Re: Case Hardening the Permanent Spindle #lathe

Ethan Allred

I would say no. It shouldn't need hardening. If you want to protect it go with an enamel or epoxy paint.

On Wed, May 12, 2021, 14:16 Brandon Nugent <nugentmakes@...> wrote:

Question for larger group:

Should the headstock spindle be case hardened?  Or even just slightly hardened?  

Today I 'finished' machining the headstock spindle and am wondering if it shouldn't be hardened in some way to protect it from regular use.

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