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doctor demo
02-23-2011, 10:42 PM
Thought I'd share

http://cgi.ebay.com/64-X-498-American-Geared-Head-Engine-Lathe-/200552694316?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb1df422c

Steve:eek:

Toolguy
02-23-2011, 11:10 PM
Too bad that's not where Black Forest can get it. I bet it would fit nicely with his other new machines - on the second floor.:D Congrats on your new stuff BF. I especially like the saw.

2ManyHobbies
02-23-2011, 11:35 PM
Think I could reuse my MT3 dead centers in that? :p

gary350
02-23-2011, 11:35 PM
That would be a good lathe for making a 41 ft long 5 ft diameter gun barrel.

Ask the buyer if he will ship it by UPS.

gwilson
02-23-2011, 11:42 PM
Very small bore for such a large lathe.

Davo J
02-24-2011, 12:02 AM
World wide shipping as well, I wonder if that will fit in a flat rate box or 2 to help keep the price down.

Dave

Forrest Addy
02-24-2011, 12:43 AM
Perfect for my light work

JoeLee
02-24-2011, 12:50 AM
A machine that size and only a 2 1/2" through hole in the spindle?? You should be able to crawl through that spindle.

JL...............

MichaelP
02-24-2011, 03:19 AM
The machine is for a local pickup only. They'll load it into your pickup truck at no additional fee.

Ray Sidell
02-24-2011, 04:43 AM
Good to see it has rapid traverse, would take several minutes to crank the saddle along the bed.
Ray

philbur
02-24-2011, 06:42 AM
Like this one:

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x36/philbur/BrdreneSundt.jpg

Phil:)


A machine that size and only a 2 1/2" through hole in the spindle?? You should be able to crawl through that spindle.

JL...............

JoeLee
02-24-2011, 09:15 AM
Like this one:

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x36/philbur/BrdreneSundt.jpg

Phil:)

AHHHHH.. he must be a midget !

JL..............

Mcgyver
02-24-2011, 09:44 AM
A machine that size and only a 2 1/2" through hole in the spindle?? You should be able to crawl through that spindle.

JL...............


I thought the same thing......I wonder when they get that big if they're largely custom made?

The guy doing the advertising needs a smack; selling a 6 figure machine and you click on his photos and what comes up is barely larger than than the thumbnail....you just can't fix stupid.....and just because of that i'm not buying it.

Rustybolt
02-24-2011, 10:05 AM
A machine that size and only a 2 1/2" through hole in the spindle?? You should be able to crawl through that spindle.

JL...............


More than likely it was made to turn shafts between centers. The spindle bore only needs to be large enough to accept centers.

Abner
02-24-2011, 10:19 AM
At 41' and 30 rpm a .010 cut would take 27 1/3 hrs to complete.

At 1.8 rpm = 455 hrs.....

gwilson
02-24-2011, 10:28 AM
Old machines just do not have large spindle holes(except oil field or special lathes).

Paul Alciatore
02-24-2011, 02:54 PM
At 41' and 30 rpm a .010 cut would take 27 1/3 hrs to complete.

At 1.8 rpm = 455 hrs.....

And then you measure and find you should have cut one more thousanth.

If a cut takes a day, would rapid transit mean it only takes an hour or two to move the carriage back?

photomankc
02-24-2011, 04:24 PM
So this would be perfect to cut some 1/8" model train shafts on right?

Andrew_D
02-24-2011, 04:38 PM
You guys are missing the key feature...the 48" chuck!!!!

Cover with plexiglass and play poker on it! :eek: :eek:

Andrew

Arthur.Marks
02-24-2011, 04:58 PM
Honest question: When you're up to ∅4 ft. for a chuck, is it removable? I'm guessing not; that it is integrally built with the spindle. I have no idea, though. Thoughts?

Andrew_D
02-24-2011, 08:55 PM
Honest question: When you're up to ∅4 ft. for a chuck, is it removable? I'm guessing not; that it is integrally built with the spindle. I have no idea, though. Thoughts?

My vote is that yes it is removable.

My reasoning is:
1) Easier assembly at the factory.
2) Cheaper to make...I sure wouldn't want to start with 4 ft plus diameter shaft and try to turn down everything except a bit on the end just to make it integral.
3) There's probably a situation where someone will want a different chuck on it.
4) It'll be harder to make my poker table if it is integral! :rolleyes:

Andrew

Arthur.Marks
02-24-2011, 10:35 PM
My vote is that yes it is removable.
In that case, I'd love to see how it is mounted. I couldn't imagine it is threaded. A taper would be impossible to remove. So is there an alignment flange, and it is bolted on? I would expect that removing or mounting a chuck like that would be a frustrating, long job---to say the least! :)

doctor demo
02-24-2011, 11:46 PM
A machine that size and only a 2 1/2" through hole in the spindle?? You should be able to crawl through that spindle.

JL...............
At 400 plus inches between centers, I can't imagine needing to slip anything into the spindle to make it fit .

Steve