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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #75 on: February 25, 2019, 12:52:09 AM »
Alright.    Handles complete!

Here's a few pics of the process

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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #76 on: February 25, 2019, 02:48:24 AM »
Looks beautiful, Dave!
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« Reply #77 on: February 25, 2019, 04:42:16 AM »
Sweet!! Those look just right...

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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #78 on: February 25, 2019, 01:01:27 PM »
Well done Dave. They look great!!

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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #79 on: February 25, 2019, 03:01:27 PM »
I can clean up the drawing at some point and post it if there is interest.
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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2019, 01:38:05 AM »
No engine stuff this weekend, but I did get a start on a micro drill chuck for the Levin. My goal is to get a chuck that has minimal run out on 1/8 shank carbide drills below 0.010". I've made 2 this weekend, and I've not been real happy with them..so I'm working on # 3 here. The drills are 1/8 shank PCB drills which are accurate, and plentiful, The drill will be held in with a small set screw. This one just might be the one! I've still got to drill and tap for the screw. Then I'll harden it, and draw it back to straw. It will be loctited in position on the Levin so that the alignment can be held....sub 0.0002"....this little lathe is pretty amazing....fun to get in the shop
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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2019, 02:15:57 AM »
Loctited to what Dave?

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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2019, 02:45:32 AM »
5/16 drill blank tailstock runner
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« Reply #83 on: June 21, 2019, 01:02:47 AM »
The lathe is running!   I chucked up a piece of 1/4 round 0-1 about 1 1/2 inches out from the spindle nose and it turned 0.020 off like it was a doddle!   No chatter...and that motor isn't backing down anytime soon... I'll post up some thing this weekend...planning a busy weekend.   I need to get this shop sorted out ...
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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #84 on: June 21, 2019, 01:56:42 AM »
Sounds good Dave. Keep us posted on progress.

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« Reply #85 on: June 22, 2019, 07:36:21 PM »
The Levin punching way above its weight...with ease. Taking a 1/4 tool steel blank down 0.050" in one pass a inch and a half from the spindle nose without tail stock support.

Pretty awful video quality...but I did take it alone.....

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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #86 on: June 22, 2019, 07:39:37 PM »
This is coming as well,  I'll mount it to the cross slide rear t slot

I'll plug it into my droid...should be easier on the eyes...

Dave

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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #87 on: June 22, 2019, 08:50:21 PM »
Nice Dave, very nice.  I wish I could find one.  Nothing ever shows up around here. 

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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #88 on: June 22, 2019, 08:57:36 PM »
Hope the QCTP is working out well for you Dave.

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Re: Outfitting the Levin.
« Reply #89 on: June 22, 2019, 09:15:59 PM »
Hope the QCTP is working out well for you Dave.

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It's perfect....Im going to order 2 more holders
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