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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby Grimstod » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:21 pm

how is the metal shaving? Do the get in the way? What I wouldn't give to have my own lathe to have fun with. O the stuff I could make :crazy:
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:50 pm

You bet! It is not pretty around my lathe... :My wife complains sometime, but it's OK... :lol:
Here is what I'm about to do...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBQuKP5w ... WBVbiNqHkr
Mine going to be 2" longer...
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:31 pm

All right! Just came back from Pasadena!
Got much better deal then expected... GOT OVER $200 OFF of entire purchase... So instead of buying new powerful brushless motor & extended bed with a set of metal gear I got NEW LATHE with extended bed in ONE PIECE (steel gear included) - no DIY kit... Now I'm going to built DOUBLE extended bed (It will be Way over 30" LONG when I'll add old bed....)!!! :thumbup: I'm so happy that almost in hysterics! :lol:
I'm joking, back to work. :lolno:
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby Grimstod » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:27 pm

Pictures?

You have me looking at lathes again. But I really do need to restrain myself here.
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:41 pm

[quote="Grimstod"]Pictures?

You have me looking at lathes again. But I really do need to restrain myself here.[/quote]
:D pictures? LOL. You see... I don't waste time... What I'm about to do with this is requires total disassemble of both units & some heavy metal music involvement! When my ultimate lathe will be done, I'll post pictures... I promise.
For now all parts are scattered around & this mess looks not photogenic at all )))
Give me couple days ;)
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:37 am

A spindle has inner diameter just 0.8", I want to make custom spindle with inner diameter at least 1.3" it is slightly bigger then 1 1/4". It is possible to make by changing spindle bearing set from (30mm ID x 60mm OD x 16mm)x2 to (40mm ID x 60mm OD x 12mm)x3... By doing this modification spindle will get higher dynamic & static load rating & I'll get a dream machine ( in theory...).
I hope it will not be very complicated...
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:36 pm

First phase of the upgrade (extended bed) is done!
Next step - long lead screw & bigger spindle!
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:55 pm

I've spent hours to make it as straight as possible... So if it off just a little , it's ok, it'll work out later... So far, Looks good to me :)
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby Grimstod » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:05 pm

Wow much longer then expected. Did the heavy metal help?
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:27 pm

Grimstod wrote:Wow much longer then expected. Did the heavy metal help?

A LOT! :lol: First time after welding job I've found that my bed is off for about 1/16" for vertical position :wt*: .... SO... I had to cut it in two pieces AGAIN & re weld everything AGAIN... :crazy:
Extra support for this bed is made of 1/4 steel it is welded together already, I just need to drill holes...
One long lead screw I'll make of two short 16" screws...
Altogether I'll have 31"+ length between centers!
Harbor freight mini lathe on steroid!!!
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