DIY Lathe chip guard

DIY Lathe chip guard

Nick made a chip guard for his Cummins mini-lathe. Anyone who has worked on a metal lathe knows what a mess the chips make. They can also do a lot of damage if they get into the gears and/or lead screws. This is a nice modification that really should be an OEM part. DIY Lathe chip guard

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