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    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
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    Black forest--You've finally done it!! You have discovered a power tool I have never seen nor heard of before.---Brian
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    01-22-2017, 03:40 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    RB211---I really don't know the answer to that.---Brian
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    01-22-2017, 02:01 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    Yes Rich, that is the plan. The weight of the cables pull any slack down thru the hole. The cables are quite long, and pass thru that hole, then down...
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    01-22-2017, 12:46 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    So, after $1240 Canadian, and 3 1/2 days of what seemed like damned hard work, everything is back to normal. Everything fits and is in the same...
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    01-22-2017, 10:30 AM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    There is one "dirty little secret" involved with cutting these scales to a shorter length. The end caps are attached to the aluminum scale extrusion...
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    01-21-2017, 06:45 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    So, after another days slugging, the scales, swarf guards, and read heads are finished. The little "pass thru" that I made is gasketed, siliconed,...
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    01-21-2017, 03:05 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    I'm getting right down to the wire here. The rear swarf guard is installed. I wish I knew how well my little pipe and flange weldment was going to...
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    01-21-2017, 02:04 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    Z axis is all mounted and dialed in. Numbers on display go up or down with carriage travel from end to end. I'm going to grab some lunch and then...
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    01-21-2017, 11:21 AM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    The new thicker mounting plate for the near end is finished and the scale has been mounted. There is a raised boss where the bracket is mounted at...
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    01-20-2017, 06:46 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    The Z axis read head brackets have been modified and bolted in place. I have a stack of 1 2 3 blocks and parallels in place at each end of the lathe...
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    01-20-2017, 03:17 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    The 3 brackets for mounting the read head on the Z axis are shown here, unmodified. I had to drill and tap two 1/4"-20 holes in the saddle to mount...
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    01-20-2017, 12:37 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    And finally, here we are with the swarf guard in place. That pretty well finishes the install of the cross slide DRO. I may have to drill and tap...
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    01-20-2017, 11:44 AM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    The read head bracket has been cut down to the correct size, and the read head installed. The scale has been checked for level and parallelity in two...
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    01-19-2017, 09:13 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    BCRider--the kit comes with a swarf guard, which I will be installing as things progress. It is shaped like a 90 degree angle and one leg bolts to...
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    01-19-2017, 07:53 PM
    Reminds me of when I lived on a sideroad near Stirling, Ontario. There were nine farmers lived on that road, and me. Once the news got around that I...
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    01-19-2017, 07:41 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    I'm not sure where the day went, but it has whizzed by quickly. I only made one little bracket (the green one), fitted it, and drilled and tapped the...
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    01-18-2017, 07:50 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    Initial layout to position the cross slide scale and read head. The tapped holes in the saddle are there allready, and I plan on using them to mount...
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    01-18-2017, 05:24 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    My DRO set-up arrived today, and I have opened the boxes and inspected the components, and everything seems to have survived the shipping okay. After...
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    01-18-2017, 05:17 PM
    My DRO package arrived today. Although there are going to be a few minor challenges, I am going to go ahead and mount the cross slide scale and read...
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    01-18-2017, 01:18 PM
    I don't use "alternative sources". The fab shop I buy my material from is quite happy to sell me short pieces of anything I need for a small "cutting...
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    01-18-2017, 12:29 PM
    A fellow named Petertha over on HMEM has a very similar lathe and DRO, and he mounted his to the "chuck side" of the topslide. He said that he has...
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    01-18-2017, 10:20 AM
    Here it is---
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    01-18-2017, 09:37 AM
    I have a paid subscription to Photobucket, and don't notice any undue problems with load times nor adds.
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    01-18-2017, 09:33 AM
    Dan--the last thread where this was discussed is over a year old. Many people don't look at it any more. A new thread specifically aimed at the...
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    01-17-2017, 08:26 PM
    I am about to put a set of 2 axis DRO's with magnetic scales on my lathe. The long DRO which fits on the rear side of the lathe and indicates...
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    01-17-2017, 03:23 PM
    Whats a Hipster?---Naw, nevermind. I know what it is. That is "Old-speak". Last summer one of my grandkids asked me what a "Hippy" was. Damn, I get...
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    01-17-2017, 03:14 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    Tundra--I did see that, and you're right. They do look indestructible.
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    01-17-2017, 12:29 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread CX701 Lathe Report in General
    And so it begins. My dro set is in transit somewhere between Canada customs and my house, so I've been notified. I have watched two dozen videos of...
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    01-16-2017, 09:08 PM
    brian Rupnow replied to a thread Posting video link? in General
    Post it on YouTube, then copy the link at the top of the page while the youtube video is playing, then post the link here.---Brian
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    01-16-2017, 07:35 PM
    My dad was the most mechanically inept person I knew. He couldn't put a nut on a bolt without cross-threading it!!-But---My mothers brother, Uncle...
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July 7, 1946 (70)
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I am 69 years old, a design engineer by profession, and an amateur machinist.
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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I build hotrods as a hobby, and have been involved in custom cars and drag racing most of my life.
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I am a design engineer with 50 years experience designing prototype machinery and factory automation

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