Inertia Base

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This is a inertia base I'm making for my lathe. When I moved into this space thirteen years ago the neighborhood was much quieter. Now there are idling trucks outside the building often. The building has foot thick concrete floors and I'm on the fourth floor so it wasn't much problem previously. Now it is. I'm using 80/20 T-slot framing to make the main frame. I'm using 1/4" mild steel angle iron for the brackets. It looks fairly simple and straight forward. It took me a long time before I was able to boil it down to the essentials. I've completed the dry run. I will install in in a couple of weeks when I have a chance. Here is a top view. The equipment feet are for the lathe.

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Here is a side view with the spring isolators.

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Making the brackets was the trickiest part. You can see I put the first mounting hole in a less than ideal place. I used the upgraded 1HP motor on the Tail Micromill to drill the holes.

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