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might as well show of my DIY overhead drive

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I finally got round to finishing an overhead drive for my lathe, inspired by pictures of a Schaublin example. I've yet to fit locking handles while I decide whether to go for press fit / threaded in / sliding handles.. and the MDF base is still in the testing stage while I get used to the ergonomics and decide on a way of locating it onto the lathe bench. The short belt was just a length to hand, and the WW headstock will eventually be replaced by another heavier-duty DIY spindle. I'm not entirely unfamiliar with lathe based gear cutting but my own setup is still a work in progress.

49931732406_2914bbd2fc_z.jpgOverhead Drive for lathe

49931732426_b14d4b1979_z.jpgHardinge Cataract gear cutting in progress

49932041202_3c90307cb1_z.jpgA new ratchet wheel for a ladies fusee watch

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