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Finally got it up and running. Went with a rotary phase converter....isn't that loud really.

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Made a r8 collet holder that bolts to the neck.

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Got tired of hand cranking the X-axis and not wanting to spend the money for a powerfeed..... had some billet laying around so turned it on the lathe, milled a keyway slot, and welded up a section to chuck in the drill. I plan to just cut the nub off that goes into the drill and stick a bolt through and chuck to that..... the aluminum is getting chewed up from the drill.

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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
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Thanks all. Nice addition to the shop. Just need to figure out how to use it and get some tooling.

I have a smaller lathe and its amazing what you can do. Has came in clutch that would have me order special spacers and such and keep me from finishing a job on a saturday.


Bought a cheap Halo light LED ring.

3d printed a holder with PETG (looks like printer needs to be re-calibrated to print better...good enough for this). BAM! Cheap spindle light.

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I have a Bridgeport, 16”x54” lathe, and two drill presses I recently acquired for in my new shop I built. Still need to learn a lot about the lathe and the Bridgeport. Been many years since I had my hands on either. Kind of like starting all over. I used a rotary phase converter and ran outlets for each of the machines. Pretty much turn the phase converter on and use whichever machine I need.
Where did you get your spindle halo light?
 
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