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rimfireshooter
11-18-2004, 10:34 PM
Hi all! Well I got the pulley off of the old motor and I machined a adapter and it is now on the new motor. Thanks for help. Now I need to mount the new motor to the motor stand. Here is a couple of pics.
http://members.aol.com/vwone/images/motormount.jpg
http://members.aol.com/vwone/images/motormount2.jpg

I was thinking that I could just drill and tap the four new holes or should I come up with a motor bracket? The only problem with drilling and tapping is I am going to have to drill the holes with a 12v drill and of course tap by hand. Thanks, Dean


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http://members.aol.com/vwone/myhomepage/profile.html

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BillH
11-18-2004, 10:53 PM
Whats this? another 7xXX mini lathe user moving up to a southbend?
Sorry Dan, couldnt resist. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif
Dean, you sold your first south bend lathe? SHAME!
I'll let you on a little secret I dont talk much at all about. When we lived in the old house which we owned in the next town over I had just bought an ENCO 9x20 lathe. Being a rank newbie, I was affraid to jump right in and start using it. When the time came that I was ready for it, we got a VERY unexpected phone call from the realitor saying that we had some one interested in the house and this was the one. In fact, they payed us extra money to move out early.
The house we lived in, had the driveway from hell, and it took that 1 in million buyer to buy it. He unfortunetely came 4 years quicker than we expected. We moved to this townhouse with limited space, and pressure from the family to get rid of all excess stuff to consolidate for space, I sold the 9x20 having NEVER used it.
2 weeks after I sold it, a HUGE windsucking feeling hit me in the gut saying, "What the hell was I thinking? I need a lathe!!!!!"
Well then I bought the little 7x14, and now also own and cherish my South Bend, lesson learned!

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SGW
11-19-2004, 09:04 AM
I'm not really clear on the configuration you're working with, but I get the idea that, in the words of Johnny Cash, "when you tried to bolt it together, all the holes were gone." If that's the case, my first thought would be to make an adapter plate, maybe 1/2" thick, drilled/tapped for each hole pattern, and interpose between motor and mounting bracket. Would that work?

pgmrdan
11-19-2004, 09:28 AM
BillH,

I understand the 'dig'. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Considering the stuff Dean makes with his 7x10 can you imagine what he's going to be capable of making with a bigger lathe? Bigger stuff that's equally remarkable. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Someday when I decide to begin making bigger stuff maybe I'll move up to an Enco 9x20 like you had.

rimfireshooter
11-19-2004, 02:33 PM
BillH,
You know how I feel! At the time I thought I was doing a good thing, but I realized shortly there after I had made a mistake. Now I am not upgrading to a SB, I am only increasing in size. The SB9” is a great lathe and when someone with a 7xXX lathe wants something bigger, it is an easy switch, upgrade or add on. I will be able to use my chucks and tail stock accessories with the SB9”. Another reason for all of this is I am curious really what is the best buy, a new 7x10 or a worn 60yr SB? I have spent a little more money on the SB but it is with in a couple hundred.

SGW,
You are correct and that is what I have seen on the web. However, I really was just wondering why I shouldn’t just drill and tap four new holes? It would seem like less work, but I didn’t know if there was some reason not to do that. I guess I should go ahead and make a plate. Thanks!

Pgmrdan,
Thanks for the comments! Well, I hope I can build some bigger stuff just as well as I have on the mini lathe. I am going to buy some kind of smaller Bridgeport next summer and then I should be ready. The next projects I am thinking of are re barreling a rifle and a ic radial engine. Now if I can just get the time. Dean


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http://members.aol.com/vwone/myhomepage/profile.html

SGW
11-19-2004, 05:13 PM
I tend to favor making parts I can make again if I screw up the first time, rather than modifying things I can't replace. I have a certain amount of personal historical precedent for why this is a good idea.... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


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