Online Catalogue last updated 2nd of March 2016
If you do not own a milling machine - and even if you do - what you can do in your shop is greatly enhanced if you own a spindle or two with your lathe. Spindles come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from 0.75" to 2.250" in diameter, depending on the uses envisioned for them. This book describes the design, construction and use of a variety of spindles that will be of interest to the amateur engineer. Milling, grinding and drilling spindles are covered along with a unique light gear cutting frame for clock makers. The emphasis is not a heavy duty industrial grade spindle but rather on spindles that are easy to make. All the spindles except one use sealed ball bearings - the exception uses tapered roller bearings and thus needs to have seals installed to protect the bearings. The basic spindle described uses the same spindle nose as the Myford Super 7 lathe. This allows all chucks, plates, collets and closers designed for the lathe to be used with this spindle. But it can be modified for other lathe nose standards.
Code No. 008072, 156 pages, ISBN 1854861492, $20.00