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Old 10-10-2020, 06:43 PM
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I managed to strip the threads on the two M8 screws that hold the compound to the cross slide on my lathe. After much handwringing and many skull cramps, I took on the job of removing them. Turns out, it is easier than I thought, and much easier on mine than Kieth Fenner's.

Now to hodge up a tee bolt to replace the original. I'm thinking a simple weld buildup of common hardware and a little machine work. Pays to have more than one lathe

Not real impressed with ball oilers. By my count, there are 6 8mm OD ball oilers that should be replaced. Pretty sad, when there are only a dozen on the whole machine. Any suggestions on a Canadian source?
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Old 10-10-2020, 08:17 PM
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No need for welding with another lathe around, just a little grinding after turning and threading
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Old 10-10-2020, 08:54 PM
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That cross slide looks suspiciously like the 8 we have in the metal shop at Valley High. (my memory is on a strike at the moment) . :-)
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:05 PM
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Cam, they are called Gits oilers.
Available in Edmonton
Motion Industries has them as well as Guillevin International, the hydraulics dudes.
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No need for welding with another lathe around, just a little grinding after turning and threading
Neither the Barnes #5 nor the Taig are set up for single point threading, and I don't have a tap and die for the closest SAE thread.
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Cam, they are called Gits oilers.
Available in Edmonton
Motion Industries has them as well as Guillevin International, the hydraulics dudes.
Thanks Gerry! There is a motion industries in Red Deer...
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