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Rufusthedog

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I just received an Emco Compact 10 with milling head. Now to play......

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Nice Machine! Congratulations.

That looks like one monster chuck on the shelf.

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Congrats! Emco Compact 10 is a nice machine. Many of the Super 11 parts will fit, too.
 

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Nice looking machine. You don't see many vertical lathes. ;) Mike
 

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There have been many times I wished I could do some light milling or drilling when I had a piece in the lathe. Looks like a very nice setup. Love the bench. :)

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This is my first real lathe so I have a lot to learn. I have lurk here for awhile but now that I have a lathe I'm sure I will have a lot of questions. Thanks for the feedback.

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Emco machines are incredibly smooth running and I'm sure you'll be happy. I own a Super 11 CD and I really like it. Congrats on the new machine!
 

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The first issue I'm working on is making a complete set of change gears. The first was a copy of the 60 tooth gear to compare with the original gear. Everything seems to mesh well. I plan on printing the complete set. 60 tooth gear.jpg
 

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OOh I don't think 3-D printed gears will last too long Rufus- Those gears have to handle a lot of force. They really should be metal. Aluminum at least.
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Actually I know a few Emco owners who are using gears made on a 3D printer and they are quite happy with how they are working out.
 

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I printed them out of nylon and so far I haven't had any issues and of course if I do, I'll just print another.
 

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The original change gears are hardened and ground steel with a precision bore and keyways. The Compact 10 is a change gear lathe and every single thread you have to cut that doesn't involve the original gear train will have to rely on the change gears. It will be interesting to see how long those nylon gears last. On the other hand, at least you have them, right?
 

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Hi Rufus,

That's a nice machine and a nice bench.

I picked up the same machine and I'm stuck in sort of an "analysis paralysis" on the bench construction. The machine came with a 30" x 72" steel top workbench, but no support to speak of below the steel top. The manual recommends a heavy flat bar mounting, with jack screws to adjust the bed. I'm toying with the idea of some angle iron below the steel surface, but also wondering if some plain old 2x6s would be enough.

Can you share how yours is supported, and how it's working out for you?

Thanks,
TomKro
 

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Very , very cool. Congrats!

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