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A DIY Powered Benchtop Tapping Machine


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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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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Book Review: Elements of Machine Work

Reviewed by Dale Annis Skill Level:Amature Type: Text Book Projects: None which are machine specific Units: Inches Pages:192 At the twilight of the American Industrial Revolution, on the eve of the United States transcendence to world super-power, Robert H. Smith of Massachusetts Institute of Technology wrote three text books on the art and science of tool and machine use. The men and …

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Making a DIY Cyclone Dust Separator for Your Shop

DIY Cyclone Dust Separator by Dan Clark

It turns out that making a cyclone dust separator is a fairly simple process, and the DIY version seems to work as well as a commercial separator. Small scale (shop size) cyclone dust separators typically attach to an intermediate tank (like a trash can or 5-gallon bucked) and separate the dust and large chunks of debris from the air being …

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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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