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tiptop
05-11-2009, 11:26 PM
Hi All,

Well, I had one last thing to finish on the Monarch before getting going to strong on the S.B. The pull knob on the shifting arm of the change gear box for threading was broken and the previous owner had tried to repair it with epoxy. I took it apart and built a new stud for it with threads, drilled and threaded the hole in the arm and installed the new part. It seems to be working fine now. Nothing like a machine making it's own repair parts. Threading on that Monarch is a breeze. It was a fun little job. Here are some pictures.

This shows just the rod in place for cutting the threads on the new knob.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/toolspage/monarhlathe/websize/Monarch%20Lathe%20010.jpg

This is the taper pin, spring for loading, the broken knob and the pull handle.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/toolspage/monarhlathe/websize/Monarch%20Lathe%20011.jpg

This is the parts put back together with the new threaded knob.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/toolspage/monarhlathe/websize/Monarch%20Lathe%20012.jpg

This is it being installed back on the shifting arm.

http://photos.imageevent.com/aatiptop/toolspage/monarhlathe/websize/Monarch%20Lathe%20013.jpg

Cheers, Jay

lugnut
05-12-2009, 01:44 AM
Did you use the Monarch to turn the threads? Looks good.:)
Mel

tiptop
05-12-2009, 01:02 PM
Mel,
Yes I drilled and tapped the hole in the handle for 3/4" X 10 tpi and the used the monarch to make the new stud. It was the first time turning anything on this lathe for me. I am very impressed with it's performance. I don't think I will ever come close to it's limits.
Jay

Scishopguy
05-14-2009, 02:43 PM
Jay...You will love using the Monarch. They were truely the cadillac of lathes. I had access to 2 different styles of older Monarchs at the department where I worked. The one in my shop was a series 61 that was built in 1957. The other was built in 1942 and was a much more stout machine. I loved them both!!!