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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by mekanik View Post
    Hi Guys
    The intention of my post was just to highlight the use of concrete as a solid base for construction not to construct the lathe shown. a couple of lengths of 25mm square steel bar and a small quantity of rebar and a simple box mould would give you a solid base on which to mount a couple of Hiwin Rails.
    I have seen on superb gantry mill manufactured this way(sorry can't find the link) but this is something similar.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDiEi2bOXgs
    Regards
    Mike
    Yeah concreet was very popular during ww2 for lathes and mills and some boats, its the diy lathe thing if funny because of the availability of lathes for cheeps that already have nice ways and alignment and all that stuff. E.g. The boxford plain lathe for 350 that would make an awsome base for cnc lathe and tey can be got for even less if you hunt arround a bit.

    although making your own tools is an amazing way of learning a lot about the way they get made and what makes them good or bad.

    no offence ment prommis,

    Stuart

  2. #12
    I agree Stu
    But seemed like Wal just wanted to build something a bit different.
    Mike

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by mekanik View Post
    I agree Stu
    But seemed like Wal just wanted to build something a bit different.
    Mike

    Yeah thats always a fun thing to do, i do like that rail based slant bed lathe thats been home brewed (always comes up if you search for cnc lathe on u tube).

    I feal bad now that we've hijaked the thread with chit chat, sorry bout that.

    Stuart

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