I am soooooooooo excited!

I am soooooooooo excited!

Post by Parad » Sat, 14 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Somehow... not quite sure how, I convinced my wife that owning a small
milling machine would reduce the amount of time I spend in front of my
'puter... :) she bought it!

Soooo... guess what I'm getting for Christmas :))))))))

Yup... I brand spankin new Sherline Milling machine :) the 'Deluxe
Package' to be specific.

Thus my question:

I already have a Taig lathe and 'at least one of evertything' to go
with it (literally). How much of this will be useful on the milling
machine?

Are the drawbars/collets equivelent?
I know the spindle thread is the same
Is the Taig fly cutter usable on the Sherline?
'T' bolts?
Boring head and bar?

Thanks muchly in advance for any advice you all can give me.

Steve

 
 
 

I am soooooooooo excited!

Post by Felice Luftschein & Nicholas Cart » Sun, 15 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Somehow... not quite sure how, I convinced my wife that owning a small
>milling machine would reduce the amount of time I spend in front of my
>'puter... :) she bought it!

Very Lucky, I also was able to con (I mean ask) my wife for one...

Quote:
>Soooo... guess what I'm getting for Christmas :))))))))
>Yup... I brand spankin new Sherline Milling machine :) the 'Deluxe
>Package' to be specific.
>Thus my question:
>I already have a Taig lathe and 'at least one of evertything' to go
>with it (literally). How much of this will be useful on the milling
>machine?
>Are the drawbars/collets equivelent?
no
>I know the spindle thread is the same
>Is the Taig fly cutter usable on the Sherline?

I'm sure, if it threads onto the spindle (I made my own out of a blank arbor)
Quote:
>'T' bolts?

No, and this is where the taig is better than sherline, you have to turn down
10-32 square nuts to fit the sherline t-slots, I made a arbor to hold the nuts
for this.
Quote:
>Boring head and bar?

If it screws on, it works...
Quote:
>Thanks muchly in advance for any advice you all can give me.

start learning how to align  the work with the indicator!
also, you may want to buy a palmgren vise for the mill...
Quote:
>Steve



 
 
 

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Post by Tony Mide » Sun, 15 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Somehow... not quite sure how, I convinced my wife that owning a small
> milling machine would reduce the amount of time I spend in front of my
> 'puter... :) she bought it!

> Soooo... guess what I'm getting for Christmas :))))))))

> Yup... I brand spankin new Sherline Milling machine :) the 'Deluxe
> Package' to be specific.

> Thus my question:

> I already have a Taig lathe and 'at least one of evertything' to go
> with it (literally). How much of this will be useful on the milling
> machine?

> Are the drawbars/collets equivelent?
> I know the spindle thread is the same
> Is the Taig fly cutter usable on the Sherline?
> 'T' bolts?
> Boring head and bar?

> Thanks muchly in advance for any advice you all can give me.

> Steve


I need to know this guys secret..
Tony
:-)
 
 
 

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Post by Parad » Mon, 16 Dec 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

>> Somehow... not quite sure how, I convinced my wife that owning a small
>> milling machine would reduce the amount of time I spend in front of my
>> 'puter... :) she bought it!

>> Soooo... guess what I'm getting for Christmas :))))))))

        .
        .
        .

Quote:

>I need to know this guys secret..
>Tony
>:-)

Simple, really...
I use to spend a LOT  of time doing ACTUAL work on my 'puter and quite
a bit of time in IRCand she always hated that medium... it was sorta
like I was hangin out with a bunch of friends and she wasn't
inincluded.

She was tickled pink when our new house was built and I started
getting e***d about having my shop/studio back (after 6 years and 6
relocations - during which I had no access to my shop/studio.

Almost anything I ask for  regarding my shop is OK by her now... she
feels she has the artist/husband back that she married in the first
place :)))

 
 
 

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Post by Les Whitake » Mon, 16 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Sigh...
Les 'animal-powered lathe" Whitaker


Quote:

> > Somehow... not quite sure how, I convinced my wife that owning a small
> > milling machine would reduce the amount of time I spend in front of my
> > 'puter... :) she bought it!

> > Soooo... guess what I'm getting for Christmas :))))))))

> > Yup... I brand spankin new Sherline Milling machine :) the 'Deluxe
> > Package' to be specific.

> > Thus my question:

> > I already have a Taig lathe and 'at least one of evertything' to go
> > with it (literally). How much of this will be useful on the milling
> > machine?

> > Are the drawbars/collets equivelent?
> > I know the spindle thread is the same
> > Is the Taig fly cutter usable on the Sherline?
> > 'T' bolts?
> > Boring head and bar?

> > Thanks muchly in advance for any advice you all can give me.

> > Steve

> I need to know this guys secret..
> Tony
> :-)

 
 
 

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Post by James Kirkpatri » Tue, 17 Dec 1996 04:00:00


..
|>Thus my question:
|>
|>I already have a Taig lathe and 'at least one of evertything' to go
|>with it (literally). How much of this will be useful on the milling
|>machine?
|> ...
|>I know the spindle thread is the same

Wrong, sort of.  From the FAQ:

    * It has been reported that although the Taig and Sherline use a 3/4-16
    spindle thread, the threads on Taig chucks and faceplates are recessed
    far enough that a Sherline lathe will only grab about 1.5 threads, not
    enough to be usable.  However, one reader bored out the back of a
    Taig faceplate to 1 inch diameter for about 1/4 inch depth, and reports it
    threads on his Sherline quite well now.  So, be careful if purchasing
    a Taig accessory for use on a Sherline lathe!

I don't know if this mod in turn makes the faceplate useless on a Taig.  So,
don't expect them to directly interchange.

Jim

 
 
 

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Post by Felice Luftschein & Nicholas Cart » Tue, 17 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Wrong, sort of.  From the FAQ:
>    * It has been reported that although the Taig and Sherline use a 3/4-16
>    spindle thread, the threads on Taig chucks and faceplates are recessed
>    far enough that a Sherline lathe will only grab about 1.5 threads, not
>    enough to be usable.  However, one reader bored out the back of a
>    Taig faceplate to 1 inch diameter for about 1/4 inch depth, and reports it
>    threads on his Sherline quite well now.  So, be careful if purchasing
>    a Taig accessory for use on a Sherline lathe!
>I don't know if this mod in turn makes the faceplate useless on a Taig.  So,
>don't expect them to directly interchange.

This may be the case, and at first it worried me, but I haven't had any
problems with the lack of thread engagement. It is an easy enough matter to
turn down the Taig accessories though. The recess doesn't seem to be used for
alignment on the Taig anyway, so you could probably thread the Taig spindle to
the shoulder, for interchangeability with the sherline. I haven't done this
though and until an endmill holder flies off into my face at 2000 rpm, I
won't...
 
 
 

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Post by Parad » Tue, 17 Dec 1996 04:00:00



I believe this applies to the lathe. I am getting the MILL. My collet
set should have no problem since they thread onto the milling head.

Quote:


>..
>|>Thus my question:
>|>
>|>I already have a Taig lathe and 'at least one of evertything' to go
>|>with it (literally). How much of this will be useful on the milling
>|>machine?
>|> ...
>|>I know the spindle thread is the same

>Wrong, sort of.  From the FAQ:

>    * It has been reported that although the Taig and Sherline use a 3/4-16
>    spindle thread, the threads on Taig chucks and faceplates are recessed
>    far enough that a Sherline lathe will only grab about 1.5 threads, not
>    enough to be usable.  However, one reader bored out the back of a
>    Taig faceplate to 1 inch diameter for about 1/4 inch depth, and reports it
>    threads on his Sherline quite well now.  So, be careful if purchasing
>    a Taig accessory for use on a Sherline lathe!

>I don't know if this mod in turn makes the faceplate useless on a Taig.  So,
>don't expect them to directly interchange.

>Jim

 
 
 

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Post by Peter Broo » Thu, 19 Dec 1996 04:00:00


OK, I have the same combination.  (The Taig is dormant, but I'll set
it back up when I finish building some more workbenches.)

: Somehow... not quite sure how, I convinced my wife that owning a small
: milling machine would reduce the amount of time I spend in front of my
: 'puter... :) she bought it!

: Soooo... guess what I'm getting for Christmas :))))))))

: Yup... I brand spankin new Sherline Milling machine :) the 'Deluxe
: Package' to be specific.

: Thus my question:

: I already have a Taig lathe and 'at least one of evertything' to go
: with it (literally). How much of this will be useful on the milling
: machine?

A little.

: Are the drawbars/collets equivelent?

No.  Collets are #1 MT, not the WW found on the Taig.

: I know the spindle thread is the same

The Taig accessories that fit on the spindle threads are recessed too far
for the Sherline to get much of a grip.  For my Taig cutoff saw arbor, I
faced off the end a bit so that it would be a better match to the Sherline.
I never tried it back on the T, but would guess it'd need a spacer to make it
set right.

: Is the Taig fly cutter usable on the Sherline?

Didn't have one of those.  See the cutoff saw above.
The Sherline fly cutter uses a drawbar arrangement.  I like it a lot,
except when hot chips hit me.

: 'T' bolts?

Nope.  Sherline uses these odd T-nuts, but the 10-32 screws will work.

: Boring head and bar?

Don't know.  I made my own stationary boring head (mounted on the cross
slide) but found that the 3/8" bar I was using was too flexible for the
deep holes.  I went to a 9" lathe, thus making the Taig a secondary tool.

: Thanks muchly in advance for any advice you all can give me.

: Steve