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    Ralphxyz, position the acrylic guard with the rail fully open. Change the position as needed. After use, just close, there's no secret, that's all!

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    Though I dont have a way of mounting it as shown, I think it could easily be altered. Thanks for the great idea !

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    Great idea, a drawer slide!
    Fixes all shortcomings [too many] of run-of-the-mill versions.
    NEVER seen or used before, any chip guard I thought worthwhile.
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    Thanks for the comments of Ralphxyz, mbshop and Toolmaker51!

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    That is a novel idea to use a drawer slide to hold a clear guard shield. Being adjustable makes it always available and easy to slide out of the way.
    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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    Thanks for posting this! I think this is a great idea.
    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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    Yes but does it work? I'd like to see a video of it actually doing something.

    Ralph

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    The working position of the rail is "fully open", it just works like this! The mechanism is so simple that it is ridiculous! Do not remove the locking rubber from the rail, this is how it stays closed and locked!

    LATHE PROTECTOR MADE WITH DRAWER RAIL/DRAWER SLIDE!-rubber.jpg LATHE PROTECTOR MADE WITH DRAWER RAIL/DRAWER SLIDE!-work-position.jpg



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