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Measure your midi lathe bed please.

by KelleyCrafts
posted 07-22-2017 08:32 PM


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 07-22-2017 09:03 PM

Hey dude. Just saw this and I’m not at home now but I’ll measure mine tonight if nobody gets it before then.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 07-22-2017 11:18 PM

8.22” from bed to mounting surface and 1.265” gap in bed. Here’s a pic.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 07-22-2017 11:21 PM

Thanks Kenny. What about from the table to the top where the taikstock slides? Or is that the 8.22”?

I can make new mounting happen if the bed is flat all the way across.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4 posted 07-22-2017 11:34 PM

If it’s to the base of the bed then I think t should be good with the adjustable feet.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#5 posted 07-22-2017 11:53 PM

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#6 posted 07-23-2017 12:04 AM

I honestly thought about that Waho. No joke. My issue is not everything I put on the lathe is round to start, or even balanced.

Sometimes even when I’m going super slow I get vibrations until I get it round. Maybe that’s not how you’re supposed to do it but let’s just say Kenny holds my beer while I do it.

I worry about it being stable enough. I don’t mind spending the cash for a cast iron one but I don’t want to deal with returns on this one.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#7 posted 07-23-2017 12:05 AM

this looks a lot like your lathe. lots of clones out there maybe it will work.

http://www.arizonasilhouette.com/product/CML-1417.html

-- John

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#8 posted 07-23-2017 12:11 AM

Yep that’s the 8.22”.

You’ll probably have to drill some holes but that’s cake in cast iron. May take a little tweaking but if the height is close and gap’s the same, you should be able to make it work.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 07-23-2017 12:35 AM

Thanks John. I didn’t immediately find a one of mine even though I knew there would be some. It definitely isn’t good general stuff, this one is Asian. I like it fine though. The speed adjust is super nice so I want to stick with it and don’t have room for a big one. This option is still $50 cheaper though so I’ll maybe see it through.

Kenny, the holes are the least of my worries. So it looks like I’ll be able to get it. The little ledge might be the only issue. Do one more measurement for me next time you’re in the shop please. No rush buddy

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#10 posted 07-23-2017 12:45 AM

2.931

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 07-23-2017 12:59 AM

Thanks Kenny. You’re a dove.

Mine is 2.68. Should work. Might need a spacer but should bolt on steady. Especially with 4 bolts.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#12 posted 07-23-2017 01:09 AM

If yours is 2.68, there will be overlap. You’ll either have to have one machined or just grind some clearance. Either way should work fine though. Like I said, as long as the slot for the tail stock is the same size, you can work the rest of it out.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#13 posted 07-23-2017 01:17 AM

I’ll either add a spacer which would leave a 1/4” gap in the top but that’s ok or grind it to sit on my ledge. Would have to evaluate when I have them together.

My gap on top is about 1/100th smaller than yours but that could be my high quality harbor freight digital gauge or measuring. I don’t think 1/100th of an inch even if they were would matter much. My tail stock wiggles more than that not locked down.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#14 posted 07-23-2017 01:17 AM

And no, I won’t wiggle my tailstock for you.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#15 posted 07-23-2017 01:17 AM

Thanks buddy.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#16 posted 07-23-2017 01:25 AM

LOL… wiggle your tailstock. Good one :-)

Yeah, .01” shouldn’t make any difference. There’s at least that much slop in mine.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#17 posted 07-23-2017 05:34 AM

Just found a warehouse deal.

$93. That’s worth not having to build anything.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#18 posted 07-23-2017 01:13 PM

nice

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#19 posted 07-23-2017 01:26 PM

Good grab Dave! They still have it at that price. I’m debating….

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#20 posted 07-23-2017 03:32 PM

Looks like the company gets all the returns or something?? This price might be there all the time I’m not sure. Im actually trying to get a stabilization rig cobbled together so I would have preferred to wait a while on this but just in case it’s not normal I jumped. A longer lathe bed is a hard purchase because let’s admit it, it’s not exciting really at all.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#21 posted 07-23-2017 03:49 PM

LOL, maybe not exciting now but it will be when you need it. I think I’m going to hold off for now. I’ve never needed more length yet and that’s more room I loose.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#22 posted 07-23-2017 03:58 PM

Yeah. It’s like adding 4X4 to your truck purchase I suppose.

I could have really used it on the Lathe Tools. My tail stock was hanging half off the lathe. I have enough supplies to make another set. Thinking about making a set and selling them, what do you think?

Also the wife’s craft paper roll center dowel could use to be fancier and it’s way too long to fit my lathe. Plus a few other idea brewing in my head.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#23 posted 07-23-2017 04:31 PM

Yep sounds like you have use for it. Hadn’t thought about the tool handles. I would think you could sell a set of them given the cost of commercial ones.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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