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J Tiers
08-25-2005, 10:39 PM
Scott Logan of Logan lathes posted this on the user group.... I though it might get more wide viewing here.

>OK, slightly off topic here, but I hope someone here may be able to help.
>We have a Clausing Colchester 17" lathe, with a D1-8 spindle nose. Off
>hand, I do not know what the internal taper is, but according to the manual,
>it is 0.750" per foot.
>I am looking for a reducing sleeve to be able to use a standard morse center
>in the machine.
>Before you ask, yes, I contacted Clausing and was quoted $936.34 with a 2
>week delivery.
>If anyone can guide me to someone who may be able to help, I would be
>forever in your debt.
>Thanks,
>Scott


Since it isn't trying to sell anything, should be Ok, right?

[This message has been edited by J Tiers (edited 08-25-2005).]

thistle
08-26-2005, 08:06 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by J Tiers:
Scott Logan of Logan lathes posted this on the user group.... I though it might get more wide viewing here.

&gt;OK, slightly off topic here, but I hope someone here may be able to help.
&gt;We have a Clausing Colchester 17" lathe, with a D1-8 spindle nose. Off
&gt;hand, I do not know what the internal taper is, but according to the manual,
&gt;it is 0.750" per foot.
&gt;I am looking for a reducing sleeve to be able to use a standard morse center
&gt;in the machine.
&gt;Before you ask, yes, I contacted Clausing and was quoted $936.34 with a 2
&gt;week delivery.
&gt;If anyone can guide me to someone who may be able to help, I would be
&gt;forever in your debt.
&gt;Thanks,
&gt;Scott


Since it isn't trying to sell anything, should be Ok, right?

[This message has been edited by J Tiers (edited 08-25-2005).]</font>


My Colchester Triumph 2000 was obtained sans spindle nose bushing .

Apparently the previuos user did not ever use use it and it dissapeared -just like the way ball point pens dissapear, some where out there there is a field of spindle nose bushings for colchester lathes.Thousands of them.


I have been afraid to ask Clausing for a quote for a new one .Now I think I will save myself the price of the call.

I am almost now motivated to turn a bush my self.how hard could it be ?
Use an indicator
to pick up the taper, turn it ,lap it,plunk it in the nose ,do the morse taper.

SGW
08-26-2005, 08:22 AM
For $936.34, you can afford to fill your scrap box with a lot of "learning experiences" trying to make one!

If 'twere me, I sure would give it a try....

Get some good steel and have at it.

J Tiers
08-26-2005, 12:45 PM
The originator (its a cross-post) certainly could do that, but if its available, it is probably cheaper for him to buy at a more reasonable price than try to make it.

If it were me, I would. I have made collet closers, etc.