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Joe From NY
12-17-2010, 06:53 PM
While in the process of getting some junk out of the basement of a house across the street, i came across this item. Can anyone advise what it could be used for and maybe who made it.
thanks

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG3982Medium.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG3983Medium.jpg

KEJR
12-17-2010, 06:57 PM
It looks like a truing jig. You would put a bar between centers and use and indicator to check how it runs. You could use it for balancing as well.

KEJR

lazlo
12-17-2010, 07:00 PM
It's a "bench center". Like mount a workpiece between centers and measure it for taper, roundness, etc.

That one is ancient, maybe turn of the century Brown & Sharp.

dalee100
12-17-2010, 07:02 PM
Hi,

Looks like an old bench center. Used for inspection of shafts and such. You would place the parts between the centers and then you could easily measure things like out-of-roundness and diameters. They could also be used for what ever else a person could think up.

dalee

lane
12-17-2010, 07:03 PM
It is a set of bench centers For checking parts between center.

bborr01
12-17-2010, 07:12 PM
Pretty much what KEJR and Lazlo said.

Also used to straighten shafts that come out of heat treat prior to grinding.

I am not quite sure how it is done as we farmed it out but shafts would come back quite straight and have a spot or two that looked like they had been hit by a torch flame. That way we wouldn't grind through the case hardening.

By the way, Joe.
Looks like you scored in the tool bit department too. Lots of special ground tool bits that will save you lots of hours on a bench or pedestal grinder.:)

And with a little care, all that carbide tooling will last you for a long time.

The collet closer is also a very handy feature. If you don't get a set of collets with it, you will want to get a set. Very handy.

Brian

tdmidget
12-17-2010, 07:12 PM
Send me a PM if you need help cleaning that kind of basements.

x39
12-17-2010, 07:23 PM
If you clean it up a bit, it would be a very desirable item for someone who works on old Harley engines. It would be used for truing flywheels.

MotorradMike
12-17-2010, 08:09 PM
If you clean it up a bit, it would be a very desirable item for someone who works on old Harley engines. It would be used for truing flywheels.

Why on earth would anyone true up a Harley flywheel?
Makes 'em sound more like a Honda.

x39
12-17-2010, 08:38 PM
Why on earth would anyone true up a Harley flywheel?
Makes 'em sound more like a Honda.
So you're saying Hondas run like out of tune Harleys?

macona
12-17-2010, 09:07 PM
Why on earth would anyone true up a Harley flywheel?
Makes 'em sound more like a Honda.

And who knows what it would do the the reliability!

polepenhollow
12-17-2010, 10:08 PM
I know it as a "Bench Steady" from the shops I have been in. It is used for checking concentricity or truing between centers.
K Liv

beckley23
12-17-2010, 10:22 PM
It could be a bench centers, as others have stated, but it's possibly the swivel top from a tool and cutter grinder's table. The nuts in the corners could be the T bolts for clamping in the T slots. Also bench centers, at least the ones I've seen, have a much thicker base.
Harry

MotorradMike
12-17-2010, 11:20 PM
So you're saying Hondas run like out of tune Harleys?

Um, no.

I think you know what I'm saying.
HD has a design philosophy with which I do not agree. If you ride one, I'm OK with that as long as you acknowledge the limitations and don't attempt to misrepresent the machine as something it is not.

J Tiers
12-17-2010, 11:20 PM
It could be a bench centers, as others have stated, but it's possibly the swivel top from a tool and cutter grinder's table. The nuts in the corners could be the T bolts for clamping in the T slots. Also bench centers, at least the ones I've seen, have a much thicker base.
Harry

That's what I was thinking.

One end has a spring lever for retracting the center enough to remove the part. That's usually on grinder centers, but could be on bench centers also, of course.

Joe From NY
12-17-2010, 11:38 PM
By the way, Joe.
Looks like you scored in the tool bit department too. Lots of special ground tool bits that will save you lots of hours on a bench or pedestal grinder.:)


Yeah, i also grabbed this. I haven't had a chance to look at it as I just carried it across the street and it was so cold in my garage today and i am a bit sick. What kind of grinder is it?

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG3963Medium.jpg

x39
12-17-2010, 11:46 PM
What kind of grinder is it?
Looks like a grinder for grinding carbide bits. Nice find.

x39
12-17-2010, 11:48 PM
If you ride one, I'm OK with that as long as you acknowledge the limitations and don't attempt to misrepresent the machine as something it is not.
When did I do that?

oldtiffie
12-18-2010, 01:26 AM
It could be for "testing" as said previously, but it looks just like the centres used on a tool & cutter grinder to mount an arbor on with such things as spiral-toothed slab milling cutters, the OD of side and face cutters, reamers etc. etc. I've go two sets - came with my T&C grinders:
https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/images/156441.jpeg

https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/images/156501.jpeg

https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/images/20859.jpeg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Universal_grinder/Universal_grinder3.jpg

https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Tool-and-Cutter-Grinder-Accessories

bob308
12-18-2010, 10:23 AM
it always makes laugh some one that can not add anything usfull to a post has to mouth off about their lack of knowledge about harleys. when i have not seen a harley rider jump in and say the other brands are junk.

hardtail
12-18-2010, 11:46 AM
It might not be deep enough to do harley flywheels but you could install some spacers/parallels under it to give it a little lift........overall it would likely have some usefulness........course if you already have a lathe your probably already doing it in there.

moe1942
12-18-2010, 12:56 PM
it always makes laugh some one that can not add anything usfull to a post has to mouth off about their lack of knowledge about harleys. when i have not seen a harley rider jump in and say the other brands are junk.


And we, at least I, never will. I have two Harleys but only ride one at a time...:)

moe1942
12-18-2010, 12:59 PM
It might not be deep enough to do harley flywheels but you could install some spacers/parallels under it to give it a little lift........overall it would likely have some usefulness........course if you already have a lathe your probably already doing it in there.



With the right height risers it would work fine for flywheel truing..

Abner
12-18-2010, 03:00 PM
So this guy picks up this girl at a bar. One the way out the door to go to his place she says "by the way I'm on my menstrual cycle". To which he says 'Oh, don't feel bad I ride a Honda"
:D

Joe From NY
12-18-2010, 05:21 PM
By the way, Joe.
Looks like you scored in the tool bit department too. Lots of special ground tool bits that will save you lots of hours on a bench or pedestal grinder.




I also got this stuff:

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG3996Medium.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG4003Medium.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG4004Medium.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG4005Medium.jpg

Joe From NY
12-18-2010, 05:22 PM
and this also:

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG4006Medium.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG3998Medium.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG3999Medium.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae310/photospotxx/Clausing/CIMG3994Medium.jpg

Alistair Hosie
12-18-2010, 05:27 PM
This is used by the military in Scotland for measuring the under the kilt tackle.
Asked what was worn under the kilt Corporal m'ckay said nothing worn at all sir it's all in good working order:D Alistair

noah katz
12-19-2010, 04:33 PM
World's biggest nutcracker; contact Guinness immediately


While in the process of getting some junk out of the basement of a house across the street, i came across this item. Can anyone advise what it could be used for and maybe who made it.
thanks