Tag: Mini Lathe

Open SCAD – Tool Post Grinder!

Please visit OpenSCAD.DIY3DTech.com for more information on this and many other projects! As in this episode we will be looking at our design up this quick change tool post holder for a small hand grinder! As I have been working on machining couplers for the micro-mill project, I found the need to index grub screw holes so I created this interesting tool post grinder for the mini-lathe and to my surprise this worked out rather well! So I will be working on a larger 555 motor version soon!

Parts Required:
Scotch Brite Discs: diy3dtech.com/38mm-abrasive-scotch-brite-wheels-for-dremel/
High Speed Spindle: diy3dtech.com/high-speed-spindle/
Quick Change Tool Post: diy3dtech.com/QuickChangeToolPost
Mini-Lathes: diy3dtech.com/mini-lathes/

Other Mini-Lathe Projects:
X Axis DRO: www.thingiverse.com/thing:3374946
Y Axis DRO: www.thingiverse.com/thing:3377850
Carriage Stop: www.thingiverse.com/thing:3371201

You can download the STL file here: www.thingiverse.com/thing:3423036

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Mini Lathe – 3D Printed Y Axis DRO!

So I have been getting back into using my Chinese made Harbor Freight Mini-Lathe (see more here: diy3dtech.com/mini-lathes/) and wanted to add a Y Axis DRO (Digital Read Out) to it but didn’t want to spend big bucks so designed up one of my own using an economical dial indicator I got off Amazon (see more here: amzn.to/2FUoo2G ) and if you need to extended the reach of the indicator, you also add an extension kit such as this amzn.to/2WdmakH and or a tip kit such as this amzn.to/2MsesPb depending upon your needs.

Because the dial indicator had to be moved over because of the control knob, I used 3M washer on the end (you can see it in the pictures) to make contact. Another option would be to get a Tip Kit (see more here: amzn.to/2MsesPb). Additionally I have also 1/4 magic nut for the mounting too! This has turned out to be a super handy addition to the Mini-Lathe and I have also have the Open SCAD code posted on our Open SCAD site if you want to get a copy here: openscad.diy3dtech.com/mini-lathe-3d-printed-y-axis-dro/

Also I used M3 bolts and washers so if you’re looking for an M3 kit (which is super handy to have), here you go: amzn.to/2T55bPn

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