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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Great job I might have only one suggestion
    I have used those adjustable pillow block bearing several times in the past. I found that in time no matter how Tight I thought I had them they would move just enough to cause a miss match My solution was to drill and tap a small piece of metal then weld one on each side to the adjustment then use a grub screw to hold the housing in place. It is a lot of work having to use two grubs on each bearing since you have 8 of them but it may pay off in the long run.
    Again great job
    Many thanks for the comments and suggestion. I noticed that also, but I thought that I didn' tighten them enough. Will do as suggested. Thanks again.

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    That is indeed a very impressive project!!!!

    As I was reading through the posts and comments, I have to share that this line in one of your responses really made me laugh...."Recirculating oil pump would be very nice addition to this project, but I wanted to make it simple."

    These words specifically, "....but I wanted to make it simple.", really tickled my funny bone!!!! I am not positive but I think you flew past (or perhaps sailed in your case) simple long before you even started collecting all of the gears, and bearings, and racks, and keys, and oil sight glass, and bolts, and etc....

    I hope you get my perspective on this!!

    Awesome,

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    Thanks LMMasterMariner! We've added your External Lathe Gearbox to our Lathes category,
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    Hi LMMasterMariner
    Great build and the video was easy watching and interesting. Got my vote for tool of the week this is an exceptional add-on to your lathe and I congratulate you on your design and workmanship.
    First class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    That is indeed a very impressive project!!!!

    As I was reading through the posts and comments, I have to share that this line in one of your responses really made me laugh...."Recirculating oil pump would be very nice addition to this project, but I wanted to make it simple."

    These words specifically, "....but I wanted to make it simple.", really tickled my funny bone!!!! I am not positive but I think you flew past (or perhaps sailed in your case) simple long before you even started collecting all of the gears, and bearings, and racks, and keys, and oil sight glass, and bolts, and etc....

    I hope you get my perspective on this!!

    Awesome,

    John
    couple of ideas which I abandoned in order to make it simple:
    12 speeds instead of 18 speeds
    different selector handles and detents. simply bought three M18 bolts and nuts and made different, much simpler detent mechanism, as I knew that I wouldn't have time to complete it as originally planned.

    couple of drawings attached.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Homemade Lathe Headstock EXTERNAL Gearbox-scr2.jpg   Homemade Lathe Headstock EXTERNAL Gearbox-18-speed-02.jpg   Homemade Lathe Headstock EXTERNAL Gearbox-selector.jpg  
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    Wow! Excellent presentation (thank you) and nicely engineered. Definitely Tool-of-the-week candidate! Was that disk brake OEM or did you add it?

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    More about disk brake can be found at Lathe Chuck Brake and Lathe Indexing Fixture

    Best regards
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    Last edited by LMMasterMariner; 05-03-2018 at 09:27 AM.

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    Congratulations LMMasterMariner - your External Lathe Gearbox is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Multiple very nice tools this week, but this impressive build was a rarity on this forum: a clear winner.

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    LMMasterMariner - you'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    More importantly, this is your 5th Homemade Tool of the Week win! I've just added the silver wrench-on-pedestal graphic to the awards showcase in your postbit, visible underneath your avatar.




    Great job, and you're in excellent company joining these other 5-time winners: rossbotics, Christophe Mineau, Brendon, mklotz, Vyacheslav.Nevolya, brianhw, Tuomas, olderdan, tonyfoale.

    Here are all of your wins. Congrats again


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    And most deserving of the award
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    Well deserved, congratulations

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