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    Splish Splash I was taking a bath

    I have a Takasawa 14 x 400 tool room lathe. I want to add a rear splash guard to keep oil off of the shop wall and ceiling behind and above the machine. Any suggestions as to material, who to contact to build it etc. My welding skills are zipp. I live near Austin, TX. Thanks for any help. Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Oltersdorf View Post
    I have a Takasawa 14 x 400 tool room lathe. I want to add a rear splash guard to keep oil off of the shop wall and ceiling behind and above the machine. Any suggestions as to material, who to contact to build it etc. My welding skills are zipp. I live near Austin, TX. Thanks for any help. Tim

    Look around some. There is a design for a clear plastic, steel framed, thingy you can make that swings over the chuck but allows you to see the chuck and allows the use of a coolant nozzle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySharrett View Post
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    Thin (1/16") polycarbonate will bend like sheetmetal (drill corners to prevent stress cracks), is light(ish), and pretty easy to work with. You'll want some 'straps' - maybe 1"x1/8" steel for mounting and maybe to add rigidity. That's probably the direction I would go.

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    Eureka!

    Jerry, The unit you recommended seems to be mainly for safety rather then containing splashing but it gave me a brainstorm about how to design a splash guard much simpler then I originally had envisioned. Using the other recommendations as to material with the addition of a magnetic clamp the design should work. Thanks all for your suggestions! This project has now superseded my latest idea of marketing an Ocasio-Cortez dart board. Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Oltersdorf View Post
    Jerry, The unit you recommended seems to be mainly for safety rather then containing splashing but it gave me a brainstorm about how to design a splash guard much simpler then I originally had envisioned. Using the other recommendations as to material with the addition of a magnetic clamp the design should work. Thanks all for your suggestions! This project has now superseded my latest idea of marketing an Ocasio-Cortez dart board. Tim

    Dude yer walkin' a fine line there putting "Occasional-Cortex" and "dart board" in the same sentence........ (notice how I subtilely camouflaged the name here) ..... you're gonna' get us ALL on The Gover'munt List..... gonna be search index spiders, AI's sending out the call, and low information drones knockin on doors acros't thee land....

    That said, the opinions of some old white guy are meaningless in this day and age ANYways..... Mod'ren Millennialist Movements are rendering us men obsolete dontcha' know.



    The 5 stages of a man's life:


    1. Birth.
    2. Peeing and pooping yourself.
    3. Paying for everything.
    4. Peeing and pooping yourself.
    5. Death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    Dude yer walkin' a fine line there putting "Occasional-Cortex" and "dart board" in the same sentence........ (notice how I subtilely camouflaged the name here) ..... you're gonna' get us ALL on The Gover'munt List..... gonna be search index spiders, AI's sending out the call, and low information drones knockin on doors acros't thee land....

    That said, the opinions of some old white guy are meaningless in this day and age ANYways..... Mod'ren Millennialist Movements are rendering us men obsolete dontcha' know.



    The 5 stages of a man's life:


    1. Birth.
    2. Peeing and pooping yourself.
    3. Paying for everything.
    4. Peeing and pooping yourself.
    5. Death.
    Sounds like I'm pretty close to kicking the bucket.....thanks for the info. This won't help my insomnia.

    Mort

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    1. Birth.
    2. Peeing and pooping yourself.
    3. Paying for everything.
    4. Peeing and pooping yourself.
    5. Death.
    How can you tell when you get to #5?

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    when you quit #4!

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    Draw up some plans, make them as plain or fancy as you wish then visit a sheet metal shop.

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