2018 Acorn Conversion Challenge

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MecTechMike
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2018 Acorn Conversion Challenge

Post by MecTechMike » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:34 pm

OK Acorn DIY Experts,

Anyone up for converting this ole dog to CNC? Who wants to earn the 2018 Master Acorn CNC Conversion Award?

Just needs some lube.

Mike
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frijoli
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Re: 2018 Acorn Conversion Challenge

Post by frijoli » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:06 pm

That hurts my feelings :?
Outside Winston-Salem, NC

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Re: 2018 Acorn Conversion Challenge

Post by DocsMachine » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:30 am

Challenge Accepted. Ship it on up and I'll start right away. :D

August of 2013 I went to look at this:

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A 1943 Springfield 16" gear-head lathe, that had been left outside in the Alaskan weather long enough for the blue tarp to have partially rotted away.

By January of '16, I had this:

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It's still not 100% done, but it's close. And, of course, once the chassis is back into good shape, the conversion to CNC would be basically the same as my Logan CNC conversion.

That Southbend would be even easier to repair, since SB parts can be had cheap and by the bucketful. I had to make a lot of Springfield parts from scratch because replacements are completely nonexistent, and I've never seen anyone part one out.

Doc.

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Re: 2018 Acorn Conversion Challenge

Post by MecTechMike » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:21 pm

I'm impressed. Well done.

frijoli
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Re: 2018 Acorn Conversion Challenge

Post by frijoli » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:36 am

DocsMachine wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:30 am
Challenge Accepted. Ship it on up and I'll start right away. :D

August of 2013 I went to look at this:

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Doc.
Beautiful work Doc!

What do you use for paint?
Outside Winston-Salem, NC

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