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Jul 12th, 2020 at 1:33pm
 
Found another interesting one. For 'Intelligence is efficient laziness' this is genius to me:

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Reply #2 - Jul 13th, 2020 at 8:23am
 
Reed, where are you finding these videos?  Grin
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Reply #3 - Jul 13th, 2020 at 11:32am
 
I saw this one on the AAW site. The water jet one came up on You Tube.

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Reply #4 - Jul 13th, 2020 at 11:37am
 
I've got to make something similar. need a way to move my PM. 2 scissor jacks on wheels sounds good.


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Reply #5 - Jul 13th, 2020 at 3:03pm
 
Well, it's not for me but I would wait until version 2, where the scissor jacks are connected to one another via a chain, for a single point operation.
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Reply #6 - Jul 13th, 2020 at 4:05pm
 
or version 3 when he motorizes it. Grin
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Reply #7 - Jul 14th, 2020 at 12:16pm
 
I wonder if a screw gun would power 2 scissor jacks at the same time. I have had visions of one that mounts on each end, inside the legs, rather than on the outside which would be in the way if you turn off of the end. A single point foot would be tipsy, but one with a spread comparable to the legs would work.....

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Reply #8 - Jul 14th, 2020 at 12:47pm
 
robo_hippy wrote on Jul 14th, 2020 at 12:16pm:
I wonder if a screw gun would power 2 scissor jacks at the same time.


Depends on,
Your screw gun
The jacks
The weight being lifted
How is it driven (direct or gear reduction)

A small pallet jack is about $250 and can be used for other things

I say just put the thing on locking casters and be done with it. Seems like an awfully unnecessarily complicated procedure to simply lift and move one piece of machinery.
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Reply #9 - Jul 15th, 2020 at 11:35am
 
The locking casters are a problem for me. With a sliding headstock, I always move it to the end of the lathe for turning bowls. This allows me to stand up straight and keep my arms in close to my body. I have yet to see any type of locking caster set up that isn't in the way for this type of turning. Laguna is probably the worst because they stick out to the side of the legs. I saw another system that is on the club's Jet lathe where it is a lever arm and the wheels stick out the end of the lathe. Both are in the way for my type of turning. If you don't slide the headstock, then most of the time they are not in the way. If you don't slide the headstock, then why did you buy a sliding headstock lathe?

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Reply #10 - Jul 15th, 2020 at 11:51am
 
robo_hippy wrote on Jul 15th, 2020 at 11:35am:
If you don't slide the headstock, then most of the time they are not in the way. If you don't slide the headstock, then why did you buy a sliding headstock lathe?

Because I haven't tried it yet!  Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss
Also, still working on cabinets and haven't done much turning.

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Reply #11 - Jul 15th, 2020 at 12:44pm
 
robo_hippy wrote on Jul 15th, 2020 at 11:35am:
I have yet to see any type of locking caster set up that isn't in the way for this type of turning


Do you have big feet?  Grin

The locking levers on some of those are quite big, I been caught by them more than once.

So you really want something in between a HD locking caster and a machine skate
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Reply #12 - Jul 16th, 2020 at 8:49am
 
robo_hippy wrote on Jul 15th, 2020 at 11:35am:
The locking casters are a problem for me. With a sliding headstock, I always move it to the end of the lathe for turning bowls. This allows me to stand up straight and keep my arms in close to my body. I have yet to see any type of locking caster set up that isn't in the way for this type of turning. Laguna is probably the worst because they stick out to the side of the legs. I saw another system that is on the club's Jet lathe where it is a lever arm and the wheels stick out the end of the lathe. Both are in the way for my type of turning. If you don't slide the headstock, then most of the time they are not in the way. If you don't slide the headstock, then why did you buy a sliding headstock lathe?


Reed...I'm hoping that in a future life I have the wherewithal to have a grown-up lathe with a sliding headstock.  I recently added the outrigger attachment to my NOVA DVR XP for the same reasons you identified.  With respects to a twice-turned bowl, when you re-mount the dried piece the lathe is far more stable if you true up the outside of the now dried bowl first.  Then rotating the headstock 90 degrees so as to reach the inside with attachment.  If done in this order I find the wobble to the remounted piece to be minimal and subsides almost completely within a minute which works for now.  In your array of videos, regardless of the video's intent, do you have a clip that shows you turning from the end of the lathe?  Like I said...I think this is the best way to turn ergonomically correct while still keeping the piece centered over the lathe's mass.  thanks...
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Reply #13 - Jul 16th, 2020 at 9:28am
 
Is there a good set of castors that can be fitted to a PM( or heavy lathe) that  work? I would like to mount my lathe so Io could move it or rotate it, but when using it the actual feet are on the floor not on the castors.

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Reply #14 - Jul 16th, 2020 at 10:11am
 
I prefer to keep my lathes in one spot. Main reason is that any concrete floor is not going to be dead flat, even the ones that I poured and finished. This creates a problem with having all 4 feet equally weighted without having to fine tune the feet each time you use it. I did see one solution up in Portland where they rolled the lathe in from a storage area, and then drove a wood shim under one foot till it sat still. That seemed to work. I do mark out on my floor where the feet are supposed to go because the lathe can tend to walk around a bit, even with balanced pieces.

Ed, what is a machine skate? Never heard of that one before...

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