In this episode Max and Justin talk about finishing and both agree that they are terrible at actually finishing projects. In fact, it is amazing that this podcast is still being recorded and not sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust waiting for completion. It did actually sit for about a week until Justin managed to finish the editing! In this episode:
- Justin finishes his toolpost for the Schaublin 102 and now is onto making proprietary arbors for the tailstock. Why do watchmaking lathes seem to always use proprietary tooling? (Max’s Rivett is no exception)
- Max made a quick and dirty ER11 collet holder for the Hagar mill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHO_IefxoA8
- Stefan Gotteswinter is mentioned numerous times.
- We talk about the cool planetary backgear setup on the tiny Craftsmen 109 lathe, its only redeeming feature.
- Max’s hand wheel for his Rivett:
The escapement matching tool was also in 3 parts:
- As usual after about an hour into it we finally get to the topic du jour: finishing. We look at all sorts of angles but find ourselves looking forward to the next podcast guest!
- Lathe files: https://www.amazon.com/Nicholson-Hand-American-Pattern-Rectangular/dp/B006P2XGDU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502337709&sr=8-1&keywords=lathe+file and https://www.amazon.com/Bahco-104-12-3-Smooth-Lathe-12-Inch/dp/B007YR9J2W/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1502337709&sr=8-5&keywords=lathe+file
- The Beetles conspiracy theory. You need your tin foil hat for this part.
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3 thoughts on “Home Shop Machinists Podcast – Episode 9 – We Are Finished!”
Well you have at least a third listener. Did I hear something about designing a lathe? Do an episode about that!
Three listeners?!? Thanks for dropping by Kevin. We will have to design a lathe on the podcast! I think we’ll debate for a few hours on roller bearings vs journal bearings :).
And then there is the matter of spindle tapers. I mean do you really use a morse taper all that much or would an integral ER collet holder not be more useful in the home shop?
I don’t own a lathe (yet) but I’ve been pondering a build for a while. The Gingery lathe is an interesting project but it assumes that you have absolutely no access to more than basic tools and materials. What would the middle ground between that and a commercially made lathe look like?
For example I really like the idea of casting the machine body in place in your basement. You could still have a fairly substantial machine that wouldn’t fit the staircase if the machine body was cast in place from concrete or something like epoxy granite.