I aggree about fabrication. I built a smaller version to test some of the aspects of the current project.Given the current price of similar lathes here in Australia, I should come in about 25-30% of the price of same.
This current one is modelled somewhat on a Stubby, but at the same time it has some different and more versatile features
I have used the idea of a sliding bed like the Stubby but placed it on a base bed and with that, a modified clamping arrangment. This will allow me to move and clamp the sliding bed anywhere I choose. This should do away with the outboard turning set up along with any outrigger bed like the Stubby has on the operators side.
Last edited by hughie; 04-28-2008 at 04:28 AM.
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