Re: Case Hardening the Permanent Spindle #lathe


Bill in OKC too
 

I don't think it needs to be hardened. If you just want to, that would be up to you. Be aware that hardening it will cause it to warp. Then you'd need to grind it. You essentially open several cans of worms that you don't need opened. 

Bill in OKC

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On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 03:16:18 PM CDT, 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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