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A Spring Loaded Center

Discussion in 'A BEGINNER'S FORUM (Learn How To Machine Here!)' started by ThunderDog, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. ThunderDog

    ThunderDog United States Steel Registered Member

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    It's been a while, but I just wanted to share my recent project. I hope it can inspire some newbies like myself.
    If any pros have some tips or positive feedback I'm always open to that too!!:welcome2:

     
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    MrFixIt H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Nicely done!
     
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    Wreck™Wreck United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Some machines with live tailstocks use spring loaded centers.
     
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    rwm Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I like it! I may need one for tapping.
    Robert
     
  5. ThunderDog

    ThunderDog United States Steel Registered Member

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    Now, I just need the motivation to finish that blessed Atlas mill restoration. I've never encountered a machine with so many tiny parts.:eek 2:
     
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    Useful tool, not just for tapping etc.: by bringing the tailstock centre up into the centre-drilled hole on the back end to compress it lightly you can use it to centre a marked (centre-punched) location in the 4-jaw, put the sprung point in the pop-mark, put DTI on the sprung shaft and you can bring the pop-mark to centre just like centring a shaft in the 4-jaw. Possibly the quickest and easiest way to centre oddly-shaped parts for drilling/boring/internal threading!

    Dave H. (the other one)
     

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