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Reply #30 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 1:28pm
 
Freddie, Interesting set up you have there.  What do you primarily use it for? 

Images also currious... is the bottom of the vicmarks tool post bar totally flat?  I'm considering of putting a very slight taper from the middle out, leaving about a 3/4" flat.  My thinking is it may provide for easy sliding across the floor instead of pickjng it up.







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Reply #31 - Feb 17th, 2013 at 1:49pm
 
The bar is flat and its heavy too. I use the router for ornamenting and precision turning. You can mount lathe tools in the quick change tool post too. I have that mill table made to fit on the ways too but it is heavy so if I'm doing small boxes or some art project I can use the inboard in regular fashion and just put the chuck on the outboard, turn the lathe backwards and use the mill.
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Reply #32 - Feb 18th, 2013 at 7:44pm
 
Nice job.  I'd enjoy one of these with my nova.  Doug, when you build one, send me some pics. so I can see how it works.  Thanks,
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Reply #33 - Feb 19th, 2013 at 12:41am
 
I have the same lathe,and hope that when you paint it you will post pictures. Good job!
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Reply #34 - Feb 19th, 2013 at 3:41pm
 
jack parmenter wrote on Feb 19th, 2013 at 12:41am:
I have the same lathe,and hope that when you paint it you will post pictures. Good job!


Jack, I'm just waiting for the weather to get better here.  Been to cold or to wet lately.  I'll post them as soon as I get them done.
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Reply #35 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 3:56am
 
dave . what about filling the vertical  legs just so high with say concrete or ???

how did you curve the 1/4" angle iron?

i think i maybe making one for me so you may be getting messages from me  smilies=bowdown
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Reply #36 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 4:51pm
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Feb 20th, 2013 at 3:56am:
dave . what about filling the vertical  legs just so high with say concrete or ???

how did you curve the 1/4" angle iron?

i think i maybe making one for me so you may be getting messages from me  smilies=bowdown


Chuck, are you talking about the legs on the lathe? 

My jigsaw with a metal blade ate right through the angle iron.  Smoothed it over with the angle grinder and sanding disc.

I'll help you where I can if you decide to build it.
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Reply #37 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 5:06pm
 
Dave, I have the same lathe. Would you be willing to put the measuments and any tips that could make it easyer for me and others?I have seen alot of ideas before, but I think you got it right. Nice job!
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Reply #38 - Feb 21st, 2013 at 12:21am
 
jack parmenter wrote on Feb 20th, 2013 at 5:06pm:
Dave, I have the same lathe. Would you be willing to put the measuments and any tips that could make it easyer for me and others?I have seen alot of ideas before, but I think you got it right. Nice job!


Shall do, I'll try to have something together by this weekend.  I'm a bit busy the next couple of days.

Chuck,
If you were talking about cement in the tool rest bar that wouldn't work.  It is made from 1 1/2" solid square stock.  I just weighed the bar, and it came in at 24.5 lbs.
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Reply #39 - Feb 25th, 2013 at 12:59am
 
I put together a pdf on the outboard rig, it can be viewed here for the next 30 days.  Some of the pictures moved during formatting, so if you are wondering what I'm talking about just scroll down a bit  Smiley

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Ron I sent you a copy as well for consideration in the TPT area.
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Reply #40 - Mar 6th, 2013 at 8:03pm
 
This is now in our TPT.

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Reply #41 - Mar 6th, 2013 at 9:16pm
 
Your welcome. 

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Reply #42 - Mar 11th, 2013 at 1:15pm
 
It finally warmed up enough for paint, and the robust rest came over the weekend.  I haven't had a chance to really turn with it yet, but man does it feel so right.   Also shown is a hint of what I'm building next  Wink

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Reply #43 - Mar 11th, 2013 at 1:49pm
 
That looks great Dave.  I like it so much I am making one too.
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Reply #44 - Mar 19th, 2013 at 4:44pm
 
I just finished building one for my lathe,with a few modifications.

I went to the local steel supplier,but they didn't have 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" crs... They wanted more to cut the square tubing than the cost of the steel.

They suggested I look in their scrap pile of cut offs(they are fabricaters,also)and found an 18" length of 4"x4" x3/8" angle iron. Perfect for the mounting bracket. Also found some 2 1/2"x2 1/2"x1/4" and some 2"x2" 1/4" square tubing.

This worked out even better,because the 2x2 fits inside the  2 1/2x2 1/2,and my 1 1/2" tool rest post was a perfect fit inside the 2x2,which saved drilling out the tool rest support.

I also found a 23" length of 1 1/2" dia crs, so I will be able to make another tool rest if I need to.( I already have a 12" and 18").

Instead of welding nuts on the arms and mounting bracket,I drilled and tapped the bottoms 1/2-13. Being 1/4" inch thick,there is plenty of meat to crank the bolts down.

I put pipes inside the arms,but one was slightly loose,and no amount of tightening was able to compress it enough to lock it down,so deflection is not an issue with the 1/4" wall tubing.

Now all I need to do is paint it,but first,I'm gonna go turn me a bowl!

Many thanks to Dave for posting the plans.

My pic was too big,will add after I figure out how to resize it.
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