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Lathe Back Splash

q20v

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#1
Hey guys,

This is a pretty simple project but it should have a major impact on my lathe area. Without a back splash oil and swarf would end up behind the lathe and would sometimes be neglected for a while. I put off this project long enough, and it's finally done. I'm no expert in sheet metal work so it's a bit rough around the edges, but it should do the job just fine.

Before:
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20g piece of sheet metal I had laying around:
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Cut to shape with snips:
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My makeshift bender. Not precise but it bent the metal.. Yes, that's the bottom of an engine stand.
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First bend, this is a slight bend at the bottom to clear the lathe motor:
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And the second bend in the middle
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Attachment point to the lathe head stock:
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I drilled the drip pan mounting holes from behind (felt that the next morning) and used a center drill in a chuck to clean up the burr.
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I had some 90* brackets kicking around that I folder over the edges to add some rigidity to the back splash.
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A few rivets to hold the stiffeners on:
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All done and ready for paint:
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My first painting attempt was Rustoleum Satin Black, and although it was satin it still had too much glare for my liking. Plus the black wasn't doing it for me, so I re-painted it gloss grey. Kinda blends in better than the black.
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In this picture you can see how the middle of the bend isn't as bent as the sides.
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Thanks for looking!

Barry
 

q20v

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Thanks Mike! I didn't have anything to machine yesterday so I threw some chips against it by hand. Worked as planned... :grin:
 

dlane

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#5
"so I threw some chips against it by hand."
Nice test ,

I'm sure it will help protect the wall,
 
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