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  • OscarJr
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    Quite sure.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    You sure you don’t want to spend it on a book by some craftsman on how to repair wooden wagon wheels or something useful like that? I mean, honestly, what good is modern technology and all?

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  • OscarJr
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    Originally posted by Aeronca41 View Post
    ...And what better way to spend a massive raise?
    Exactly! More Tools ! ARG! ARG! more power !

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  • Aeronca41
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    ...And what better way to spend a massive raise?

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  • OscarJr
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    You’re gonna be fancy now.
    Yeap, still need to get lots of tooling/fixturing for this thing to make it more "complete". Good thing I'm getting a massive raise at work starting in September.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    You’re gonna be fancy now.

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  • OscarJr
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    Ordered a cheapie 3-axis DRO from Amazon. Should have it next week. Hopefully should improve on my mickey-mouse machine capabilities. Milling machine wasn't included, lol.




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  • ryanjones2150
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    Ya man, the four jaw will be better for sure. Just take a little more time to dial in when you start.

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  • OscarJr
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    Oh ok, yea I seen those. I currently dont need more accuracy than what it offers. The 8" chuck they sell is a 4-jaw independent so that would also help. I'll probably get that instead of the 6", which is only 1" larger than stock.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Collets for the lathe would probably take some of slack out. Collets are just more accurate anyway, but that’s the trade off for the limited size.

    If you remember a few weeks ago a thread where Don52 posted his lathe has the Jacobs flex collets, those are sweet to use.

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  • OscarJr
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    2 or 3 thou is probably all that 3 jaw chuck can maintain anyway. Can you put a set of collets in that machine?

    I like the size of it. Something like that would be worked pretty hard in my shop I’d suspect. I like it.
    Collets for the mill or for the lathe?

    For the mill I use an ER40 kit.




    For the lathe, they have a collet kit, but I don't think I have use for those. I think I want to upgrade the chuck to the 6" chuck, or maybe even the 8" chuck.
    Last edited by OscarJr; 07-19-2019, 10:33 PM.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    2 or 3 thou is probably all that 3 jaw chuck can maintain anyway. Can you put a set of collets in that machine?

    I like the size of it. Something like that would be worked pretty hard in my shop I’d suspect. I like it.

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  • OscarJr
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    Got it on the table, now just gotta finish up the chip/oil tray I never got around to making.




    Tucking her under the covers for a good night's rest.

    Last edited by OscarJr; 07-19-2019, 08:29 PM.

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  • OscarJr
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    I would say that it's a lathe that they added a milling head to. The whole milling head literally unbolts with 4 socket head hex bolts from the lower section (and one tiny screw holding the gearbox housing to the base of the millhead). That's how I transported it every time I needed to. The milling head weighs roughly 180lbs, and the lathe part I guesstimate about 350ish. They're both just as mediocre as the other, lol. The manual says it can hold tolerances to 0.002", so that means in the real world, 0.003"-0.004"? That's with the included dials, but if you go the DRO route (which I will eventually), then I suppose tolerances can be improved upon.

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  • ryanjones2150
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    So would you say it’s a lathe that happens to have milling head sitting on it or is a mill that has a lathe on it? Which, of the two, is better?

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