Rex, looks good. I didn't read it word for word....though.... Be sure to relieve the middle 40% of the slides approx. .001" so they don't rock. Be sure to lock the tailstock down when making the tests, That test bar in the TS quill is a bit long. I would also use some Phenolic between the TS halfs that is glued down. Good scraping you must have had a good teacher
Do you want to borrow it? I made 2 different sizes.
If you are anywhere near San Jose, I’ll definitely take you up on your generous offer.
Be sure to lock the tailstock down when making the tests
How machinable is phenolic? Can it be scraped?
If I were you I would put it on a mill and indicate in the front 1/2 (the one you filed) and then kiss that side to be sure it is straighter then a filed surface,
Built a small one and a large one, and USPS is only $8 awayNice work! Mag base parts were a clever idea. Were you able to radius the inside edges of the slot in the C foot part? The only way I could figure out how to do that was with a custom ground cutter and somewhat tricky workholding and alignment in the mill.
If you are anywhere near San Jose, I’ll definitely take you up on your generous offer. It’s a fairly small 10” lathe. John York’s large Kingway is too big for my vees.
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