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    Sounds intriguing, Tony - any follow-up posts with pics, per chance?
    Any data on the ball screw cross slide enhancement would be much appreciated, at least by me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYSwede View Post
    Sounds intriguing, Tony - any follow-up posts with pics, per chance?
    Any data on the ball screw cross slide enhancement would be much appreciated, at least by me...
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    Johan,

    I do plan to make posts on both of those subjects and also another recent job, I converted the screw on chuck mounting to a Bayonet type. This provides for a quicker chuck change, a more accurate chuck change and the ability to run backwards. Here are some teaser pix.

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    Grinding tapers using the compound was one of my objectives so that drove the design along with budget. I wish I had a better chuck mounting system but the two setscrews on the neck of my screw on chuck do a reasonable job of keeping the chuck on when run in reverse. I do check that it's staying tight periodically though.

    That's good stuff Tony and I'd appreciate it if you continued it in another thread focused on it.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
    I'd appreciate it if you continued it in another thread focused on it.
    Don't worry I would start new posts for any original work as I always do. I have no intention of hi-jacking your post, I was simply responding to you in my first post and Johan in the second.

    When I first joined this forum I asked about the policy for responding to posts and whether it was the done thing to stay strictly on topic as some more rigid forums insist on. I was told in no uncertain terms by several established members that is was quite usual and appreciated to wander off topic as some of the most interesting threads had formed in that way. The wider the topic spread in a thread the more attention is drawn to the original post.

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    Nice work Tony, I am particularly interested in your bayonet chuck mounting conversion. I have long thought of a way to convert my screw on chucks while keeping the original mandrel (plain bearings) judging by the marks on your mandrel it would appear to be the original. I am thinking modern adhesives may provide the answer but any ideas would be well received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olderdan View Post
    Nice work Tony, I am particularly interested in your bayonet chuck mounting conversion. I have long thought of a way to convert my screw on chucks while keeping the original mandrel (plain bearings) judging by the marks on your mandrel it would appear to be the original. I am thinking modern adhesives may provide the answer but any ideas would be well received.
    Alan,

    I'll make a post on that topic separately. When I got my lathe it came with a spare spindle with a bit more meat at the chuck end. So I was able to still use the lathe for preparation of the other.
    BTW Did you get my email from a day or two ago?

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    Seemed like it deserved it's own thread rather than being panned over here in this one.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    I didnt because my email address has changed,I will PM you with my current one.
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    Nice Tony! I’m kind of confused by the term “bayonet”. It kind of looks like the beginning of a Long style or “D” type taper mount. Or were you referring to sumptin else?

    Your ball-screw conversion, as well as your very unique thinking for the mount, deserves its own post. Very much looking forward this work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltfever View Post
    Nice Tony! I’m kind of confused by the term “bayonet”. It kind of looks like the beginning of a Long style or “D” type taper mount. Or were you referring to sumptin else?

    Your ball-screw conversion, as well as your very unique thinking for the mount, deserves its own post. Very much looking forward this work.
    As I said in my original post here. I shall be doing dedicated posts on on each of the three things mentioned, but to answer your question briefly. My preference is for the long nose taper style but that would have required making a lot of swarf from big lumps of steel or CI for the chuck backplates, whereas the D style or bayonet only needed a minimum of work modifying the existing backplates. "Bayonet" is not my term it is a recognised standard. The taper dimensions etc. are mostly the same as a D type. There will be full details in the dedicated post. Meanwhile

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