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flylo
11-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Left at 6:30AM, drove almost 100 miles each way, passed 50+ Amish buggies & picked up a Logan 11" lathe with a Buck Tru-Adjust 3 jaw, a 5C collet chuck & the rest shown. I really like the cabinet & the thru hole is about 1-3/8", I really think this will make a nice little brother to the Pacemaker. I have $750+$30 fuel. Fun ride!:rolleyes:
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k631/fly-lo/th_1352662770.jpg

J Tiers
11-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Image isn't a thumbnail, that's how big it really is, but it looks good in the miniature pic....

$750 is pretty good for a decent 11", especially with a 5C setup.

Do you have the hardened bed?

sasquatch
11-11-2012, 04:27 PM
Re: Passed 50 amish buggies:

The least you could have done is slipped into the Amish church service for an hour on a sunday morning!!
P.S. -remember the Amish have machine shops too! Lol

Nice find !!

loose nut
11-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Please explain why you needed another piece of equipment. Your shop is going to become so heavy it will cause a localized distortion in the gravity field resulting in a black hole forming.

flylo
11-11-2012, 07:56 PM
Try this one. I used a thumbnail like I normally do. Yep I should have went to church & ask forgiveness for buying more iron, oh well, LOL! http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k631/fly-lo/th_1352662770.jpg (http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k631/fly-lo/1352662770.jpg)

Dr Stan
11-11-2012, 08:01 PM
Please explain why you needed another piece of equipment. Your shop is going to become so heavy it will cause a localized distortion in the gravity field resulting in a black hole forming.

I think its because I poached my 14 X 30 Logan from his back yard. :)

flylo
11-11-2012, 08:22 PM
I have an Atlas 6" & 10", a SB, a D6000E Wabeco, a Prazi with a mill, & an Optimum but have never had or used a Logan & I really like it & from what I read the 11" & up share the same heastock, bearings, etc so this is a beefy lathe for it's size. When the owner said he used 5C collets I knew it was an 11" not a 10". Where else (besides maybe a 10EE) can you find an 11" swing with a 1-3/8" thru hole & the quality beats most in that size IMHO. And I think the price was right!

PS Try the pic in #5, it's working now.

sasquatch
11-11-2012, 08:26 PM
That 10inch Atlas must be nasty on the back to run with it sitting on the floor.

You REALLY need a nice Atlas leg set for it!! Lol

flylo
11-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Send it over, Or better yet come on over & get an Atlas to fit your legs!

flylo
11-11-2012, 08:38 PM
I think its because I poached my 14 X 30 Logan from his back yard. :)

Doc,Mine didn't come with that aweful, I mean awesome racing stripe & mine's just plain gray. Those things are for you rich guys!:rolleyes:

J Tiers
11-11-2012, 09:39 PM
have never had or used a Logan & I really like it & from what I read the 11" & up share the same heastock, bearings, etc so this is a beefy lathe for it's size.

The 11" uses the same basic bed as the 10", so really, anything at 10" or above is about the same quality. I have 11" parts that fit my 10". And, in fact, the difference in swing between a 10" and an 11" is about a half inch..... the 10" swings just under 10.5", the 11" swings 11.06", per Scott Logan.

I believe the larger machines use a different bed of the same design.

The big difference from 10" to 11" is the big thru-hole, availability of modern spindle noses instead of threaded, availability of hardened bed, and the pretty much standard use of the QCB and the "automatic" apron, with feather key pickoff for turning feed instead of halfnuts only as with the 10" change gear units. I do not recall if the 10" QCB units use the "automatic" apron.

flylo
11-11-2012, 09:49 PM
These are new to me but this is where I read it.
http://www.lathes.co.uk/logan/page8.html
http://www.lathes.co.uk/logan/page3.html

Dr Stan
11-11-2012, 10:40 PM
Doc,Mine didn't come with that aweful, I mean awesome racing stripe & mine's just plain gray. Those things are for you rich guys!:rolleyes:

That's really rich coming from the owner of a Pacemaker. :)

J Tiers
11-11-2012, 10:50 PM
These are new to me but this is where I read it.


Nothing there that i contradicted, or the reverse......

headstock is obviously different for different swings, but the bearing setup is similar, as is the newer 10" setup AFAIK.... mine has teh old double-row, to which I added a preload setup, since the double-row bearing was not internally preloaded as it should have been. Was supposed to be a zero to negative clearance, but seems more like a C3.... clearly not happening for a lathe.

flylo
11-11-2012, 11:08 PM
Just having fun Doc, No offence intended, anyway I have $2400 in the pair ,fuel included. I'm in Michigan where times are tough. Glad both came with Buck Adjust-Tru chucks, also from here.

Dr Stan
11-12-2012, 08:40 AM
Just having fun Doc, No offence intended, anyway I have $2400 in the pair ,fuel included. I'm in Michigan where times are tough. Glad both came with Buck Adjust-Tru chucks, also from here.

I was doing the same. It's good we can poke fun at each other.

JCHannum
11-12-2012, 10:03 AM
[QUOTE=flylo;808078] Where else (besides maybe a 10EE) can you find an 11" swing with a 1-3/8" thru hole & the quality beats most in that size IMHO./QUOTE]

The Sheldon 10" XL series, 11" S series and South Bend Heavy Ten all have 5C collet capability and 1-3/8" spindle bores. I don't doubt there are others.

The Logan is a good lathe, maybe between the SB and Sheldon in quality and features.