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Buy/Sell/Trade/Wanted/Free / Re: FOR SALE
« Last post by Terrywerm on January 28, 2023, 11:02:24 AM »
Funny thing is that the one in the photo was rebadged as a DoAll...


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Buy/Sell/Trade/Wanted/Free / Darex E90 Endmill Grinder Parts Needed
« Last post by will.mcray on January 26, 2023, 09:27:48 PM »
Looking to see if anyone may have a gold version Darex E90 that is either non working (bad motor) or if one is being parted out.  I am looking for the power/switch plate.  The version I am looking for has the separate power stitch and light. 

Thanks in advance. 

Will


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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by chips and more on January 26, 2023, 10:55:18 AM »
Chamfering is one of my challenges as well. But mt projects are small. For some years now, have been using my carbide sharpener to do the job. It works but you have no control on how much material is removed. So it’s timing and pressure with the part against the wheel. Can be nerve racking. Spend days making a part and blow it on too much of a chamfer! Also doesn’t work for anything but straight stuff with room to do it, no curves, no inside cavities, etc.. Many ideas out there to make a machine. I like yours! 
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by Carpenter84 on January 26, 2023, 09:40:09 AM »
Quite busy again.
I have a large order for a whole mess of different types of fixtures and clamps.
The photo is just one batch of about a dozen.

Chamfering is always kind of a pain in the butt. And many of my parts drawings require specific edge breaking. I used to chamfer with a die grinder or pencil grinder and carbide burrs but it's really easy to slip and spoil a nice finish. So, I finally wacked something together yesterday. Quickly bolts to the T&C cutter grinder, very easy to adjust position and chamfer size. Dressing the wheel is a bit tricky but I'll sort that out later. The close up picture doesn't do the grind justice, it is decent. But a quick whip with a Scotch Brite wheel and it's baby smooth. And most importantly, it's quick and straight.

I will likely give this to my CNC guy to cut diagonal grooves and send it for hardening. Plates are A2.
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Lathes / Re: My New Addition To My Shop, A 15" Sheldon Lathe
« Last post by kvt85 on January 25, 2023, 07:08:04 PM »
Looking good,
 Looks like you rearranged a little since the last time I was in that shop.
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Lathes / Re: My New Addition To My Shop, A 15" Sheldon Lathe
« Last post by Carpenter84 on January 24, 2023, 09:29:20 PM »
Looks can be deceiving. I would have never guessed from the sale photos you sent me that you drug home a boat anchor. But man, I've told you before, I'll say it again - you do good work. And I don't care what you complain - you love the journey. Your passion shows. I just gotta get you to rebuild mine....
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Lathes / Re: My New Addition To My Shop, A 15" Sheldon Lathe
« Last post by 4GSR on January 24, 2023, 09:18:17 PM »
Some more pictures to show off.  I'm pretty much done with the lathe except for the tailstock and installing the digital readout.  Sometime later, I have the collet attachment to fix up and a steady rest to build for the lathe.  I think I'll put a price tag of $10,000 for mine after seeing the PJB posted. :13:

Here is the before and after picture of the lathe after rebuilding.  The final piece of the puzzle tells me that this lathe was wrecked sometime in its earlier years of service.  A hacked job of repairing the wrecked lathe made it limited to what it could do over the years.  As nasty and dirty as the lathe was when received, it also tells me it sat in the corner of a shop for a number of years of not been used.

I still have a few minor things I have to go back and try to fix which is related to the wreck.  One is removing the quick-change gear box from the lathe and attending to a few of the gears.  As in making replacements. 
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Buy/Sell/Trade/Wanted/Free / Re: FOR SALE
« Last post by 4GSR on January 24, 2023, 09:01:42 PM »
Bridgeport didn't make lathes.  They bought and rebadged Romi lathes which I believe were made in Brazill.
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Buy/Sell/Trade/Wanted/Free / Re: FOR SALE
« Last post by Carpenter84 on January 24, 2023, 08:07:04 PM »
Wow, used manual machines are out of control expensive now.

Also, I didn't know Bridgeport made lathes.
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Buy/Sell/Trade/Wanted/Free / Re: FOR SALE
« Last post by PJB on January 24, 2023, 10:04:11 AM »
IIR someone was looking for a vs lathe ?
Going thru my morning emails.  Not “cheap” but also remember the used guys always always ask exorbitant money out of the box.    If not circular file it.



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