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A Simple Rotary Table Without a Worm Drive (Direct Turning)

by Harold Hall Material: Cast Iron Units: (mm) The more usual form of rotary table comprises a round table rotated manually via a worm and wormwheel. For many though, making this type would be too involved, a situation that the table described here seeks to overcome (Photo 1) In simple terms, the worm/wormwheel drive is omitted and the table rotated …

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Norman’s Reverse Tumbler Plans for a Grizzly G0602 10×22 Lathe

reverse idler for G0602 Lathe

Every once and a while you come across something that’s just pure¬†genius. That’s how I feel about Norman Leonard’s reverse tumbler design for the Grizzly G0602 10×22 Lathe. It’s not that Norman has broken new ground and done something that has never been done before. There are after all lots of lathes with reverse capabilities. It’s also not like Norman’s …

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Building a Flame Eater (Vacuum) Engine – Part 1: The Cylinder

I’ve been working on Jan Ridders’ “Flame Eater” engine for over a year now. When I first started I didn’t have a mill (nor a plan as to how I would complete the project without a mill) but I started on the engine anyway. Eventually I turned just about every piece that could be turned and then hit a wall. …

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Turn Your Magnetic Drill into a Functional Drill Press

Those of you who frequent the forum may have already seen this nifty little project, but I thought I’d share it with the rest of you. Vernon Peterson came up with a great idea when he decided to build a base for his Magnetic Drill. Personally I’ve always wanted a Mag Drill, but I’ve never had a project that required …

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New Project: Homemade Metal Lathe 260mm x 1000mm (10″ x 40″)

I’ve been meaning to post this for over a year now. So my apologies to Michele for taking so long to share this. By now you’ve all probably come across Dave Gingery’s book on building a metalworking lathe from scratch. Michele from Belgium seems to have done just that, but he didn’t use Gingery’s plans. He made his own! Michele …

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