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hughman
08-17-2006, 09:42 PM
First post. I'm mostly a boat guy with a woodshop. I just bought this Logan 1820 10" lathe, and I'll be climbing the learning curve.

It's been 30 years since I worked as a machine operator, hired by a one man shop in frozen Colorado to mill and turn parts for irrigation systems- ya know, those alien crop circles ya see from airplanes in the high desert. ;)

This machine will keep all the other old ahrn running, is my hope. I think I got more collets than I'll ever use! :eek:

Here's the lathe:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid211/pc0465bf4bb809b6de2f3343ed71014d5/ed727e81.jpg

Serial No. 71468 (found on the ways) - Anyone know how to date these?

I'll need a manual to disassamble and tune it up, and some suggestions on the best place to buy supplies and parts.

Cheers, Hugh

nheng
08-17-2006, 09:48 PM
Hugh, welcome to the group. Logan serial numbers can be found at Logan's generously maintained site: http://www.lathe.com/ser-no.htm Den

hughman
08-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Thanks!

1957 :cool:

rockrat
08-17-2006, 10:09 PM
Welcome. As the new member, you are now required to send us all your tools and start over. :D

Just kidding, good stuff in here, enjoy.

rock-

Mcgyver
08-17-2006, 10:41 PM
having a lathe will make it easier to get off that dirty old dusty woodworking habit :) welcome to the forum

LarryinLV
08-17-2006, 10:50 PM
Be forewarned !

Both metal working and these forums may become addictive.


Welcome

speedy
08-17-2006, 11:07 PM
Step on in and make youself at home Hugh.You will find lots of good types here.

TECHSHOP
08-17-2006, 11:33 PM
I use my metal working tools to modify my wood working tools to make jigs and fixtures for welding to fix my metal projects that I screw up. So basically I do nothing. repeatedly, but it is fun.

JRouche
08-18-2006, 12:51 AM
Welcome Hugh....Welcome, JRouche

Paul Alciatore
08-18-2006, 01:25 AM
Welcome aboard the board.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. But I am glad to have you here as I'm sure all of us are.

wierdscience
08-18-2006, 01:25 AM
Welcome aboard!

Evan
08-18-2006, 02:57 AM
So, is it Hughman as in Hughman bean? :D

Watch out for some of the topics, we have a few bats hanging from the ceiling. Feel free to ask questions, we have a few Logan experts around as well. Now that I have graciously offered the assistance of others that I have never even actually met, welcome.

Norman Warfield
08-18-2006, 05:36 AM
Welcome to this place of interest and information, I have a Montgomery Ward lathe made by Logan. Very similar to your model.


When I needed gears for the quickchange box I used standard Boston gears, standard bushings, and all standard bolts and screws. Good 'ol American replacement parts from anywhere. The old iron is good like that.

I got a manual from logan, for a high price and their parts are equaly high. Some of them frighteningly high. However; they will have anything you will need.

I have done a lot of work on that lathe and it is still true and strong. I think it will outlast anything modern I have. It's a simple machine that will give you a wealth of good service.

So... climb aboard and have a good time, this is a good place!

hughman
08-18-2006, 11:55 AM
Thanks for the welcome!

I have to "do the time" in the archives yet, but I'd like to survey your opinions on useful suppliers for parts and materials.

RobDee
08-18-2006, 08:12 PM
Hello Hugh.

Techshop, I make my own woodworking jigs and tools also.

SJorgensen
08-19-2006, 01:55 AM
Hello Hugh,

Welcome aboard! Don't mind the landlubbers around here. How about a picture of your boat?

Spence

thistle
08-19-2006, 09:41 AM
welcome- jumped ship from the Wouldnt Boat forum have we!


Nice machine,now you will have to let everyone come around for a test drive , for a proper opinion.

re supplies, the magazines have a number of advertisers purveying the appropriate stuff.

I have dealt with- www.victornet.com, for a lot of things good prices on new stuff .

there are a few 2nd hand suppliers like plaza who are good to deal with.

ProGunOne
08-19-2006, 10:13 AM
Hello Hugh, New here myself. Here's Plaza Machinery's web site:
http://www.plazamachinery.com/

hughman
08-19-2006, 09:04 PM
Hello Hugh,

Welcome aboard! Don't mind the landlubbers around here. How about a picture of your boat?

Spence

Boat? This ol thing?

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid14/p0e76cbf3c9160a123933311817ef176c/fde3ab8f.jpg


;)

hughman
08-19-2006, 09:19 PM
So, I'm fooling around with the machine, trying out all the parts that came with it to see what they do, if they fit, etc, and my nine year old daughter comes in to check it out.

Cool! says she. "Can you make me a pony?"

:confused:

"No" sez I. "So what good is it?" sez she.

TECHSHOP
08-19-2006, 09:38 PM
The women of my household must be related to those in yours, no?

SJorgensen
08-19-2006, 11:12 PM
WOW!

That's the kind of ship that dreams are made of (and I'm sure lots of work.) I wish you excellent winds for the rest of the year.

My boat is an old Reinell Cuddy cab with a little galley and a table for 4. I only wish I had the time to enjoy her. It's great to have you on the website.

hughman
08-20-2006, 06:52 PM
I think I should have made the wink thingie ";) " larger....

:o


Full disclosure: The 157' steel hulled Te Vega pictured above was a source of employment for a year, as bosun. She is not currently one of the (lessee, count 'em...1..2..3..) (OK, so I got it bad. :eek: ) eight boats currently in the stable.

I think she is owned by someone in Italy with more expendable funds than I.

wierdscience
08-20-2006, 08:49 PM
She is not currently one of the (lessee, count 'em...1..2..3..) (OK, so I got it bad. :eek: ) eight boats currently in the stable.

.

Not to worry,there are several people here who have long ago crossed the line between hobby and addiction never to return again:D

JIMofalltrades031
08-20-2006, 10:02 PM
Welcome aboard! From a Wooden boater hisself.

hughman
08-20-2006, 11:16 PM
Welcome aboard! From a Wooden boater hisself.

Pictures? :)

jmm360
08-20-2006, 11:27 PM
Hughman, if I had put the money I've dumped into boats into machine tools I would have one incredible shop. My next boat will have no wood at all, even the f*ing toothpicks will be steel.

JIMofalltrades031
08-21-2006, 01:32 AM
Pictures? :)

Almost ready for pictures. You can just about tell it is going to be a boat. And I get a digital camera for my anniversary this year! A Nikon D-50. Then the posting shall begin in earnest.

hughman
08-21-2006, 09:34 AM
Hughman, if I had put the money I've dumped into boats into machine tools I would have one incredible shop. My next boat will have no wood at all, even the f*ing toothpicks will be steel.

It's a deep slippery pit either way......

Could be women, could be recreational pharmaceuticals, hell, some folks spend their time and treasure on beanie babies... :rolleyes:

Millman
08-21-2006, 09:40 AM
{{their time and treasure on beanie babies...}} or Cabbage Patch Kids/ I wonder what they would look like after I chuckem up and turn them about 1800 RPM? Anyone else sick enough to try it? A few weeks ago Adam Savage tried to turn a 2 litre soda in his lathe. Like I said...he tried.

thistle
08-21-2006, 03:21 PM
try and turn 2 liters of soda and mentos on the lathe.....

hughman
08-21-2006, 09:55 PM
Didn't I read somewhere that soda water is used as a lubricant for cutting certain fussy materials?

LarryinLV
08-21-2006, 10:10 PM
You misunderstood. That's soda water for Fizzy material.