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Making a G0602 Cross Slide Retractor

The G0602 has proved to be a very popular lathe and has gathered a large following.  The lathe is one of the most popular once you go beyond the mini-lathe class of equipment.  With so many followers it is no wonder that a large number of improvements have been developed by the users.  Earlier I attempted to combine some of …

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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 Grizzly G0602 Lathe

Part 1: a 4″ 4-Jaw Chuck Adapter

Part 1: a 4″ 4-Jaw Chuck Adapter

by “JimSchroed” Material(s): Aluminum and Steel Units: (in) This is Part 1 of 2. Part 2 can be found here. The first step in starting a job on the lathe is figuring out how to hold the work. The G0602 (and probably most hobby lathes) comes equipped with two chucks, a six inch independent chuck and a five inch scroll chuck.  …

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Tailstock Camlock for the Clarke CLM300M Lathe

Hello there folks, I’ve had my lathe over a year now, and I’m sick to death of fiddling with the little bolt to loosen the tailstock. Something always seems to get in the way. So after a bit of research I thought I’d have a go at making my very own tailstock camlock. Note: I’ve included drawings in PDF format …

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