CABIN FEVER 2001 - Bill Huxhold's Work

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Bill Huxhold's working scale model Hardinge lathes, mills and engines

I first saw some photos of Bill Huxhold's work on Jose Rodriguez' site from Cabin Fever 2000. This year, I made it to CF 2001 and seeing Bill's lathes and engines was high on my list of priorities for the show.  I was not disappointed!  Wow, what a craftsman!

Miniature Mill, Dividing Head and Mahcinist's Vise

Here's a really nice little mill with an indexing head and machinist's vise.   I'm not sure if Bill made this or not, but I suspect he did since the details are similar to those on the lathes.

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Working Miniature Model of Harding Turret Lathe

Here's Bill's fully functional scale model of a Hardinge turret lathe, taken from the back side. Scroll down and you will see a small brass goblet turned on this machine in a quick series of operations using form tools.

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This shot shows the tailstock tool turret

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Here's a closeup of one of the turret height adjusting screws:

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Here's a little brass goblet turned on the turret lathe:

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A detail from the lathe

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Working Miniature Model of Hardinge Toolroom Lathe

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The headstock with a small workpiece held in a collet:

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The tailstock of the toolroom lathe

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A closer view of the tailstock handwheel and scale

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Steam Engines

This is one of several steam engines Bill had on display:

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And a little valve...

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Another one of Bill's engines.  The photo really does not do it justice, but you get the idea!

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Tools & Accessories

Bill pointing out the details of some of the special tools he has made

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Some little wrenches for adjusting the engines (glued down with hot-melt glue)

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