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Old 03-11-2019, 02:11 PM
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This lathe is mostly to cut my teeth on machine rebuilding. Ive never scraped in ways or used turcite etc. I figured I can't make it any worse then it is now.

I do plan on having at least one gear head lathe that can cut inch and metric threads.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:56 AM
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That is a good idea . If you blow it ,which I doubt it as you have learned a lot at the mill ,No loss .If you win it should be movable down there .
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:31 PM
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The list of things still frozen on the lathe are as follows...

The chuck
Tailstock spindle
The back gears are stick to their shaft and won't spin. But the back gear lever will rotate the shaft in and out of engagement.
Lead screw
Feed rod
This reminds me of an extra large frozen Wilton vise I saw.....
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:08 PM
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I would save it.....there's a lot of good work yet to come from this piece. Just going to take a little elbow grease and perseverance and this lathe will produce as well as it ever did.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:43 PM
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I have a pre WWII 16X72 lathe. It will do wonderful work If you have enough time to watch it work. See picture 1

I also have a modern 15X 50 machine that will remove a wheelbarrow full of swarf in about as much time as the old CMC will remove a couple of coffee cans full.
Picture two is the as received pic of the Jet 1550 Clausing clone showing part of the bed and the three D1-6 mount chucks that came with it.

2 hp 20 - 500 RPM flat belt reeves drive VS 7.5 hp 4 v belt drive 20 -2000 rpm power lubricated tapered roller gear head that makes smoking swarf all day long if need be.
For any given part the out put is about 4 to 1.

I keep the old girl because there are jobs that need her capacity but she can go months between jobs.
If I needed the space for any reason she would be looking for a new home.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:05 PM
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Another update.

Now the carriage will move back and forth on the bed.

Still working on getting the cross slide and compound loose.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:29 AM
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I enjoy things like this.
Me too, I think it has something to do with wanting to be different. It can be a lonely but rewarding road you travel. I have learned a lot through the years from being different.
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:01 PM
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I have a pre WWII 16X72 lathe. It will do wonderful work If you have enough time to watch it work. See picture 1

I also have a modern 15X 50 machine that will remove a wheelbarrow full of swarf in about as much time as the old CMC will remove a couple of coffee cans full.
Picture two is the as received pic of the Jet 1550 Clausing clone showing part of the bed and the three D1-6 mount chucks that came with it.

2 hp 20 - 500 RPM flat belt reeves drive VS 7.5 hp 4 v belt drive 20 -2000 rpm power lubricated tapered roller gear head that makes smoking swarf all day long if need be.
For any given part the out put is about 4 to 1.

I keep the old girl because there are jobs that need her capacity but she can go months between jobs.
If I needed the space for any reason she would be looking for a new home.
Holy crap!! Where was that picture taken Terry? You can actually see the whole lathe--no stuff piled on it. And nothing on the floor. Amazing!
Was that taken in the current shop? Or before?
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:08 PM
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Me too, I think it has something to do with wanting to be different. It can be a lonely but rewarding road you travel. I have learned a lot through the years from being different.
eh, Hell. none of us here are any different and most have been there and done that. And will still go there and do that! only difference is some of us will admit it and others won't... So how are we/ any of us different...

Besides, we all have the opinion of wasting time on something but secretly will still waste that same time on a very similar project... I still do and it's because I enjoy it... For The... just to see if I can do it... with a little incentive for no other reason... but to prove someone/others wrong.

you're doing just fine ORF... if it all works out wonderful if not you learned enough to go on to the next doubting Thomacito project/s...
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:44 PM
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Current shop immediately after I got the lathe back together. today it is in that same spot.
The reason that the shop looks empty is that I had tables full of lathe parts in that space and as the parts went into the lathe I took the tables away and voila the false appearance of a clean empty shop also since that picture was taken I have ....acquired more stuff.
Todat there is a huge land platt chest that has been converted into a tooling cabinet/work surface in the center of the room three lathes, a 9x 42 Bridgeport clone a 60 inch Niagara shear a wood stove a 34 X 72 workbench / storage unit with a 6 inch vice on it a thermalarc 211 welder a 30 X80 rolling tool chest and more permanant chit that I need . Even with all that in the 13 X 26 ft room there is access to every tool and storage space plus room to get a project inside to work on. There are three 1 ton overhead rails iun the shop plus a 1/2 ton gantry over the lathe in the picture and a 1/2 ton rail over the main lathe a jet 1550.

My current project is a Miller big 40D that blew the main rectifier stack the diode protection board and a couple of 50 amp 800 volt rectifier bridges.
All is repaired except the bridges which should arrive soon
Fortunatly I did not order them for the good head banger but form a Canadian flag waving company from Manitoba Not sure which town they claim to be in but it mast be Slow
Holy chit I just looked at my thermometer 21.2C or70 F outside
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