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    Well, I finally took the time to make a carriage stop I have wanted since I bought this lathe in the middle '90's. I don't know exactly how long it took to make it and should have kept tract of the time but I think I have about 20+/- hrs in it. I have had the wheel with the marks for a long time waiting for me to make something. It has a 1/2" 10 Acme thread and I bought some threaded rod and started the project. Designing and machining it on the fly was tricky sometimes but by mentally planning well ahead all the time it worked ok.

    It's only ink and paper

  • #2
    That is about the best idea I have seen for a carriage stop.
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    • #3
      Hey Carl

      That's neat, No one should ask "where's the beef" on that one. I like the way you used the corner of the block for the index line.
      Jim

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      • #4
        I did the same thing years ago when I made a carriage stop for the Logan lathe my son has now. I wanted it to be lower on the way but I didn't have a piece of metal the shape I needed so it is a little higher and closer to the way than I really wanted.

        I guess the benefit of that is it is more compact than it would have been and easier to machine the V by not droping it lower on the way.

        I have used a dial indicator till now and it's always a hassle doing that as the indicator is easy to knock out while working and sometimes I didn't have room for the indicator when machining close to the headstock. I don't think this carriage will move with three bolts clamping it to the way.
        It's only ink and paper

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        • #5
          Any idea where that graduated wheel came from? I *hate* cutting graduation lines, between being ADD and having the phone ring I have to restart too many times
          James Kilroy

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          • #6
            Carl..that thing is very cool! Now...where the heck are the pinch bolts to hold it on the way?
            Russ
            I have tools I don't even know I own...

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            • #7
              I like it.

              How's it clamp to the way?

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              • #8
                Eeerch! OK..does one rev of that wheel give .070?
                I have tools I don't even know I own...

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                • #9
                  My lathe came with a factory stop. It sure doesn't look as good as yours. I hope you find it as usefull as I have.
                  Byron Boucher
                  Burnet, TX

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by torker
                    Eeerch! OK..does one rev of that wheel give .070?
                    I think you're reading the wheel upside down. What looks like 06 is actually 90 or .090". 1/2-10 would give a .100 advance per revolution. Nice job Carl!
                    Stuart de Haro

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hornluv
                      I think you're reading the wheel upside down. What looks like 06 is actually 90 or .090". 1/2-10 would give a .100 advance per revolution. Nice job Carl!
                      Oh GEEZ! Yer right! Carry on Carl...
                      I have tools I don't even know I own...

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                      • #12
                        Carl,
                        Very nice job. I would love to see some more details of your project. It looks like you have given lots of thought to it and come up with a winner.
                        More pics or a short article and some drawing would be nice. I need to make one soon.

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                        • #13
                          I agree with DF, Carl. I too need a carriage stop and I have a Logan.I am currently agonizing over cutting some 1/2" 10 LH thread for my shaper, so I better cut some extra in anticipation.
                          Duffy, Gatineau, Quebec

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                          • #14
                            How did you cut the v-groove?

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                            • #15
                              I have had grand plans to make one for a long time. When I found a chance to buy a replacement for the dinged up depth stop wheel on my Bridgeport, I took the old one and chucked it up and removed some of the dings. I turned the mashed knurling down and re-knurled it at a smaller diameter...and then stuck the thing in my box of "when I get time project parts" with the intent of doing the same thing you did. It's 1/2-20 threaded too and I even now have the threaded rod bought to do the same...but alas I haven't gotten around to it.

                              In any case, good minds think alike, but some guys get the job done before others

                              You really did nice work!
                              Paul
                              Paul Carpenter
                              Mapleton, IL

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