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    1. Kit: , by (Super Moderator) Mario Lucchini is offline
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      Started: 12-19-10 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hy boys..............just for the fun of it, and to take a rest of my motorcycle building for my client, I decided to scratchbuild a 1/12 scale lathe, based loosely on a vintage American lathe from 1890....I just love machines, and the older the better!

      I thought to begin that, if I could succesfully make a scale faceplate for the lathe, with "T slots" and everything, I would be on my way.....

      Take a look....

      My hand gives the scale of it....

      Most of the model will be done in acrilic plate and styrene Mini-micro lathe , using many bevels and putty Mini-micro lathe fillets to give the impression (Once painted) of cast parts....

      By the way, this little beast will be a fully working model....


      To be continued.....

      Mario

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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Lucchini View Post
    Thanks Jeff!!..................long time no see..................


    Mario
    I hear ya, Mario. I'm still wrestling with those confounded demons. I take each day one at a time. BTW, for those who don't know me, I'm not addicted to any substance except models. I didn't want anyone thinking I'm doing harm to myself. :)':)':)'
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    That's an amazing project! Sure or probably build some HO cars!
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    The bed assembled on the sub-bed and over the feet....

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    Notice the main leadscrew and the flanges that support it, made from acrylic Mini-micro lathe but with brass liners where the leadscrew turns....if you look closely you'll see the oilers (Mighty small!!)

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    In place also is the main leadscrew hand wheel....(Blued all over)

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    The feet are bolted to the wooden base, and together with the steel bar that joins both feet, the rigidity obtained is surprising!....



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    Going steady forward.....

    Mario
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    WOW! Always love to see your work. Nice that the site is open to a little bit of everything.

    Mike
    My website:
    http://www.firesteelhobbies.com/index.html

    Feel free to look around. I have all of my projects on the website.
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    Very nice work, I gotta thank you guys for sharing these interesting and informative projects.
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    I can spend hours to watch this post! Great!
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    it is not only building a scratch micro lathe. Just to have the idea to replicate this thing and make it workable....another great job, mario

    cheers

    Michael
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    Thanks boys for your kind comments.....

    Some updates in the motor surroundings......the motor housing brackets, assembled with 1 mm Allen bolts...




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    The motor inside the housing, more temperature tests OK!!..........




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    Some of the lathes body parts already painted, waiting for the polishing sessions....




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    Details of the headstock...................


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    The countershaft bracket, also reamed for the 8 x 4 x 3 mm ball bearings....




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    Thanks and cheers.............to be continued.....

    Mario
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    That's incredible. That's the ultimate in making your own tools.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Great work, it would look great in some fine surroundings like in this type garage, it could be your next project.
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    The attention to detail,workmanship, craftsmanship,is incredible.Please post more photo's of the finished lathe.
    Last edited by rob8802; 02-04-11 at 05:56 AM. Reason: error
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    Hey boys!...............Long time, no see............

    The Mini Lathe updates as for February-17-2011................

    Hard times with the transmission gears, but, succeeded on the end!...........


    Some pics for your judging....


    The countershaft assembled, painted and ready to roll............


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    Under finger power, rolling like mad on its miniature ball bearings.....




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    The countershaft brackets.....


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    The countershaft mounted on the lathe's bed..............(Note the scale lubricators)



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    Running under power (12 Volts DC).....doing the breaking in............



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    The countershaft AND the headstock, mounted and working on the lathe's bed..............more breaking in....


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    The headstock front view, showing the brass plaque with the lathe's trademark..

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    And finally, some images of the tranmission gears added....


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    The fully working tailstock............With the spindle retracted & extended........



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    And a last pic of the whole..............



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    Sorry for the longish post.......

    Mario
    Last edited by Mario Lucchini; 02-17-11 at 03:51 PM.
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    What a gorgeous piece of jewelry!
    I love those South Bend Lathes!
    I'm going to buy a vintage South Bend 9 or light 10 lathe this year.
    There is an abundance of them now that the Chinese CNC are taking over the machine shops. I'm waiting for one of my hobbyist friends to pass one down.
    Kind Regards,
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    Regards,
    Giovanni
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    That's it! I quit!!!

    This is awesome... Great work Mario.

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    When I was young I used to say "[I]When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"
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    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andym View Post
    That's it! I quit!!!

    This is awesome... Great work Mario.

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    Right behind you Andy.

    As they say in the south. Dang!!!!!
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