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 Posted: Mon Mar 29th, 2021 09:29 pm
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I occasionally have to turn/true parts that are too soft for normal turning tools to work,
so I mount a Dremel and sanding drum to the lathe cross-slide. 

It gets kind of clunky with a full size Dremel on a mini lathe.

I took the innards from a battery powered Dremel and made a mount for the cross-slide.
At first I was going to make it from aluminum but then I got a 3D-printer...  hmm. 

The mount fits and works nicely!

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 Posted: Tue Mar 30th, 2021 04:41 am
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Nice setup.


Could you just use a 12v motor with high RPM,

and mount a chuck on the end?




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Similar to what I do with a full size lathe,
and an hand held angle grinder.

Exactly what I was told NEVER to do,
when I learned the trade 45 years ago.




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Yep, a motor and chuck would work well. 

But I had three of the cordless tools around,
and figured one of them was destined for this. 

;) 

Now it looks like the low-end tools are mostly gone.
 
The lowest cost one (for pet nail trimming) is about $30,
but also has rechargeable batteries.

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You may want to take a look at

https://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/rotary-oscillating-tools/rotary-tools/rotary-tool-kit-80-pc-63235.html

At $10 you can't go wrong.

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It would probably take just a change to the diameter of the motor mount,
and bearing mount to make the part work for this tool. 

If someone buys one and measures it,
I will make the drawing changes and post the stl file.

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pipopak wrote:
You may want to take a look at

https://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/rotary-oscillating-tools/rotary-tools/rotary-tool-kit-80-pc-63235.html

At $10 you can't go wrong.




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