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  • Concrete machine bench moved into the w'shop..... but......

    No problem getting the bench delivered and in to the workshop!


    IMGP9324 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr



    IMGP9325 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr



    IMGP9326 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr

    They just poked it right through the door and onto a set of load skates!


    .......more
    Last edited by The Artful Bodger; 08-17-2011, 01:03 AM.

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    .........continued




    IMGP9332 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr

    Plenty of room for the lathe!


    IMGP9329 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr

    Mill in position and look at all the clear space in the workshop!


    BUT, disaster! Major cock up! I mis-measured the mounting holes for the lathe tapped inserts! What a blankety blank idiot! Now I will have to make adapter plates of some kind!

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    • #3
      Easier to drill the bench and resin-fix a knurled socket into the hole John. Then you can still keep your clean lines and the ability to un-bolt.

      How far out is it?
      Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

      Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
      Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
      Monarch 10EE 1942

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      • #4
        WOW

        That is one heck of a lathe stand !!
        Is there a thread I am missing that has the details of it ? If not, please add some text !!!

        Wonderful pictures BTW.

        Thx
        Lenord

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Peter.
          Easier to drill the bench and resin-fix a knurled socket into the hole John. Then you can still keep your clean lines and the ability to un-bolt.

          How far out is it?

          Peter, three of the holes are about 20mm out.

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          • #6
            John,

            My Wellington friends are frolicking in their first snow since 1975. I see you got some too, perhaps not as much.

            Is this a custom made bench, to your specs?
            Allan Ostling

            Phoenix, Arizona

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lenord
              WOW

              That is one heck of a lathe stand !!
              Is there a thread I am missing that has the details of it ? If not, please add some text !!!

              Wonderful pictures BTW.

              Thx
              Lenord
              Lenord, try this one:-
              http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=45679

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              • #8
                Originally posted by aostling
                John,

                My Wellington friends are frolicking in their first snow since 1975. I see you got some too, perhaps not as much.

                Is this a custom made bench, to your specs?

                Allan, we had our snow on Monday, its nearly all gone now.

                Yes, I was asking around for advice about casting concrete and this company made me an offer that was quite attractive so here it is. Unfortunately my specs were lacking a little so now I need to adapt to the holes being in the wrong place!

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                • #9
                  Well, at least with the concrete being new, it shouldn't be too hard to drill with a proper concrete bit. It would almost seem that you should drill all new holes, and re-position the lathe so the new holes don't come too close to the existing ones. Seems like it would be easy to chip into an existing hole and bugger up the new one.

                  Or- is there a possibility of drilling new holes in the lathe flanges to suit the existing mounting holes-
                  Last edited by darryl; 08-17-2011, 02:30 AM.
                  I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                  • #10
                    Turn the table 180 degrees around and put the new holes on the other side, the old holes are now.. 'Fixture holes' for when you need to uh, fixture something to your bench...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Black_Moons
                      Turn the table 180 degrees around and put the new holes on the other side, the old holes are now.. 'Fixture holes' for when you need to uh, fixture something to your bench...

                      That would be OK except the drainage gutter has an interruption where the headstock is supposed to go and there are fittings cast in the legs for mounting the brake pedal. But nothing is impossible.

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                      • #12
                        20mm out is hard, could do with being a little more.

                        Well, 12mm studding (all-thread) will hold over a ton so plenty strong enough, so you could drill 14 or 16mm holes and resin some 12mm stud about 70mm into the surface, or drill right through and put a nut and washer on the bottom but you risk popping the lower surface and making an ugly scar. Tell you what I'll come and drill them for you if you pay the petrol
                        Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

                        Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
                        Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
                        Monarch 10EE 1942

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                        • #13
                          Just make some raising blocks. This way you can offset the holes enough.
                          .

                          Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                          • #14
                            I have eaten my dinner and went through to thoroughly investigate the situation.

                            The error is much, much less than I thought in fact it is about 4.5mm, makes it hard I think so I might just have to use some of my bench top real estate and move enough for a new set of holes.

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                            • #15
                              For that little can you not turn some offset studs?
                              Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

                              Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
                              Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
                              Monarch 10EE 1942

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