Here are pictures of the Taig Micro Lathe and Taig Milling Machine, pictures of my machines and other Taig users machines, modifications and projects. I want pictures! Send me your Taig pictures and I will post them. Mods, projects, even your machine just sitting on the bench.Last Updated June 1st, 2017
Sections with new additions in Bold type, new pictures in Bold type. This page can be a bit unwieldy, but you will find a lot of treasures by poking around. Use the "find" function of your browser to search for particular words (usually ctrl "f" keys, pressed together.)For the latest pictures it's easier to look at the My Taig Blog, which presents the pictures in a much easier to read format.
Chris Hendricks sent me an intruiging drawing for making a little hovercraft out of a CD puck. I have to admit it need tweaking, as the balloon tends to drag along the table, slowing it down, but it does float on a cushion of air!. His drawing and puck can be found in the owner modification and projects section.
When people send me a few pictures this is where they end up. I generally edit the picture for size, play with brightness etc. I tend to put new pictures at the bottom of this section, and put the description in bold text until the next update. I really appreciate pictures, and always welcome new ones, of any Taig lathe, mill, or projects done on the machines. Feel free to email me pictures in . format, or mail a CD or regular photographs so I can scan them. If you send me enough, I'll give you your own section on this page.
"You can see the spring I have behind the door-hinged motor mount. Works great. The double brass knobs on the small slide knob really help as do the thumb screws for the tailstock , slide, travel stop, etc. The tail stock handle made of 1/2" copper pipe is held in place with a set screw that goes into a soldered brass nut. Doesn't loosen w/ use. The entire lathe is mounted on a 3/4" slab of aluminum. It has screwed on rubber feet on the bottom and wide handles. The power switch is on the slab too. A self-contained unit. Easy to transport or store. Very stable as the feet are short and wide and stiff. The base being aluminum makes it easy to tap holes to mount anything you want. Also, the piece on the tailstock is my home made die holder. Look at the front left side of the motor. See the mini toggle switch? That is for motor reversing. GREAT for backing off threadings at low speed and a loose tailstock. Bob Pinkus"
Robert has modified his Taig in many ways. There is a worm gear box which feeds the carriage by a 1/4-20 screw feed. The belt can be twisted to provide a simple reverse capability. The motor is permanent magnet DC and uses a diode and light dimmer for speed control. The steam engines were made with Roberts three lathes: a SB 10K, a 9x20 lathe and the Taig. "I sure love the Taig, it's just a blast to use. Nothing like it for fine work. ", says Robert.