As with many of my ‘Scrap Metal Engineering’ projects ~ Try to use what items and material I have on hand in the workshop.
Designed the Lathe Carriage Stop & Digital Indicator Mount in SolidWorks using the available materials.
Used the Lathe and the Milling Machine to make the Parts ...
You can see the finished item's first Lathe cuts on YouTube:
Put the complete build images on: https://ctmprojectsblog.wordpress.co...tal-indicator/
Nothing Fancy but it will work for my Projects.
-- CHEERS ...
Just having fun with the JEEP Guitar: https://ctmprojectsblog.wordpress.co...ck-lit-guitar/
Last edited by MetalDesigner; 12-23-2014 at 04:28 AM.
Great video showing all the features of your design. I like your use of SolidWorks to show the concepts and assemblies. Also, how do you like the G0750G lathe?
The reason I am asking is because next month I will be installing a similar but older (and much dirtier) version of this lathe model in my home shop. Seeing your work in action on the G0750G convinced me to try the same type of carriage stop/indicator holder design on the old lathe.
Thank you, Paul
The Digital indicator was only about $30 and is very accurate but the best part why I like it over my dial indicator (in this situation) is I can switch between inch and mm on same part.
Have a part making now that have special tool ground whereby I face off then press Zero on inch setting and cut in 0.125 then press mm and move in 5mm and cut snap-ring groove then another 11mm and cut another groove then press inch and move another 0.075" and part off. Simple to make now.
Still like using normal dial indicator to true up items ... Just got a NOGA indicator holder -WOW!!!
Yes the G0750G is a nice Lathe and the finish of even quick single cuts is better than expected. New model so had to wait 4 months for it to arrive but is was worth the wait. (Taper attachment took 9 months)
If this is any indication then you should like your lathe... Half the fun is repairing and fixing and modifying them!! Little degreaser and paint and yours will be good to go!!
Lighting seems to be the key to my happiness *grin*... The lathe room is like a light box and Added those extra adjustable lights (earlier post on my website) on the milling machine and really makes the process so much easier being able to see the texture of cuts. All about getting the light angle adjusted just right ~ Every part seems different light angle needed. Sure everyone else already but me knew this but the light adjustment really helps on the mill.
Thanks for the Note!! CHEERS!!!
I really like seeing uses of SolidWorks (and SprutCAM) now that have been watching NYC CNC on YouTube and have seen the many advanced features. Currently there is a limited one-year expiring license for the SolidWorks Student Edition that some sites have listed for less than $100 (compared to the full blown version at $3995). Learning to use SolidWorks is on my list of things to do in retirement. In the meantime I have been using TurboCAD which has improved tremendously in the last 20 years.
Would love to see photos of your lathe when it arrives! Even before you clean it up. Saw a photo online the other day of this perfectly good big Ole' Lodge & Shipley Lathe sitting in a field with brush growing through it *sigh*
NYC NC has some great stuff as does KEITH RUCKER ~ Vintage Machinery YouTube Channel and TOM LIPTON -OX Tools and Adam Booth Machine Shop ABOM79 on YouTube.
Have a Great Day!!
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