<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BigDave:
I just received my 15x40" lathe the other day. They spent about an hour levelling it with a high tech Starrett level.
They put 1 degree of down slope to it to make sure the cutting fluid drains towards the sump opening located to the right of the machine towards the tailstock but obviously down low.
I always wondered, what keeps cooling oil from pouring out of the tube that goes through the headstock?
It was interesting reading the manufacturer's lubrication/oiling instructions, as in the 10 or so years I was a machinist as a teen, I can't recall anyone ever lubing the lathes.
Oh well, I will keep the new one lubed...
[This message has been edited by BigDave (edited 08-12-2001).]