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tblough
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Hardinge TFB

Post by tblough » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:12 pm

It's been a long while getting to this point, but I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is a 1982 Hardinge TFB that had been involved in an abusive relationship. I rescued it at an auction, completely disassambled, cleaned, painted, ground, scraped, and am finally re-assembling and converting to CNC.

I am just now starting on the electrical cabinet so I hope to make some chips with it before the year end.
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tblough
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Re: Hardinge TFB

Post by tblough » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:17 pm

More Photos. Paint was PPG Amercoat 2 epoxy primer and PSX700 polysilane topcoat with a lot of bodywork underneath. I picked up a car shelter on sale from Tractor Supply which made a great paint booth and kept the wife from complaining about paint fumes in the house.
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tblough
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Re: Hardinge TFB

Post by tblough » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:18 pm

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tblough
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Re: Hardinge TFB

Post by tblough » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm

And this is the current portion of the project. My goal was to fit everything within the footprint of the original machine so it could still fit through a 36" basement door.
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More photos to follow....

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Re: Hardinge TFB

Post by tblough » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:41 pm

Here's a few more I found of indicating the Z ballscrew and scraping the ballnut block to dial it in.
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Re: Hardinge TFB

Post by frijoli » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:48 am

tblough wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:17 pm
I picked up a car shelter on sale from Tractor Supply which made a great paint booth and kept the wife from complaining about paint fumes in the house.
Very nice work! Great idea on the "carport".
Outside Winston-Salem, NC

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Re: Hardinge TFB

Post by diycncscott » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:37 am

Wow. Beautiful.

Makes me want to put it in my living room just to look at. :)

tblough
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Re: Hardinge TFB

Post by tblough » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:45 pm

Thanks guys. I'm not planning on making a garage queen - it will most definitely be put to work.

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Re: Hardinge TFB

Post by tblough » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:15 am

Finally got the wiring finished up this weekend.

Here's the schematic I created:
Hardinge Centroid HLV-H10140T.pdf
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And the finished control panel:
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The panel is way more crowded that I would like, but the goal was to keep the conversion within the existing footprint of the lathe so it could go through my 32" wide basement door without disassembly. I have crossflow ventilation from the bottom left up to the top right and if I end up with a dead air spot on the bottom right below the servo drives, I can add a small muffin fan below the drives pulling cooler air from the left and pushing it up past the drives towards the vent.

And a small wiring box in the top of the right cabinet to collect all the wiring from the new conduit feedthroughs in the chip tray:
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