This is a project made in November, 2011.
The aim of the riser blocks is to increase the lathe swing over bed, in order to increase turning capacity, or to attach some accessories. Although there are commercial block sets, these are my homemade version.
The blocks are 20 mm thick, so the locking bolt secures the headstock column in the secondary groove.
Iíve seen riser blocks made in aluminum, with CNC router; I guess it would be possible to make them with 3-D printing.
The blocks were finished with sealant to prevent moisture absorption and have never been bathed with cutting lubricants, so the blocks remain intact and functional to this day.
I hope to see your riser blocks in aluminum.
Of course I know.
The blocks were made with a 19 mm agglomerate (which with moisture deteriorates worse than wood) and was covered with Formica on one side to reach 20 mm thickness, so that the locking bolt enters the secondary groove of the headstock column.
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