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Farmer Dan    Posted 03-25-2017 at 11:30:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Lathe project done and ready for work
  • A good paint job is way to much work with no improvement in performance so I didn't bother with it. And I don't know what the original color should be. Sure does run smooth and all my cuts are within my goal of .0005".

    It came with a 3" 3 jaw scroll chuck that was a real bear to adjust. I took it apart cleaned it put the jaws back in the correct position and now it works freely and spins true.
     photo 3inch 3 jaw chuck_zpsxzdnqwln.jpg

    Next I found an adapter to change from 1 1/2"x 8tpi to 1" x 10 tpi. Machined a new back plate and now I have a 5" three jaw scroll chuck for larger work. I have two sets of jaws for inside and outside holding so much more variety.
     photo 5inch 3 jaw chuck_zpsxkmlp8pf.jpg

    Then I machined another back plate this one for a 4" E32 collet chuck. I use this to hold the end mills when I use the milling attachment.
     photo Mill Attachment and collet chuck 4_zpsrkjx5jme.jpg

    IT's been a fun little project cleaning and repairing this vintage machine. I made the #14 spanner I was missing as my first project with it. Turned a few pistons into parts dishes. Feels funny working with the mill since you have 3 axis' to worry about now not just X and Y. FUN!!!

    Farmer Dan    Posted 04-11-2017 at 13:22:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • I thought it was done
  • I was I was done with it but then I added a quick change tool post from Shar's. Had to do a little machine work to make a "T" nut for it to mount with. Works great and sure makes tool changes a lot faster and easier. My cutting tools line up perfect and are nice and solid. Now to get my shop vac out and clean up all the metal chips.

    dave#1    Posted 03-26-2017 at 09:07:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very nice Dan !

    When I was in High School "Metal Shop" I made a handful of items on a lathe, I really enjoyed working with it and always had a dream of buying one but I never came across one that I could afford
    Maybe I'll just ship you all my machine work


    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-25-2017 at 12:32:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Nice setup! Would be nice to have IF I had a place to put it! Nice work also.


    Farmer Dan    Posted 03-25-2017 at 17:48:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Lathe project done and ready for work
  • Thanks Jack. Nice thing is it's a small lathe so it only takes up half my work bench. Luckily I have another bench I do most of my work on.

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