Minilathe Overhaul and Upgrades

Discussion in 'Other metal working projects' started by Rotarysmp, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

    Hi guys,

    I have been semi active on the Alloy Avenue forum for years, be see that the focus has shifted across to here. took me a while to get logged in here, so a big thanks to Admin for sorting that out for me.

    I posted a quick video tour of my foundry set up here:

    On top of hobby casting, I also have a pretty decent machine shop set up in the basement, with a MAHO MH400E CNC mill converted to LinuxCNC,
    A 1970's Boley 4LV lathe, Doall 16" bandsaw and Clarkson Mk1 T&C grinder.
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  2. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    Hi Mark, glad to see another familiar name show up here in our little home away from home...

  3. Al2O3

    Al2O3 Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome Mark. Always enjoyed your posts at AA. You look to have a well equipped and efficient foundry. Looking forward to your posts here at THF.

  4. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Hi Mark...
    Glad you finally made it ;)
    Was it the cookies???
  5. OMM

    OMM Silver

    Mark, welcome! I do like your hobbies!
  6. That's a nice furnace!, plenty of scope for decent crucible sizes.
  7. Jason

    Jason Gold

  8. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

    Thanks guys. I didn't need to delete the cookies. The password reset you did worked a treat Thanks.

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
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  9. Ironsides

    Ironsides Silver

    Great to see you here! You mentioned a forum in the video, I cannot seem to find it could you post a link for me please.
  10. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

    I posted the retrofit of my MAHO MH400E CNC machine from a 1986 Phillips 432 controller to LinuxCNC with the Gmccapy GUI here on the LinuxCNC forum. Once the retrofit was up and running, I keep the thread running as kind of a rambing blog of my quest to convert metal into swarf and scrap.
  11. Ironsides

    Ironsides Silver

    That was not the one I was looking for, at 12:10 in your video you mentioned another one. After a lot of searching in youtube analytics I found it, zerspanungsbude it seems they like my videos.
  12. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

    Oh right. Yes this is a very active german machinist forum. Very interesting people and projects there.
  13. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

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  14. Jason

    Jason Gold

    I want a light like that! Who sells it?
  15. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

  16. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

    The second episode of my Mini-Lathe project got uploaded yesterday.

    The Mini-lathe is a pretty good candidate for learning to scrape. The ways are small enough that you make constant progress, and it is light enough that you don't need lifting equipment to turn it over.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2020
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  17. PatJ

    PatJ Silver

    I started to watch the mini-lathe video.
    I will finish it today.
    So far I can definitely relate to starting on project after another.
    That seems to be the story of my life.

  18. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

    I go through phases of starting too many projects and rarer phases of finishing fewer projects.
  19. Rotarysmp

    Rotarysmp Silver

    Just uploaded the 5th episode of my Minilathe odyssey.

  20. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    I like the idea of that printed lapping tool, neat solution.

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