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  1. #101
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    Put the tool in with the sharp bit pointing towards the chuck.
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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




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    Quote Originally Posted by John Stevenson
    Put the tool in with the sharp bit pointing towards the chuck.

    wait a minute till i get back on the chair i just fell off of laughing!!!!!!!!

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    some steel ..the results are like that ...especially ..just mild steel bar ...leaded mild steel the results are excellent.

    all the best.markj

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    lathe nearly finished just need to sort out and paint the lead screw covers, rewire it (the wirings a bit dodgy!!) and make a gaurd for the drive belts..






    cheers
    Tom..

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    scotplant:

    As the owner of a similar lathe I followed your earlier posts and replies with great interest.

    I realize that three years on you may no longer have the lathe and, if so, you have almost certainly fixed the problem of the stiff change from feeds to threads. My own lathe had always been a bit reluctant to change but recently refused absolutely to do so. On stripping down the gearbox I found that the problem lay in the fit between the leadscrew dog clutch and the key that it is meant to slide on; an easy fix once identified and accessed.

    I wonder whether you ever got yourself a manual - not cheap but in my view invaluable.

    I found your numerous photos very interesting and instructive.

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    Anyone else notice that that lathe bed looks slanted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
    Anyone else notice that that lathe bed looks slanted?
    That's because it is.

    There's a link to Tony's site about it in the first couple posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
    Anyone else notice that that lathe bed looks slanted?
    Wonder if why it's called a Wilson Slant Bed ?

    Just wondering ???
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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




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    People just don't get my sense of humor --- even the Brits, that's how far out there I must be

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    Yabut you don't wait nearly 4 years for the punch line
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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




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