Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: So I bought a lathe  (Read 32926 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Dawid S

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 338
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • A Quad
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #500 on: August 24, 2017, 05:45:47 pm »
"That's the way the quick change toolpost works.  Some on the left for facing, others on the right for boring. Here are the tools mounted in both positions."

Got that, but I only used the "front mount position " for boring bars on my lathe.
Have been working on the lathe for 30 years on the farm that is.
Been in a technical school and learned my self the rest.
 
 

Offline Mr. Python

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Yamaha XT 660 Z
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,742
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • Carpe Canum
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #501 on: August 24, 2017, 07:27:09 pm »
Here's a query a fellow sent to me.
Can you clever one help answer the question

I would like to get some more info regarding CNC/Milling work
I want to make a alluminium LED housing for a bicycle to use on night rides....size approximately 110x45x45
Which file format does the machines use to be able to read the drawing
Currently using solidworks 2016 and inventor 2015
What is your advise as to get a unit CNC/Milled  and the costs involved, If you are further interested I can mail you a pic of what I have in mind.


Life ....  when I was younger I had all these cool brave quotes and tag lines .... then life happened  ... and I have no socialialy acceptable  words 😶
 

Offline Jughead

  • Non potest esse nisi unum!
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 4,220
  • Thanked: 9 times
  • Port Elizabeth
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #502 on: August 24, 2017, 08:25:53 pm »
Here's a query a fellow sent to me.
Can you clever one help answer the question

I would like to get some more info regarding CNC/Milling work
I want to make a alluminium LED housing for a bicycle to use on night rides....size approximately 110x45x45
Which file format does the machines use to be able to read the drawing
Currently using solidworks 2016 and inventor 2015
What is your advise as to get a unit CNC/Milled  and the costs involved, If you are further interested I can mail you a pic of what I have in mind.


Autocad .dxf
I came here to drink milk and kick arse!  And i've just finished my milk.
http://www.dsmc.co.za        http://www.triumphowners.com/to-car/mkiii/
Supplier of Ticket to the Moon Hammocks   http://www.ticketothemoon.com             
 

Offline Wolweseun

  • Forum Vendor
  • Vendors
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XR650R
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 2,974
  • VannieBaai
    • View Profile
    • Bikes n Bits
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #503 on: October 02, 2017, 08:57:34 am »
Found this very nice machine
Has a 330mm swing and 1m bed which is basically the size I wanted as I still wanted single phase
Bonus is it has a foot brake and comes with QCTP and coolant pump as will as a huge assortment of tools and morse drill bits etc
"Life is like a penis - simple, relaxed and hanging free...

it's women who make it hard"

www.bikesnbits.co.za
 

Offline tok-tokkie

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Yamaha TW200
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,850
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Green Point
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #504 on: October 02, 2017, 09:25:58 am »
TA = Toolquip & Allied.  That will be a decent machine & spares will be available.
Needs a DRO.
 

Online ClimbingTurtle

  • Forum Vendor
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 4,644
  • Thanked: 20 times
  • Give It Horns - Save Our Rhino's
    • View Profile
    • Majita Tool Supplies
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #505 on: October 02, 2017, 09:37:45 am »
TA = Toolquip & Allied.  That will be a decent machine & spares will be available.
Needs a DRO.

Correct - I worked there for years - spares are available, workshop technicians not so much.....
But if you need anything done, the ex-workshop foreman now has his own company - I will get you his details, helluva nice guy, wonderful work ethic.
www.majita.co.za - we sell tools!

"And if I knew I was going to be this thirsty, I would have drunk more last night"

2010 R1200GS Adventure - 1981 XT500 - 1980 XT500 - Gone to Mud Island for a better life with Roadcat the Lordly, Keeper of the Mead...!
 

Offline Rufus115

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,388
  • Thanked: 4 times
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #506 on: October 02, 2017, 11:37:47 am »
Nice one, son of the wolf!

What does a baby that size set u back ?
"To live, you gotta lose some sleep"
 

Offline HarryDieStrandloper

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: Kawasaki Versys
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 482
  • Thanked: 2 times
  • If Ya Can't Eat or Humpit...Piss Onit & Walk away
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #507 on: October 02, 2017, 07:37:49 pm »
Jeez
I've never worked on metal or wood milling/lathing but machines like these are like porn to me.
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention
of arriving in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in the broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, shouting "Wow! What a ride!"
", Hunter S Thompson
 

Offline Oshkosh

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,904
  • Thanked: 7 times
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #508 on: October 02, 2017, 07:54:49 pm »
Jeez
I've never worked on metal or wood milling/lathing but machines like these are like porn to me.

You can make Lovely Porn on these Machines with the Right Tools (Excuse the Pun)!!!  :peepwall: :lol8:
2017 R1200RS SPORT F#ck Me what an Animal!
2010 R1200GS ADV "The Comfy Chair with GRUNT"(SOLD)
2012 R1200RT "The Wife's Little Tourer"
 

Offline Mr. Python

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Yamaha XT 660 Z
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,742
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • Carpe Canum
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #509 on: October 02, 2017, 09:50:21 pm »
You know how when you get a tool and then you look back and you don't know how you ever got by without one.
Well with a lathe that is multiplied 10 times.

So obviously it's a shooting related thing.
I have a Ruger mini 14 but it is quite a hungry little critter and I've been trying to build up my collection of brass.
I've been collecting military brass (Berdan Primed not easily reloaded) for a while and thinking there must to convert them to boxer primed brass so they can be reloaded.

I did manage to punch through 3 cases with the decapping pin but  ::) ::) that was expensive because I snapped it on the 4th one.
But... the 3 that I did get reloaded fine.

The hassle is if you try to drill them with a 2mm bit the dam thing flexes and never drills centre.
I then made a centre punch that fitted inside the case but the results were only slightly improved, and the bits snap every 2 or 3 cases

But then, because I have a lathe ... I came up with this little jobbie.
The outside fits in the case mouth.
I drilled the centre out to take a 2mm bit. so it is supported all the way down.
The bit has a small flat and a grub screw holds it in place.
The face is the stop for the case
The bit is just long enough to drill to the inside of the primer.
Then you run it through your resizing die and the primer pops out like normal then you just debur it with a turn of a 3mm bit.
I used a lee case holder in the tail stock - It easily holds the case in position with a finger turn and you just crank it in the 4mm it needs to drill a primer hole.

I was pretty chuffed, I converted 250 cases in about 45 mins. To buy those as once fired cases would have cost between R600 and R800
Life ....  when I was younger I had all these cool brave quotes and tag lines .... then life happened  ... and I have no socialialy acceptable  words 😶
 

Online GRIM

Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #510 on: October 02, 2017, 11:16:09 pm »
Hmm, nice one.
I thought that the berdan primers were slightly bigger than the boxer ones, so was going to scrap a couple thousand of them this week. I think I'll give this a go instead  :biggrin: :thumleft:

Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline Wolweseun

  • Forum Vendor
  • Vendors
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XR650R
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 2,974
  • VannieBaai
    • View Profile
    • Bikes n Bits
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #511 on: October 03, 2017, 08:23:24 am »
One of my upcoming projects is to make a radius cutter

So far I really like this design

http://bedair.org/Ball/ball.html
"Life is like a penis - simple, relaxed and hanging free...

it's women who make it hard"

www.bikesnbits.co.za
 

Offline Jughead

  • Non potest esse nisi unum!
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 4,220
  • Thanked: 9 times
  • Port Elizabeth
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #512 on: October 03, 2017, 08:34:55 am »
One of my upcoming projects is to make a radius cutter

So far I really like this design

http://bedair.org/Ball/ball.html

 :thumleft:  That's next on my list as well, as soon as I've finished the indexing wheel.  Unfortunately work is getting in the way at the moment.
I came here to drink milk and kick arse!  And i've just finished my milk.
http://www.dsmc.co.za        http://www.triumphowners.com/to-car/mkiii/
Supplier of Ticket to the Moon Hammocks   http://www.ticketothemoon.com             
 

Online GRIM

Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #513 on: October 03, 2017, 09:21:20 am »
Radius cutter is also on my list.
If you offset and rotate the cutting bit you can cut much closer to the shoulder of the ball, will try and find some pictures of this, but it was a very useful mod.
Alcohol is essentially nature’s Leatt Brace – with it, you might not be able to move worth sh*t, but you can take a slam or two and be no worse for the wear.
 

Offline Mr. Python

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Yamaha XT 660 Z
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,742
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • Carpe Canum
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #514 on: October 03, 2017, 10:17:27 am »
Hey Grimm,
I also thought they were tighter but it turned out they were catching on the crimps they use to hold in the primer.
I just camfered the primer pocket mouths and seemed fine.

I'll seat a few later and post a pic.

Radius cutter has also been part of my plan for a while - collected a lot of the raw materials.
Life ....  when I was younger I had all these cool brave quotes and tag lines .... then life happened  ... and I have no socialialy acceptable  words 😶
 

Offline Rufus115

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,388
  • Thanked: 4 times
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #515 on: October 03, 2017, 06:42:01 pm »
Mr P.....your opening line from yesterday. ..spot on!!!!
"To live, you gotta lose some sleep"
 

Online Gulp

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 557
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #516 on: October 12, 2017, 03:55:13 pm »
So have any of you Turners , turned a Cube inside a cube?
Planning on living forever! So far so good!
 

Offline mike gs

Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #517 on: October 12, 2017, 09:26:22 pm »
Phew, did that when we were appy's, not that easy!

Sent from my SM-T561 using Tapatalk

Love life!
 

Online Gulp

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: AJS (all models)
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 557
    • View Profile
Re: So I bought a lathe
« Reply #518 on: October 13, 2017, 06:36:59 am »
Phew, did that when we were appy's, not that easy!

Sent from my SM-T561 using Tapatalk

The hardest thing is grinding the boring bars! managed to make one with 3 cubes, the largest on size was about 40 x40 mm.
Planning on living forever! So far so good!