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A DIY Powered Benchtop Tapping Machine

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Howdy Guy’s and Gal’s! It’s my turn now to contribute to the site with a tool that I consider a “must-have” for the home shop machinist. A powered benchtop threading/tapping machine! For some 25 years I have used this simple tapping machine in my workshop. One of my old colleagues invented it more than 40 years ago and he gave …

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Portable Coolant / Lube System for the Lathe or Mill

by Russ Harman Here we go fair hobby machinists, this is my first attempt at writing an article to share a rather simple idea to help my fellow brethren. Something I missed from my first Grizzly mill was the installed coolant system. Although rather messy to use it sure helped extend tool life and improve surface finish at times. I …

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Upgrading the G0602 Cross Slide – More Accurate and Less Backlash

by Jim Schroeder Material(s): Steel and Acetal Plastic Units: (in) Excerpt: This article will show you an easy method of reducing backlash to a relatively small amount (.001 to .002″) and at the same time correct the lead screw error that is inherent in the G0602. Much of this is equally applicable to other lathes, mills and devices that use …

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Details of the Simple G0602 Reverse Idler

by “JimSchroed” Material:  Steel Units: (in) Earlier I posted a brief article in the forum on an a simple reverse idler gear for G0602.  I have received several requests for additional information on this project. This article will provide specifics on how to make this modification.  A few points before I get into the details:  First, you must have access to …

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Two Handy Accessories for your G0602 Lathe

Part 2: an ER40 Chuck Adapter

Part 2: an ER40 Chuck Adapter

by “JimSchroed” Material: Steel Units: (in) This is Part 2 of 2. Part 1 can be found here. If you do much turning using smaller round stock then you will find the ER40 chuck a very handy addition to your chuck collection.  The chuck is not hardened but for hobbyist work it should last many years.  The collet nut is …

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