i know it can be hard to find length of draw bar online, unless someone has posted on forum or something. Couple weeks back i was trying to find length of Bridgeport M head draw bar to make my own, but had no luck, ended up buying used one localy
I decided on flood coolant with an enclosure made from wood covered with a
few coats of Herculiner liquid truck bed liner.
The ATC will be a little more fun to tackle so I'm gonna do it first.
Hey Hoss. Great to see you starting this! I cant wait to see what you come up with. I'm slowly getting things on paper to start designing my own as well. A quick question. How much force is required to hold the tool holder? The LMS one says they're doing 1000lbs. Thats going to take a huge air piston to move at 100psi.
I read somewhere that 600 lbs is enough force to hold a tool in an R8 collet.
So far I've found these cheap Bimba's at Surplus Center that put out 440 lbs.
With leverage, it should work just fine. At only $3.95, it's worth experimenting with.
Probably get a few just to have them.
The cam and lever only needs to move the collet about 1/8 inch I figure.
Later Hoss http://www.hossmachine.com