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TexasTurnado
10-13-2011, 11:18 PM
In the pix below is my newest acquistion: it is a 15 inch disk sander/grinder, but I can find no manufacturers name on it anywhere. The motor is made in the USA, but it could have been changed out at some point.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll168/TexasTurnado/PA110122a.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll168/TexasTurnado/PA110123a.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll168/TexasTurnado/PA110126.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll168/TexasTurnado/PA110129.jpg

The table can be swiveled out of the way for access to the disk as shown in the second pic.

Anyone know its origins or maker?

TexasTurnado
10-14-2011, 09:51 PM
Well, damn! I can't even have a good tool gloat because I don't know who made it....:D

This was a cash free acquisition - I traded an old (but nice) electric ceramic kiln for it.

lane
10-14-2011, 09:55 PM
Who cares who made it . The brand does not matter . It aint Chinese and you got something nice for free. Nice tool should last you a long time.

crrmeyer
10-15-2011, 02:54 AM
Perhaps an Oliver 182?

http://www.olivermachinery.com/ReferencePhotos/MachinePics/182.jpg

lazlo
10-15-2011, 11:18 AM
That's a beautiful old machine John -- you going to send it to Commerce for a bed grind? :D

Bill McLeod
10-15-2011, 01:43 PM
No ideas on the grinder but I see the lathe to the left in the pictures looks to be the same as mine, do you have the taper turning attachment? If yes I have a question. Thanks Bill

TexasTurnado
10-15-2011, 04:33 PM
Perhaps an Oliver 182?

http://www.olivermachinery.com/ReferencePhotos/MachinePics/182.jpg

Damn, I believe you hit it dead center! I don't have the hand wheel for the tilt mechanism - just a sleeve with a hex on the end. But otherwise, that Oliver looks exactly like what I have - thanks for the id!

The paint appears to be original and other Oliver machines I have seen were about this color green. It's a heavy rascal - all cast iron except the hardware and maybe the sector worm and gear for the tilt.

I am pretty sure the switch at the top is not original and the pic you referred to shows it lower on the side. Thanks again for the help in figuring out who made it - of course, Lane was right, it really doesn't make that much difference (but its nice to know)....:D

TexasTurnado
10-15-2011, 04:37 PM
That's a beautiful old machine John -- you going to send it to Commerce for a bed grind? :D

Nope, it's in pretty nice shape and plenty accurate for grinding! Anyway, I have too many other projects waiting for Commerce.... the Lagun will probably be next...:D :D

TexasTurnado
10-15-2011, 04:44 PM
No ideas on the grinder but I see the lathe to the left in the pictures looks to be the same as mine, do you have the taper turning attachment? If yes I have a question. Thanks Bill

Hi Bill -

Yes, I have the TA for the Colchester - I think I have everything except the anchor for clamping it to the back way. However, there is a picture of it in the manual. As you might guess, I have not put it back on since rebuilding - it still needs to be cleaned and painted.

What was your question?

John

Bill McLeod
10-15-2011, 05:23 PM
I guess it's ok to hijack your thread as your helping me do it. The rod that goes between the back clamp has a sort of swivel for lack of a better description. The rod does what it's supposed to when your going towards the chuck but when I go towards the tail it bends at the swivel and the whole thing jams. There has to be some position where the swivel type assembly does not jam but I have not found it. I am just installing the taper unit. If you need a picture please PM me with an email address as I have never figured photo bucket out. Thanks for even thinking about it
Bill

TexasTurnado
10-15-2011, 05:40 PM
I guess it's ok to hijack your thread as your helping me do it. The rod that goes between the back clamp has a sort of swivel for lack of a better description. The rod does what it's supposed to when your going towards the chuck but when I go towards the tail it bends at the swivel and the whole thing jams. There has to be some position where the swivel type assembly does not jam but I have not found it. I am just installing the taper unit. If you need a picture please PM me with an email address as I have never figured photo bucket out. Thanks for even thinking about it
Bill

No problem, Bill. I think you are describing the part I do not have, but is shown in the manual on p7A-S. There, the clamp for the way is #59065-0, the swivel (eccentric pin) is #69249-0, and the bracket the swivel is clamped to is 59068-0.

Set screws are used to hold the swivel in a position so the alignment between the TA and the bed clamp is correct. My guess is your problem, if I understand correctly, is that the set screws (one or both) are not tight enough to prevent the swivel from slipping under load.

Could that be your problem?

Edit: There should be two positions of the swivel that allow proper alignment - have you tried adjusting the swivel to the second position? Also, does the swivel have previous deep set screw marks that are allowing the swivel to move in one direction easier that in the reverse direction?

Bill McLeod
10-15-2011, 05:57 PM
this is going to take pictures could you email me at wamcleod@shaw.ca
thanks

TexasTurnado
10-15-2011, 06:02 PM
this is going to take pictures could you email me at wamcleod@shaw.ca
thanks

Sent - also check your PM.

sasquatch
10-15-2011, 06:48 PM
Texas Turnado congratulations on a nice find!!

Thanks for posting the interesting pics!!