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Spindles (Workshop Practice)

With the model and amateur engineer in mind, this is a guide to making light milling or grinding spindles with a small lathe. Spindles come in many shapes and sizes, depending on their use and included here are descriptions of the design, construction and use of a variety of types (from 19.05 - 57.15mm/0.75 - 2.25 inch) for grinding, milling and drilling. The emphasis is on spindles which are easy to make and have as few parts as possible - all but one use sealed ball bearings. The author is a designer, machinist and woodworker whose interest in clock making led him to design and build the spindles in the book. Also included is a light gear cutting frame for clock makers.
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Designing a Spindle. The Basic Spindle. Mounting a Spindle. A Smaller No.2 Morse Taper Spindle. Micro Spindle. 1 inch (25mm) Diameter Spindle. 1.25 inch (32mm) Diameter Spindle. Light, Tool-Post OD Grinding Spindle. Simple, No.1 Morse Taper Spindle. Vertical Spindle or Gear Cutting Frame. Spindle With Tapered Roller Bearings. Driving the Spindles. Notes on Using Spindles. Ancillary Information. SI Drawings. UK Equivalent Tables.

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