I have been using taig equipment in my own shop for over fourteen years and i am an enthusiastic fan of the taig lathe and milling machines both the manual and cnc versions their economy capability and over all style. People have been asking where i got the lathe.
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However it was not a true 58 bore off by 164.
Harbor freight lathe chuck adapter. The grinding of the scroll is everything in a good lathe chuck and i am super curious as to how well they are making it. Projects improvements 9 x 20 metal lathe 12 x 36 metal lathe g6760 mill harbor freight 40444 metal lathe 9×20 lathe improvements. The taig micro lathe and taig.
If you are cramped on workshop space or on a tight budget a 3 in 1 combination metalworking machine may fill the bill. Knock it on a little harder with a mallet or hammerblock while the jaws are completely open. I purchased it from harbor freight tools.
Aluminum is an excellent material to practice on since it is inexpensive cuts easily and takes a nice finish. At least one the 3 4 jaw mounts directly on the versions of the lathe that have 6 mounting holes in the spindle. I was able to replace it with another that worked from a different source.
While not as versatile as a separate lathe milling machine and drill press these machines are capable of performing all the functions required for machining a wide variety of precision parts for your telescope projects. Use a trustworthy straight piece of steel dowel stock or a non taper drill bit you dont mind getting bent and spin it up in the chuck. I use it for most of my projects unless there is some reason to use another material such as the need for extra strength.
Most were written by the clubs members about their projects and basic metal working principles. A variety of small chucks can easily be adapted to fit on the 7×10 spindle plate. I bought the isns adapter with a nova g3 chuck shopsmith lathe.
Welcome to my pages devoted to the taig lathe and taig milling machines. It is made in china and the word precision in the title is used rather loosely. New harbor freight 39083 qctp methods for attaching the quick change.
That looks like a great dealwhen you mount it can you please chuck up something around 12 and 2 and let us know the runouts. The taig lathe nick carters taig lathe and milling machine pages. Your chuck isnt on the taper true.
This page contains a sortable table with links to all past articles in the home metal shop clubs monthly newsletter 1996 to present.
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