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TR
02-01-2010, 09:14 PM
I missed on an ebay auction for a MT3 tailstock blank about 2" by 14". Where can one buy these ?

lakeside53
02-01-2010, 09:35 PM
Buy it as a "spare part" for a Grizzley or Enco lathe.

Robo
02-02-2010, 04:39 AM
Buy it as a "spare part" for a Grizzley or Enco lathe.

Ok how about some help here. Looked and looked but couldn't get the tailstock blank to come up on either webpage (I must admit I don't seem to have to much luck finding what I am looking for on either website).

John Stevenson
02-02-2010, 04:47 AM
Do you mean a tailstock blank as in the barrel or a tailstock blank arbor. ?

TR
02-02-2010, 04:54 AM
The barrel.

Like this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290395504908&ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT

lakeside53
02-02-2010, 12:18 PM
Go to the machine of choice.. then look for the "purchase parts" button. 90% of their machines have parts on-line. They do not have dimensions.. so you need to find a model that will suit - have a few members of this forum run a caliper over theirs.


Here's a G602 - the part you need (if it's the correct diameter/length etc) is $34.50.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0602/parts/8

kendall
02-02-2010, 01:32 PM
I like that disclaimer they've included.

I've always liked grizzly for parts, to my knowledge they're the only chicom importers to actually have a parts department.

Was told by an HF store manager that the most reliable way to get parts was to buy a new machine.....

Ken.

Robo
02-02-2010, 05:43 PM
Go to the machine of choice.. then look for the "purchase parts" button. 90% of their machines have parts on-line. They do not have dimensions.. so you need to find a model that will suit - have a few members of this forum run a caliper over theirs.


Here's a G602 - the part you need (if it's the correct diameter/length etc) is $34.50.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0602/parts/8

Ok I get that part of it. But its not a "blank" its an actual ram for that lathe which most likely won't work as the keyway OD etc are probably different. The blank is just that and needs machining without having to work around the already cut keyway etc etc. Its apparent to me the guy on ebay got that blank from somewhere now I just want to find out where. I do appreciate the help though:)

lakeside53
02-02-2010, 09:11 PM
I've never seen a blank advertised.

I'd just buy a Griz or whatever, and machine down the od if required (or bore your tailstock) to suit. You may be suprised and find one that was a fit; a Griz ram fitted an Emco Maximat 7 perfectly.

fciron
02-05-2010, 09:56 AM
You can buy blanks like that from MSC and many of the same places that you would buy arbors. They are not spare parts, they're blanks, you'll need to machine it to suit your purpose.

Guess I should get one and fix that drill press, thanks for the reminder.

Robo
02-05-2010, 09:11 PM
You can buy blanks like that from MSC and many of the same places that you would buy arbors. They are not spare parts, they're blanks, you'll need to machine it to suit your purpose.

Guess I should get one and fix that drill press, thanks for the reminder.

What do you search for? I don't seem to be using the right search technique.

lakeside53
02-05-2010, 09:52 PM
I believe this is what is being refered to - a Morse Taper Socket. Not sure how these would work out for a tailstock barrel though; they seem a bit short, and are hardened.

http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNPDFF?PMPAGE=1640&PMITEM=70185103&PMCTLG=00

There are also longer "rough" sockets that are machinable, but.. I think that refers to the fat end only.

http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNPDFF?PMPAGE=1639&PMITEM=03732419&PMCTLG=00

rkepler
02-05-2010, 11:15 PM
When I needed a new quill for my lathe I machined one from precision ground 1144 stock. It worked out well enough, so I made another in MT3.