I plan to create vertical gang lathe.
Total length will be 800mm
Linear slide by HIWIN 15mm with AC Servo motor.
Ballscrew dia 15mm pitch 5mm
Headstock 3-jaw chuck will be 3"
Spindle speed 5000rpm
I already start 1 week ago, by turning & grinding the headstock spindle.
Here I do Internal turning.
Finish Spindle, next week do drilling
Last edited by Monkey King; 02-07-2010 at 11:37 PM.
looks very nice. did you cast the headstock, or bore it to that size?
FS: Complete Z-Axis Assembly with THK RSR15WM slide, leadscrew, stepper mount. PM for more info.
The headstock made by cast iron, boring and finish by grinding.
Here is the riser block, will be put under headstock.
That's some fine turning you've done there Monkey King! I can tell you enjoy doing it. I predict that your new lathe will be a work of art.
Here is the middle parts between z axis & x axis.
as size reference, 1 ceramic tile = 30 cm.
Size estimation of the gang lathe.
Wow, that is a serious lump of metal you have there.