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    Nelson,

    Thank you!
    I sure hope I live long enough to recoup my building time!

    Dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_toolmaker View Post
    Hi Ralph,

    Thank you for the nice complement. Yes, the castings and drawings came from Martin Model and Pattern. It was a long project (about 12 years) but very enjoyable when done in smaller bites. I am very happy it is finished in its basic form and have pressed it into service so far for sharpening boring tools, key-way broaching tools, lathe bits and twist drills. It is a wiz at those jobs.

    Dick

    Hi dick;

    That is one beautiful grinder you got there. There is some obvious attention to detail and craftsmanship.

    Now for the questions for those of us not really familiar with the Qorn. What is the capacity range for this little grinder? I say little not really being totally familiar with tool and cutter grinders. The thought here is can I throw a diamond wheel on the machine and then sharpen 1/2" carbide drills.

    I ask because i could use better grinding facilities in my little shop. On the other hand I can't ever imagine finishing this project while working far to many hours a week.

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    That is a problem with a lot of people. And many kits have been bought and sit under a bench because of time. I have one and thought I would start back on it and well did not plan hospital stays and weeks of recovery. The thing I can recommend is keep an eye on EBay and Craigs list and some of the other, they come up from time to time and the price is usually not that bad. I have never seen a machine bring close to the time and material put into them. I'm saying a few hundred for a rather complete machine. With that said the completed machine is like a lathe with no tooling, almost worthless with out some tooling to set up. Good luck and happy looking.
    Nelson

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    That's a pretty Quorn very nice. I would be afraid to use it

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    G.Paul,

    After building it I was not sure if I wanted to defile it, but I built it to use so I am just very careful with how I use it.
    Dick


    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...383#post110340 MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/q...849#post119345 QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...949#post119893 MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

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    Nice job. I really wish I had one.
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    Paul Alciatore,

    Thank you , Paul!
    It was a lot of work but I enjoyed every bit of it.
    Dick


    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...383#post110340 MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/q...849#post119345 QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...949#post119893 MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

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    Very nice. Most Quorn's that are started never get finished. Its such a job that it quickly becomes overwhelming. It takes a lot of dedication to stick to it. Great Job!

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    Very nice. I have a set of Quorn castings I bought a year or so again when I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to find them again. And I have all the Quorn books and plans/blueprints. Do you have any advice on building it? I'm just getting started on this...

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    I am in the process of finishing my Quorn and if a person has the time to dedicate to it you can build it in less than six months. But when your machine is up and running it is time to make all the tooling for it. That will take longer than the build but there is no need to worry about all that because the basic tooling makes it very enjoyable. Good luck with your build and keep us posted.
    Nelson


    Some one asked about the size it would hold. There is casting available from Martin at Martin Model & Pattern - your online source for fine quality patterns and castings. He has a tool holder that was resized for 5-C collets. Check it out.

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