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Re: Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2013, 09:26:40 AM »
Very Nice! That's using your head.  :) I like all of it. The speed reducer, oilier adjustment, gang tool holder, collet holders, taper lock pulley. It's all nice.

Brett
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

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Re: Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2013, 09:44:03 AM »
Thanks Brett, I appreciate the kind words!  I know the thing will never be "finished" but it's finally becoming a very useful tool.
Milton from Tennessee ya'll.
Re: Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2015, 02:49:55 AM »
Nice build, good pictures thanks for shearing.
Re: Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2015, 11:36:25 AM »
Hi jr, thanks for noticing. :)

I scanned back over the thread and it brought back a lot of memories.  Hard to believe I started working on the thing almost 3 years ago.  Never dreamed it'd take that long and that it wouldn't be really "finished" by now.  Probably never will be though.  I learn new stuff every day.  If I was starting over, I would do a MUCH better job of marking the wiring & drawing up schematics.  One lives & learns hopefully. ::)
Milton from Tennessee ya'll.
Re: Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2015, 05:52:39 PM »
I'm in the same boat, after probably 3 years I have finally got around to revisiting my lathe, heres how I explain it:
Does a football player have to play in the NFL to be "finished" with his chosen interest? the obvious answer is no, a football player can "enjoy" playing at any level they wish, they do not ever need to "finish" to have football as a valid pursuit.

I enjoy working on my "stuff", it is my pursuit, I don't ever need to finish enjoying it to validate it, it is valid because I enjoy it.
Re: Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2015, 06:14:50 PM »
Here is what i'm thinking we need next:



And just in case you cant guess what this is:

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Re: Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2015, 07:54:30 PM »
How about a mini small manual rotary tool indexer which would fit the quick change holder?
Start with parts from a rachet thumb for 1/4/3/8 or 1/2" sockets........only a couple of bucks.....the gears can take
a whole lot of abuse!

Just a thought, haven't got around to making one yet.
Maybe add a little wee stepper directly to it.

Vivid cheap imagination always in play. :D

RICH
Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2015, 09:01:39 PM »
Um, what's a ratchet thumb please?


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Re: Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2015, 09:46:47 PM »
Um, what's a ratchet thumb please?

Poor wording on my part....one of these things. :D

RICH
Denford ORAC lathe retrofit.
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2015, 04:05:53 PM »
Aha!  Thanks Rich.  I still can't imagine how you use that in a tool indexer...


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