Indeed it would be. Some people even mount a vertical slide on the mill cross slide table and use lathes as sideways mills...limitless options.
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Haha, the taig lived infront of that window for a few years so I'll take another gamble...cant beat the light!
So sorry friend, I have not forgot about you. They reside on my work computer and I constantly forget to upload when I'm sitting at it. I'll do my best to get it up before the weekend.
Very nice, I like the application of 3D printing in this guide. Great work!
Thanks! I am open about the design because its based on an open source machine: https://concretelathe.wikispaces.com/00+-+Introduc... . Just remember that if your making your forms from foam you might have an issue with pressures inside the mold, 500lbs of concrete can exert a decent amount of sideways force, I was worried about my mdf mold breaching during the final tamping.The motor I used was a cheap 1/2 HP furnace motor that I picked up from a local buy/sell site. If your going to use the lathe for big turnings 1/2HP is a little anemic but workable with light cuts. Be sure you have room to mount the motor in both directions, or are able to reverse the direction it runs (I electrically switch the direction of rotation to suit my mounting position).Thanks for the comment!
Thanks! I'll be sure to upload the dxf files of the cut sheets, its fairly specific to my build but would be a nice starting point for others.I'd say the rebar is important, it would probably still work but the chances of it fracturing under a shock load are higher (probably only something you would encouter moving it around). Even dropping in some wire mesh, or fiberglass fill would probably work just as well if not better then rebar.
Thanks for the comment, they actually had some proper portland cement right beside the el cheapo concrete I bought...but the cost pushed me away. I've tossed around the idea of epoxy coating it to make it pretty but its uglyness is growing on me.
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