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    Make a Homemade Spindle Lock for Your Milling Machine!(Sieg)



    Good morning everyone,
    I immediately realized, when my milling machine arrived, that tightening the ER32 chuck practically requires 3 hands, which nobody has!
    Because the cutter does not always have a unified diameter and you have to hold it in the collet while closing the nut, or you need more than one chuck with the cutter mounted ready.

    At this point I tried, with the space available, to install an anti-rotation block, which was both easy to build and robust.

    I hope you like it!
    Alberto.

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    Good idea and execution of design.
    However, you didn't show the step resulting in the "shark-tooth" imprint on the lock piece.

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    Hi Gatz,

    thanks for your comment!

    In reality, as I said in the video, it was something unwanted: I placed the spoon in the vice on top of 2 parallel blocks of 4 mm thickness, not thinking that at that point the thickness of the spoon is 8 mm, when I closed the vice probably the vice closed more on the blocks than on the spoon and the result was that the piece tilted and the rotating cutter tried to take it away, very quickly i pushed the emergency red button.

    This is why those completely random smears came out even if they are beautiful to look at !!

    ATB and a big ciao from Italy !!

    Alberto

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    Thanks AB-SHOP! We've added your Spindle Lock to our Machining category,
    as well as to your builder page: AB-SHOP's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Congratulations AB-SHOP - your Spindle Lock is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    A useful and thoughtfully built tool, and it was good to see that it was made with your previous winning Lathe Belt Sander.

    Some more nice builds from this week:

    3D Printer Level by dgbreggin
    Bench Hook by Make Things
    Bearing Bump Tool by Guy Marsden
    English Wheel by Budget Built
    Lathe Bump Tool by metric_taper
    Camera Mounts by Occasional machinist
    Glass Hammer by My MiniCrafts
    Mini Nail Puller by My MiniCrafts
    Gear Cutting Arbor by Improvised DIY
    Power File by GBWM


    AB-SHOP - you'll be receiving a $100 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon (US-only), PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    More importantly, this is your 5th Homemade Tool of the Week win! I've just added the silver wrench-on-pedestal graphic to the awards showcase in your postbit, visible underneath your avatar.




    Great job, and you're in excellent company joining these other 5-time winners: rgsparber, rossbotics, Christophe Mineau, Brendon, Frank S, mklotz, Vyacheslav.Nevolya, brianhw, LMMasterMariner, jjr2001, Tuomas, olderdan, tonyfoale, bobs409, thehomeengineer, celsoari, Stevohdee, and warsztatOdZera.





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