I originally posted this as a metal lathe mystery project.
PJs (Feb 10, 2016)
I wondered how many would pick up on that - you're the first.
While it allows precision advancement of the carriage, it also has several other important benefits:
- It prevents the mill slide from canting back, as you apply all pressure at the centre spindle line of the lathe.
- It reduces chatter as the mill slide is braced at the back/centre line.
Advancing the saddle with the carriage hand wheel is not a good idea, for all of the above reasons.
A neat project and a very well-done video. Your Depth Measuring Caliper Base is our 'Best Documented Build' for February, 2016!
You'll be receiving a $35 online gift card.
Just send me your email address (via PM) and we'll get things processed directly.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)