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encore3d
09-06-2013, 01:48 PM
I am looking for a small spindle and really liked the appearance of the Lumenlab (http://www.robotshop.com/ProductPictureViewer.aspx?id=27028) Spindle.
I was really disappointed when their site went down.
Can anyone give me some specs or a part number and where I can find this type of spindle?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

nlancaster
09-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Looks like a flexible shaft drive of some sort. not sure of type otherwise.

Dylwad
09-06-2013, 07:14 PM
http://www.foredom.net/h44tgeneralusehandpiece.aspx

IMO better off with a small water cooled spindle.

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CarveOne
09-07-2013, 06:19 AM
Foredom makes hobby carving grade handpieces and much better ones as well. This link is to the other categories. Foredom Handpieces (http://www.foredom.net/handpieces.aspx)

The handpieces are fairly rugged but the torque that can be applied to the material is limited by the motor head and the flex shaft. The flex shaft will "wind up" if the flex shaft is not fastened down solidly. The handpiece will work much better if an adapter can be machined to fit the top of the handpiece that modifies it to a timing belt or O ring pulley drive. These handpieces can be useful on small CNC machines. It will never compare to a three phase CNC spindle though.

encore3d
09-07-2013, 08:58 PM
Thanks for your replies.
The Foredom Handpiece definitely looks like the one I was interested in.
I would like to start planning a mini mill that can cut aluminum, brass and some other soft metals.
Thinking something like an 8"x8"x 4"-6"(Z) table with a re-circulation lubrication nozzle.
Any mini spindles that can do something like this that wont break the bank?
Thanks for all your suggestions.