I hope you didn't scratch the paint
Twice, unrelated to turning. First time was butterfingers dropping a block of brass between the bedways. Second was when the power hacksaw castors decided to do a Colin McRae style turn and I grazed the edge of the chip tray.
So that meant a complete respray again?
Yes, stay tuned for another full strip and rebuild...
Joking, of course.
The new anvil works well. Work holding was an interesting challenge. I desperately need some new lathe tools. One piece of HSS is limiting my capabilities
Well done Brad, that looks lovely now! Its great to have something to just use when you need it.
Are you sure?
Someone called me Channd the other day when taking down my name for a Covid sign in. That’s a new one, an impressive deviation. Beats the guy who thought I was Chard, abbreviated Richard, not the green vegetable.
It is good though, and I have started charging people to repair things, I’m currently doing a vice handle which was missing an end, good fun.
I really need to set up the VFD as I’m running off 230vac atm which runs the motor but it’s lacking torque.
Brad, Chad, something like that..
Yeah, get the VFD done, you dont have to change gears as much if you have a pot on it as well!!
Can't recommend highly enough the carbide insert tooling on Banggood. @doubleboost reviewed them on his youtube channel & that convinced be to buy some for my ML7. They transformed my turning, no faffing about sharpening HSS, stick in a new insert & away you go.
Sounds good, I’ll give it a go - thanks for the heads up
Did you ever put oil in either the gearbox or headstock? If you did i'm curious how much each took
Not yet. I seem to recall a 4l bottle was sufficient though.
Make sure you get the right holder shank size so that the tool's on centre.
I prefer rounds of endless grinding and shimming
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