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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:27 pm
Author: POLAND_SPUD
I could very well be in the hospital right now:
I hope you used some lubricant

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:34 pm
Author: warhead052
Wow, that's a close call. Did your life flash before your eyes?

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:49 pm
Author: Gun Freak
Not only are we taking guesses at what your project is, we also know what your face looks like. Mwahaha.

I openly display my face on my youtube channel lol

If one of those fittings hit you in the eye you wouldn't be typing this

you aint kidding :roll:

warhead, not really I was just like WTF JUST HAPPENED lol because it was loud.

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:22 pm
Author: POLAND_SPUD
I was just like WTF JUST HAPPENED lol because it was loud
heh been there. First you're like "WTF ??!!??" then you check with your hands if every part of your body is still where it should be :D

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:35 pm
Author: Gun Freak
Yeah I looked at the motor and the only part that was left was one piece of plastic held by the washer and nut :lol: Then I was like... where the heck did it all go... I find pieces scattered all over my garage, and I saw the one piece embedded way in the wall and that's when I realized how bad it could have been. Thought about it all day.

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:37 pm
Author: MrCrowley
So what are you going to replace the chuck with? Something made of metal I hope :wink:

If I were you, I'd see if someone on the forum could machine one for you out of aluminium.

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:09 pm
Author: Gun Freak
I was trying not to spend too much on this but if it boils down to me needing a custom part I'll be more than willing to getting one. I'm a little freaked out about it now. I need a dial switch so I can keep the power low.

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:14 pm
Author: MrCrowley
You could add weight to the chuck, might slow it down sufficiently. I think if you want this to work reasonably well, a machined chuck is a good place to start. If you make one yourself that is slightly off-centre, the lathe might not work at all.

What are you going to use for the lathe tools? Is the carriage tool thingy (don't know my lathes very well) going to slide along the bed manually or you going to add some wheel thingy or something?

Just curious, sounds like a cool project :)

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:20 pm
Author: Gun Freak
The bed (don't know the term either :D ) if controlled precisely by a threaded rod and a wheel turned by hand. You can see it kinda in this picture.
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The sled bed thing is centered and stabilized by the two other threaded rods.

Adding weight slows down the acceleration, but once it gets up to speed it would have way more energy, am I correct? This is an insanely strong motor.

For tools, I was going to use homemade tools and wood chisels (sharpened screw drivers :D ). The bed sled thing will have attachments to hold some types of tools and there will also be a tool rest to use chisels by hand.

BTW I haven't made the sled yet but I know how it will be made. Wood body most likely, aluminum tubes to slide on the outer threaded rods and nuts or nut couplers in the middle to grip the length control rod (I don't know any specific terms lolol :lol: ).

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:01 pm
Author: ramses
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that wood is not NEARLY ridged enough for a lathe bed.

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:21 pm
Author: Zeus
I will concur with Ramses, just buy a Sherline. But if you insist I would just use angle iron welded appropriately.

And get a copy of Dave Gingery's books on building a lathe at home, I don't know if you'd be happy to cast the lathe bed and other parts, considering what just happened.

Good thinking with the chuck though. But don't use plastic for big spinny thingies anymore, we may dig at you, but we don't need you full of PVC shrapnel.

Off off topic, I think I've just perfected the diaphram valve, so far I've taken it to 240PSI, and once I get my compressor fixed up, I'll take it past 300PSI.

It has the flow of a piston valve, and is so simple to maintain. And a little suprise for JSR. Expect a topic in a week or so, need more research.

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:35 pm
Author: Gun Freak
I've seen a whole bunch of homemade lathes with wood beds.

Zeus... If I had 2 grand for a Sherline don't you think I'd have one already :wink:

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:42 pm
Author: Zeus
Unless I've misread, you'd trade your bollocks for a Sherline lathe? My my, the foolishness of youth.

And a little link for you all, once you figure it out don't give away the answer please. I want to know I'm keeping people awake at night.

http://researchmaniacs.com/MagicTrick/ThinkAboutaCard.html

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:00 pm
Author: Gun Freak
The point was to make one not buy one.

Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:26 am
Author: Gippeto
The motor is 120V? Could try a router speed control...harbour freight may have a less expensive one.

Don't be put off...keep after it. Doesn't take much to turn wood or plastics.

Having electricity, you're miles ahead of this fellow...and look what he does.. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnv0DAR_gWA


Zeus....too easy buddy. :lol: