A Personal Blog on Bicycle Transportation and DIY Projects

Lathe Cross Slide Dial Upgrade

Part of the “joy” in working with Chinese 9×20 lathes is learning how to use them through their modification.  This is one such modification, making a 3″ dial to replace the small diameter one.  What use to be a chore for rotating the cross slide is made MUCH easier through this modification.

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