Schaublin chipguard renewed

The chipguard on the lathe was never installed. Not because it wouldn’t be great to use – simply because you couldn’t see through 🙂 The mounting is fast and easy and can be set to the appropriate height or lenght (and tilt too). So it would be great to use this again…

I looked at different solutions and even thought about bending one. But this would really top my skills. Searching on the net, I finally found one which fits the present mounting.

Works great!

Schaublin repair of the lever operated tailstock

Since I bought this lathe, one side of the lever on the tailstock was broken. I was looking for this item for a long time – but never found it. A repair isn’t a simple task for me: it’s casted…

After milling a small recess…

… I was able to pin the new steel part in place. Pinned? Yep, because of the quite intense force that this constellation has to face – I didn’t want to rely only on some steel screws.

Finally, the part is fixed by two pins and three screws. Works fine – kindly for a long time!

Tripan tool holder

Simple but convenient – tool organisation for the tripan toolholders! This is what it looks like at the end of the day…

The layout is set «by eye». After some weeks using it, I would change this and give some more space for «overlength» tools. Luckily some pins were used to fix the bent parts! This gets handy if you rework the layout – just change the pins.

Dovetail cutter

For my Tripan-toolholder-project i needed a 60° dovetail cutter. I got one which worked really great with the prototype:

After inspecting the work and the tool, I saw a beginning wear in the tool. Those tools are to expensive to get them stub after 2 or 3 parts. So, I thought about an indexable tool – but they are even more expensive than the solid ones! Consequence: make an own one. Continue reading “Dovetail cutter”

Duss Duax EDN23

Spring this year, I pinched a golden oldie: a DUSS DUAX DN23 Vertical Drill Press with a pivot mounted spindle. Quite heavy: beyond 50 kg – but for the jobs it’s conceived this means sturdiness and rigidity. The price for shipping was about the price I got it for… Continue reading “Duss Duax EDN23”