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My Taig Setup

Discussion in 'SHERLINE, TAIG, TITAN & SIEG MINI-MACHINES' started by Reuben Bailey, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Reuben Bailey

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    I have just gotten my Taig lathe set up. I bought it on eBay set up for pen turning and no "extra parts". I got a 4 jaw independent chuck, dead center/drilling "quill" for the tail stock, cutoff tool with a back post, drill chucks, compound slide, and riser blocks from Nick at Carter's tools.

    I am working towards getting a milling attachment for it, along with milling tools.

    I have many plans for upgrades in mind. We'll see how many I get to... ;) I will document them here as I get to them.

    To start off with, though, first swarf! b4a107c6309c42e9032f331bbb2ec81e.jpg

    and an overview of the whole setup...

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    First project is to make a replacement pin for an Arrow staple gun. More on that after I have made progress on it!

    ~Reuben


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    Looks great Reuben. Swarf is swarf even if it's small swarf!

    I think you're going to enjoy the little lathe. I've not owned one but I believe they're quite capable machines for their size.

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    Welcome to the forum and the madness Reuben. I have always wanted one of those but never found one at a price I couldn't pass up.
     
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    Well, here is the new pin along side the one I used as a pattern:
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    mine is on the left.

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    Here is installed. Mine is the lower one. I just need to get an e-clip now.

    I found out that my bits are all about .014" below center - need to get some shims! A qctp with adjustable height is definitely on my list - contemplating an A2Z, or making my own... $$$ or time... hmmm...


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    Plus one on the feeler gauge set. I'm not going to say how many I have cut up, but they sure do come in handy in emergencies. :rolleyes:
     
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    I got my start on a Taig. I added the 1" riser kit. You can do a lot of good work on one. When I got my 7" lathe, I used the Taig to make a 5" faceplate for the new one.
     
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    Have finished up a pin for a second staple gun. I did get a feeler gauge set to use as shims for the tool bits. That helps! I have the riser blocks for the head stock, tailstock, and tool post. For the most part, I use the compound slide rather than the tool post riser for the regular tool post, and use the riser for the back cutoff tool post. The compound slide clamp is definitely fiddly, I am thinking my first modification will be to make something like Monty Remon did, shown here: http://cartertools.blogspot.com/2015/10/latest-from-monty-remon.html

    I have bigger ambitions for it in the future, basically seeing if I can figure out a setup that has an indexed/geared swivel. This would be a part of the cross slide, so the whole setup stays in place. If more clearance is needed over the cross slide for work between centers, I would have a separate slide specifically for that. Cross feed lead screw will be swapped from the carriage to the slide, and a longer slide used to allow for greater travel while maintaining full engagement with the ways and full coverage over leadscrew to keep the chips out. The second use for the compound swivel would be to mount the milling slide to it, allowing milling of faces at precise angles. Plans for this whole thing are still in my head - a few other projects will come first... :)

    The simple compound mod is first priority.
     
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    I learned how to use my Taig lathe for the most part from reading Nick Carters site. You will find Nick a great guy. He has taken the time to answer all my questions in detail. I have had copious amounts of fun working with my machines.


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    I have already ordered parts from him once, and I am working towards getting another order together. He has been very good to work with, and his site as a tremendous amount of info and inspiration on it. His prices are the best I have found for their parts.
     
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    Working the Taig to it's limits. Facing the block with the fly cutter took the full traverse and nearly the full vertical slide, with the cutter close to it's largest diameter. This is a part for my Atlas lathe. Certainly is a learning experience!

    block started out at 1.5 X 2.5 X 3.75".


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    I second the idea of looking at the Nick Carter site. He has a ton of information and sells Taig parts at a discount.

    www.cartertools.com/

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    My Taig in it's new temporary shop location, right across from the Atlas. Turns out that the tool post from the Taig is very close to the height needed for the Atlas, close enough that it will work for now. I made a T-nut for the Atlas so I can mount the tool post or the milling slide on it.
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    This should make tooling acquisition easier at least for now.


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