Put the tool in with the sharp bit pointing towards the chuck.
Originally Posted by John Stevenson
wait a minute till i get back on the chair i just fell off of laughing!!!!!!!!
some steel ..the results are like that ...especially ..just mild steel bar ...leaded mild steel the results are excellent.
all the best.markj
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..
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.
Anyone else notice that that lathe bed looks slanted?
People just don't get my sense of humor --- even the Brits, that's how far out there I must be