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Painter’s tape

Pensivedoc

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Anyone else tape their handwheels while cutting wheels to avoid unwanted nudges?

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Hessel Oosten

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I (personally) don' expect that many will do this, because most mills have tension-levers to securely fasten the table/bed.
But if that (common) option is not available, this seems to be a good solution.

Hessel
 
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etmb61

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The Sherline mill shown has positive locks on all the axes. Tape will have no effect on backlash in the feed screws anyway.

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Pensivedoc

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I (personally) don' expect that many will do this, because most mills have tension-levers to securely fasten the table/bed.
But if that (common) option is not available, this seems to be a good solution.

Hessel
It’s more a “don’t mess with this” signal for the operator than a fix for anything mechanical.:)
 
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Allan Wolff

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When I set my lathe up to cut gears, I tighten the gibs and tape the handwheels after everything is set. I don't want anything moving that isn't supposed to move and the tape on the hand wheels is extra insurance...and also reminds me: "Don't Touch This!"
 

Hessel Oosten

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It’s more a “don’t mess with this” signal for the operator than a fix for anything mechanical
To avoid misunderstanding:

My remark was -not- to criticize this procedure, but caused by the fact that I thought (to my surprise) that the dividing was done without proper mechanical fixes.
Happy to hear now that the size of the first tooth was the same as the last+1 ….;)

Hessel
 
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