Amelia Squariel: Mini-Lathe – A few modifications

 Simply a few small modifications to the min-lathe to document on this put up. 

First up, a brand new chip guard created from a 2 mm sheet of perspex, mounted on a metal arm with a robust magnet to take a seat on high of the lathe:

Secondly, I’ve modified the sleeve nuts used to retain the splash again – these now comprise a 20 mm house and a shorter sleeve nut; the splashback now sits 20 mm additional again and is not mounted on to the mattress. Which means that:

  • chips might be pushed into the tray from the splashback and faraway from the entrance
  • the cross slide goes to the tip of it is journey with out hitting the splashback first.