can put Humpty Dumpty back together again….

That pretty much wraps up the build… I’ll post some pics and list it as a project when I’m up and running and again when I have Kaizen foam in the tool area.

Thanks for tuning in.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!



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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 09:49 PM

Looks great Matt.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Gary

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 09:57 PM

Looks good, Matt. What’s going to be your first project?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 11:05 PM



Looks great Matt.

- firefighterontheside

Yeah…. What he said!!!


Looks good, Matt. What s going to be your first project?

- Gary

Yeah…. What he said!!!

It sure do look purdy….
Can’t wait to see it all back together & the swarth pile up!!!
Yeah, you’ll need to do a video….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 01-11-2015 11:13 PM

That’s just too cool, Matt.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 01:04 AM

Solid project, Matt! Put up a notice when you’re ready for metal-working commissions. +1 to a short video showing the machine and the operator’s capabilities.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 02:43 AM

First two projects are going to be….
1. Make my own face vise hardware (similar to the Benchcrafters hardware)
2. Make a new y-axis ball screw for my little CNC bench top mill that will increase my travel and eliminate my backlash problems

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 01-12-2015 02:49 AM

Ohhhh…....
Those sound like very interesting projects!!!

Uh…. video???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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lightcs1776

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#8 posted 01-12-2015 03:37 AM

Great, Matt. Very solid.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Roger

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#9 posted 01-12-2015 12:37 PM

Turned out very nice. I know it sure is stout.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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