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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #150 on: May 03, 2020, 06:13:19 AM »

I've got some engineers blue on order
Sharpies work for that too. unless you are using it on a surface plate to transfer smooth to create a perfect surface
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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #151 on: May 03, 2020, 04:47:14 PM »

Good tip thanks.


So this morning I made a test bar. Here fitted ready to go. Sorry about missing HTML tags that's management domain.


VIDEO <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="1080" height="1920" src="https://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/9439697265_DnktnGd?width=1080&height=1920&albumId=208706800&albumKey=VFhLfk"></iframe>


Then I turned it on automatic feed. I just ran a bit dry at the finish.


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The result



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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #152 on: May 03, 2020, 05:03:19 PM »

Save the test bar for future



Another Amazon delivery of the very best price. Quick change tool post and having tried it out today I'm pleased. Chronos engineering is cheapest for extra inserts, I've ordered two.





My very first boat part. Turned in polywatsit.








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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #153 on: May 04, 2020, 04:24:53 PM »

It gives a nice finish :-))
The test bar needs measuring with a micrometer at sometime the digi vern can /will vary in use and dont forget you cannot measure a holes dia accurately with any vernier no matter what make or what it costs
Nice to see some good parts coming from her
Whats next {-)
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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #154 on: May 04, 2020, 04:58:53 PM »

Congrats on your first turned boat part - it looks really good  :-))   Its fantastic making your own parts theres nothing quite like it!  They'll be no holding you back now.

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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #155 on: May 05, 2020, 03:58:22 PM »



Thank you both. I agree about micrometer and had already ordered a digital one, arrives tomorrow.


I have bought a sheet of ply now B&Q is open, enough to do one unit with a strip left over big enough to put an upstand across the back of each shelf


3.6mm ply 610x1830 is £15.48
Just CA to fix it all









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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #156 on: May 06, 2020, 10:50:24 AM »

At the head

At the tail









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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #157 on: May 06, 2020, 04:17:42 PM »

Just shy of 0.001" (0.00095") in old money, which is pretty good for a little hobby lathe....... :-))
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« Reply #158 on: May 06, 2020, 04:22:02 PM »

Thanks I wasnít sure  %%   
Notably thatís straight out of the box with no tampering  :-)

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« Reply #159 on: May 06, 2020, 04:28:40 PM »

That's brilliant, now start making swarf........ ok2
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« Reply #161 on: May 06, 2020, 07:14:06 PM »

Just shy of 0.001" (0.00095") in old money, which is pretty good for a little hobby lathe....... :-))


I would be very happy with that result too!  Must be quite well made these proxxon lathes  :-))

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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #162 on: May 06, 2020, 10:23:35 PM »

I would also be happy with that straight out of the box and would leave well alone for now
My machine at the moment has a similar taper over 8 inches and wont bother to adjust it until I have to

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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #163 on: May 12, 2020, 10:10:38 AM »

 :-)) O0


For Paul a picture of additions to the other bench

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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #164 on: May 12, 2020, 09:09:12 PM »

Hi Andy, Works a treat the perfect little workstation !
yes side battens are a must - fitted them to my building board recently, after knocking off yet another scalpel, stabbing my foot !!
Looks like Ikea desgined their unit around your lathe - another perfect match and included a parking space for the table saw,
hope you get an annual invite to the Proxxon Christmas Party !
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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #165 on: May 12, 2020, 09:48:00 PM »

Scalpel into foot =  %% {-)  I've had some close calls and they always land point down into the laminate floor

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« Reply #166 on: May 13, 2020, 03:38:38 PM »

the worst scalpel incident i had was dropping it, it brushed my leg on the way down, after picking it up, 10 minutes lated i suddenly noticed my leg felt wet, yes it had taken a clean slice down my leg and i hadnt even felt it, my sock was nicely soakin up the blood pouring down my leg, the cut was so clean you could barely see it next day.
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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #167 on: May 17, 2020, 08:21:38 AM »


Hi Andy
Do you have a contact address for those tailstock arms please, cant find anything on Ebay
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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #168 on: May 17, 2020, 11:44:24 AM »

What size thread, male or female?  I ordered wrong and re ordered 25mm x 5 male

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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #169 on: May 17, 2020, 11:48:01 AM »

It was for the Proxxon PD 250/E
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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #170 on: May 17, 2020, 12:01:51 PM »

Ok as I say mine is 5mm but apparently it has varied so check.
This is only for the centre point clamp. Still waiting for mine
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M5x25mm-Thread-50mm-Long-Lever-Lathe-Machinery-Adjustable-Clamping-Handle-3pcs/361393309150?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


I don't know about the bed clamp as the hole is very tight against the upright

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« Reply #171 on: May 17, 2020, 12:15:07 PM »


Tks for your help,
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Re: Proxxon PD 250e Lathe accessories and upgrades for beginner
« Reply #173 on: August 18, 2020, 12:43:38 PM »

I've had to make some additions in the interest of easier cleaning up.
Not only was swarf going over the back of my chip tray but over the front too.
Some timber on the table front adequately catches at the front with an opening on the right to sweep off into the bin.

Two strips of wood CA'd on top holds loosely an A4 sheet of 2mm styrene.
Today I'm making some more solid motor couplings.













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