Painter’s tape

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  1. Pensivedoc

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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Pensivedoc

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    It’s more a “don’t mess with this” signal for the operator than a fix for anything mechanical.:)
     
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  5. 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!"
     
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  6. Hessel Oosten

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    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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