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Installing New Lathe Spindle

Discussion in 'A BEGINNER'S FORUM (Learn How To Machine Here!)' started by Zoltan, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Zoltan

    Zoltan United States Active User Active Member

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    I'm installing a new 4" spindle in my mini lathe. Once it's installed, should I take a very light facing cut on the surface of the spindle to make sure it's square and flat?
     
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    markba633csi United States Active Member Active Member

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    Measure it first, if you can.
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    Zoltan United States Active User Active Member

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    I have, and there are a couple "bumps" on it a couple thousands high. I think it's from the typical Chinese finishing work done on it. It seemed like the safest, and easiest, thing would be to just lightly face it once installed.
     
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    markba633csi United States Active Member Active Member

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    Yep go ahead, take just the minimum amount off.
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