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||Posted - 03/20/2012 : 11:17:05 AM
Up next on my "to do" list is the drill press.
The one I am building is based on the CHB (now Sierra West) Camelback version with auto feed.
You can see the SW one here; http://www.sierrawestscalemodels.com/oscale/machine.shtml
For reference here is a picture of a real one;
Mine will have the gear operated auto feed not belt driven as shown in the reference image.
The big(actually just one of them) challenge was the column.
It needed to be 9/16" at the base and halfway up taper to 5/16, then a 90 degree bend.
Here is the brass rod (solid) on the lathe being tapered;
Once the taper was complete I heated it to anneal it (make it softer) and put the bend in it.
Here I am attaching the upper bearing guide.
The base was milled from .250" aluminum plate.
I needed the weight to keep it from tipping over, that column is heavy!
The collars for the table support are aluminum and the arm is .250" thick flat brass.
The table is three layers of styrene.
This allowed me to form the "T" slots accurately.
Here I am milling the through holes in the table after I turned it round on the lathe.
And here is where I am at currently.
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||Posted - 06/06/2012 : 10:03:28 AM
Glad you are all enjoying it!
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||Posted - 06/05/2012 : 4:34:42 PM
Way to go Marty!
||Posted - 06/05/2012 : 4:15:00 PM
This is a brilliant piece of modelling Marty.
Congratulations on creating such a fine model.[:-thumbu]
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||Posted - 06/04/2012 : 4:15:56 PM
||Posted - 06/04/2012 : 2:29:55 PM
||Posted - 06/04/2012 : 2:26:19 PM
This is really a splendid model, Marty!
||Posted - 06/04/2012 : 12:37:45 PM
||Posted - 06/04/2012 : 10:57:55 AM
Can't wait to see the next machine. I still think the McCabe Lathe is in order!!!!!!
||Posted - 06/03/2012 : 5:53:26 PM
||Posted - 06/03/2012 : 3:56:15 PM
||Posted - 06/03/2012 : 3:23:43 PM
Well it is done!
I am very pleased, and I am my own worst critique as most of you can relate.
This has been a challenging project and likely due to that a VERY enjoyable one!
I see some things I could have done better or differently but then again I have only built
one 1/16th camel-back drill press.
I am not sure what is next in the machine shop but rest easy there will be more, lots more!
Hope you enjoy the final images.
||Posted - 05/07/2012 : 09:06:07 AM
That is just so outstanding. Beautiful work.
||Posted - 05/06/2012 : 7:36:27 PM
This is fabulous, Marty!
||Posted - 05/06/2012 : 2:58:01 PM
Well....construction is done.
I will completely disassemble the model for paint/finish then put it together and weather/lube it up.
Couple little things to do while apart.
Last shot in all it's different colors/materials;
||Posted - 04/29/2012 : 5:36:54 PM
Just beautiful work. Can't say enough about your skills at machining.