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j king
10-05-2015, 03:23 PM
I was clearing out pics on my iPad and saw these .Its been a while since I built it and couldn't recall if I posted anything on here.I did a search and didn't see anything so thought I would share.
I didn't really do a lot of building pics but just a few at different stages.

This steady was for my monarch lathe.the cost was too high to purchase one so I decided to build it.I wanted it to look somewhat like it belonged on the lathe so that's why it is shaped as it is.
I started out with a flat plate. Radius end it and drilled the center hole.i have 3 of these plates for making these..Its sat around a while.lol

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zps98xbdgaz.jpeg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/image_zps98xbdgaz.jpeg.html)

I didn't have pics of the arms of the steady but you can use your imagination.lol

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpswdof9slz.jpeg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/image_zpswdof9slz.jpeg.html)

I set it up on the rotary table and drilled and bored the holes for the fingers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpscgzfojgj.jpeg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/image_zpscgzfojgj.jpeg.html)

After that was don I sawed it in half and made a hinge and bronze bushings for the fingers.There isn't any pics of this work.Also made fingers and knobs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpsimeqpqoi.jpeg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/image_zpsimeqpqoi.jpeg.html)

Also made the base that fits the bed but again I didn't take pics. I really don't think much about following the build with pics at every step.Maybe I'll change that so I may give others ideas or such.I'm not a great teacher

Happy with how it functions and looks. Jim

j king
10-05-2015, 03:25 PM
Pic limit..Finished pics

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpsau1o9m3m.jpeg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/image_zpsau1o9m3m.jpeg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpsptiank6p.jpeg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/image_zpsptiank6p.jpeg.html)

Guido
10-05-2015, 03:45 PM
BINGO, we have a WINNER.

Toolguy
10-05-2015, 03:45 PM
Beautiful job! Probably better than the original.

Forrest Addy
10-05-2015, 03:46 PM
Wow! Beautiful work. You took care with your design and execution to make your weldment joints bland in clean and smooth as a casting. That is a real plus considering most such executions while functional stop as rough welded unpainted plate.

j king
10-05-2015, 04:03 PM
Thanks guys.i should have matched the knobs to the machine but got lazy..

John Stevenson
10-05-2015, 05:10 PM
Been me I would have changed the machine knobs to match the steady, :D far better and functional.

Kiwi
10-05-2015, 05:10 PM
Hey nice job. I may have to do the same but at the moment whilst I don't have the requirement I'll keep searching for one or the steel that was a hell of a chunk you used

plunger
10-05-2015, 05:40 PM
How did you do the outer radius on the steady,is it machined or done on a belt sander?

spongerich
10-05-2015, 05:42 PM
Thanks guys.i should have matched the knobs to the machine but got lazy..

Yeah, it looks like crap.

You should send it to me for proper disposal and make yourself a decent one.

j king
10-05-2015, 05:44 PM
How did you do the outer radius on the steady,is it machined or done on a belt sander?

rotary table. saw cut to scribed line then milled it.

quasi
10-05-2015, 06:04 PM
very nice, looks like a Monarch quality creation.

vpt
10-05-2015, 06:35 PM
Nice trick with the roller lifters!

flylo
10-05-2015, 07:05 PM
WOW! Nice job! Probably better than factory.
My buddy George & I were visiting another metal trader who we know just made a several Atlas & other machine buy & of course had to look in his metal can like a couple of hobos & George picked up a good sized spanner which I said "that will fit my Pacemaker" Sure enough perfect fit for the chuck!

Willy
10-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Gee and I was impressed with your other steady when I saw it in the Shop made Tools thread a while back.

Jim's pics start at post 1465 and carry on and off to the next page.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/39202-Shop-Made-Tools/page147

Now you show us even more tool porn...this one is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting these.
To add insult to injury I now see you have not one but two Monarchs!
Have you no shame?:)

Axkiker
10-05-2015, 07:50 PM
I just realized you used roller lifters.... BRILLIANT!!!!

boslab
10-05-2015, 07:59 PM
It looks like it bloody grew there
Nice
Mark

Mike Burdick
10-05-2015, 08:18 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpsau1o9m3m.jpeg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/image_zpsau1o9m3m.jpeg.html)


Here's some more of Mr. King's brilliant work. It's the 5C chuck shown above....

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general-archive/home-made-5c-chuck-done-86161/

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Tim Clarke
10-05-2015, 08:28 PM
OOOHH, me like! Why not ship the 10EE and steady to me for a 20 year evaluation?

Oh well, I thought not.........

Need to clean the slobbers off my keyboard...................

TC

sasquatch
10-05-2015, 08:44 PM
Beautifull piece of workmanship. Thanks for posting this!!

wierdscience
10-05-2015, 10:14 PM
Very Nice,looks like it belongs!

j king
10-05-2015, 10:17 PM
Very Nice,looks like it belongs!

thanks weird. that's kinda what I was wanting.

thank you all.. I know we all like pics. me included

bborr01
10-05-2015, 10:27 PM
Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Brian

Euph0ny
10-06-2015, 02:03 AM
I can't decide whether it's craftsmanship or art, but I like it!

Paul Alciatore
10-06-2015, 02:06 AM
Very, very nice piece of work.


For those of you who, like me, did not know what roller lifters are,

https://www.bing.com/search?q=roller+lifters&pc=MOZI&form=MOZSBR

thaiguzzi
10-06-2015, 04:44 AM
I can't decide whether it's craftsmanship or art, but I like it!

Both.
Absolutely bloody fantastic. The steady and the lathe. Great colour, God those Monarchs are just so art deco, possibly the greatest looking machine tool ever invented. If i won the lottery, i'd have two, one with a patina and covered in oil, and working daily in the shop, and one like the OP's in my living room.

Alistair Hosie
10-06-2015, 05:22 AM
I am amazed at this for two reasons. I love the job you did also, the fingers you made are almost identical to four risers I think they are called for motorbike engines. Amazingly similar. I was at a Harley Davidson sale here in Scotland and bought a few tools and four nice big wheel thingies solid aluminium anyway I spotted four of these risers someone will know them otherwise I will look them up and show you. The kind lady let me take them before the sale from the box of bits and sold them separately. I need to make a fixed steady for my wood lathe.. well done brother.
I see someone already posted lifters not risers Alistair

howder1951
10-06-2015, 08:15 AM
Beautiful creation, did you do something to keep the rollers from rotating on axis, or are they "free range"?
That paint really makes it pop, nice post.

Lew Hartswick
10-06-2015, 08:20 AM
I can't decide whether it's craftsmanship or art, but I like it!


From my "engineering" point of view, it's a LOT of ART, but the engineering is certainly first class. :-)
...lew...

vpt
10-06-2015, 08:22 AM
Beautiful creation, did you do something to keep the rollers from rotating on axis, or are they "free range"?
That paint really makes it pop, nice post.

I assume those three knobs on the face are for keeping the fingers aligned.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpsau1o9m3m.jpeg

j king
10-06-2015, 10:31 AM
I assume those three knobs on the face are for keeping the fingers aligned.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpsau1o9m3m.jpeg

That is correct. The slides have a key way milled down the side and the set screws align them and lock them.

Thanks again guys.

boslab
10-06-2015, 10:45 AM
I've looked at the photo about 20 times so far, it is a thing of beauty as is your lathe, makes mine look like a crock of ****, damn the olive green eyed monster is upon me
Mark

j king
10-06-2015, 11:21 AM
I've looked at the photo about 20 times so far, it is a thing of beauty as is your lathe, makes mine look like a crock of ****, damn the olive green eyed monster is upon me
Mark

Mark. Yours can be better. A lot of elbow grease ..http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/my%20stuff/000_0288.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/my%20stuff/000_0288.jpg.html)

j king
10-06-2015, 11:23 AM
And after ..http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/my%20stuff/shoppics010.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ikimjing/media/my%20stuff/shoppics010.jpg.html)

boslab
10-06-2015, 11:59 AM
Credit where it's due you've done a lovely job of it, very impressive looking machine, I've always been of the battleship grey persuasion but I might be changing, nice job
And I like the cincinatti, nice
Mark

RichR
10-06-2015, 12:49 PM
Hi Jim
Absolutely fantastic job you did on that. I recognized the piece with the red dye and the piece after welding and grinding in the first
two pictures so you probably posted them someplace before. Still, it's always nice to see such fine craftsmanship again. In this
picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/ikimjing/image_zpsau1o9m3m.jpeg
What is the purpose of that rod that passes through the upper part of the carriage?

j king
10-06-2015, 01:07 PM
Rich. The rod is the spindle control rod and it engages the auto spindle reverse for threading.

vpt
10-06-2015, 06:30 PM
It does look great! Do you use a bit of filler to smooth things out or is that all metal work?

boslab
10-06-2015, 06:37 PM
Don't think there was much cheating there!
Mark

Nightshift
10-13-2015, 05:27 PM
Thanks guys.i should have matched the knobs to the machine but got lazy..

Jim, that's a gorgeous steady you made there for your 10EE. It looks like one Monarch "should have" made for them! I don't have the original Monarch steady for my 52 10EE but I do have a beefy one that works great ... but it doesn't hold a candle to yours! Well done. Maybe I should have you make a duplicate for me?

I agree with your knobs though ... should make a set to match the other knobs. BTW, what year is your 10EE? I know its pre-1946 seeing that round dial. You did a fabulous restoration on it. Well done. Cheers, Bill

j king
10-28-2015, 08:40 AM
BTW, what year is your 10EE? I know its pre-1946 seeing that round dial. You did a fabulous restoration on it. Well done. Cheers, Bill[/QUOTE]

just saw this Bill.. thanks for compliment. it is a 43

Robo
10-31-2015, 05:43 PM
Great job on both the steady rest and the lathe!

j king
10-31-2015, 07:48 PM
Great job on both the steady rest and the lathe!

Thank you.

mudnducs
11-18-2015, 11:54 PM
First rate work!! Monarch couldn't have done better.

Mr-Mike
11-19-2015, 10:10 AM
First rate work!! Monarch couldn't have done better.

+ 1

Wow. You are really good!

metalmagpie
11-19-2015, 11:01 AM
Jim, great job on the steady. If you don't mind my asking, exactly what paint did you use on your lathe?

metalmagpie

j king
11-19-2015, 01:53 PM
Jim, great job on the steady. If you don't mind my asking, exactly what paint did you use on your lathe?

metalmagpie



the paint is a single stage urethane .i used 2 k urethane primer on it also.