That 3Dprinting is stronger than I have it credit for.Not strictly 'today', nor is it finished yet, but as I'd gone to the trouble of making a collet adapter set for my Boxford VSL, it seemed like a good idea to acquire some collets. Then I needed somewhere to put them, and as the lathe's cabinet door already had 4 holes drilled in it, that looked like a good place to start.
Slotted uprights and shelf brackets (in brown to match the lathe! ) were found on Ebay and a shelf designed in CAD to suit them, then 3D printed.
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This is the result, accommodating the drawtube and handwheel, plus collet closer and the spindle 3MT reducer as well as a few collets:
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The second shelf (note lower pair of brackets) will have more slots for collets, plus tailstock drill chuck and maybe live centre. I was going to make the shelves from 3mm alloy plate but a poor stiffening fold on the first attempt caused a rethink. For the moment it takes the weight of the drawtube and provides a home for the chuck locking key:
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The odd-looking alloy blocks at the ends of the shelf uprights are there because whoever drilled the door holes failed to get any two of them square to each other or any edge of the door, so the blocks are drilled off-centre to allow the uprights to be parallel!