It has been a while since I do any serious work on the lathe. After fixing up the scale, the carriage was reinstalled and I took some time to take out some slack in the hand wheels and the screws. Turning is a little tighter now but still rather smooth. To get a proper feel, I chuck up a small piece of aluminum and did some test.
Practicing On The Lathe
Come to think about it, if I'm to make the wheels from scratch, I don't really need to face off the part off side of the wheel. Reason being, most of its face would be recessed and spokes milled out.
Do let me know if you have any suggestion or spotted mistakes. I'm still very much a newbie though I've had my machines for 4 to 5 years.
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