milling in the lathe
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(03-14-2012, 10:44 PM)ETC57 Wrote:
(03-14-2012, 05:42 PM)krv3000 Wrote:
(03-14-2012, 05:26 PM)DaveH Wrote: Jerry,

Oh no, that's not milling on a lathe Happyno

That is a lathe attached to a milling machine SmileSmileSmile

Good try JerryBig GrinBig GrinBig Grin

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DaveH
yep any mill is beter than not having one and the saying gows its not the tool its the man that makes the job a good one

thats cheting

Aww come on Bob cheating Big GrinBig Grin

but defiantly easier,it may not be as ridged as a stand alone but it exceeds my ability's and it's paid for!!!Big GrinBig Grin
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I don't think anyone mills in the lathe more than me because i don't have a mill. I do a lot less since i have a 7" SBL shaper but anyways here are some of my pics and setups. I use a #3 MT endmill holder picked up on ebay. That was my first setup. Then came the ER40 Collet chuck and the #3 endmill holder barely gets used anymore. I have a plate the goes where my compound used to sit that is the right height to make my bearing fingers for the SBL steady rests. Its all the right height i just change cutters to suit. Anyway enjoy the pics. Any ???? just ask...Bob


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Bob Wright
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Birthplace of the Silver and Deming drill bit.
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A few more...Bob


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(03-19-2012, 08:18 PM)aametalmaster Wrote: A few more...Bob

all good stuf well dun
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Hi Bob,

Very creative use of a lathe for milling. Thanks for posting the pictures. Smiley-signs107

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Wow Bob,

Some very clever set ups there. Well if some need to know where to get some ideas from, they know who to ask Smile

Great pics Smiley-signs107
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Very impressive work, I must admit I probably would have never even considered trying to do mill work on a lathe.

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Thanks guys. Here are a few more. The vee groove is for my home made taper attachment where the block bolts to the ways and i have some pics of the TA too...Bob


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Hi
Bob
Nice work
Good pictures
I did a bit of that before i bought a mill drill
I still machine tool holder slots that way
Thanks for posting
John
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So does a milling attachment just make it a little easier or...? I was all about getting a mill so that I could make slots with end mills into round tubing but it sure seems like these improvised methods will do just about anything I could possibly want! The lathe I bought has a milling attachment is the reason I ask.
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