After stumbling upon the bed, carriage, and tailstock from a Taig lathe, I rebuilt the lathe, making all the parts I didn't have already. This includes new cross slide and compound slide, a new headstock and spindle with integrated taper for ER32 collets, and brushless spindle motor with a DC custom power supply.
Here's the build log (and many more pictures), which will be occasionally updated as I add features like auto feed and chucks.
Documenting all the things - I've been saying I'll post my design files and such online for a while now, so here it is. Use anything at your own risk. I've been using mbed to store an...
2 months ago