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  • Milling adapter for lathe

    Anybody got one they're wanting to unload after getting that fancy new mill? I have an 8x16 Mini-lathe and need to do some light milling work....can't afford a real mill or have the space for it!

    Thanks for looking!
    Milton

    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

  • #2
    Taig Lathes sells a small milling attachment that with a little work would do the job.
    Gene

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    • #3
      http://www.littlemachineshop.com/pro...ProductID=1681
      There'a a nice milling attachment for a decent price Dickey.
      If you're not in a hurry it wouldn't be hard to use the picture as a guide to make one.
      You talent is God\'s gift to you.
      What you do with it, is your gift back to God! Leo Buscaglia

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      • #4
        Why not make one? I did and I am very pleased with its performance.

        http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//Fo...ML/004176.html
        Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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        • #5
          Thanks Evan, that's a very nice piece of work! Looks simple enough that this neophyte machinist might try. Did you just use your lathe's original compound slide?
          Milton

          "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

          "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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          • #6
            Yes, that is the original compound. Many times the vise is not needed, I just clamp or bolt items to the compound T slot.
            Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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            • #7
              Thanks, that is definitely an elegant solution.
              Milton

              "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

              "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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