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Thread: Taper turning attachment

  1. #1
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    Post Taper turning attachment

    Here's my lathe, its a Smart & Brown Model A


    When I bought it it had only half of the taper turning attachment so a new top plate and slide were necessary
    Heres how it turned out





    It lives round at my friends workshop as I havnt got 3 phase yet, sure made it easier with all his tools and experience to help with the tricky stuff (like the dovetail)


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    I see you bought a good one .I have the Smart and Brown 10 24 v s l variable speed model it's a great lathe.Well done and enjoy enjoy enjoy.Alistair Merry Christmas
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    Man, Those Smart & Brown's appear unstoppable. Makes a SB look like a tinkertoy...

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    Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga
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    Seasons Greetings,

    So when and if you have the time, how about posting some more images on HOW it works. Maybe a bogus setup or something for us novices.

    Sweet work,
    -SD:

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    SD this should explain things:-



    all the best.mark

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    Thumbs up

    Nice work Stanko.

    Allan

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    Looks like a Hardinge Taper Attachment on steriods. One nice solid looking lathe. I have a feeling not too many made it to this side of the pond, or south of the US-Canadian border
    The optimist says the glass is half full, the pessimist says it's half empty. The paranoid in me says somebody put a hole in it.

    Remember pessimists are at heart opptomists. They know things can and will get worse.

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    nice work
    what kind of steel did you use ?
    jerry

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    Good question. I was more concerned with the size than the exact type I think its just mild steel (CRS) the bit I purchased was 150mm x 40mm which was a bit wastefull and took a lot of machining to get down to size.
    The dovetail cutter was about the same price as the steel. When we did the topslide we made a couple of extras to make a profile copying attachment based on the ideas at this site
    http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~chrish/profile.htm
    So there is a little more to do on this yet
    Mike

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    I also made my taper turning attachment from details on Chris Heapys site, also found that the dovetail cutter cost more than the steel.

    It's also a good site for selling/buying and getting info.

    Allan

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