Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles

  1. #1
    Supporting Member jjr2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    885
    Thanks
    1,154
    Thanked 1,769 Times in 533 Posts

    jjr2001's Tools

    Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles

    The Sherline 4400 is a nice precision lathe. Most of it is hi grade aluminum. The Z axis ways are steel and magnetic so you can put your indicator base or chip shield on it. However I like to use the head stock for my indicator base and chip shield.

    I had an old steel bracket already bent in my "junk box" so half of the part was already made. Added a piece of aluminum for the base and machined a recess in it for the Sherline motor mount, added a thru-hole in the base for the motor mounting bracket allen cap screw (replaced motor mount screw with a longer one) and tapped an 8-32 hole in the base for securing the bracket. Walla, a shelf that sits over the headstock and now I can mount my accessories there.

    Working good so far.

    Cheers, JR
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles-img_2001a-copy.jpg   Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles-img_2002a-copy.jpg   Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles-img_2003a-copy.jpg   Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles-img_2004a-copy.jpg   Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles-img_2005a-copy.jpg  

    Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles-img_2006a-copy.jpg   Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles-img_2007a-copy.jpg   Magnetic Shelf For Sherline and other Aluminum Spindles-img_2000a-copy.jpg  

    Tube Bender Build Guide

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to jjr2001 For This Useful Post:

    Jon (06-08-2018), Paul Jones (06-20-2018), PJs (06-05-2018), Seedtick (06-03-2018), volodar (06-17-2018)

  3. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,088
    Thanks
    578
    Thanked 1,411 Times in 1,267 Posts


    Thanks jjr2001! We've added your Magnetic Shelf for a Lathe to our Storage and Organization category,
    as well as to your builder page: jjr2001's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





    Post your reply!
    Join 42,532 of us and get 500+ tool plans, tool eBooks, build guides, and much more.



    eBooks for Supporters

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to DIYer For This Useful Post:

    jjr2001 (06-05-2018)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •