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Cheap and dirty lathe conversion.. (Old Nebel lathe)

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  • #31
    Both axis moving!

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    • #32
      Are the half nuts left engaged, just rotating the leadscrew? That is quick and dirty.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by RB211 View Post
        Are the half nuts left engaged, just rotating the leadscrew? That is quick and dirty.
        Yes - I am looking for a 12 ft ball screw - but the price has to be right...

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        • #34
          Oh - and notice the bungi cord on the half nut lever. After a few direction changes - The half nut opens up.

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          • #35
            First project... Dad wants to make a horizontal saw mill.. This will be one of the wheels. (once cleaned up - will require a crown..)

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            • #36
              1/2 of the x axis cover done.. 1/8" neoprene...

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              • #37
                Actual cutting!

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                • #38
                  Gearing up for threading!

                   

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