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    After disintegrating a 1/4" tap on my newly...

    After disintegrating a 1/4" tap on my newly acquired lathe,I agree those + & - signs can be confusing.
    (wow, that sounds like I"m a dick.)what I am trying to say is I'm still calling my son over to...
  2. I have a 2 inch thick plate on my S700x1. It...

    I have a 2 inch thick plate on my S700x1. It hangs over both sides of Y axis about an inch I think.
    It hangs over the right hand side a couple inches and way the hell off the left side where the...
  3. You link doesn't work. Should be Spindle...

    You link doesn't work.

    Should be Spindle Liners, Bar Supports, Machine Tool and Lathe Accessories
  4. Thanks guys. I did search, but I really need to...

    Thanks guys. I did search, but I really need to start using google search on this site rather than the forum search.

    EIther that or I'm just completely lame.
  5. 1988 FANUC OTb CONTROL. HARDINGE CONQUEST 42. G74 QUESTIONS

    Following is an example of a drilling cycle on this machine.
    G74 R100
    G74 X0.0 Z-2.54966 F0.005 Q100

    It uses a two line command for the drill cycle.

    Why?

    What does the R100 do?
  6. Make or buy a spindle liner. Never ever ever...

    Make or buy a spindle liner.

    Never ever ever think you can get away with some bar sticking out the back of the head stock.
    I held a man while he died because of bar whip.
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    If this is your first step into CNC milling, I...

    If this is your first step into CNC milling, I suggest you learn the machine and how it acts. Figure out if it can handle a 5" face mill or only a 2" face mill.
    Find out what tooling works best for...
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    I'll tell you, it has been 22 years since I last...

    I'll tell you, it has been 22 years since I last had a cnc lathe and I didn't even THINK about cored stock.

    I reckon I should search for material first, then figure out the methods.

    thanks...
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    drilling 660 bronze

    Now that my lathe is making parts, I know at some point I will be making some bushings out of this stuff.
    It's SAE660 bronze and the final bore is .750+.0007/-0.0
    I will need to drill this hole...
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    I rent my shop space next to an auto repair...

    I rent my shop space next to an auto repair facility so they always have a lot of cars to look over. Early 60's Imperial, 55 Chevy, 28 chevy race car conversion, and just a bunch of really cool...
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    New (to me) Machine day

    Well I got it. It is here, wired and running.

    Now I just need to learn how to set up the tool locations and install a program and we should be turning tomorrow.

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    This is where she is...
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    I make small things. Not tiny things, but hold...

    I make small things. Not tiny things, but hold in one hand or even hold a few in one hand.
    So one part I will be doing is a 1/2" shaft with a .031 (?) E clip groove.
    Another is a 5/8 E-clip...
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    OD grooving tool choices.

    I will need to add an OD grooving system to my lathe.

    I currently have a single top notch 3 series holder that is is fair condition.
    I have maybe 8 threading inserts for that holder.

    I have...
  14. Well I"ll be damned. No it is just one cabinet,...

    Well I"ll be damned. No it is just one cabinet, I guess when I went to rotate I must have mirrored also.

    Yes, it is a 2J collet system.

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  15. 1944 10ee lathe. Original drive system.

    Everything works, but I think the brushes need replacing. Or the whole drive system.

    What is something like this worth? It has the 3J collet closer and the super duper monarch tooling cabinet...
  16. Originally I was HSM milling the two cutouts to...

    Originally I was HSM milling the two cutouts to make the H shape on my Fadal. .050 radial and 1.2 axial length.
    The worst problem I was having was chip build up and recutting.
    That isn't an...
  17. no no no, you just wait until the next guy shows...

    no no no, you just wait until the next guy shows up ready to build his own lathe that will hold microns and be under $10,000 and convince him to buy the then dead machine to use as his base.
    bang,...
  18. and also that is technically only putting the...

    and also that is technically only putting the load meter in Orange.
    It has green, then 2 color bars of Yellow, Orange, Pink and then Red. So it doesn't overload the machine at all, just exercises...
  19. Material is P20 Mold steel, annealed condition...

    Material is P20 Mold steel, annealed condition saw cut bar.

    Guess that matters lol.



    PS, shut up. I'm not cheating, you are. :cheers:
    2of3 came here to show my machine a couple years ago...
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    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/cnc-machinin...

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/cnc-machining/speedio-doing-some-high-feed-face-milling-389005/#post3728775
  21. Speedio doing some High Feed Face Milling

    I went with the ingersol cutter. Modular 12mm theaded head on a Mari Tool holder and High strength pull stud.
    Moves right along. 0.120 per revolution.
    Speedio S700X1 16k spindle.
    Ingersol...
  22. Like a fuse-able link. Only much more smoke. lol

    Like a fuse-able link. Only much more smoke. lol
  23. Thanks. It's not a huge pile of money, but I...

    Thanks. It's not a huge pile of money, but I only buy out about $12k a year in turning work so it should work out.



    If not, I will sell it for scrap iron. Oh, wait, DOH! Harcrete.
  24. CNC Lathe For Sale - heavy equipment - by owner -...

    CNC Lathe For Sale - heavy equipment - by owner - sale

    Well hell, I went ahead and said yes. What can go wrong?

    It is up and running daily on their floor. He was pulling tools and doing a...
  25. considering a 1988 Conquest 42 2 axis lathe

    Running on the floor today at current owner.

    Is this a giant cluster that I am considering purchasing, or would this be a fair lathe for 2 axis turning?

    $6000

    What do I need to know about...
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